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Penticton officers deal with vehicle theft, crashes and break-ins

November 24, 2015 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - A prolific offender is facing new charges in Alberta while local officers deal with a break-in and crashes this past week.

Oliver resident Brooks Vandenbroek was detained by police in Medicine Hat, Alta., Friday, Nov. 20, and is being charged with 23 new property offences. The habitual offender last appeared in Penticton court on June 3, 2015, for sentencing on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Police responded to a call of a single vehicle rollover on White Lake Road, Saturday, Nov. 21, around 7 a.m. They found a beige sedan on its roof, with no one nearby. The vehicle’s owner was later located at her residence in Osoyoos, with noticeable bruising to her face. She was taken to hospital. Police are continuing their investigation.

A break-in occurred at Penticton and District Society for Community Living around 3:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The front glass door was smashed and several file cabinets rifled through. Police are working with staff to determine what was taken.

A National Car Rental vehicle was stolen from an employee while it was parked in front of Foodland on Westminster Avenue. The 2015 brown Subaru Forester, license plate number BB0 37L, was left with keys in the vehicle.

On Monday evening, Nov. 23, a woman was struck by a Hummer as she was crossing Skaha Lake Road near the intersection with Guelph Avenue. The woman, riding a disability scooter, was dragged 50 to 60 feet by the Hummer. She was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the accident, which is still under investigation.

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

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