January 26, 2015 - 1:31 PM
PENTICTON — An Okanagan Falls man with a long history of offences makes a return appearance in Penticton court today with two new charges.
Ronald Arthur Teneycke was charged three days ago with one count of making or possessing explosives and one count of firearms possession.
Teneycke’s sister, Linda Walker told reporters today’s court appearance is related to an incident that occurred in March, 2014.
According to Walker, Teneycke picked up a bomb from the Daoust brothers in Oliver. She said Teneycke took the device from them in the interests of public safety.
“They were making it, showed it to him, so he took it. Ronald didn’t know what to do with it, so he gave it to me. I buried it in the front yard, and told the police," Walker said. A police bomb squad from Vancouver removed the bomb on March 14, 2014. She said it looked like a “glorified firecracker” and at one time she carried it in her purse.
“The police are trying to make like he made it,” she said.
She said Teneycke met the Daoust brothers while in the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.
Teneyke’s criminal record spans at least two decades. According to the Penticton Western News, he spent 12 years in federal prison for sex assault with a weapon against a 17 year old female in 1993. He was found not guilty in 2012 of another serious allegation of sexual assault.
More recently, he served six months for breach of probation and drug possession in 2013. He was also charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, flight from a peace officer and breach of probation in March 2014. His sister alleged at that time that police were harassing her brother.
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