Crime Stoppers seeks suspects

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Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals who are wanted on provincewide warrants as of Jan. 26.

James Patrick Arthur Burton is wanted for assaulting a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and breach of undertaking. Burton is described as a 21-year-old Caucasian male, five-foot-11, 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Crystal Marie Poelstra is wanted for care and control of a vehicle while impaired, care and control of a vehicle over .08 and failing to attend court. Poelstra is described as a 45-year-old Caucasian female, five feet, 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Terry Christopher Vinthers is wanted for driving while disqualified and driving while prohibited. Vinthers is described as a 41-year-old Caucasian male, five-foot-10, 142 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the arrest of these individuals. If you see them, do not approach, but call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave a web tip at or Text “sostips” and send your info to CRIMES (274637).

Crime of the week

During the night of Jan. 23, more than 60 tires were slashed throughout Penticton. This senseless act of vandalism could have had very serious consequences for the victims had they needed to use their vehicle for an emergency. The vandalism is estimated to have caused more than $10,000 in damages.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave a tip on the website at or text message sostips with your info and send it to CRIMES (274637) where you will remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and is not a police program. Should your information lead to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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