RCMP briefs: No problems at Penticton grad party

Penticton RCMP said there were no problems at the annual party held by graduating students.

No problems at grad party

Penticton RCMP said there were no problems at the annual party held by graduating students.

The party, known as Sunrise, occurs in the days leading up to the first day of school. Another party is held at the end of the school year called Sunset. Both take place in the Upper Carmi area. Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth did say that RCMP seized a large amount of alcohol at the Sunrise party which could have led to their being minimal problems.

Senior driver tries to flee

On Sept. 1 an 82-year-old man from Summerland tried to evade police after hitting a parked vehicle.

RCMP pursued the man with their lights and sirens but he would not stop. The man was finally boxed in by police vehicles in at Sunny Beach Motel.

The Summerland man was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test and ordered a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. His vehicle was impounded.

Break and enter suspect subdued

A resident on Chatham Street managed to hold a man believed to be breaking into his home.

RCMP said the resident held the suspect until police arrived. The alleged thief was charged with possession of stolen property after being found with a number of stolen cheques and for trespassing.

Truck and boat stolen

Two males were caught on video using a powergrinder to cut the locks on a trailer carrying a 2007 Mastercraft X-Star boat located at Bling Automotive in the early hours of Sept. 2.

RCMP said the two males are believed to have used a stolen truck that evaded police earlier that morning. The vehicle they were driving was a white Ford F350 that is also stolen.

The boat trailer has the licence plate UJE 96X and the truck has a BC licence plate of FB2598.