Penticton RCMP responded to a pair of break-and-enters, including one on Friday which may involve missing firearms and one Tuesday morning. (Dustin Godfrey/Western News)

Police respond to two break-ins

One break-in on Friday may involve missing firearms from the residence

A man was given a rude awakening Tuesday morning, after discovering someone attempting to get into his home.

The man on Smethurst Road in Naramata heard someone “in and around” his property, and believed the person was attempting to break in.

“(He) gets up, sees somebody going off his property, gets into a loud car and then disappears,” said Cpl. Ted Manchulenko. “Members attend, they start poking around all over the area and they locate a ‘98 Saturn, which is left abandoned near King Drive.”

That car was registered to someone who either worked or lived at Poplar Grove Winery, and though it hasn’t been reported stolen as of 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, police believe the vehicle may be reported as such and may be linked to the attempted break-in on Smethurst.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Police are also reporting another break-and-enter incident, in which firearms may have been stolen last Friday.

At around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, police got a call to a residence at 3105 Main Street, where a

Owners of the property were away at the time of the break-in, which police believe to have happened in the evening of Dec. 7 or early in the morning the following day.

That incident is still under investigation, with police looking at shoe prints and fingerprints.


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