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Fraudster arrested

A man with a history of fraud appeared in Penticton court on Monday.

Oliver RCMP Sgt. Ken Harrington said William Simpson has a significant history of fraud that goes back a number of years

“In this instance he bilked one of our older residents out of $1,000 and attempted to cash a ministry cheque for $250.”

Harrington said Simpson also defrauded a local cab driver for approximately $250.

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Pit bull stolen from pound

Osoyoos RCMP received a report that a vicious dog had been stolen from the Town’s dog impound.

The pitbull had been in the pound as a result of attacking other dogs and had attacked and killed another dog while inside the pound.  Police say the dog had been locked in a cage, which was pried open during the theft.

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Grow-op discovered

Osoyoos RCMP conducted an ATV patrol on Anarchist Mountain August 16 and dismantled an outdoor marijuana grow operation on Crown Land. A large number of mature plants were seized.

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