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Break-and-enters ease off, but still a busy week for Penticton police

Police answered fewer calls for break and enters last week but were kept more than busy enough with other calls for service.
August 12, 2016 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP report a decrease in break-and-enters last week but did note several thefts from vehicles last week, as the Penticton detachment responded to more than 400 calls for service between Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Monday, Aug. 8.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police calls last week included the following incidents:

  • A dentist’s office on Carmi Avenue was broken into on Aug. 2. The point of entry has not been identified but several interior doors were kicked in. A flat panel television was taken as well as a small amount of Canadian currency. It is believed the alarm may not have been set.
  • A "Pelican” brand ocean kayak was stolen from a Lee Avenue residence overnight Tuesday, Aug. 2. Police subsequently recovered the kayak near the dam at the mouth of the Okanagan river channel.
  • Police also recovered a motorcycle, stolen out of Summerland and located on Duncan Avenue.
  • A vehicle was reported on Peach Cliff Crescent in Okanagan Falls as being associated with a number of thefts from vehicles in the area. Police attended and found a 1992 Ford F150 with Manitoba plates and no insurance. Propane tanks found in the back had been stolen a few days prior from a Penticton resident’s tent trailer. Police towed the vehicle, noting paperwork inside related to an individual well known to police.
  • A storage unit at an apartment on Dauphin Avenue was broken into sometime in the week prior to Aug. 2. Golf clubs, recycling bottles and a countertop dishwasher were reported stolen.
  • On Thursday night, Aug. 4, police found an abandoned dirt bike and an ATV on a property on Green Lake Road near Okanagan Falls. The orange KTM dirt bike was reported stolen out of Penticton on July 27 and the red Honda ATV was seized as police attempt to locate its owner.
  • On Friday, Aug. 5 a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire was stolen from Nanaimo Avenue and Martin Street. The vehicle was parked at 2:30 p.m., and when the owner returned to the car to put money in the meter, it was gone. The vehicle, which had a large white kayak on the roof, was later recovered in the Britco parking lot at 7 p.m. that evening, with the kayak still on the roof.

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