January 27, 2016 - 8:30 PM
PENTICTON - If they weren't finding stolen vehicles or responding to crashes, they were finding lawbreakers and prolific offenders behind the wheel this past week.
Police recovered a Ford pickup truck stolen Jan. 4 from a Keremeos address after it was found running in an alley behind Martin Street on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The vehicle had been used in a break and enter at Peacock’s Perch in Summerland. The truck was found with items stolen from that incident inside it.
A prolific offender was arrested on Tuesday night, Jan. 19, after police spotted him driving when he shouldn’t have been. A curfew check on Penticton prolific offender Samuel Prescott Perreault revealed the man to be driving while under prohibited, after his curfew. Police arrested the man, and found him with break-in tools, another breach of conditions. He was also found in possession of stolen property and was held for court on Wednesday, and subsequently released on $1,000 bail.
Police attempted to block a white Pontiac Alero the same night, license plate CA3 66A, on Johnson Road. It got away, but police were able to identify the female driver and are trying to locate her. She is believed to be responsible for a number of break and enters around the city.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, police discovered a 1997 Chevy Blazer, reported stolen from a Kelowna address, on Shingle Creek Road. The vehicle had been torched.
Police responded to calls to a number of motor vehicle collisions after snow and sleet created poor driving conditions in the South Okanagan on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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