Property crimes as well as identity theft and fraud will be some of the main subjects covered at a community meeting in Blind Bay on Nov. 27 (File photo)

Community meeting will discuss crime in South Shuswap communities

The meeting will be held on Nov. 27 in Blind Bay.

A South Shuswap community is getting together to discuss rising community safety concerns and what can be done about them, meeting on Nov. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the lower meeting room at Shuswap Lake Estates.

Both the RCMP and a citizens on patrol group will be at the meeting sharing information on crimes such as theft, fraud and identity theft.

Read More: Shuswap groups to receive more than $250,000 in gaming grants

Read More: Interior Health recalls A&L Peterson Orchards Fresh Pressed Apple Juice

Carolyn French, who moved to Blind Bay in 2016, decided to organize the community meeting after attending a similar forum in the North Shuswap. She said she is aware of Facebook groups operating in the Shuswap which users post reports of crime in the area but added that conversation with the RCMP has suggested that they need information reported directly to them in order to build a case against criminals. She said the police told her that specific information about suspects such as photographs and license plate number are useful for helping the police link separate incidents together and build a case.

Read More: Former Sicamous resident remembered for service with Royal Canadian Air Force

Read More: Defusing hate: Crows are a ‘respect-worthy’ species

Although property crime is a present concern, French said discussion of fraud and identity theft which is becoming more and more sophisticated will be included in discussion at the suggestion of RCMP Sgt. Scott Lachapelle.

Along with a presentation with the RCMP, Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol members will be on hand to explain how they help the police and how a similar organization could be set up in Blind Bay.

Although the meeting’s subject will be raising awareness for crime in Blind Bay and Cedar Heights, French said people from other areas are welcome to attend and she hopes to see a full room on Nov. 27.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Shuswap shows love for musician battling brain tumour

More than $10,000 raised during seven-hour benefit concert for John Fleming

Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s Shuswap stops

Annual festive food bank fundraiser rolling into region on Dec. 14

Salmon Arm farmer’s market moved indoors

The last market will take place Dec. 7

Interior Health issues warning about opioid-laced stimulants causing recent overdoses

Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider… Continue reading

Teen with cancer whose viral video urged Canadians to vote has died, uncle tweets

Maddison Yetman had been looking forward to voting in her first federal election since junior high school

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate celebrated coach for harassment, abuse

Lily Copeland says she felt intimidated and trapped by Williams

Cleanup in the works after tanker truck fire leads to oil spill in B.C.’s Peace region

The province said the majority of the spilled oil likely burned away in the fire.

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Most Read