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Break-ins highlight police calls in Penticton

FILE PHOTO - Two vehicles had their back windows smashed in the Penticton Secondary School parking lot last week.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
October 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM

PENTICTON - A number of break-ins and thefts kept officers with Penticton RCMP busy last week.

Penticton RCMP responded to a reported break in to a tire bin at Murray Buick GMC, 1010 Westminster Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 22. Investigation could not determine if any tires were taken though, according to police media spokesman Rick Dellebuur.

Also on Oct. 22, police responded to a mischief complaint at Penticton Secondary School, where they found two vehicles in the school parking lot were vandalized. The rear windows on both a Chevrolet Camaro and a Hyundai Elantra had been smashed. There were no witnesses to the incident.

Mailbox break-ins and theft of mail occurred to mailboxes along Allendale Lake Road and Oliver Ranch Road in the Okanagan Falls area on Friday, Oct. 23.

On Saturday, Oct. 24 police answered a call to Red Wing Resort gated community where they found an 85-year-old man drove his car through the garage and into the house after mistaking the gas for the brake pedal.

On Oct. 25, a cabin owner at 1384 Apex Mountain Rd. reported a break-in after discovering the back door to his cabin had been forced open, sometime between Oct. 20 and 25. Thieves cut the power line to the electrical meter before sacking the cabin, making off with numerous household items. The theft continues under investigation.

Also overnight on Sunday, Oct. 25, a break-in was reported at True Outdoors on Riverside Drive, where a storage container holding canoes was entered. Nothing was taken in the incident.

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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