On March 28, after a lengthy investigation, Chase RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the 500 block of First Avenue.
Seized from the residence were illegal loaded firearms, firearm parts, and improperly stored ammunition.
As a result of the investigation, Joshua Timothy Reese, age 33, has been indicted on three firearms charges: Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm contrary to Section 95(1), Possession of a firearm without a licence contrary to Section 92(1), and Possession of firearms while prohibited, contrary to Section 117.01 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Further court appearances are scheduled.
On March 22 at 3:40 a.m., Chase RCMP were called to attend a fire in the parking lot behind Safety Mart at 305 Brooke Drive.
Chase Fire Department was on-scene and had put out the fire, which was contained to several pallets of compressed cardboard. No witnesses have been identified at this time; however, police are requesting that anyone with knowledge of this crime call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers.
On March 19, at 3:30 a.m., Chase RCMP were notified that a white 2001 Dodge commercial truck was stolen from a residence on Pine Street. The vehicle was seen on VLA Road heading toward Kamloops, and was closely followed by a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck. Surrounding detachments were immediately notified of the theft while Chase RCMP made patrols.
The commercial truck was located on March 22 on a dirt road off Old Highway. Forensic Identification Services examined the truck and the investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information regarding this theft of vehicle is asked to call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers.
On March 29 at 4:25 a.m., Chase RCMP were notified by a resident on Willow Street, who heard a noise outside. The complainant turned on an exterior light and saw a male dressed in a dark hoody with his hand on the door handle of the complainant’s pickup truck.
The male then jumped into a dark-coloured, newer model pickup truck and fled the area. No licence plate was obtained. Police conducted patrols of the area, but did not find the suspect vehicle. The complainant stated that the passenger door of her pickup had been left unlocked, and an iPod was taken. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers.
On March 29, Chase RCMP were called regarding a break-and-enter to a basement suite in the 200 block of Brooke Drive. The occupant of the suite had been away for a few weeks, and came home to find that someone had entered an unlocked rear window. Jewelry was confirmed to have been taken.
Anyone who has knowledge of this break-and-enter is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers.
On March 26 at 7:40 a.m., Chase RCMP attended a single motor-vehicle collision on Squilax-Anglemont Road, approximately two kilometres west of Scotch Creek. A black Hyundai was located off-road to the right of the southbound lane. Damage to the vehicle was substantial, and it was confirmed that the registered owner had been the driver.
No injuries were reported. Road conditions may have been slippery due to frost at that hour, and alcohol was not a contributing factor. No charges were laid.
Chase RCMP conducted a traffic checkstop on Squilax-Anglemont Road near the Little River overpass at 8 p.m.
March 18, at 8 p.m. approximately 15 drivers were checked, and three impaired investigations were begun. Using the approved screening device, all drivers were then cleared and allowed to proceed on their way.