According to Mounties in West Kelowna, approximately 20 percent of the total property seized by police, as suspected stolen property, has been re-united with its rightful owner.
On December 7th, 2017 RCMP in West Kelowna conducted a large seizure of suspected stolen property from a local residence. Men’s and women’s jewellery along with personal accessories made up the majority of the suspected stolen property seized by police which included, rings, necklaces, bracelets earrings, purses, sunglasses and watches.
“At least a dozen individuals have been reunited with their recovered personal property, over the past two weeks, after they attended the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “An additional nearly half a dozen individuals, who attended the detachment hoping to claim their personal property, were unable to recognize or identify anything as their own.”
Police continue to encourage residents of the West Kelowna, Peachland area, who have previously been the victim of a break and enter and suffered a subsequent loss of jewellery items, to contact the lead investigator of their police file in hopes of claiming their personal property.
Our investigators will continue to hold on to the remaining unclaimed property and facilitate a viewing, with those victims who come forward to police, until the middle of January 2018 (Jan 15) when the exhibits will be disposed of accordingly.
Once again, residents who do not have their police file number can contact Cst. Richard Schuhmacher or the front counter staff at the West Kelowna Detachment at 250-768-2880 for assistance.
Photograph 1: Suspected stolen property, mainly jewellery, along with clothing, bags, and other accessories seized by RCMP in West Kelowna is displayed on various tables in the detachment;
Photograph 2: Suspected stolen property on display in the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment. The stolen property observed includes necklaces, earrings, brooches, watches and sunglasses;