Stolen tools found by Penticton police

PENTICTON -  Tools were stolen in Penticton while other tools were discovered in Okanagan Falls last week by Penticton officers, who also dealt with the aftermath of an icy Highway 3A this past week.

The owners of a trailer stored at Penticton Self Storage discovered a break and enter on their property Monday, Nov. 23, Penticton RCMP media spokesperson Don Wrigglesworth says. The trailer, which had been parked in the storage yard since April, contained a number of tools which are now missing.

On Nov. 26 police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked in an Okanagan Falls trailer park. The driver of the vehicle was found to be an unlicensed, prohibited driver. A number of stolen power tools were found in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is continuing. The man is known to police as a prolific offender.

Police stopped a pickup truck around 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, only to have the driver flee from the vehicle. Police dogs were called in but were unable to track the suspect.

The truck had stolen plates and was uninsured, however, it had not been reported stolen. The incident continues to be investigated.

Police also responded to a series of motor vehicle collisions in the Yellow Lake area of Highway 3A Saturday morning. Roads were reported to be slick in the area at the time. A second and third crash occurred near the location of the first, while police were investigating. No serious injuries were reported.

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