Chase RCMP defuse ‘dynamite’

Detachment office evacuated temporarily after man brings in object, stating it is an explosive.

  • May. 26, 2017 3:00 p.m.

On May 17 at 1 p.m., a man entered the Chase detachment and placed a wrapped object on the counter stating it was a stick of dynamite.

RCMP treat all explosives as unstable in nature until proven otherwise.

Office staff were removed from the building and the office was closed until the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit could attend. The object was determined to be a road flare.

The Chase RCMP would like to remind the public not to bring firearms or explosives into the RCMP building.

Should you believe you have explosives, do not move them; police will come to the location to ensure they are safely handled. Firearms can be retrieved from your vehicle by police officers.

Stranded

On May 23 at 6:30 p.m., Chase RCMP received a call to assist boaters stranded on Copper Island.

Three men were boating in a motorized canoe on Shuwap Lake when the motor stopped working. The water had become too rough to paddle across. Shuswap Search and Rescue responded to retrieve the boaters from the island.

Fake cop

On May 10, Chase RCMP received a report of a fraud. The complainant reported that they had been contacted by a person claiming to be a constable with the RCMP. The fraudster convinced the victim a large sum of money had been deposited into her account. The victim was then directed to deposit the funds into another account.

The Chase RCMP would like to remind the public that police will not contact you to solicit money, or ask that you forward funds for any reason. If you are the recipient of these phone calls or emails please do not provide any financial information and contact police for assistance. For more information on scams and frauds, follow the links on the RCMP website, www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Gas leak

On May 18 at 1:15 p.m., the Chase RCMP Detachment assisted the Chase Fire Department with a natural gas leak in the Drakes Landing area of Chase. A gas line had been ruptured and fumes were entering the area. Chase detachment officers assisted with door-to-door notifications to the residents. Residents were only asked to close doors and windows and no evacuations were required while the leak was repaired.

Crash

On May 16 at 4:10 p.m., Chase RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision in the 7000 block of Squilax Angelmont Road in Anglemont. A motorcyclist had lo

st control of his motorcycle and was reported to be unconscious. Police, ambulance, air ambulance, Anglemont Fire Department and First Responders were dispatched.

Upon arrival the rider was found to be awake and was transported to hospital via ground ambulance. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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