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Halloween not so scary for Penticton police

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November 01, 2016 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - Halloween wasn’t a horror show for Penticton RCMP this year.

Cpl. Don Wriggleworth says police responded to fewer calls for injuries, assaults or alcohol fuelled issues this year compared to previous years.

“All in all, it was a good Halloween night. Wiltse School seemed to be the ongoing hot spot for teens to act up,” he says, with only a few minor altercations reported.

Wrigglesworth speculated the reason for the decreased activity may have something to do with the fact Halloween occurred on Monday this year.

Police were called to Wiltse Boulevard last night, Oct. 31, around 9:30 p.m. after a group of youths dressed in black egged a vehicle parked on the street. The owner reported no damage after getting the vehicle cleaned.

Police also responded to a motor vehicle incident on Green Mountain Road overnight Monday after receiving a report of a vehicle striking a utility pole around 2:30 a.m.

A Mazda with no plates, no driver and significant damage was found at the scene, with evidence of the driver having hit their head on the windshield.

Police attended a nearby residence where a man told police he fell down some stairs, injuring his face. Further questioning revealed him to be the driver of the vehicle.

He was issued a number of tickets for driving without insurance and other violations related to the crash.

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