December 29, 2014 - 4:01 PM
PENTICTON - It was a quiet Christmas for Penticton’s police and fire services.
“A handful of stolen vehicles were reported over the past few days,” said Penticton RCMP Watch Commander Constable Chad Jackson, “but other than that things were pretty much average over Christmas."
Jackson said six Dodge pickups were stolen from residences in the Penticton, Okanagan Falls and Naramata areas since Christmas.
Thieves appeared to be targeting 1990 models, such as one reported missing on a Penticton Facebook page on Dec. 28 by Cam Steele, who reported his father’s truck stolen from the driveway at 2:30 a.m. Describing the vehicle as a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, forest green, long box regular cab pickup, he also posted the police file number, noting the truck’s destination appeared to be south of town towards the Okanagan Falls / Oliver area.
Jackson is advising owners of similar vehicles to take care to lock their vehicles and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
The Penticton Fire Department also reported an average Christmas without any major incidents.
“It was mostly quiet, several medical assist calls, but nothing major,” reported Captain Tom Smith of the Penticton Fire Department, describing it as a “typical Christmas.”
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