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Dangerous prolific offender arrested by Penticton RCMP

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A Penticton man deemed to be dangerous prolific offender by RCMP was arrested on Thursday.

Penticton RCMP lent a hand to the Kelowna detachment to arrest the 24 year old Penticton man who was wanted on outstanding warrants for his arrest. Const. Kris Clark, media relations officer with the Kelowna detachment, said Mounties found the man driving a red Pontiac Grand Am and a vehicle stop was initiated on Springfield Road at Benvoulin Road in Kelowna.

Clark said the man was known to be prohibited from driving and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The Penticton man faces potential new charges of driving while disqualified and possession of a controlled substance.

Penticton plainclothes members, police dog services and the RCMP Air Services along with uniform members also assisted in the arrest of another known dangerous prolific offender on Thursday just before 8 p.m. in Kelowna. RCMP saw the man enter a known drug house on the 1800 block of High Road.

Clark said the man was at large with outstanding warrants for his arrest and was believed to be armed and dangerous due to an alleged assault that occurred in West Kelowna on April 7. The team of RCMP shut down the road for public safety and surrounded the residence.

The 38 year old Sicamous man was taken into custody without incident after a successful negotiation for his surrender. Clark said the SIcamous man faces potential new charges of assault with a weapon and pointing a firearm from the April 7 incident.

Both the men are expected to appear in court on Friday, April 12.

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