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Checkstops, dead wildlife keep Chase RCMP busy

November 10, 2015 - 11:30 AM

CHASE - A roadside checkstop near Chase last week kept RCMP busy mid-week, while a variety of other traffic incidents and a break and enter kept officers busy leading up to the checkstop.

Investigators are asking for any information relating to a cabin break and enter in Anglemont on Oct. 28. Sgt. Gary Heebner says thieves took a Yamaha 4200 ISE generator worth approximately $4,000. Those with information on the incident are asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 250-828-3215.

Officers are still investigating a blue Ford Focus found in the ditch near the intersection of View Road and Squilax-Anglemont Road on Nov. 2. Officers came across the car around 10 p.m., and found the crash scene had been abandoned by the driver. Heebner says when officers came across the car the airbags were deployed, the alarm was ringing and there was a misused insurance tag on the vehicle's license plate.

A bear carcass and a deer carcass were both found in the middle of Highway 1, near Squilax-Turtle Valley Road, after a call to RCMP about the traffic hazards on Nov. 3. There were no collisions with the wildlife reported to police.

With shorter days and holiday celebrations getting underway, drivers should expect an increased RCMP presence on roadways, Heebner says.

On Nov. 4, officers created a checkstop on Shuswap-Chase Creek Road and inspected around 30 vehicles. One vehicle was impounded and the driver received a 90-day driving prohibition.

The next day, around 12:30 a.m., police handed out another 90-day prohibition and impounded the vehicle of a male driver who was impaired.

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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