RCMP investigating sexual assault on B.C. city employee

City of Penticton employee assaulted while landscaping

Penticton RCMP are looking for the public’s help as they investigate a sexual assault on a city employee.

The assault occurred on Aug. 3 at about 8 a.m. while the city employee was working on landscaping in the south end of the town. The man, whose identity is unknown, approached the lone employee as she was weedeating and began making lewd comments; when the employee began to walk away she was grabbed from behind, but was able to get away from the man without further issue.

The man was described as Caucasian, in his 50s, 6 feet tall, bald, wearing a navy blue tank-top, black shorts, black work boots and had a faded tattoo on his right upper arm.

Should the public have any information, they are encouraged to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300.


Steve Kidd
Senior reporter, Penticton Western News
Email me or message me on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Just Posted

Trail Smokies share Christmas alms

Teddy Bear Toss on Friday night in Trail brought in clothing and toys for local families in-need

Smokies’ sound levels too much

Letter to the Editor from Steve Miller of Tadanac

Trail earns a second CAnFr award

The city’s award recognizes excellence in financial reporting

Trail resident nabs thief rifling through car

Greater Trail RCMP: Lock your vehicles and remove anything of value to prevent petty theft

Savoy Hotel donates to KBRH

The Nelson hotel donated over $4,100 to Kootenay Boundary Health Foundation

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla, Highway 3

Make sure to equip winter tires if travelling

‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, ‘Big’ director Penny Marshall dies

Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75.

B.C. Court of Appeal to rule in terror case that centres on RCMP conduct

B.C.’s appeal court is scheduled to release a decision today on a couple whose guilty verdict over plotting to blow up the provincial legislature was thrown out by a lower court judge.

Trump backs off on demand for $5 billion to build a border wall

Congress and President Donald Trump continue to bicker over his demand that lawmakers fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Canadian detained in China, not clear if related to two other detentions

Reports suggest the person is not a diplomat or entrepreneur doing business in China.

Trudeau sees 2019 election as choice between positive Liberals, divisive Tories

Trudeau is drawing much the same battle lines that propelled the Liberals to a come-from-behind victory in 2015

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

Most Read