On August 27, 2017 a person who was looking after a neighbour’s residence, called police after he felt someone was inside when he went to check on the place. Osoyoos RCMP attended and when they entered the residence, a male who is very well known to police for property crime in the area was located inside the upstairs. The male fled to the balcony and jumped over the railing. The attending officer pursued the male on foot and apprehended him as he attempted to flee and drive into the officer on a stolen quad. Further examination of the property revealed parts from a stolen automobile. Many valuables were also missing from the residence. 49 year old Kevin Leclerc of Oliver, BC has been charged with Break and Enter, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property. Although police had advocated for his detention, Leclerc was released pending trial. Leclerc is on a nightly curfew as well as a condition to not attend anywhere in Osoyoos.
On August 26, 2017 a ring was found in Osoyoos on the beach near hotel row. The ring is silver in colour and contained gems. The Osoyoos RCMP would like to reunite the ring with its owner. If you have lost a ring during your travels in Osoyoos please contact the Osoyoos RCMP at (250)495-7236 and quote file 2017-4800. The owner will need to provide a detailed description of the ring to claim it. Photos of the ring before it was lost will help prove ownership.