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Labour Day weekend kicks off busy week for Chase RCMP

September 10, 2015 - 6:30 PM

CHASE - Mutliple thefts, outstanding warrants and threats kept Chase RCMP hopping over the past week.

A cell phone was stolen from Shuswap Lake Provincial Park after it was left in a public washroom on Sept. 6. The person who took the phone accessed the complainent’s Facebook account and changed the password.

The following day Chase RCMP received a report of stolen licence plates from a 2000 blue Volkswagen Golf in the North Shuswap. The B.C. plate number is 313 LTH.

On Sept. 7, Chase RCMP also responded to a distraught man who threatened to hurt a friend and police also upon their arrival. The inebriated man was found by police walking near his residence carrying a large knife in his waistband. Tyrone Aaron Sampolio, 24 was arrested, held overnight at Chase Detachment and transported to Kamloops Law Courts. He has been charged with uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Sampolio was released by the court on numerous conditions.

On Sept. 9, around 9:45 p.m., a Chase RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop of a Dodge Grand Caravan on Brooke Drive in Chase. The vehicle had expired licence plates and a check of the vehicle’s occupants resulted in the male driver being arrested on an outstanding unendorsed warrant for possession of break-in instruments. The man was issued violation tickets for no insurance, no driver’s licence, held in custody overnight and transported to Kamloops Law Courts the next day. The female passenger was arrested on an outstanding endorsed warrant and released at the scene on a promise to appear in court.

RCMP responded to several thefts, including from village staff. A leaf blower was stolen from a maintenance worker’s pickup truck while working in a downtown park. Thieves also broke into a local hardware store and stole five lawnmokers.

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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