Local Crime Stoppers program tops province with help from Kelowna RCMP

Crime Stoppers is praising the local RCMP for its help fighting crime.

KELOWNA - It’s National Police Week and the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is praising the local detachment for its pursuit of the tips the crime prevention group receives.

“RCMP Supt. Nick Romanchuk and his team doggedly pursue tips to the Crime Stoppers tipsline, making the Okanagan program the top producing program in B.C.”, says Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers President Dino Cabalfin, in a media release.

Cabalfin says the tips his organization passed on to Kelowna RCMP lead to the seizure of $750,000 worth of drugs and the recovery of $431,000 in stolen property in 2014.

The president goes on to say the success of Crime Stoppers shows there is substantial crime in our community and the dangers police officers face every day.

“We are thankful for the committment and dedication of the members of the RCMP to fight crime in our region,” Cabalfin says.

Crime Stoppers is operated by the Central Okanagan Crime Stopper Society, which operates the program in conjunction with the Central Okanagan Regional District.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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