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Commercial break and enters keep Penticton police busy

Penticton RCMP responded to a shift in complaints from residential to commercial break ins last week.
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February 11, 2016 - 12:36 PM

PENTICTON - There has been a decline in residential break-ins this month, but with several commercial break and enters on the books, Penticton RCMP have been kept busy.

Penticton RCMP responded to a report of theft at the Sandman Inn in Penticton on Monday, Feb. 1, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says. Two of the hotel room’s doors had been pried open with a screwdriver and two TVs were stolen. Police obtained video of the male suspects and are continuing their investigation.

On West Industrial Avenue, two RVs in storage had their doors pried open and damaged, but nothing was reported stolen.

A break and enter was reported at the Penticton and District Society for Community Living office on Winnipeg Street. The office doors were pried open around 5:15 a.m., Feb.4. Nothing of value was taken and police have video surveillance of the break-in.

On Feb. 5, a break and enter was reported at the Barley Mill Pub. Liquor was taken in the incident.

On Feb. 6, a 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster was reported missing from a Middle Bench Road garage. The thief, or thieves, cut a hole in a deer fence on the property to access the motorcycle. The owner was out of town when the theft took place.

To contact a 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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