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Milfoil harvester vandalized and other unsolved Kelowna crimes

An employee at the Okanagan Basin Water Board reported the Aquatic Milfoil Harvester that was moored on the northeast corner of Wood Lake near the boat launch had been vandalized.
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July 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM

KELOWNA – RCMP are asking the public for help with several unsolved crimes that happened around Kelowna in the last two weeks.

On Sunday, July 5, an alarm was set off at the Husky gas station on Okanagan Highway in West Kelowna shortly after 2 a.m. A security officer found holes cut into the roof and ceiling and video footage shows the legs of a person wearing dark pants, work boots and a large back pack drop through the ceiling before climbing back up empty handed. He left behind tools and a ladder. Investigators believe he left in a grey two-door Acura Integra.

A motorcycle was stolen from a home on Beach Ave. near Eighth Street in Peachland overnight July 5. It is a grey 2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale with B.C. plate number U75275 and VIN ZDM14BPW2DB012082.

A grey 2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale with B.C. plate number U75275 and VIN ZDM14BPW2DB012082 was stolen from a home in Peachland July 5.
A grey 2013 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale with B.C. plate number U75275 and VIN ZDM14BPW2DB012082 was stolen from a home in Peachland July 5.
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Between July 2 and July 4 a dirt bike was stolen from a carport at a Turtle Lodge cottage at 7841 Highway 97. The bike is an orange 2006 KTM 450 EXC with B.C. plate number U94316 and VIN VBKEXM40X6M309560.

An orange 2006 KTM 450 EXC with B.C. plate number U94316 and VIN VBKEXM40X6M30956 was stolen in Lake Country this week.
An orange 2006 KTM 450 EXC with B.C. plate number U94316 and VIN VBKEXM40X6M30956 was stolen in Lake Country this week.
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RCMP were dispatched to a robbery that happened at East Indian Spice and Groceries on Dougall Road North in Kelowna just after 3 p.m. July 1. The suspect wore a blue bandana over his face and black gloves. He entered the store, flashed a knife and demanded money from the teller. He escaped on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is described as a heavy-set, white male, approximately 5’9”, wearing a black baseball hat, black tank top, skater shoes and black jeans tucked into white socks. He is also bald with a clean-shaven face.

On June 29 an employee at the Okanagan Basin Water Board reported the Aquatic Milfoil Harvester that was moored on the northeast corner of Wood Lake near the boat launch had been vandalized. The suspects tampered with the ignition and other wiring, rendering the machine inoperable. Police have no suspects.

A vintage dirtbike, was stolen from an outbuilding of a private property on the 9000 block of Glenmore Road in Lake Country on June 28. The bike is a blue 1976 Suzuki.

A vintage Suzuki dirtbike was stolen from a home in Lake Country June 28.
A vintage Suzuki dirtbike was stolen from a home in Lake Country June 28.
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In Lake Country at around midnight on June 22, RCMP on patrol along Rawsthorne Road and Highway 97 discovered that a Canada Post mailbox had been vandalized and a number of private boxes forced open. Police have no suspects however the investigation is ongoing.

Police are also looking for a man who was caught on camera spraypainting a building in downtown Kelowna. RCMP are offering a $500 reward for any tips that can identify the suspect in the photo.

Police are also looking for a man who was caught on camera spraypainting a building in downtown Kelowna.
Police are also looking for a man who was caught on camera spraypainting a building in downtown Kelowna.
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You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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