Penticton RCMP were called to a report of a group of people fighting Monday night on Skaha Lake Road, possibly involving a knife. Western News file photo

Police respond to reports of a knife fight

Penticton RCMP converged on an address at 2730 Skaha Lake Rd. Monday night just after 7 p.m. following reports of a group of people fighting and possibly involving a knife.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said a number of youths aged 13 and 14 had confronted a 13 year old over the theft of a cell phone.

Wrigglesworth said after talking with the victim it is not believed a knife was actually used although one was found by officers.

“Nobody was injured,” said Wrigglesworth.

The phone and a number of other stolen items were eventually located with the help of a young female at the scene.

The goods had been taken from the Dollar Tree store where the phone was found and the nearby Wal-Mart.

The young person responsible was made to return the items and according to Wrigglesworth was banned from returning to the stores.

Two of the youths were taken into custody and claimed to be homeless. However after the provincial ministry of families and children was contacted, extended family was found and the pair turned over to them without charges.

Wrigglesworth said the matter was not as serious as first thought but under the circumstances police are required to take every call involving weapons a groups of people very seriously.

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