Seasons change, but property crimes continue in Penticton

Penticton RCMP report several residential break ins during the past week in the city.
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PENTICTON - Break and enters at Penticton homes kept RCMP busy again last week.

Police responded to a Fairford Drive residence last Wednesday, March 23, RCMP media spokesperson Don Wrigglesworth says. The garage was entered and a Stihl chainsaw with a 16-inch bar, a Stihl hedge trimmer, DeWalt cordless drill, an extension cord and two socket sets were taken. The break-in is believed to have happened within the previous couple of days.

Penticton Marina on Marina Way also reported the theft of items from a number of boats at the facility, including stereo decks. The thefts were also reported March 23.

Reports of theft from a property on McMillan Avenue were received by police on March 25. Sometime between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., three dirt bikes, a quad, a snowmobile and a trailer were taken.

Sometime over the weekend of March 26 to 27, a break and enter took place at a Manor Park Avenue address. Jewellery, cash and watches were taken.

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