Pets and insects on police radar

Weekly round up from Penticton RCMP

Insects and pets kept police busy during the past week.

Although details were limited, Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said officers were dispatched to a Montreal Street residence after a 911 call was received about a dog stuck in a chimney.

Upon attending the officer found intoxicated adults who had reportedly made numerous attempts to free the dog which eventually got out unharmed.

In another matter, a dog and cat that were living in a small car with their owner on Parkview Street, were put into the care of the local SPCA.

According to Wrigglesworth police received about a dozen calls about the animals in recent weeks and when they attended this time it was determined the dog required veterinary care.

The owner of the blue Hyundai Accent parked on Parkview Street was not there when police arrived and a tow company was able to gain access to the vehicle without breaking the window.

There was a note on the vehicle saying the dog had water however the bowls were empty at the time.

The matter has been turned over to the SPCA to investigate.

The third incident related to the reported theft of 20 bee hives from an Okanagan Falls orchard where the bees were used to pollinate the trees.

The large hives which required a forklift to move were valued at about $250 and were part of a collection of 120 hives on the property.

The wooden coverings surrounding the hives were stamped MCW.

Summerland RCMP received a report last week, on May 2, of stolen hives.

Related: Beehive stolen from Summerland orchard

Stolen property and drug charges

A 36-year-old Penticton man is facing charges of possession of stolen property and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking after being arrested Monday about 3 p.m.

Members of the targeted enforcement unit observed a male known to them entering a white Mazda car near Wendy’s Restaurant.

A check of the license plate indicated it had been stolen May 6 in Penticton.

The driver and passenger were both arrested for possession of stolen property at which time a quantity of heroin and methamphetamine was found on the driver along with some cash.

The passenger was eventually released without charges and the driver was expected to appear in court Tuesday to be formally charged.

Motorcycle stolen

RCMP are investigating the theft of a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle from a residence in the 500-block of Duncan Avenue West sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 3 p.m. on May 2.

The motorcycle has a cracked seat, silver gas tank and a red top with a license plate of W53622.

On the same day about 4 p.m. police recovered a stolen vehicle which had been abandoned near 80 Green Avenue West.

The back window of the black GMC pickup had been smashed and bolt cutters were found in the backseat.

The vehicle had been stolen from a Church Street residence back in January.

Anyone with information regarding any crimes is asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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