March 04, 2016 - 4:30 PM
PENTICTON - The South Okanagan continues to be plagued by break and enters, after several more were reported this week to the Penticton RCMP detachment.
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says on Feb. 24, a break in occurred at 123 Christie Mountain Lane in Okanagan Falls. Property from all over the house was found stacked and ready to go in the garage.
Overnight on Friday, Feb. 26, a Power Street resident had the light bar off his truck stolen. Video surveillance indicates the suspect is a man driving a two tone, brown, raised roof camper van. The investigation continues.
A break and enter to a basement suite on Vancouver Avenue was reported Monday, Feb. 29. It isn’t known what was taken, as the suite’s occupant is out of town.
A work truck was broken into at a compound on Carmi Avenue Monday night. Thousands of dollars worth of work tools was reportedly taken.
A Kaleden fruit stand also reported a break and enter on Monday. Sometime during the last month a quad, tools and appliances were taken.
A break and enter was also reported at a seasonal residence on Hody Drive in Okanagan Falls. Police are trying to contact the owner, who has been out of town for the winter. Police report extensive damage to the residence.
Cpl. Wrigglesworth notes a trend in the reported break and enters. He says several could have happened in the past few weeks but were only discovered recently as residents have been away from their homes for extended periods of time during the winter.
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