Skip to content

Repeat offender from Penticton re-arrested after series of alleged crimes

50-year-old Brian Lamb facing numerous criminal charges
RCMP cruiser. (File photo)

Penticton RCMP have caught up with a repeat offender after a series of alleged crimes.

The man, 50-year-old Brian Lamb, allegedly tried breaking into a business before striking an individual with a baseball bat, later causing a disturbance, fleeing from police, resisting arresting, assaulting two youths, and more.

On Aug. 18, RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress in the 3500-block of Skaha Lake Road. After the suspect was confronted he allegedly struck an individual with a baseball bat before fleeing. RCMP explained in a release Sept. 17 the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Five days after the break and enter (Aug. 23), RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a restaurant in the 1000-block of Westminster Avenue West. There, they found a seemingly intoxicated man reportedly obstructing traffic, throwing items, screaming and allegedly trying to fight passerby.

The man was recognized as the suspect from the alleged assault with a weapon on Aug. 18.

“The man turned assaultive toward police when they attempted to arrest him. He then fled and was eventually taken into police custody following a short foot-pursuit,” said Penticton RCMP in a release, adding the man resisted during his arrest and allegedly spat on one of the officers.

Just two days later, RCMP responded again to an assault committed at a Kaleden-area park. Upon arrival, RCMP found an off-duty RCMP officer and bystander restraining a suspect who had allegedly assaulted two youths.

Criminal charges have been placed again Lamb in each of these cases.

Following his arrest, Lamb was released from custody on a release order with conditions, before being found to breach these conditions five days later.

He has since been remanded back into police custody, and faces an additional two charges for failure to comply with his release orders.

READ MORE: Spoon-wielding man draws police presence in Penticton

READ MORE: Penticton RCMP have the busiest detachment in B.C.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Phil McLachlan

About the Author: Phil McLachlan

Phil McLachlan is the editor at the Penticton Western News. He served as the reporter, and eventually editor of The Free Press newspaper in Fernie.
Read more