Rash of break-ins investigated

Penticton RCMP are investigating a series of break ins which occurred during the past week.

RCMP files.

Penticton RCMP are investigating a series of break ins which occurred during the past week.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth overnight Saturday and during the day Sunday were the busiest times for thieves.

The first report was of a car being stolen from a Wilson Street address overnight Saturday. The vehicle was a 2000 black DodgeNeon with a B.C. plate of DV 385L and the owner was unsure if the keys were in the car at the time.

On that day between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. the front door of a residence on Churchill Avenue was kicked in however it is notbelieved anything was touched or stolen.

As well, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. a house on Lakeview Street had its front door kicked in and a number of rooms wererummaged through but the only thing believed to be missing was a gold Omega watch with the engraving, BC Gov. Thanks for 40 Years.

Attempt to steal car

crowbar is believed to have been used to break into a garage on Green Avenue East overnight Jan. 25.

Thieve(s) unsuccessfully attempted to steal an unlocked 2003 Saturn Ion but did break the steering column. The police identification unit is attempting to recover evidence from the vehicle.

House broken into

On Jan. 26 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. a single family residence on Windsor Avenue was broken into.

The main bedroom ransacked and a quantity of money stolen from a dresser.