Teneycke skips jail sentence

Police expect an arrest warrant will be issued for prolific offender Ronald Arthur Teneycke.

Police expect an arrest warrant will be issued for prolific offender Ronald Arthur Teneycke, 52, after he failed to show up for his most recent weekend jail time.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said RCMP will petition the courts for the warrant for Teneycke who was sentenced in April to serve 90 days in custody intermittently on weekends.

He pleaded guilty at that time to making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon contrary to a court order.

 

Busy weekend for RCMP

Other recent activities have kept Penticton RCMP busy who at one point responded to 75 calls over a 24-hour period which included an hour-long closure of Lakeshore Drive.

Saturday, June 27 after police received a number complaints about vehicles doing burnouts in the area the street was blocked off at about 10 p.m.

“Our response was based on public safety,” said Wrigglesworth.

However Lakeshore was reopened at 11 p.m. and another car did a burnout. RCMP officers, waiting just out of sight, quickly converged on the driver.

He was ticketed and the Corvette was impounded for seven days.

Overall, Wrigglesworth said the weekend went relatively smoothly with both the Peach City Beach Cruise and the Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival drawing large crowds to the city.

 

Vehicle theft

Police also reported the theft of two vehicles along with a 16-foot aluminum boat which had been tied up underneath the bridge under construction on the Okanagan River Channel.