|When RCMP arrested a member of a new street gang in Kelowna this month, it was a significant blow to the organization. “They are what we consider a low level street gang (present) only in the immediate Kelowna area,” police said. “You can count their members on two hands.”|
Tyson Bone was arrested and charged after multiple guns, weapons and drugs were seized from a West Kelowna home, along with a gang vest for the Kelowna Warriors.
|The vest taken from the West Kelowna home included three patches, a central logo and the name of the city and gang above and below. “In order to wear the three-piece patch you have to get the consent of whichever outlaw groups control the area. In Kelowna it’s the Hells Angels.”|
“One senior member has some past affiliation with the Manitoba Warriors,” he says. “They’re a well-established street level gang originating out of Winnipeg. They’re predominately First Nations.” Houghton however, stops short of calling the Kelowna Warriors a First Nations' gang.