Police warn of rash of reported break-ins in Lake Country

Three separate incidents reported beginning this morning on Sonata Road

Police are urging residents to secure their vehicles following a rash of reported break-ins overnight in Lake Country.

On December 29, 2015 at 9:09 am, the Lake Country RCMP responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the 9800 block of Sonata Road. Investigators have determined that the vehicle had been left unlocked by its owner. The suspect located a garage door opener inside the vehicle and subsequently gained entry into the victim’s garage where they stole fishing gear and tools valued at over $2,000.

A short time later police received a second complaint of a similar incident which occurred in the 9700 block of Santina Road. The suspect in this incident entered another vehicle which had also been left unlocked overnight. The suspect reportedly stole an iPod, a set of head phones, and a cellular phone from inside.

A third incident has since been reported to police, this time in the 11000 block of Jackson Court. Once again the suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and stole loose change. Another garage door opener was left in this vehicle, however police did not find any evidence to suggest that the garage had been opened or entered by the suspect.

“The part that is most disconcerting to me is that registered owners are leaving their vehicles unlocked, along with their garage door openers inside,” says Cst. Katrina Claypool of Lake Country RCMP, “doing so allows the suspect access the victim’s garage where they could potentially steal even more valuable property.”

“Police would also like to suggest that the public consider going as far as disabling their automatic overhead garage doors when they are home, as some newer model vehicles with the garage door opener built in can sometimes be used when the vehicle is turned off,” adds Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey Kelowna RCMP Media Relations.

Lake Country RCMP are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police, you can contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288 or call 911 if it’s an emergency.

Just Posted

Hometown Hockey co-host ready for West Kelowna visit

Tara Slone and Ron MacLean host the Hometown Hockey festival this weekend

UPDATE: Firefighter blown back from explosion at fire above Kelowna art gallery

A fire was reported at the Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography

Youth losing human connection in digital era

Forum offers advice to Kelowna parents about managing a child’s social media screen time

Okanagan youth invited to speak at TEDx event in Kelowna

Application deadine Jan. 31 to be selected as TEDx Youth presenter

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ex-Mountie investigating ‘Surrey six’ murders pleads guilty to obstruction

Derek Brassington entered his plea in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

RECALL: Salmon Village maple salmon nuggets

Customers warned not to eat product due to possible Listeria contamination

More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall

Plastic doll contains levels of phthalates over allowable limit and may pose chemical hazard

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

UPDATE: Motorists concerned for dog running loose on Coquihalla

Drivers are warning to watch for a dog running spotted running down Highway 5

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

Most Read