- Our Town
Three youths each received a ticket of $230 for possessing alcohol while under the age of 19 after running into police who were investigating them for a burnt newspaper box on Giant’s Head Road. Police searched the area after receiving a complaint about other damaged newspaper boxes at around 9:30 p.m. June 29.
While the police could not link the trio to the alleged mischief, they did find alcohol on them, said Sgt. Mona Kauffeld of the Summerland RCMP.
Police eventually returned to the youth to their parents. Police are also investigating a mischief complaint on Rotary Beach. Reported June 29, police investigating the incident found damages to nearby picnic tables, among other discoveries. Kauffeld said the areas has become somewhat of a problem spot.
A white and red Stihl chainsaw with a 24-inch bar worth some $300 remains in illegal possession after a break-and-enter reported in the morning of June 29.
The incident -— which occurred in the 5000 block of Simpson Road -— featured somebody cutting the lock of a shed to gain illegal entry, said Sgt. Mona Kauffeld of the Summerland RCMP. Police encourage witnesses to come forward. Police are also investigating second break-and-end. This one happened sometime between July 1 and 3 in a Harris Road residence. Police somebody entered the house — whose owners were away at the time — through a rear-door, said Kauffeld.
Police are investigating damages to the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Sgt. Mona Kauffeld of the Summerland RCMP said somebody broke the outside of a double-pane window on the church sometime between July 1 and July 4.
While police have no value on the damage, it is not believed that the would-be vandal damaged one of the church stained-glass windows.