PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP Community policing coordinator Rick Dellebuur reports the Penticton detachment responded to a number of thefts and break and enters in the past week.
Beginning last Tuesday, Aug. 18, police recovered a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup that had been stolen from a Fairview Avenue address. The Alberta plated vehicle, which had keys left in it, was spotted by police in the Cherry Lane Mall parking lot. Two individuals were arrested and face stolen property possession charges.
Overnight Wednesday, Aug. 19, coin boxes in the showers of Skaha Tent and Trailer Park were broken open and contents taken.
Dellebuur also reports police responded to multiple break and enters at the parking garage of 250 Marina Way Saturday night, August 22, in addition to a break and enter on Rene Street and on Backstreet Boulevard, where a Toyota vehicle was broken into and a passport and phone stolen. A vehicle was also broken into at 437 Martin Street, where a backup camera was taken.
At 2320 South Main a vehicle was broken into and a stereo and speakers stolen, also on August 22.
On Halifax Street, on the night of the August 23, someone smashed the window of a Dodge Journey and stole a GPS and a garage fob. An attempt was made to pry open a secure storage locker at the same location.
A truck was also stolen on McLeeve Avenue, later found on the Allendale Lake Forest Service Road in Okanagan Falls with its ignition punched and stereo missing.
A house under construction in Heritage Hills was robbed of $1,200 in construction tools on August 23 after a sliding door lock was broken. A brad nailer, mitre saw and table saw were taken.
Sometime over the weekend someone removed a portion of the fence surrounding Inland Equipment Sales on Industrial Place and stole two 2006 Joiner 150 cc dune buggies that were for sale in the lot. The buggies were pushed to a trail alongside the Channel Parkway. One, coloured orange, has been recovered, the other, grey, has not.
A trailer with a Volkswagen Beetle was stolen overnight Sunday, Aug. 23 from Penticton Brake and Wheel. Police were informed the trailer had been left at a pullout near the intersection of Highway 3A and 97, but before police could respond, someone hooked up to the trailer and drove away.
The owner of the trailer, who had also been informed of its whereabouts, arrived at the scene in time to follow a blue Dodge Durango, which proceeded to take the trailer up White Lake Road.
Police eventually caught up to the vehicle, which had been abandoned, catching one individual. Police continue to look for other suspects.
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