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Search underway after woman fires bear spray in Kelowna

Multiple disturbances on Bernard Avenue on July 21
Kelowna RCMP are looking to identify a woman allegedly involved in a July 21, 2023 assault. (Kelowna RCMP/Submitted)

Police are on the lookout for a woman involved in a pair of disturbances in the 400 block of Bernard Avenue in Kelowna on July 21.

It was just after 5p.m. when a male and female approached two strangers dining in front of a downtown restaurant, asking for some of their food. When denied, the male suspect began breaking dishes, and when the owner appeared, the woman deployed bear spray before fleeing.

The couple started another altercation soon after on the 1500 block of Pandosy Street, with the female suspect throwing heavy objects and breaking a store’s door.

While the man has been identified, the woman has not, and is described as in her 30s, 5’6” and heavier set with long brown/blonde hair worn in a ponytail, with tattoos on her left arm and hand.

If you know anything about this crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit and quote RCMP File # 2023-42248.

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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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