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Chase RCMP investigating arson, series of thefts

November 24, 2015 - 11:38 AM

CHASE - Arson, a woman pinned between two vehicles and a rash of thefts are the latest files investigated by the Chase RCMP.

Investigators are looking for two gasoline-powered saws after they were reported missing Nov. 22. The tools were allegedly taken along with five bags of aluminum cans from an unlocked pickup truck on Brook Drive in Chase. One saw is a Husqvarna while the other is a Milwaukee saw.

A fifth-wheel trailer parked on Shuswap Road near Pritchard caught fire the night of Nov. 20. The owner alleges someone set the vehicle on fire and Sgt. Gary Heebner with the Chase RCMP says officials are following up with an arson investigation.

Another complainant filed a report on Nov. 19 about 300 litres of diesel fuel stolen from the fuel tank of a road grader on Lee Creek Forestry Road. Heebner says the person who made the complaint alleges the theft happened sometime on the night of Nov. 18.

The driver of a pickup truck was issued a violation ticket after failing to put his car into park after it rolled forward and pinned a woman between two vehicles. Heebner says the incident occurred on Nov. 19 in front of Haldane Elementary School on Cottonwood Street. The woman was transported to a local treatment centre with minor injuries.

Police are on the lookout for a green 2004 Saturn L300 with plate number 947 FBP after it was reported stolen on Nov. 18. Heebner says the car was stolen after it was parked, unlocked, with the keys in the centre console. The car was parked on the 500 block of Lakeshore Drive in Chase. Heebner says anyone who sees the car is advised not to approach it and to call 9-1-1 instead.

Officers are following up on an Oct. 17 theft, which was reported Nov. 19. The owner of a shop on Shuswap Avenue reported a missing Husqvarna chain saw, a belt sander, a red jerry can full of gas, a Homelite chain saw, a Makita cut-off saw and a second jerry can filled with mixed fuel.

Heebner says officers are also investigating a residential break and enter after someone stole a wallet containing identification, $100 cash, a cell phone and a computer tablet from a home on Brook Drive in Chase. The thief may have entered a partially open window in the home, Heebner says.

Anyone with information on any file is asked to contact the Chase RCMP detachment at 250-679-3221. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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