First off, Oliver Detachment has a new member beginning today. Cst Tyson MARTIN has arrived here from Prince Rupert Detachment. Oliver is Tyson’s second posting and will be a welcomed addition to our unit.
On July 30th 2012 the Oliver RCMP received a report that the side door of the Oliver Museum garage had been broken into sometime the previous night. Police attendance confirmed that three screws on the latched door had been removed and entry was gained. Nothing appears to have been stolen and no suspects are indicated.
On August 01, 2012 a plastic bag containing commercial grade ‘blasting caps’ were dropped off with front counter staff at the Oliver Detachment. Considering the risks associated to these items the Oliver Detachment was evacuated and the Explosives Disposal Unit (Vancouver) attended, subsequently removed and disposed of these items. Police service was not interrupted as a result of this event. The public is asked not to disturb any found explosive device. Call RCMP so that proper and safe disposal protocols can be actioned.
On August 01, 2012 an Oliver resident residing in the 9000 Block of 378th Avenue reported that his 1989 Chevrolet pickup had been stolen sometime between 22:30 Hours on July 31st and 08:00 Hours on the 1st. Shortly after the report was received that vehicle was recovered near McIntyre Bridge. No suspects are identified in this theft.
On August 4, 2012 at approx 20:15 Hours, the Oliver RCMP received a report of an overturned kayak in the Okanagan River by the Community Center ball fields, in Oliver. No person has been associated to this water craft however, it is being stored at the Oliver Detachment. The owner of the kayak is welcome to attend the RCMP Detachment and identify this property so that it can be returned. RCMP file # 2104 2012-4100 refers.
On August 5, 2012 the property representative for the Oliver Elks building reported that a break and enter had occurred overnight. Entry was gained through the rear door of the building and the alarm had not been activated. Once inside the perpetrator(s) gained access to the bar storage area and removed a large quantity of liquor. No suspects have been identified at this point.
On August 06, 2012 at 17:45 Hours, the RCMP received a call about a motor vehicle collision approximately 11 Kilometers north east of Oliver on Camp McKinney Road. The driver of the 2006 Ford F-350 sustained minor non life threatening injuries as a result of the vehicle rollover. RCMP are investigating this vehicle crash and charges under the Motor Vehicle Act are being considered. Alcohol and speed are considered factors in this crash.
On August 7, 2012 at approx 04:12 Hours, the Oliver RCMP were made aware of a green SUV driving at a high rate of speed on Fairview Rd, in Oliver. The caller reported that the vehicle occupant(s) was throwing boulders out the window at other vehicles. Police patrols resulted in police contacting a green 1994 Ford Explorer coming from the area of Fairview Road. Penticton Police Service Dog member, working in the are on an non-related event attempted to pull the vehicle over however, it failed to stop for police and drove onto a dirt road where the driver jumped out the vehicle and ran into the hills on the OIB reserve. Other police officers working in the area were subsequently able to identify and arrest a 22 year old local male. Other suspects are identified and further charges are expected. As of this writing the 22 year old male has been released before a Judicial Justice of the Peace on a multi count Information consisting of six counts of Mischief to vehicles arising from this rock throwing escapade and one count of Resist Arrest. This suspect is required to make a First Appearance in Penticton Provincial Court on August 29, 2012. Alcohol is a considered to be a factor in these senseless random criminal acts. The Public is invited to contact the Oliver Detachment, reference file number 2104 2012-4164, to supply any witness information which may add to the substance of this investigation.
If you see crime happen – call Crime Stoppers or you local detachment of the RCMP