An RCMP officer was not injured after being bitten by a man he was trying to arrest. The man had no teeth and was not wearing dentures. File photo

Officer bitten by toothless man not injured

A bit more bark than bite

A man reportedly sleeping in his pickup truck in the South Okanagan Events Centre Friday afternoon had a bit more bark than bite when police showed up the check on him.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth the 54-year-old Vancouver man had been said some unusual things and attempted to flee when police arrived.

When he was caught he bit the officer on the wrist however did not have any teeth and was not wearing dentures.

“No teeth, no injury,” said Wrigglesworth. “He was released without charges as became very co-operative once arrested.”

What was initially thought to be intoxication turned out to be a mental health issue.

Cars damaged with spray paint

Penticton RCMP are investigating vandalism to four vehicles in the 600-block of Wiltse Avenue reported at 9:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

The vehicles, all owned by area residents, were spray painted resulting in over $8,000 in damages.

A suspect was seen driving a black Ford Explorer. There were also reports of a suspect with dreadlocks.

Neighbours took photos of people believed to be suspects and those leads are being followed up by police.

Trailer stolen

Anyone with information about the theft of a 16-foot cargo trailer from the 4100-block of Skaha Lake Road Monday about 4 p.m. is asked to contact police.

The licence plate number is 9948 D and was last seen heading in the direction of Kaleden being towed by a white pickup truck.

The trailer had a large orange decal which read “MotoMotion” which is the name of the boutique dealership located just south of the Airport Road turnoff.

Information can be reported to police at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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