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Repeat Penticton offender back behind bars after multiple offences

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September 17, 2020 - 11:02 AM

A repeat offender is behind bars following several altercations with Penticton RCMP and the public.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 18 Penticton RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress at a business in the 3500 block of Skaha Lake Road.

The suspect was confronted and struck a person with a baseball bat before fleeing the area on foot.

The victim was assessed by B.C. Ambulance personnel, and was found to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

On Aug. 23, RCMP were called to a disturbance in a restaurant in the 1000 block of Westminster Avenue around 10 p.m.

Police heard a man who appeared intoxicated was obstructing traffic, throwing items, screaming and trying to fight with people passing by.

Officers responding recognized the suspect as the same man involved in the Aug. 18, break and enter.

The man exhibited aggressive behaviour to police as they attempted to arrest him before he fled the scene.

He was taken into custody a short time later following a foot pursuit, but continued to resist arrest and at one point allegedly spit on one of the officers.

Once again, on Aug. 25, around 5:30 p.m., police responded to a reports of an assault committed in a Kaleden park.

The responding officer found an off-duty RCMP officer and a bystander restraining the suspect for allegedly assaulting two youths.

Bryan Lamb, 50, was charged and released from custody with conditions on Sept.10, but on Sept. 15 he breached his conditions of release, was rearrested and remains in custody.


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