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Thieves target vehicles, food and mail in the South Okanagan

Twin Lakes residents faced more loss from theft after being victimized again last week, as police responded to other calls for vehicle theft in Okanagan Falls and Penticton.
January 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

SOUTH OKANAGAN - Residents in the South Okanagan continue to be victimized by thieves, who targeted everything from vehicles and tires to mail and food last week.

A Ford F350, license plate number HY2 053, was reported stolen from a Twin Lakes residence on Monday, Jan.11, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.The pickup truck had a fifth wheel trailer hitch mounted in the pickup bed.

More thefts from mailboxes were also reported in the Twin Lakes area last week.

On Wednesday night, Jan. 13, a man was reported in the U-Haul compound on Industrial Court, carrying a jerry can and hose. Police were called and a man was subsequently arrested and charged with break, enter and theft.

Police were called to Theo’s Restaurant at 8:45 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, where video footage revealed a man and a woman broke in and stole food items. The two were located nearby, in an intoxicated state. Police also discovered the woman was under a condition not to consume alcohol.

A 2000 white GMC Jimmy was reported stolen from a Maple Street residence in Okanagan Falls on Thursday, Jan.14. The vehicle has since been recovered.

At noon Friday, Jan. 15, Penticton Honda staff reported a man drove off on a Husquavarna dirt bike, taken from the dealership. The man was described as approximately 25 years old, Caucasian, wearing a dark hoodie and pants.

True Outdoors was struck by thieves again on Sunday night, Jan. 17. At approximately 1:30 a.m., a storage container was broken into and skis, boots, life jackets and avalanche beacons were taken.

A resident of South Main in Penticton reported theft of vehicle tires on Sunday night, Jan. 17. The resident’s 2000 Ford Freestar was discovered Monday morning, jacked up with a stump and a piece of concrete under two of the wheels and all four tires missing.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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