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Eleven crimes you could help Chase RCMP solve

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November 23, 2016 - 1:13 PM

CHASE - RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance as officers investigate a variety of thefts and minor crimes in Chase.

Investigators are looking for witnesses or tips in connection with 11 separate crimes, according to a RCMP media release.

On Oct. 22 a car was broken into at the raft pullout on Squilax-Anglemount Road. Someone smashed a window and took a purse with credit cards and a driver’s license while the owner was hiking.

A truck reported stolen on Oct. 3 in Kamloops was located on Scotch Creek Forest Service Road near the intersection with Squilax-Anglemount Road. The drivers door had been tampered with and police are still investigating.

The front door of a residence on the 700 block of Chief William Perish Drive was kicked in on Oct. 28. No one was home at the time, and it doesn’t appear anything was taken or moved.

A travel trailer was stolen from a business on the 300 bock of Squilax-Anglemount Road on Nov. 1. Thieves cut the lock on the trailer, which didn’t have a license plate. Also on Nov. 1 police received a report about a break in at an auto parts business. It’s not clear if anything was taken.

On Nov. 4 an ATV was stolen from the parking lot of a motel. The report of the theft came at 7 a.m., but police had found the vehicle earlier when an officer approached a car the lights off and an ATV. When a police officer approach a man jump int the car, a green Toyota Camry, and sped off. The officer deemed it unsafe to pursue, but did notify other police.

A canoe owned by Thompson Rivers University was reported stolen on Nov. 5 from beside Adams Lake. The man who had the canoe told police he left it at the side of the road to move his vehicle down Adams River, which he was planning on travelling down with friends. When he returned 20 minutes later to where he left the canoe, it was gone.

The back fence to a garden centre on Brooke Drive was cut and a bag of soil was taken on Nov. 9. The owner reported the theft to police at 10:26 a.m.

Two ATVs were stolen from a property in Pritchard overnight on Nov. 10 or Nov. 11. Both are red 2008 Polaris vehicles.

On Nov. 12 around 2 p.m. a woman walking her dog returned to her car near the Sorrento Community Park. As she got close she heard glass smash, and when she got back to her car she saw a window had been smashed and her purse was missing, which contained he drivers license and credit cards. At the same time a dark SUV sped away from the scene. She wasn’t able to read the plate number.

Also on Nov. 12 another purse was stolen from Chase Memorial Park. The man who reported it told police the purse had been taken from an unlocked truck and had multiple ID cards, debit cards, credit cards, cash and rings inside.

Anyone with knowledge about any of these crimes is asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679- 3221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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