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Thefts and attempted mail thefts keep Chase RCMP busy

October 27, 2015 - 10:55 AM

CHASE - It has been a busy month for Chase RCMP dealing with a range of thefts including license plates, vehicles and tools as well as an attempted mail theft.

On Oct. 8 a vehicle in St. Ives had the driver side mirror broken off when someone threw a rock at the vehicle, which was parked at a residence.

The following day around 9 a.m. a vehicle was stolen from a business in Pritchard. A black 2005 Acura RSX was left with the engine running in front of the store and a short, slender white male with a shaved head was witnessed getting in the vehicle and driving away. The victim’s purse, with credit cards, cell phone, drivers license and some cash were also in the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered two days later by Kelowna RCMP but police are still looking for more details about the crime.

Around 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 10, a pickup truck went off the road and rolled into the ditch on Squilax-Anglemont Road in Magna. The 53-year-old driver was treated at the scene and then police conducted a roadside impaired investigation, leading to a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and a vehicle impoundment.

The next day a storage building was broken into on Kamloops-Shuswap Road near Chase. A deadbolt had been pried open but it is unknown if anything was taken. A witness saw a recent model black Chevrolet 4x4 extended cab at the scene but it fled as the witness approached the scene. The license plate began with HY.

Around 1 a.m. on Oct. 12 a pickup truck was stopped by RCMP at the corner of Brooke Drive and Shuswap Avenue. RCMP believed the 31-year-old driver to be impaired so he was detained for impaired driving and possession of a controlled substance. The vehicle was impounded and a court date set for the driver.

A motorcycle was reported stolen on Oct. 14, though could have been stolen anytime over the preceding four months. The motorcycle is a Kawasaki Ninja with plate number W30725.

On Oct. 15 around midnight an alarm at a large Scotch Creek business was sounded. The owner arrived shortly after the alarm was activated and he saw two males in the fenced compound as they escaped. The back door and had been pried open and an office was rifled through, though it appears nothing of value was taken.

The same day another commercial break and enter was reported near Miners Bluff Road off of Highway 1. Two generators and tools were stolen from cargo trailers.

On Oct. 19 license plates were stolen off of a vehicle parked at a business in Pritchard.

Around 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 25 a set of community mailboxes on Aylmer Driver in Chase were reported broken into. It is believed the mailboxes, which appeared to have been pried open, were broken into sometime during the night. The two mailboxes pried open were not in use and two other mailboxes had pry marks on them, though remained unopened.

Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-900-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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