Police report

News from the Summerland RCMP detachment over the past week.

Frauds continue

Police continue to receive calls about fraud attempts in Summerland.

Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said police were contacted by a financial institution last week after an elderly woman attempted to withdraw $1,500 to use as a deposit to receive a prize.

He urges those with elderly family members to check and make sure they are not making sudden withdrawals for offers of this nature.

“If it sounds to good to be true, then it’s not true,” he said of the prize offer.

Bicycles stolen

Police are urging cyclists to keep their bikes locked up when not in use.

With the influx of summer visitors, police have noticed an increase in the number of bicycle thefts within the community.

Car drives into lake

Police were called early on July 24 after a vehicle drove into Okanagan Lake from Wharf Street.

The incident occurred at 4 a.m. when the driver of a 1992 Mazda did not stop in time to avoid the water.

Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said the driver, a 21-year-old West Kelowna man, was sober at the time of the incident. The four people in the vehicle were uninjured.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews attended.

Vehicle impounded

On June 25 at 11:30 p.m., police issued an immediate roadside prohibition to a motorist on Highway 97 in the Trout Creek area.

Police say the 30-year-old Kelowna man failed a breath sample test twice.

The vehicle was impounded for 90 days.


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