- New human-caused wildfire east of Osoyoos Lake angers mayor, residentsPosted 4 days ago
- Drunk driving impact made real as OSS students hear from paralyzed man who killed friendPosted 4 days ago
- Washington State to maintain Osoyoos Lake summer level below the maximum allowedPosted 4 days ago
- ‘Frumpy’ Oxbows kiosk to get ‘fabulous’ makeoverPosted 4 days ago
- Ex-teacher pleads guilty to theft from fire districtPosted 2 weeks ago
- Osoyoos real estate market heats upPosted 2 weeks ago
- OBWB lobbies province, feds for action on musselsPosted 2 weeks ago
- Controlled burn on Osoyoos Indian Band land didn’t pose fire threatPosted 2 weeks ago
- Council approves deal with province to access $227K in resort municipality funding this springPosted 2 weeks ago
- Osoyoos RCMP investigate rash of trailer break-insPosted 2 weeks ago
RCMP deal with impaired drivers, break-ins
Four drivers were removed from the road by Osoyoos RCMP in Impaired Driving Counter Attack road checks last week.
A 22-year-old Burnaby man, a 57-year-old Osoyoos woman and a 48-year-old Osoyoos man received 90-day immediate roadside driving suspensions and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days. A 44-year-old Spokane man received a three-day driving suspension.
Gifts stolen from shed
Personal Christmas gifts were stolen from a storage shed beside Curves during a break-in reported to Osoyoos RCMP Dec. 13.
A key lock box was pried off the plaza complex wall, RCMP said. Stolen gifts included hand-painted candle holders and gift cards.
Thieves steal BMX bike
Thieves entered an unlocked storage area on the 3600 block of Jasmine Drive and stole a black Fitbike BMX bike last week.
Osoyoos RCMP said the bike was reported stolen on Dec. 11 and had been removed some time in the previous few days.
Police warn public about fraud scams with fees for prizes
Osoyoos RCMP is warning the public about fraud scams following three recent incidents. In each case, the recipient was told they were receiving money or a benefit and was asked to provide money in order to receive it.
Two of the scams reported last week involved emails received on the Internet and one was a letter.
In one, a fictitious law firm claims the recipient has received an inheritance from a deceased family with no next of kin.
In another, the victim receives a “mystery shopper” advertisement with a cheque that looks real and is not valid from JP Morgan Chase Bank, Toronto branch.
RCMP is reminding the public that it doesn’t cost money to win money or claim a prize. If you are unsure or have been called by a fraud artist, please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Section toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or contact them through www.phonebusters.com.
Call Osoyoos RCMP to report crime information tips
Anyone with information on crimes is asked to call the Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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