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RCMP Targetted Enforcement Team recovers shotgun, stolen property in Penticton

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August 02, 2016 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP’s Targetted Enforcement Team have successfully removed an unlicensed shotgun from the street and recovered a stolen bicycle.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested during a traffic stop on July 22 and officers executing a search warrant later that day at a Calgary Avenue residence found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition.

The woman was later released without charges but the man was held for court, charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm contrary to order and careless storage of a firearm. He makes a court appearance tomorrow, Aug. 3.

Members of the Targetted Enforcement Team also observed two men on bicycles, known to police, on July 27, one of whom was wanted on outstanding warrants.

The man attempted to flee police but crashed his bike during the getaway. He was arrested on outstanding warrants and possession of stolen property for the bike he was riding on.

Police also found drugs in his backpack, resulting in more charges.

The bike was traced back to Silver Star Resort near Vernon where it was reported stolen from a storage locker on July 8.

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