Parolee arrested in Summerland
A federal parolee who walked away from a Kamloops halfway house last month has been arrested in Summerland.
Penticton RCMP arrested Andrew Robert Hardenstine without incident in the south Okanagan town on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Hardenstine, a 33-year-old federal parolee, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
Hardenstine left a halfway house in Kamloops on Jan. 14 and did not return.
RCMP issued a public bulletin about his disappearance, stating he has a lengthy criminal record of violence against people.
According to court documents, Hardenstine has multiple prior convictions, including possession of property obtained by crime, theft under $5,000, theft over $5,000, robbery and break and enter — all stemming from incidents in Penticton.
He was also found guilty of possession of cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy and marijuana following a 2010 vehicle stop in Surrey.