Abbotsford man charged with ATM theft in Chase

An Abbotsford man has been charged in connection to an ATM theft in Chase, B.C.

A man whose vehicle was fired at as he allegedly sped away from an Abbotsford police officer on Nov. 4 has been charged in connection to an ATM theft in Chase, B.C.

Christopher Ryan Trethewey, 34, was charged with eight offences, including theft over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and break and enter.

Salmon Arm RCMP received a report at about 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday that a man had backed a trailer into the Village Grocer on Balmoral Road and had tried to steal an automated banking machine.

He was interrupted by the business owner, and then fled, leaving behind the ATM in the parking lot.

Shortly after, a call came in that a truck had driven through the doors of a Petro Canada gas station in Chase – about 35 minutes away – and an ATM had been stolen. A witness reported seeing the vehicle drive away, dragging the machine behind it.

The suspect was then located in a nearby gravel pit, attempting to pry open the ATM.

Prior to his arrest in Chase, Trethewey was charged in Abbotsford with several offences – obstructing a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and possession of break-in instruments – in relation to an incident on Nov. 4.

On that morning, a suspect was being questioned by a police officer on a property in the 3400 block of Juniper Crescent when he sped away in a pickup truck that did not belong to him.

The officer fired his gun, aiming for the tire. A bullet was later found imbedded in the side of a nearby house, and the Abbotsford Police Department is still investigating to confirm whether it was from the single shot fired by the officer.

The man was arrested about 45 minutes later in the area of McKee Road and Cassiar Avenue, driving his own vehicle. The abandoned pickup was found off-road on Eagle Mountain.

Trethewey has pleaded guilty to two of the charges – the motor vehicle and stolen property offences – and is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 19 in Abbotsford.

He is currently in custody on the most recent charges and is slated for a bail hearing in Salmon Arm on Dec. 13.

Trethewey is also scheduled to go on trial Feb. 23 in Chilliwack for two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Abbotsford man gets 9 months for pilfering $36,000 from Mission gun shop

Tyson Gamberg worked as shipper at High Calibre Services Corp.

Company’s ‘toxic’ stench at Abbotsford school prompts district’s appeal to Ministry of Education for help

Enforcement centered on voluntary compliance has “no teeth” while kids become sick

Threats to the Fraser River at a ‘new zenith,’ says river conservationist

The ‘Heart of the Fraser’ should be deemed ecologically significant according to ORC statement

Ready, set, Glow! Christmas festival opens in Abbotsford

Event at Tradex features a million lights, live entertainment and more

Fraser Valley Regional District administration/government costs set to rise by 18%

Mosquito control and fire dispatch costs also set for increase

VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas

Trudeau will need NDP or Bloc support to pass legislation and survive confidence votes

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Chilliwack mom gives back to neonatal unit with Christmas stocking drive

Ashley Durance is paying it forward to other families and their babies following daughter’s NICU stay

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Most Read