Penitcton RCMP make several arrests
Penticton – The Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment’s Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) were busy the first week of 2019 making several arrests.
The Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU), whose mandate it is to investigate prolific criminal offenders of drug and property crimes within the South Okanagan, were out in full force the first part of 2019.
Officers with the TEU conducted several operations in and around specific motels in the South end of Penticton, resulting in two individuals being arrested on outstanding warrants.
On January 2nd, TEU made an arrest on a female on outstanding warrants out of Summerland, BC, for failing to comply with her probation order.
Also on January 2nd, TEU arrested Bradley Thompson, age 46, on outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court. While being searched incidental to his arrest, Thompson was found in possession of suspected Cocaine and Methamphetamine. Charges of possessing controlled substances and breaching his recognizance are being recommended to the BC Prosecution Service.
On January 3rd, TEU Officer’s conducted surveillance in Okanagan Falls, BC. While there, Officers observed Jeremy Hargreaves, age 39, who had several outstanding warrants for his arrest, driving along Maple St. Upon Officer’s using their emergency equipment directing Hargreaves to pull over, he reversed and rammed a Police vehicle, and then side-swiped another Police vehicle, before crashing into a nearby fence. A foot pursuit ensued with TEU Officer’s successfully arresting Hargreaves shortly thereafter. Hargreaves faces numerous charges of Assaulting and Flight from Police, along with his outstanding warrants.
“The TEU continues their focus on those in our community who pose the highest risk to public safety, and the few offenders who commit the majority of property and drug related offences”, explains Cst. James Grandy.