Turtles blamed for man’s trespass

Police located the male on the back patio and arrested him for trespassing at night, being intoxicated in public.

On Dec. 17 a resident on Holden Road called the police because an unknown male was attempting to push his way into the residence through the back door.

Police located the male on the back patio and arrested him for trespassing at night, being intoxicated in public.

“The male advised he was brought there by turtles,” Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth with the Penticton RCMP said.

There was no damage to the property and the man was held in cells until sober. He was released without charges.

A half an hour after that incident, police received a report of a different male trying to break into a house on Wade Avenue. Police located the man who was swearing and yelling at them from the second floor deck of the residence. He was arrested for causing a disturbance and was found with methamphetamine on his person.

The man sobered up and was released with charges of drug possession and a promise to appear in court.