Accelerators, suspicious person found at Kelowna construction site: RCMP


Mounties are expressing concern over several incidents at a Kelowna construction site that they believe appear to be a safety risk.

In a press release on Thursday, RCMP said they were called to a construction site three times in the 600 block of Rutland Road North in December.

The first was on December 6, when the Kelowna RCMP were called to the scene by the Kelowna Fire Department when something could damage the natural gas line going to the building, the RCMP said.

The second incident occurred on December 15, when officers responded to a report of a suspicious person who gained access to the garage and was observed walking around the property. They were gone by the time the RCMP arrived.

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The most recent incident happened on December 21. Police responded to the scene when accelerators were located near the natural gas line designed to damage the line.

“The nature and description of the objects located are not disclosed at this time in order to protect the integrity of the investigation,” said the RCMP.

These incidents all occurred early in the morning between 6 am and 6:30 am In the interest of public safety, the Kelowna RCMP encourage the public to call 911 if they see suspicious activity around the site.

“The motive is not known, but the individual’s actions, had they been successful in their efforts, had the potential to cause serious property damage and would have endangered the safety of anyone who was nearby. at this moment. We need your help to identify the responsible person, ”Cpl. Tammy Lobb, media relations for the Kelowna RCMP, said in a press release.

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The investigation is being led by the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Services, who work closely with the owner. The owner has since stepped up security measures to prevent future incidents.

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If you have any information about the suspect or these incidents, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at [email protected] or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leaving a tip online at

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