Most Recent Unsolved Crimes



Five years later, Caitlin’s loved ones deserve to know what happened to their beloved Caitlin

Date:

2021-02-24

File #:

E Div Major Crime 2016E-2044

It has now been five years, that Caitlyn’s family has suffered without answers following the sudden and unexplained disappearance of their beloved loved one in 2016.

Monday February 22, 2021 marks the grim anniversary, as Caitlin Brandy Potts was last heard from on February 22, 2016. Caitlin was reported to the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP as a missing person on March 1, 2016. Caitlin was just 27 years old at the time of her disappearance, she would have been 32 today.

As the police investigation into Caitlin’s puzzling disappearance progressed, investigators believed that criminality was involved and therefore the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) became involved and ultimately took over carriage of the file.

In April of 2017, major crime investigators released a clip captured from video surveillance at the Orchard Park Shopping Centre on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. The video surveillance footage showed Caitlin as she entered into the Hudson’s Bay retail store on February 21, 2016.

Over the past 5 years Major Crime investigators have received, analyzed and investigated 25 public tips and pursued hundreds of investigative leads in the case, states Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon, Operations Officer of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section. Although Caitlin has not been found yet, the Southeast District Major Crime Unit remains committed to finding out what has happened to Caitlin so that we can provide answers to her friends, family and loved ones, adds Supt. Wijayakoon.

The Major Crime team met personally this past week with Caitlin’s mother, Priscilla Potts, who has renewed her plea for information surrounding the disappearance of her daughter.

As with all investigations, our officers are committed to following any information that may lead to answers as to what has happened to Caitlin. We are continuing to look for new information and ask that anyone with any information on this case to immediately contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit information line at 1-877-987-8477.

Or if you would prefer to remain completely anonymous, you can share your information with BC Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477. You can also leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net. You Remain Anonymous. CASH REWARD

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ASSAULT

Date:

2020-01-

File #:

2020-3332

Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate a report of multiple assaults that occurred at a pub located on Academy Way in Kelowna in early 2020.   More than 10 males participated in the brawl, however RCMP would like to identify these men from the video footage.  If you have information please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip through our website at www.crimestoppers.net

BUSINESS BREAK AND ENTER - LAKE COUNTRY

Date:

2021-02-11

File #:

2021-7975

Between 10:22 and 11:40 p.m. on February 11, 2021, a male suspect entered a professional building located on Hill Road in downtown Lake Country.  He broke into a medical clinic as well as a counselling office.  After rummaging around for some time he left with a box of pinkish purple gloves, a “Chattanooga TranSport” portable ultrasound machine worth approximately $3000, an ASUS computer tower and a large wicker basket.  Items stolen from the second business include: an Epson scanner, Epson projector, projector screen, Sony Bluetooth stereo, a digital photo frame, two Nest security cameras, a laminator, a DVD player, a Bluetooth wireless iPad keyboard and an essential oil diffuser. Some jewelery was also stolen including the bracelet in the photo, a white cultured pearl necklace and a pink saltwater pear necklace.  If you can help to solve this crime contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave an on-line tip at www.crimestoppers.net

 

FRAUD

Date:

2021-02-03

File #:

2021-6284

Staff from a rental car company located on the 2300 block of Highway 97 North contacted Kelowna RCMP on February 3, 2021, to report a fraudulent rental.  A suspect had identified himself by producing a BC interim driving license along with a Manitoba photo driver’s license.   The staff later discovered numerous false driver’s licenses, authentic driver’s licenses, credit cards and lists of personal data in the vehicle.  The suspect is thought to have used various different identities at several local businesses.  If you can help to identify this person  of interest, please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously or call Kelowna RCMP.

THEFT OF WALLET

Date:

2021-01-30

File #:

2021-5514

A man whose wallet went missing while shopping at a store located on Banks Road in Kelowna contacted the RCMP on January 30, 2021.   The man noticed the wallet missing from his shopping cart around noon.  The male believed to be the suspect in the theft had interacted with the victim in the store.  All cards were cancelled immediately before they could be used.  If you have information that could identify this person of interest, please contact Kelowna RCMP or remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers.

THEFT OF DODGE TRUCK / HIT AND RUN

Date:

2021-01-16

File #:

2021-2880 and 2021-2904

At approximately 1:25 p.m. on January 16, 2021, a large dirty white Dodge Ram truck with black rocker panels turned left onto Highway 97 North in Lake Country, t-boning a black Kia Optima sedan driving southbound on the highway.  The truck briefly stopped and then drove south, turning right on Berry Road then Okanagan Centre Road West and last seen westbound on Oceola Road toward Okanagan Lake.  The truck has been reported as stolen, and will now have damage to the driver front bumper area.  The truck was driven by a Caucasian male, approximately 30 years of age with light brown curly or unkempt hair, a beard, and wearing a red plaid jacket.  Another male occupant was seen by witnesses, also a Caucasian male 30-35 years old.  The truck has BC plate number PA2840 and VIN 3D7TT2CTXAG168544.  If you have information on this crime, please report to Lake Country RCMP or anonymously to Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers.

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