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Osoyoos driver of stolen Hummer tries to elude police on dead-end street
A 25-year-old Osoyoos man is facing criminal charges after RCMP recovered a stolen black Hummer following a short pursuit on Sunday.
Osoyoos RCMP say Staff Sgt. Kurt Lozinski was working at the detachment and making routine patrols when he spotted the vehicle at the Mohawk gas station. A similar vehicle had been reported stolen.
Lozinski followed the vehicle and attempted to stop it as it fled onto a dead-end street. The driver then fled on foot.
Police arrested the lone passenger, a 16-year-old female from Vernon, for possessing stolen property. The driver was later located and arrested for theft and possession of stolen property.
The Hummer has been returned to its owner, Osoyoos RCMP say.
Police seek woman in foiled robbery outside local bank
Police are looking for a woman involved in a foiled robbery attempt from a client at the Interior Savings Credit Union last week.
Osoyoos RCMP say a 57-year-old Osoyoos man received cash from the bank and put it into his front shirt pocket before getting into his vehicle.
The woman approached the man and reached through the driver’s side window in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the cash from his shirt pocket. She then fled the area, getting into a burgundy pickup truck.
The woman is described as being skinny, about 40 years old, with long curly brown hair, tanned and wearing a purple tank top and beige jeans at the time.
The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on Aug. 6. Police are investigating the incident for criminal charges.
Oliver man ignores warning not to drive after he urinates on tire
A 51-year-old intoxicated Oliver man at the Town of Osoyoos marina ignored a warning last week not to drive and ended up with a driving prohibition.
Witnesses saw the man drive his boat to the dock and warned him not to drive, believing him to be intoxicated. The man was seen urinating on his truck tire and he smelled of alcohol.
When a South Okanagan Traffic Services officer arrived at the marina Aug. 8, the man was attempting to line up his truck and boat trailer at the boat launch, Osoyoos RCMP say.
The man failed two breath sample readings and received a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and his truck was impounded for 30 days.
Police say he could have also been charged with a Criminal Code offence of operating a vessel while impaired since he was also seen driving a boat. Had police decided to pursue that charge, he would have required a court appearance leading to a criminal record and driving prohibition if convicted.
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Anyone with information on these incidents and other crimes is asked to call the Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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