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Osoyoos RCMP searching for wanted man who is considered armed and dangerous

A photo of Hardenstine, RCMP said his hair is currently shorter than it is in this picture.
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After an extensive search of a property in Osoyoos, police are still hunting a man who is considered armed and dangerous.

Andrew Robert Hardenstine, 44, is wanted on numerous charges including flight from police, driving while prohibited, driving while suspended, and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

Hardenstine is described as 5’9”, 170 lbs, caucasian, short brown hair and numerous tattoos.

Police found a recreational vehicle that Hardenstine uses at a property on 100 Avenue in Osoyoos, according to a press release.

Members from several RCMP detachments including Osoyoos RCMP, Penticton RCMP Police Dog Services, Southeast District RCMP Emergency Response Team, and a helicopter closed the street down to search the property on Feb. 21.

“An extensive and thorough search of the entire property including the recreational vehicle, out buildings and the main residence were searched”, RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Jason Bayda said in the release.

“Police located and seized a considerable amount of illicit drugs and a loaded firearm, however the search was not successful in locating Hardenstine. We are confident the land owner or residents of the main residence were not party to any offence,” he said.

Hardenstine is known to have weapons and is considered armed and dangerous. Police ask people who see him or know of his whereabouts to call 911 and do not approach him.

“Mr. Hardenstine, for the safety of yourself, the public and police, we are asking you to turn yourself in to the police so that your matters before the courts can be dealt with accordingly,” RCMP said in the release.

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