November 12, 2015 - 1:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - A Merritt man remains in custody on theft charges after his arrest in Savona over the weekend.
John Robert Beauchemin, 29 was arrested on Nov. 8 after a man reported a suspect stealing his chainsaw.
The suspect left the scene in a vehicle, crashed it and then attempted to flee on foot before he was quickly caught by a K9 police dog, according to Kamloops RCMP.
Beauchemin is charged with possessing stolen property, possessing a break-in instrument, breaching probation and operating a vehicle while disqualified.
His next court apperance is for a bail hearing on Nov. 16.
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