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Penticton police check nets pair with outstanding North Okanagan warrants

Penticton RCMP arrested the Vernon-based driver and passenger of a van after it fled a police check in the city on Oct. 17, 2017.
October 24, 2017 - 12:28 PM

PENTICTON - A pair of Vernon residents face new charges after committing several traffic offences in Penticton last week.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said police observed a Chevy Astro van on the 300 block of Main Street on Oct. 17 around 5:35 p.m. and conducted a check of the vehicle’s license plate.

The check revealed the van was related to a number of offences throughout the Okanagan.

An attempt to stop the van failed when the driver sped off. The vehicle wasn’t pursued but was later located on Eckhardt Avenue where it came to a stop on the sidewalk.

The driver had a number of arrest warrants out of Vernon and Salmon Arm, was a prohibited driver and was under a no-contact order with his female passenger.

The passenger was also under a no-contact order with the driver.

Vernon residents Andrew Sanderson, 37, and Amanda Petersen, 36, made court appearances in Penticton on Oct. 18 and 20, respectively, where Petersen faced two counts of breaching conditions of her release.

Sanderson faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and two counts of breaching court ordered conditions. He returns to court Oct. 25.


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