Update: West Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious object

West Kelowna, Explosives Disposal Services (Provincial)

2022-05-27 15:44 PDT

File # 2022-31161

The investigation into the suspicious object located on Bartley Road yesterday morning in on-going.

At 8:27 a.m. on May 26, 2022, the West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a suspicious object located on the shoulder of the road on Bartley Road in West Kelowna. Frontline officers remained on scene throughout the day and out of an abundance of caution, the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) attended and assisted with the investigation.

The RCMP EDU determined the suspicious object was an explosive device and they destroyed it locally.

The West Kelowna RCMP General Duty is leading this investigation with assistance from EDU and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS).

In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, no further details regarding the device will be released at this time

If anyone has any information about this incident, please call the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment at 250-768-2880. To remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net


Released by

Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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