UPDATE: There is a bright spot in a recent break-in that took place at Penticton Search and Rescue (PENSAR).
Penticton Honda Centre is donating a brand new 1,000 watt Honda Generator to PENSAR after hearing about the group’s recent theft.
“We sell outdoor equipment; some people get lost; it’s an important thing that we help out by getting [PENSAR] a new generator to get them looked after,” says store manager Glen Hall.
PENSAR says the generator may not be a specialized piece of equipment, but it is a valuable one that assists volunteers to charge car batteries, flood lights and other gear during searches.
PENTICTON–Penticton Search and Rescue (PENSAR) members are shocked to find they have been targeted by thieves.
The members met for training early Saturday morning at their hall, only to find two of their trailers had been broken into.
The culprits made off with a 1,000 watt Honda generator and a number of gas cans used for the UTV’s.
” It’s certainly disheartening considering we are a volunteer and self funded organization. Everyone here gives so much to help others,” says Dale Jorgensen, President of PENSAR.
Now besides having to spend money on a new generator, the team will be looking at adding more security measures.
PENSAR is hopeful someone in the community has information on the theft, and will contact the Penticton RCMP or Crimestoppers.
The serial number of the generator is EZGA 116325.