Penticton RCMP make arrest in stolen taxi

RCMP

On March 15th, 2020, at 11:30 p.m., a driver of local taxi called 911 reporting he had been assaulted by a man, who subsequently stole his taxi. The taxi driver was parked near Skaha Lake Road and Green Avenue West.

Front-line and Police Dog Service officers arrived and were able to locate the stolen taxi only a few blocks from where the incident occurred. A man was found nearby. Evidence related to the robbery was found on him and he was arrested.

34-year old Tyler Lemire has been charged with robbery, theft of motor vehicle, theft under $5000 and assault.