Penticton Police were busy over the May long weekend with 35 calls for service on Friday night. Police responded to multiple calls for mischief, intoxicated individuals and disturbances.
A total of 38 calls for service came on Saturday during the day including one incident of a man who was kicking the glass door of the Penticton Yacht Club while yelling and screaming. The man was gone before police arrived and no damage was reported.
Police responded to 23 calls for service on Saturday night including one man who was issued four violation tickets totalling $937 for open liquor, driving while prohibited, driving contrary to restrictions and driving without insurance. There was ammunition found in his vehicle, police said, contrary to a court order. The man’s vehicle was impounded and he was released on a promise to appear in court.
Sometime Saturday night man attempted to drive off on a bicycle from the Skaha Ford dealership pulling a trailer with a pressure washer and other items. The man had broken into the compound and fled when he realized he was being followed by security. The items were recovered. An investigation is underway.
On Sunday police responded to 29 calls for service. RCMP responded to the channel around 4:30 p.m. after about 20 inflatable floaties were tied together floating in the channel getting caught up on the bridge at Green Mountain Road. All floaters were accounted for.
“I just want to remind people not to tie floats together when they are floating the channel. It’s a great attraction and a good way to spend the day or afternoon, but every year we have that issue where people go on both sides of the (bridge) because floaties are tied together. People seem to risk life and limb to save a $7.99 inflatable device,” Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth with the Penticton RCMP said.
The current was high and fast at the time, police said.
On Sunday police responded to the fire pit on Okanagan Beach Power Street and Lakeshore Avenue where one man was taken to hospital for “extreme intoxication.”