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Chase RCMP kept busy during August long weekend

August 04, 2015 - 6:30 PM

CHASE – It was a busy long weekend for Chase RCMP dealing with a wide range of cases, from a fatal bus crash and impaired drivers to thefts and noise complaints.

On the afternoon of Friday, July 31, Chase RCMP attended to a bus crash that killed one person and injured more than 20 others near Hoffman's Bluff.

Around 4 p.m. on Friday, at Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park, a Calgary woman reported her purse was stolen from inside her locked vehicle. There were no witnesses and no signs of forced entry to the vehicle. Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call the detachment.

Around 11 p.m. that night, RCMP received a report of a person standing in the travel lane of the Trans-Canada Highway, forcing a car to swerve to avoid them. The driver of a tractor-trailer rig following behind the car slowed down and a person standing on the highway threw a glass "bong" at the passenger side window, smashing the window. No suspect was identified at the time, and police request anyone with knowledge of this incident to call Chase Detachment.

On Friday officers attended a party at Express Point Road in Scotch Creek. A late-night outdoor Karaoke party was too loud for a neighbour. The homeowner hosting the party agreed to turn down the volume.

On Aug. 1, around 1 a.m., police received a report of five intoxicated youths boarding a vessel at Captain's Village Marina. The owner, who was sleeping aboard, woke up and chased the youths off the boat. Nothing was stolen in the incident and the owner was not able to provide a description of the youths.

In Chase, on Aug. 2 at roughly 5 p.m., someone entered an unlocked pickup truck at the Chase Fire Hall and stole a wallet containing a debit card, temporary B.C. Driver's License and a quantity of cash. There were no witnesses to the crime and a suspect has not been identified. Anyone with knowledge of this crime is asked to call the detachment.

On Monday, Aug. 3, around 1:30 p.m., Chase RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. The owner of the vehicle had left her purse inside the locked car but the thief smashed the rear window to obtain it. The purse contained the owners license, bank and credit cards, birth certificate and an iPhone 5. The cell phone's locating feature showed the phone was in the Kamloops area. There were no witnesses to the event and police are asking anyone with knowledge of this crime to call the Chase Detachment.

Ten impaired driving investigations were opened over the weekend as well. In Seymour Arm during the annual Seymour Sizzler baseball tournament, four vehicle check stops were conducted, which resulted in three investigations for drinking and driving. In each case Immediate Roadside Prohibitions were issued and the vehicles impounded. Four tickets were also issued for no insurance.

A woman suffered a possible concussion on the lake over the weekend, which officers assisted B.C. Ambulance with, and on Saturday night, a minor assault occurred between two men. No charges resulted from this incident.

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


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