Busy start to Penticton summer

Penticton RCMP were busy on the first day of summer responding to approximately 80 calls.

Police were busy on the first day of summer responding to approximately 80 calls in a 24 hour period on Monday, roughly double the average amount of calls.

“Lots of mischief complaints, domestic situations, but not necessarily domestic assaults. Arguing, drinking during the day with the nice weather,” said Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth.

Calls were mainly for nuisances, and multiple car accidents including a vehicle found upside down and burnt in Max Lake. Police said the car was believed to be stolen, and was found halfway under water, but are still working to identify the vehicle and owner.

Police said there were multiple calls for property crime overnight Sunday night as well.

“(We) remind citizens to lock up and be alert,” Wrigglesworth said.