Week in review January 29 to February 4

Lake Country

2024-02-28 16:26 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

From January 29 to February 4 Lake Country Detachment responded to 58 calls for service. Some of the highlights from those calls are as follows.

File 2024-5064

January 29 While on patrol an officer located a vehicle with a driver and passenger slumped over inside with drug paraphernalia around them. A check of the vehicle showed it to be stolen out of Vernon. The male driver and female passenger were arrested for possession of stolen property. A search of the arrested couple incidental to arrest located a small amount of suspected fentanyl on the driver. Further police checks found the female passenger also had a warrant for her arrest. The owner of the car was contacted and was not interested in charges. The male was released without charges and his drugs returned. The female was released with a court date stemming from her warrant. 

File 2024-5153

January 30 Lake Country RCMP were notified that a member of the public had been scammed out money during an on-line purchase of a puppy. The scammer had requested a deposit for the puppy in I-Tunes cards. Once the deposit was sent they requested and received a larger sum for a cage and transport of the puppy. Unfortunately, the money sent is not able to be recovered. Reports of on-line sale scams are unfortunately becoming more common. Reputable companies and individuals will not request payment by I-Tunes. Please check out Canada Anti Fraud Center for some safe guards and on-going scams. 

File 2024-5173

January 30 an individual reported to police they had lost a set of keys in Lake Country. A short time later the keys were reported found on social media and provided to Lake Country RCMP. Police were able to contact the owner and return the keys right away. Another great example of the caring community spirit of Lake Country citizens. 

File 2024-5232

January 30 there was a report of road rage where a female driver was being intimidated by a male driver. The male driver was high beaming and tailgating the car in front and then passed the other vehicle. The male then stopped his vehicle and the female driver, got out of his vehicle and began yelling at her. In the process the male driver broke the mirror of the other vehicle. The female driver demanded he attend the police station with her however he fled the scene. The incident details including plate number and driver description were provided to police. The male driver was identified and this investigation is on going. The complainant in this file did the right thing by remaining calm, documenting the suspect., his vehicle and immediately travelling to the nearest police station. If the male suspect wishes to explain himself please contact Lake Country RCMP. 

File 2024-5937

February 3 People walking the trail beside Pelmewash Parkway observed a male and female asleep in a parked, running car and called police as it appeared suspicious. Officers attended and observed in plain view in the vehicle suspected drugs and paraphernalia. Officers turned the vehicle off, woke the occupants then arrested the male driver and female passenger without incident for possession of a controlled substance. Further checks found the female passenger also had a warrant for her arrest and was transported to Kelowna Detachment to attend court. A search of the male driver and vehicle located approximately 100 grams of suspected Cocaine, Canadian currency and other evidence of drug trafficking. The male was released on scene and female passenger was released after attending court for her warrant. Lake Country RCMP are continuing the investigation of trafficking in a controlled substance and will be recommending charges to BC Prosecution Service. Lake Country RCMP wish to thank the public for reporting this incident. 

Suspected cocaine, Canadian cash and drug paraphernalia

See larger image of suspected cocaine, Canadian cash and drug paraphernalia

If anyone has any information about an offence listed here or any other offence please contact Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers Kelowna at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If it is a crime in progress and you require police immediately please call 911.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Ryder Birtwistle
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Lake Country
3231 chemin Berry, Lake Country (C.-B.), V4V 1T8
Bureau : 250-766-2288

Courriel : ryder.birtwistle@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Suivez-nous :
Date de modification :