Penticton RCMP: Thefts, gun complaint and vandalism to vehicles

A man suspected to be involved in a number of property crimes was arrested Sept. 11.

A man suspected to be involved in a number of property crimes was arrested Sept. 11 and was in possession of stolen security cameras stolen from the Kaleden Petro Canada.

The cameras were taken overnight on Sept. 8 when surveillance footage showed a man with a blue and white motorcycle helmet, jeans and a blue/grey jacket walking around the gas pumps, grabbing some paper towel and walking out of sight. A few minutes later one of the camera feeds went black. Another camera spotted a female. Two cameras were missing afterward.

Around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 an RCMP officer patrolling Thompson Road in Summerland spotted a male walking on Victoria Road north carrying a black motorcycle helmet who was a suspect in multiple property crime cases. The officer found the man on 15224 Victoria Rd standing next to a motorcycle with duct tape and wires hanging out of the ignition.

The man was arrested and a search after his arrest turned up break and enter tools in his jacket, and in his bag were cameras which were confirmed to be the ones taken from the Kaleden Petro Canada on Sept. 8.

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the 2009 KTM was found to have been altered. When the vehicle was correctly identified it was found to be stolen from West Kelowna on Sept. 8.

The man appeared before the Justice of the Peace and was released on a number of conditions including a curfew and to reside with his family in Vernon.

Gun complaint

Police received reports of a complaints of a young male with a red hoodie and a handgun near the Penticton Community Centre.

Police located the man and found the gun to be a black replica revolver BB gun.

The man was holding the gun across from Queens Park Elementary school as kids were arriving on Sept. 14.

The man received a warning as it is not illegal to posses a BB gun in Penticton city limits.

Smashed cars

Video surveillance at the Penticton Toyota showed a group of youth walking north on Skaha Lake Road in the early morning hours Sept. 10.

One youth jumped from hood to hood on Toyota Corollas in the parking lot causing damage and dents to each hood.

The culprit was identified by police and the matter is still under investigation.

Vehicle theft thwarted

A male and female were caught attempting to steal a 1989 Suzuki Sidekick from a property on Brooks Place.

The owner heard a noise and went outside to find a female sitting in the driver’s seat as her and the male suspect were trying to roll the vehicle down the street. The owner stopped and held the suspects until police arrived. The female suspect had warrants from Langley and Penticton and was found to be in possession of break and enter tools.

The male was also found to be in possession of break and enter tools and had a warrant issued in Prince George. Both were charged with theft, possession of break and enter tools, possession of concealed weapons and breach of probation.

The two were taken into custody.

Tire theft

On the morning of Sept. 10, Penticton RCMP responded to a theft report from the Penticton Kia Dealership, located at 550 West Duncan Ave.

Investigation determined that some time over the long weekend, two sea-containers situated in the rear of the building were broken into resulting in a large number of customer snow tires and wheels taken.

Police are seeking the publics assistance in identifying person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information about the theft are asked to contact the Penticton RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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