One of the South Okanagan’s most high-profile criminals is back behind bars.
Ronald Arthur Teneycke, 52, was denied bail Monday following a hearing in provincial court in Penticton.
All evidence heard at the hearing is covered by a routine publication ban intended to avoid tainting the jury pool if the matter eventually proceeds to trial.
Teneycke is charged with making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon contrary to a court order. The offences are alleged to have occurred at or near Okanagan Falls between Dec. 27, 2013, and March 13, 2014. He was arrested Jan. 22.
The long-time resident of the South Okanagan has 31 criminal convictions on his record, including a sexual assault for which he served a 12-year federal sentence, the conclusion of which prompted police to issue a public warning in 2007.
Most recently, Teneycke was sentenced in September 2014 to 179 days’ time served after pleading guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and breach of probation.
He’s also accused separately of twice breaching a court-ordered curfew and driving while prohibited since his release from jail that month.
Teneycke, who appeared gaunt, argued briefly with Judge Brad Chapman at the conclusion of Monday’s hearing before being led away by sheriffs. He’s due back in court on Feb. 4.