Police

Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday night (Aug. 15). (File photo)

B.C. child OK after nearly being yanked out ground-floor window in abduction attempt

Abbotsford Police investigating Aug. 15 evening incident

 

RCMP cruisers on scene at Global Fitness in Kelowna after a shooting on the morning of March 29, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Concerned citizens take action with ‘out of control’ crime in Kelowna

Take Back Kelowna aim to increase crime reporting and say they are not a vigilante group

 

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Surrey man charged after reports of guns being fired outside Abbotsford store

Weapons seized after incident in Cabela’s parking lot were airsoft pistols

Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson calls for oversight of municipal jails after detainee left screaming in pain

Currently no means of recourse for detainees mistreated by jail guards in RCMP-policed communities

A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cop impersonator demanded debit payment for ‘ticket’ in North Vancouver

Man reportedly told driver they were being ticketed for using GPS on their cell phone

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP cruiser. (File photo/Black Press Media).

British Columbians divided on provincial police force: poll

Poll suggests half of British Columbians believe crime has gone up in their community

RCMP cruiser. (File photo/Black Press Media).
A Prince George RCMP officer shot a man who was in their custody after an altercation occurred July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Prince George cop shoots arrestee during altercation at detachment

Police watchdog investigating after man sustained serious injuries

A Prince George RCMP officer shot a man who was in their custody after an altercation occurred July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. police watchdog investigates Okanagan Falls car crash that injures 2

RCMP car collides with a civilian vehicle in Okanagan Falls

(Photo: Malin Jordan)
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Police investigating after B.C. church’s Pride flag vandalized

Delta police have released security footage in the hope that someone can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
CPA President Tom Stamatakis. (Tom Stamatakis/Twitter)

Police association president supports decriminalization but says it won’t curb crime in B.C.

CPA president says B.C. minister misrepresented police decriminalization stance

CPA President Tom Stamatakis. (Tom Stamatakis/Twitter)
Late Const. Ryan ‘Chopper’ Masales, left, of the Abbotsford Police Department and new K9 Chopper of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. (Submitted photo)

Newest Metro Vancouver Transit Police K9s named after 2 late officers

Police dogs Harnett and Chopper will work in explosive detection

Late Const. Ryan ‘Chopper’ Masales, left, of the Abbotsford Police Department and new K9 Chopper of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. (Submitted photo)
Arlene Susan Westervelt, 56, drowned in Okanagan Lake in June 2016 (File)

Former Kelowna cop committed ‘discreditable conduct’ in Westervelt death investigation

Sergeant Brian Gateley ‘knowingly disobeyed’ when he sent a letter to the victim’s sister

  • Jun 30, 2022
Arlene Susan Westervelt, 56, drowned in Okanagan Lake in June 2016 (File)
Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

B.C.’s police watchdog investigating possible Peachland murder-suicide

The incident unfolded Monday night on Garroway Place

Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
Officers participating in a motorcycle training course at UBC Okanagan (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

RCMP rev up for motorcycle training in Kelowna

Officers will be pulling people over as part of their training

  • Jun 17, 2022
Officers participating in a motorcycle training course at UBC Okanagan (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
George protects his owner after she turns around to find scratched and muddy suspect behind her at White Lake on June 15, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Dog chases off ‘scary looking guy’ as Salmon Arm RCMP and team seek fleeing suspect

Suspect wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested near Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road

George protects his owner after she turns around to find scratched and muddy suspect behind her at White Lake on June 15, 2022. (Photo contributed)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. chose not to recommend charges against Prince George RCMP officers after a man they arrested was left in a cell overnight with a broken hip. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charges for cops, guards after B.C. man with broken hip left ‘screaming’ in cell overnight

Prison guard described by colleague as motivated by ‘revenge’

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. chose not to recommend charges against Prince George RCMP officers after a man they arrested was left in a cell overnight with a broken hip. (Black Press Media file photo)