Assault charge for Penticton man with a knife

A Penticton man is facing an assault with a weapon charge in connection an alleged incident involving a knife on Oct. 14.

A Penticton man is facing an assault with a weapon charge in connection an alleged incident involving a knife on Oct. 14.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth policed received a report of two men fighting, one of who had a knife, about 1:20 a.m. on Orchard Avenue.

Police quickly surrounded the area and located the accused with a knife near or at the Penticton Public Library.

The victim, who was not injured, was located on Padmore Avenue.

Wrigglesworth said the pair apparently knew each other and the dispute centred around money owned for rental property and the victim allegedly confronted the accused in the matter.

The man charged was released on an undertaking to appear in court on an unspecified date.

This was the second incident involving a knife in a week after the stabbing of a victim Oct. 7. That man is reportedly still in hospital after undergoing surgery for the stab wounds he received.

Police are still continuing the investigation into that matter.

Locker room lift

On Oct. 14 a male reportedly entered the Memorial Arena between noon and 1 p.m. and cut the lock to one of the dressing rooms and stole six wallets while the owners were playing hockey.

The matter remains under investigation and police were expected to be reviewing video in an attempt to identify the suspect.