Most Recent Unsolved Crimes



THEFT FROM OFFICE

Date:

2021-04-15

File #:

2021-22541

At approximately 2:00 p.m on April 15, 2021, a male entered a professional office located on Main Street in Lake Country.  He claimed he was waiting for a patient getting a procedure and sat in the office for approximately 30 minutes.  When the office receptionist stepped away momentarily, the male departed with a Dyson heating/cooling fan (worth approximately $900) under his arm.  The male is described as being tall, slim, in his late 20’s and was wearing shorts, red shoes, a red cap and a lanyard around his neck. If you can help to identify this person of interest contact Lake Country RCMP or remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppers.net  

THEFT FROM UNDERGROUND PARKING - WEST KELOWNA

Date:

2021-04-03

File #:

2021-20061

Thanks for looking at the camera .....say cheese! We've been sent these great photos of the suspects thought to be the culprits in the early morning break and enter at a complex on Upper Sundance Drive in West Kelowna on April 3, 2021. Vehicles and storage lockers were broken into with two bikes and lots of ski equipment taken. If you recognize them, let Crime Stoppers or West Kelowna RCMP know.

THEFT FROM UNDERGROUND PARKING - WEST KELOWNA

Date:

2021-04-03

File #:

2021-20061 or 2021-18776

West Kelowna RCMP members were called after a representative of a condo complex on the 2200 block of Upper Sundance Drive was notified of a break and enter to a vehicle in the underground parking.  Six storage lockers were also entered at the time.  One of the resident’s whose locker was broken into reported the theft of two bicycles.  One, an “Intense 951FRO” with Saint 810 package is worth an estimated $11,000, and is a full suspension mountain bike with yellow rims, black “DMA” lettering and white shocks with blue stickers.  There is a unique dent in the down tube (as shown in photo).  The other bicycle is a black “We the People” BMX brand bike.  Other items stolen from the lockers include:  a 2009 K2Jibpan snowboard and sweater bindings, grey Soloman snowboard boots, white Orage snowpants, red Sessions snowpants, brown Ripzone snowpants, a green Soloman patrol helmet, a blue Ospray70 L Aether backpack and a 260 piece socket set.

THEFT FROM AUTO

Date:

2021-03-25

File #:

2021-16522

Kelowna RCMP hope you can help to identify these two thieves caught on camera at a residence on the 800 block of Academy Way.  The two suspects broke through the front door, entered the parkade and broke into three vehicles.  A window on one vehicle was smashed and a gym bag was stolen. It’s unknown what was taken from the other two vehicles.  If you can help to identify either of these men, please contact Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers

FAKE GOLD SCAM

Date:

2021-04-08

File #:

With warmer weather comes a resurgence of the “fake gold scam” in the area.  There are two different methods suspects will use to scam their victims.   A suspect will approach an individual in a high traffic area such as a parking lot, gas station or shopping plaza.  They will recite a sad story such as losing their wallet, needing money for medical reasons or escaping domestic abuse.  They will then offer to sell gold jewelry in order to get fast cash to help them in their situation.  Another scenario has the suspect approaching an individual using the same sad story, asking for money using gold jewelry as collateral and promising to come back for it.  The victims later find out that the jewelry is not actually gold and have been bilked out of large sums of cash.   The suspects are usually South East Asian or Middle Eastern and may be with other adults (male or female) and may also be with children.  They may speak (or pretend to speak) poor English.  Please contact local authorities if you are approached.   

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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