Police seek witnesses to fatal train collision

The death of a 50-year-old male is under investigation after he was struck by a westbound train

  • Nov. 3, 2016 8:00 p.m.

The death of a 50-year-old male is under investigation after he was struck by a westbound train, approximately five kilometres west of Chase.

At 7:50 a.m. on Oct. 29, the Chase RCMP Detachment received a report of a fatal collision between a train and a pedestrian.

RCMP, CP Railway Police and the Coroners office attended.  The investigation indicates at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 50-year-old Caucasian male was on the tracks when he was struck by a westbound train.

Rail traffic was stopped for approximately three and a half hours for scene examination.  No further information is available at this time.

Police are asking any witnesses to contact the Chase RCMP Detachment at 250-679-3221.

Dog attack in Sorrento

On Sept. 30 Chase RCMP received a complaint of a dog attack on Des Fosses Road in Sorrento.  The complainant, an eighty-one year old man, was walking on the road with the wife, when three dogs approached the couple and attacked him.  The man was taken to the hospital in Salmon Arm, where he was treated for puncture wounds to his leg.  The couple stated the owner of the dogs retrieved them after the attack, however, the owner denied this when contacted by police.  There are no by-laws in this area for vicious dogs, so people out for a walk and those walking with small pets are reminded to be cautious and vigilant.  Owners of aggressive dog breeds are reminded to keep their dogs securely penned in order to prevent this type of occurrence.

Business damaged

Chase RCMP responded to a call of mischief in the 800 block of Shuswap Ave in Chase, Oct. 22, at about 7:30 p.m.

A local male had kicked out a window at a local business.  The thirty-three year old man was arrested for mischief, and held in cells until he was sober.  He was released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 12, with an undertaking to stay away from the business in question.




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