A Saskatchewan man was arrested in Penticton on Tuesday morning, just hours after a mail theft from Summerland.
The mail theft was reported to the Summerland RCMP detachment early Tuesday morning, after mailboxes on Happy Valley Road were pried open during the night.
Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said the mail was recovered between 7:30 and 8 o’clock that morning in downtown Penticton.
He said an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle with Saskatchewan license plates. Further investigation revealed the plates and the vehicle had both been stolen.
Following a search of the vehicle, some of the mail stolen from Summerland was recovered.
As a result, one of the men in the vehicle was charged with possession of stolen property. He was also facing outstanding warrants from out-of-province.
Theft of mail has been an ongoing problem in Summerland and the surrounding area over the past year.
Last fall and winter, Summerland mailboxes were targeted during a rash of mail thefts in the area.