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Drunk drivers and thefts make for a busy week for Penticton RCMP

Penticton RCMP responded to a call for assault with a weapon at the El Rancho Motel last Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
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February 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - There were fewer residential break-ins last week, even though there was a surge in call volumes.

Police responded to a Baskin Street residence Tuesday, Feb. 9, to follow up on a complaint of a vehicle blocking a resident’s driveway, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says. Police arrived to find the female driver asleep behind the wheel. They were unsuccessful in waking her up, but the driver’s residence was nearby and a key was found to gain access to the vehicle.

B.C. Ambulance was called to check her over and a strong odour of alcohol was detected from the woman. Police issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition as a result of the incident.

A Sea-Can on Ellis Street was broken into sometime between Feb. 5 and 9, and tools and a Honda generator were stolen.

Two paintball guns and liquor are missing from a Devon Drive residence in Okanagan Falls following a garage break and enter on Feb. 9. Entry was gained through an unlocked door. Graffiti was also left at the scene and police are using that to help track the thief.

A call for an assault with a weapon resulted in police attending the El Rancho Motel Friday, Feb. 12, where they found a man with knife wounds to his hand and arm. A man and woman left the scene in a black truck at a high rate of speed. Police are working with the victim to determine motive and identity of the two individuals. Police do not believe the incident was a random act.

A Jeep Compass travelling the wrong way on Martin Street was stopped by police around 1 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. The intoxicated driver was given an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for failure to supply a breath sample and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

Police recovered a stolen truck in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen headquarters parking lot 11 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14.  A man was seen running away from the vehicle, which was secured by police for identification processing. The truck was stolen from Murrays GM on Westminster Avenue.

Monday, Feb. 15, was a busy day for police, with 40 files, including a reported theft of a bicycle speedometer from Freedom Bike Shop. A man was charged with theft and released on a promise to appear with a future court date.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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