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Chase RCMP kept busy with car troubles

CHASE – The Chase RCMP were kept very busy this past week with a host of vehicle offences and thefts.

On Oct. 2, Chase RCMP were called to a collision in a parking lot at Sorrento Plaza in Sorrento. A large flat deck truck struck another vehicle while reversing from a parking stall. The driver, who was exiting her vehicle at the time, became pinned between her car door and the door frame. B.C. Ambulance attended the scene and the driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was charged with a Motor Vehicle Act offence.

The same day, around 9:30 p.m., police did traffic enforcement on Pine Street at Shuswap Avenue. Thirty vehicles were stopped to check for drivers not wearing seatbelts and who had been drinking. One violation ticket for driving contrary to restriction, failing to stop for police and failing to obey stop sign under the Motor Vehicle Act was issued. Police also opened a drug investigation as a result of the traffic stop.

On Oct. 3, Mounties were called to a single vehicle collision on Squilax-Anglemont Road, just west of the Scotch Creek Bridge. B.C. Ambulance also attended the scene, but it appeared the driver already left the area. The driver appeared to have failed to negotiate the right hand curve in the road, crossing the centre line and coming to a stop against the wires of a power pole. B.C. Hydro addressed the pole issue while the car was towed from the scene. The female driver later returned to the scene. She had been driven to hospital in Salmon Arm for treatment of minor injuries. Cause of the crash is still under investigation, however, alcohol consumption has been ruled out.

Then on Oct. 6, Chase RCMP responded to a complaint of a break-and-enter and theft-of-vehicle. The event occurred between 11 p.m. and 4:45 a.m. at Spooner Electric Ltd, on 2199 Squilax-Anglemont Road, in Lee Creek. The suspect cut off the gate lock and stole a red 2008 Ford 450 flat-deck truck, B.C. licence plate “JD9010”, which was carrying a white 2008 Bobcat, B.C. licence plate “X49175”. In addition, approximately 300 feet of industrial wire, a V-plow, inverter and miscellaneous hand tools were also taken. Surveillance video showed a lone male suspect, approximately six feet tall and 180 pounds, wearing a blue hoodie, dark hat and dark pants.

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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