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Well known Penticton prolific offender arrested

Levi Kamps allegedly bear sprayed a person when caught rummaging through a car
Penticton police arrest a well known offender. (File photo)

A prolific offender well known in Penticton has been arrested and held in jail.

Charges have been approved against Levi Jo Kamps after he allegedly bear sprayed another person when caught rummaging through a car.

In the evening of Nov. 20, Penticton RCMP responded to a residence near Duncan Avenue E for a report of an assault in progress and theft from a vehicle. The victim confronted the suspect after catching him rummaging through a neighbour’s car. A struggle ensued, the victim was bear sprayed, and the suspect fled immediately after, said police in a press release.

Officers responded with a large presence and quickly located the suspect, said Const. Dayne Lyons, Penticton RCMP media relations officer. “The suspect was caught in possession of bear spray, and items believed to be stolen from the vehicle.”

The BC Prosecution Service has approved charges of assault, theft, and possession of stolen property against Kamps who has been held in custody pending a future court date.

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Monique Tamminga

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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