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Wheel tampering reported in Peachland

May 15, 2019 - 7:34 AM

PEACHLAND -  RCMP are warning Peachland residents that it may be prudent to check your wheels before hitting the highway this morning.

West Kelowna Mounties responded May 14 just before 10 a.m. to a report of mischief to vehicles in the 6200 block of Whinton Crescent, in Peachland. 

When police officers arrived, they learned that the lug nuts to several vehicles in the area had either been loosened or stolen completely.  In one case, gas had been syphoned from the tank also.

“It did not occur to the vehicle owner that there was something wrong until he was driving downhill and the car started to shake,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster, in a press release. "While there have been only two reports of this and no accidents attributed, we would like to warn people who reside in, or have visited the area to double check the safety of their vehicles.”

Anyone with any information can also contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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