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South Okanagan roadside checks result in arrest for outstanding warrant

RCMP were out in force at the scales on Highway 97 south of Penticton on Friday, June 19, 2015 targetting motorcycles, commercial vehicles and anything towing a trailer for safety checks. The roadside road checks resulted in the arrest of a man wanted in Calgary on a charge of sexually assaulting a child.
June 25, 2015 - 11:35 AM

PENTICTON - RCMP in the South Okanagan have arrested a man wanted in Calgary in connection with the sexual assault of a young child.

Police say it all started with an uninsured driver who was stopped during one of the roadside checks conducted by the police on Saturday, June 20.

Four days later, RCMP arrested a 49-year-old man in a rural area between Oliver and Osoyoos who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant on a charge of sexually assaulting a young child, according to a media release.

The man is on his way to Calgary for a date with a judge.

In total, five warrants have been issued so far as a result of the weekend’s roadside checks, police say.

To contact the 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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