RCMP arrest male for a second offence

The same man arrested in relation to a voicemail that locked down City Hall on Nov. 4 is again in police custody on a new charge.

The same man arrested in relation to a threatening voicemail that locked down Penticton City Hall on Nov. 4 is again in police custody on a new charge.

Penticton RCMP arrested a 39-year-old male on Nov. 6, following a garage fire on South Main Street just before 6 a.m. According to a release from Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth, this is the same male who was released from their custody yesterday after being charged with uttering threats to City Hall.

“There is a a male currently in RCMP cells facing a potential charge of arson to endanger life,”  said  Cpl. Wrigglesworth. “The police will be taking all possible steps to ensure that this male remains in custody so that he will no longer have the ability to harm or endanger others.”

At 5:50 a.m., RCMP attended to 112-2990 South Main St. to assist the Penticton Fire Department who were working on a garage fire. The fire is under investigation and RCMP are in the process of interviewing witnesses, working with the fire department conducting on scene examination and liaising with community mental health workers.

Any witnesses that have not yet spoken with the RCMP are asked to contact Cst. Layne Morris of the at 250-492-4300.

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