Girls arrested for theft from RV

Three teenage girls are awaiting a court date following a report of a suspected break in.

  • Aug. 9, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Three teenage girls are awaiting a court date following a report of a suspected break in.

Chase RCMP received a phone call July 18 from the owner of an RV at Express Point Road.

The owner reported that their window had been pried open, items were stolen and the place was a mess.

Neighbors said they had seen three young girls on bikes near the property the day before but did not recognize them. As police were investigating, the three teenage girls returned to the home where they were arrested for possession of stolen property.

Cpl. Mark Skotnicki said it is believed the girls, later determined to be from Kamloops, may have been living in the RV. All of them were released into parental care and are awaiting a court date.

Skotnicki said they could not charge the girls with breaking and entering as no one had actually seen the girls go in. However, they did have some of the stolen goods on them, so some charges were laid.

Most of the stolen items were returned to the RV owner, also from Kamloops. Skotnicki said most of what was stolen was food, liquor and some valuables.

Gun shots

On Aug. 3 at about 10 p.m., police received reports of gun shots in  the 7000 block of Little Shuswap.

Police say when a neighbour went to investigate, he found a number of 20-year-olds shooting skeet plates.

He informed the men they were on private property and they apologized before driving off in their pickup. The truck had Alberta plates.

Oh deer

At about 3:36 p.m. on Aug. 5, police were notified of a motor-vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway by the Highway 97 junction.

It was reported that a driver was in the eastbound, ‘slow’ lane when a deer ran in front of the vehicle. Sgt. Gary Heebner reported the driver braked hard and missed the deer. However,  a Hyundai Santa Fe travelling close behind rear-ended the vehicle, causing between $2,000 and $3,000 in damage to each.

There were no injuries, but both vehicles were towed away and the driver of the Hyundai was ticketed for driving too close.

Loose tire

On Aug. 6, police were called to a three-vehicle accident on Highway 1 close to the Martin Prairie Road intersection. The driver of a Toyota Tacoma was travelling east when a wheel of a westbound Mazda pickup came off, hitting the Toyota.

The wheel then hit  a second vehicle in the westbound lane causing minimal damage. The registered owner of the Mazda was in the passenger seat at the time of the accident and said that he had just had his tires done, suggesting that as a possible cause.

After an inspection, officers noticed metal filings on the wheels suggesting that the nuts were not on tight enough.

“It appeared to be mechanically related,” Heebner said.