RCMP files: Fake guns land real charges for Penticton man

Penticton RCMP executed a warrant for arrest on a male for brandishing what was believed to be a handgun in his backyard.

Police executed a warrant for arrest on a male at Pineview Place on the evening of July 6 for brandishing what was believed to be a handgun in his backyard.

The man was arrested and two pellet guns were seized which police said were impossible to discern from a real firearm. According to court documents, Dallas Wayne Millard is facing a lengthy list of charges for an unrelated incident on May 4 including multiple counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, fraud and false pretence. Millard is facing a first appearance in court July 13. Millard is currently not facing charges for allegedly brandishing the fake firearms.

Not-so-sweet fight

A complaint of a break-in at the So Sweet candy shop in Penticton turned out to be damage caused by a fight on the evening of July 6.

A conflict between local youth resulted in one youth being pushed into a window and breaking it. A passing motorist stopped to assist and the youth scattered. The youth have been identified and RCMP said assault and mischief charges are being investigated.

Shatford break-in

The Shatford Centre was broken into overnight July 5, RCMP said.

The suspected male, estimated to be five foot eight inches tall, 270 pounds and in his 20s, was recorded on video surveillance entering the front door and leaving with a computer bag. A Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet was missing as well as a wallet.

Unwelcome overnight stay

The City Centre building was broken into overnight July 8 sometime between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m.

According to police, it appeared that someone had stayed inside the building until closing time, ransacking a number of offices within the building stealing multiple computers.

Drone theft ends quickly

Thieves attempted to make off with a drone from ATD Hobbies on Warren Avenue E when one of the owners ran after the youth suspects and was able to get the drone back, police said.