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Crime doesn’t stop over Christmas

Police looking for a Grinch, or possibly Grinches, who were involved in crimes in Penticton over the holidays.

Christmas decorations stolen

A theft of multiple Christmas decorations has Penticton police looking for a Grinch, or possibly Grinches.

On Dec. 24, a resident on Estates Place had a theft occur overnight of a red and green Christmas-themed projection lamp.

Another light projector was later stolen from Argyle Street.

Police continue to investigate the matter.

Break-in

Sometime between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26 a break and enter took place at Westview Place.

The back door of a residence was pried open. Cash, jewellery and a Garmin GPS were taken. One of the jewellery boxes taken had “Merry Christmas Bobby 1991” on it, and another read “Hazel on your retirement.”

Christmas eve car fire

Police suspect a car fire on Forestbrook Drive was intentionally set at 5 a.m. on Dec. 24 and it was a targeted incident.

RCMP said the occupants of the nearby residence were extremely uncooperative. The matter is still under investigation.

Shed fire in Naramata

A fire destroyed a shed along with heirlooms and antiques stored inside during the early morning fire on Three Mile Road in Naramata.

Police said the fire was possible caused by a space heater and heat lamp inside.

Construction sites hit by thefts

A building site on Pineview Road had the lock cut off of a storage container and thousands of dollars of equipment stolen.

The building company told police it was the third break-in on three different job sites.

Vehicle theft

A 2003 Volkswagen Golf VE071V was stolen sometime between 5 p.m. Dec. 20 and noon Dec. 21 from a property on Lakehill Rd.

The vehicle is black, white and red with a Custom Bilt Tattoo sticker on the back window.

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