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Warrant issued for Brazilian farm worker who allegedly assaulted West Kelowna woman

September 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

KELOWNA – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Brazilian orchard worker released on bail after allegedly trying to break into a West Kelowna home and assaulting the homeowner this summer.

Naiara Defelippe Guerra, 24, was working and living at a farm on Scharf Road Aug. 6 when police were called shortly before noon.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says a naked woman tried to kick down the front door of a nearby house.

"The victim confronted the woman and following a brief struggle, the suspect fled to the rear of the woman’s property," Moskaluk said in a release.

Guerra was found hiding in a shed, arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000, assault and being unlawfully in a house.

She was released on bail Aug. 14 but a charge of breach of conditions was added two days later and on Monday, Sept. 25 a Kelowna Justice of the Peace issued a warrant for her arrest.

Living conditions at agricultural work camps, like the one on Scharf Road, are the subject of a formal motion passed Aug. 22 by West Kelowna council.

It directs staff to investigate conditions and prepare a report on possible improvements. 

A West Kelowna woman says as many as 20 farm workers at a time stay at this run down fourplex on Scharf Road in West Kelowna.
A West Kelowna woman says as many as 20 farm workers at a time stay at this run down fourplex on Scharf Road in West Kelowna.

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