Two Life Pak automatic defibrillators, two green jump kits, and two oxygen tanks with regulators in red cases were stolen from the North Shuswap First Responders.- Image credit: Facebook.

Thieves steal first responders’ equipment

Chase RCMP request public’s help in solving crimes.

  • Aug. 2, 2017 11:30 a.m.

On July 31, Chase RCMP received a report that someone had broken into two First Responders boxes located in Lee Creek and Scotch Creek. The boxes store spare equipment used by First Responders. Stolen was spare oxygen, regulators and AED (automated external defibrillator) pads. The approximate value of the loss is over $10,000.

Anyone with anyinformation regarding this investigation, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Nasty heist

On July 31 at approximately 3:35 p.m., Chase RCMP Detachment received a report of three kayaks being taken from the side of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Chase. The kayaks became dislodged from the owner’s vehicle while travelling, striking another vehicle. While the owner was exchanging particulars with the occupants of the damaged vehicle someone picked up the kayaks and left the area.


On Sunday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m., Chase RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover on Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road in Seymour Arm. A brown Jeep lost control on the road, hit an embankment before rolling over onto the passenger side. Two ambulances and one helicopter also responded to assist the injured occupants. Two occupants were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ditch drunk

On Aug. 1 at 5:45 a.m., Chase RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision in the 2600 block of Squilax Anglemont Rd. in Lee Creek. Scotch Creek Fire Department arrived first on scene to find a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am in the ditch with the driver asleep at the wheel. The 53-year-old male driver was found to be impaired by alcohol. He was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Gun stolen

On July 31 at 9 p.m., Chase RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a residence on Hillside Avenue in Chase. The homeowner returned to find his front door open. A MacBook computer and .22 calibre rifle was stolen.

Man flees

On July 30 at 5:30 p.m., Chase officers were on patrol on Kamloops-Shuswap Road when they observed two vehicles on the roadside. A man with the vehicles was known to have three warrants for his arrest. When police stopped to arrest him, he entered his truck and fled. Police began to pursue but as the man was driving in a manner dangerous to the public so the pursuit was discontinued. A female at the scene assisted the man in fleeing police. Charges are pending.

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