Penticton RCMP files. Western News file photo Penticton RCMP said a man passed out on Naramata Road blocking both lanes of traffic. Western News file photo

Driver passes out in middle of road

Driver passes out in middle of Naramata Road

A male passed out in his vehicle on Naramata Road around 4 a.m. on March 25 refused to leave his vehicle after being prompted by police.

The vehicle was blocking both northbound and southbound traffic, and the driver locked himself in and pulled a blanket over his face after being prompted by police to wake up.

Police removed the male from the vehicle through the window and was brought back to the detachment for an impaired driving investigation. The male refused a breathalyzer test and was charged with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample.

Trailer thefts

RCMP are investigating after two trailers were stolen in the span of two weeks.

A custom-built, flat deck trailer with bright LED lights on the back with reflective tape around them was stolen from Churchill Avenue during the early morning hours March 26.

The tandem axel trailer was taken from the owner’s driveway.

Another trailer was stolen from Westminster Rentals on March 18 in the early morning hours.

Laundry room mischief

Laundry room thefts continue to occur with two getting hit around March 21 in the areas of Victoria Drive and Abbott Street.The profile is similar to thefts in the past, RCMP said.

“It’s exactly the same stuff, prying open the washing machine for change,” Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said. “The damage is morethan what’s being stolen so it’s definitely a concern for the property owners.”