Man with more than a dozen warrants arrested

RCMP surrounded Penticton Okanagan College Monday afternoon in search of the male

RCMP surrounded Penticton Okanagan College Monday afternoon in search of a male with numerous outstanding warrants who ran from police and was hiding out in one of the buildings.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth the man, identified as Christopher William Gliege, 36, was observed by targeted enforcement unit officers in a vehicle at Duncan Avenue and the Channel Parkway about 4 p.m.

“Gliege noticed police officers and jumped out of the vehicle, fled on foot, hopping fences and gained access to OkanaganCollege,” said Wrigglesworth. “Police surrounded the college and with the assistance of general duty members, targeted enforcement and police dog located him in the wood shop area and he was arrested without incident.”

Gliege had more than a dozen outstanding warrants from Oliver, Summerland and Penticton dating back to October 2016.

He was kept in custody overnight and was expected to appear in Provincial Court Tuesday.