String of businesses hit by vandalism spree in downtown Kelowna
Several businesses in downtown Kelowna were hit by a vandal over the weekend.
Karmyc Bazaar, CIBC, Kelly O’Bryan’s and Global Okanagan were some of the businesses that had their windows smashed in.
The Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant in downtown #Kelowna was also vandalized over the weekend as part of a crime spree that involved several businesses. Owner Jeff Blower describes what happened. @GlobalOkanagan pic.twitter.com/yC7Oyzzidx
— Klaudia Van Emmerik (@KlaudiaGlobal) March 25, 2019
Police said they responded to 49 calls in a three-day period in the downtown core alone. Several people have since been arrested, according to RCMP.
A 26-year-old man is in custody for causing a disturbance after allegedly being involved in five separate incidents, Insp. Paul MacDougall said in a news release.
A 29-year-old man who is accused of multiple acts of damage was also arrested on outstanding warrants, RCMP said.
A 39-year-old man was arrested after allegedly damaging property. He is expected to appear in court for additional charges that include assaulting a peace officer, uttering threats and escaping lawful custody.
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