Residential and Commercial Alarms, Fraud, Sudden Death, Suicidal Persons, Harassment, Assaults, Unwanted Persons, Thefts, Motor Vehicle Incidents and Assist General Public calls.
Investigations of note:
February 16th Break and Enter to a Residence through an unlocked door, a number of household items were stolen including a laptop and camera.
February 17th Theft of Vehicle, vehicle was recovered later that day in Oliver. February 18th Theft of Vehicle, vehicle not yet recovered. February 19th Break and Enter to a Commercial Building through a locked side door, a seadoo, air compressor and tools were stolen.
On February 17th Oliver members responded to a male with an axe observed breaking into a commercial building. Police Dog Service attended and upon members searching the building located Steve Godbout hiding behind a door with a raised axe. Police Dog Harro made contact with Godbout and members were able to wrestle the axe away from Godbout as he was attempting to strike Harro. A struggle ensued and members were able to eventually restrain and arrest Godbout. Godbout is currently charged with Assault with a Weapon, Assault a Peace Officer, Resist a Peace Officer and Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence. Godbout has been remanded in custody and will appear in Penticton Court on February 28th.
The last 2 vehicles that were stolen in Oliver were older model vehicles that did not have an immobilizer chip. Oliver RCMP would like to remind the community that if they do own an older model vehicle it may be worth investing in an anti-theft locking device such as a steering wheel or tire lock.
On a happy note, Oliver RCMP visited the students at Inkameep Pre-school and Daycare and talked with them about street safety and answered many great question from the 3 and 4 year olds! The children also had the opportunity to meet and interact with retired Police Dog Mako and a chance to sit in and look through the police vehicle. Oliver RCMP enjoys the chance to get out into the community and make connections, if you have a group or organization that would like a visit please do not hesitate to call.
Have a good and safe weekend.