On 2012-04-30 Oliver RCMP were dispatched to a property damage complaint made by an employee of Fortis BC. Investigation confirmed that a hydro pole located in the area of Sandpoint Drive and Camp McKinney Road had been struck by a bright red vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene prior to Police and Hydro arrival. Remnants of the driver side mirror were also located on the scene will be used to identify the suspect vehicle.
Update on Oliver Fire – Suspicious in Nature
On 2012-04-30 at approximately 23:18 Hours members of the Oliver Fire Department and Oliver RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire located at 6061 Kootenay Ave., in Oliver, BC. This building is a 13 unit apartment complex and on arrival a significant portion of the south side of the building was fully engulfed. The Oliver Fire Department conducted successful fire suppression over a 5 hours in order to contain the blaze. All residents of the building are accounted. The Oliver RCMP and fire investigators initial findings into the Monday evening fire at the Oliver apartment complex have permitted investigators to classify the fire as suspicious in nature.
The Penticton South Okanagan Regional General Investigation Section has assumed lead management of this investigation, and based on the initial forensic scene examination, have determined that this fire is suspicious in nature.
“It is anticipated that the public will play a significant role in solving this potentially life threatening occurrence, with investigators seeking any information from possible witnesses. We ask that residents and others who reside in the area contact police should they have observed anything or anyone suspicious at or near the apartment complex of 6061 Kootenay Ave Oliver, last Monday April 30th.” states Sgt Ken Harrington.
Anyone with information is requested to contact:
Cpl. Scott VanEvery of the South Okanagan Regional GIS at 250-485-6223. For those wishing to provide information anonymously please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
If you crime happen – call Crime Stoppers or your nearest RCMP detachment.