RCMP Briefs: Youth stabbed in fight

A youth was treated at Penticton Regional Hospital for stab wounds he received in what police believe was a result of a group fight at Lions Park on June 4.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of Penticton RCMP, a report of youths fighting at that location was received about 6 p.m. possibly involving a knife and someone who had been stabbed.

He added officers located one person at the hospital with a small laceration to the back of his neck.

“He (victim) claimed he was at a friend’s and fell on a knife,” said Wrigglesworth. “It was determined this male was part of a larger group going after another male.”

Police are continuing to investigate.

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A 66-year-old Penticton man was fined $575 for selling liquor to a minor.

The initial call was a report of the man selling illegal drugs to a group of four youths, aged 12 and 13 on Martin Street June 2.

Police eventually located the man near KVR Middle School and the youths a short time later.

The man was arrested for trafficking drugs however after speaking with him and the youths, it was determined he did not provide them with the drugs they were smoking, however, did buy them a “mickey” of vodka.

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RCMP are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the theft of a 2006 black, Acura TSX reported stolen from a Tennis Street address June 3 about 1:35 p.m.

There are indications the owner may have dropped the keys in the driveway.

Two hours later officers spotted the vehicle entering Penticton on Highway 97, however, were unable to stop it and did not pursue it.

At about 3 a.m. June 4 police received a report of a break-in at a storage container on Carmi Road and when they arrived they found a male inside and the stolen car parked nearby.

The 35-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with break and enter and possession of stolen property in connection with the incident involving the storage container.

He was also charged in connection with an outstanding endorsed warrant for breach of probation.

He was released on a promise to appear and the matter of the stolen vehicle remains under investigation including forensic identification regarding fingerprints on or in the car.

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RCMP are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles involving credit and debit cards as well as identification.

The first incident happened on Juniper Road in Naramata overnight June 2 when someone entered the unlocked vehicle and stole the purse inside.

An empty wallet was found on top of a nearby garbage can and a debit card was taken and used to make a few hundred dollars in purchases.

Police are viewing the transaction history and videotape surveillance footage.

The same evening an unlocked vehicle on Barton Crescent was entered and a pair of Oakley and Ray-Ban sunglasses as well as two laptop computers were taken.

The third incident was overnight Friday when a vehicle was entered and a purse containing credit cards and identification were taken.

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Police are looking for the thieve(s) responsible for a break-in at a Paris Street mobile home that was being renovated.

The door was not locked at the time and the missing items included a Makita tool set with a skill saw, impact drill along with a Lincoln welder.

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

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