Mounts are expressing concern over several incidents at a Kelowna construction site that they say appear to be a safety risk.
In a press release Thursday, RCMP said they were called to a construction site in the 600 block of Rutland Road North three times in December.
The first was on Dec. 6, when the Kelowna Fire Department called the Kelowna RCMP to the site when something that could cause damage to the natural gas line leading to the building, RCMP said.
The second incident occurred on December 15, when officers responded to a report of a suspicious person gaining access to the garage area and was observed walking around the property. They were gone when the RCMP arrived.
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The most recent incident occurred on December 21. Police responded to the site when the accelerators were located near the natural gas line designed to cause damage to the line.
“The nature and description of the items located are not being shared at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation,” said RCMP.
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All of these incidents occurred in the early hours of the morning between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. In the interest of public safety, the Kelowna RCMP is encouraging the public to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity at the scene.
“The motive is unknown, 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 the time. We need your help to identify the person responsible, ”said Cpl. Tammy Lobb, Kelowna RCMP Media Relations, said in a press release.
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The investigation is being led by the Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Services, who are working closely with the property owner. Since then, the owner has increased security measures to prevent future incidents.
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 advice online at www.crimestoppers.net
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