Several weapons, nine trailers, heavy equipment and a dirt bike this month were recovered this month by Kelowna RCMP.
On January 13, RCMP detachments worked together to execute three search warrants at homes in Lake Country and Penticton. During the searches, the police recovered a significant amount of equipment and items that had been stolen. They seized nine trailers, a CAT skid steer loader, a utility vehicle, tools, 18 firearms and a crossbow. The estimated value of the stolen property is $300,000. A man associated with the stolen items has been arrested.
On January 19, officers searched a West Kelowna residence on the 3000 block of Elliott Road. The search found a loaded handgun, several ammunition magazines and two gun suppressors. Police also located 10 ounces of suspected cocaine and 10 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, cash and other materials consistent with drug trafficking. A man was arrested at the scene without incident.
There was a final arrest and stolen item recovered Jan. 21, when Kelowna RCMP responded to a complaint from a man riding a vintage-style dirt bike at the intersection of Gordon Drive and Clement Ave. . RCMP determined that the dirt bike had been stolen earlier. that morning during a break and enter into a business on avenue Clement. The driver was arrested and after further investigation officers also recovered checks and electronics that were stolen during the break-in.