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Volunteer firefighter in court

The trial for an Oliver volunteer firefighter facing one charge of unlawfully being in the dwelling did not start as planned in Penticton Wednesday.

Travis Bolenback, 34, has been on leave pending the outcome of the court proceedings surrounding an incident that is alleged to have occurred at an Oliver home on May 14. The incident occurred while Bolenback was off duty.

Bolenback, who is employed as a driller, denies the allegations.

Defence lawyer James Pennington filed an application Wednesday to access police records on the file.

“Mr. Bolenback is aware of this particular incident, he says it never occured,” Pennington said, questioning the complainant's credibility.

Oliver Fire Chief Bob Graham told the Oliver Chronicle Bolenback’s membership with the department will be decided by the outcome of the charges against him. A conviction will see him dismissed.

The matter will be back before court schedulers next week.



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