Guns, thefts and fire keep Chase RCMP busy

CHASE - Firearms violations and thefts kept Chase RCMP busy over the past two weeks.

A home on Brooke Drive was broken into while the resident was away for a few weeks, Chase RCMP say in a release. Jewelry was confirmed stolen when the owner returned home and reported the theft on March 29.

Another theft occurred on March 29, when a resident on Willow Street saw a man trying to get into her truck. The male, dressed in a dark hoody, got away with an iPod.

Firearms were seized and a 33-year-old man charged March 28. Joshua Timothy Reese is facing several gun-related charges, including possession of firearms while prohibited.

A fire behind the Safety Mart at 305 Brooke Dr. on March 22 is also being investigated. Chase Fire Department attended and kept the fire contained to a couple pallets of compressed cardboard. 

A 2001 Dodge commercial truck was reported stolen from a residence on Pine Street at 3:30 a.m., March 19. The truck was spotted being followed by a red Dodge pick-up and headed towards Kamloops. It was located three days later. Forensic investigators examined the truck and the investigation is on going.

If you have tips about any crimes, call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin at or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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