Police Report

From the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment between Oct. 13-19

Bad driver

Oct. 13 at 4:50 pm police stopped a PT Cruiser with Alberta plates after receiving a complaint about an erratic driver westbound on Hwy 1 near Cache Creek. The Kamloops complainant said the vehicle passed him and then slammed on his brakes. The vehicle was located and the 32 year old New Serepta man was issued a ticket for driving without consideration.

No room at the inn

Oct. 13 at 10:55 pm police located a 42 year old Ashcroft man sleeping in the lobby of the credit union after receiving a complaint. The man was sober but was having issues at home so he went looking for a warm place to spend the night. He was given a ride to a friend’s house in Cache Creek.

Mischief

Oct. 14 at 10:40 am a 52 year old resident of Hat Creek Rd. reported that her 1998 GMC Jimmy had been subjected to vandalism on Oct. 8 some time between noon and midnight. She said the windows and mirrors were broken and three tires were slashed. The truck was parked at her residence at the time. There were no witnesses.

Tireless

Oct. 14 at 2:45 pm a 42 year old Cache Creek man reported finding the frame of a newer model 21-speed adult mountain bike on his property. Anyone missing said bike may call the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 to claim it.

Lead foot Louie

Oct. 14 at 4:55 pm Traffic Services stopped a 2003 Ford pickup on Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain for travelling at 136 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 41 year old Nanaimo man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his truck was impounded for seven days.

At 5:45 pm in the same place, officers stopped a Dodge Challenger that was travelling at 146 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 62 year old Lillooet man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his car was impounded for seven days.

Impaired driver

Oct. 14 at 5 pm police received a complaint of an intoxicated man driving in the Cache Creek area. The 2003 Accura was located and the 51 year old Kelowna man Failed a roadside screening test. He was given a 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

Born to run

Oct. 15 at 1:30 pm Traffic Services members on Hwy 99 signalled a Trans Am to pull over after seeing it travel at 125 kph in the 80 kph zone. The driver refused to stop until officers blocked the road ahead. The 32 year old Surrey man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his car was impounded for seven days.

Property line

Oct. 15 at 3:30 pm police were called to the Good Knight Inn in Cache Creek by the motel manager after a 72 year old Cache Creek man had made cuts in the asphalt parking lot in preparation to install a fence between his adjacent property and the motel’s. The property line has been disputed in the past, so the Cache Creek man hired a surveyor and filed a copy of the results with the Village, and had a copy served to the owners of the Good Knight Inn. However, the motel is still disputing the claim. The two were advised again that it was a civil matter.

Threatened

Oct. 15 at 9:05 pm police responded to a complaint of threats made at the Sundowner Motel in Cache Creek. Police spoke to the complainant, a 42 year old Chase man, who said that he had been drinking alcohol with his guests in the office area of the motel when a female employee told him he wasn’t allowed to be there and told him to leave the area. When he refused, a male employee also told him to go back to his room. There was no proof that a threat had been made and he was told once again to return to his room. He complied.

Bad judgment

Oct. 16 at 10:40 am Traffic Services stopped a Dodge minivan on Hwy 1 south of Ashcroft after watching it travel at 147 kph in the 100 kph zone. The 33 year old Vancouver man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

At 3:20 pm police officers stopped a Suzuki motorcycle on Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain for crossing on a double solid line and travelling at 147 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 25 year old Burnaby man was issued tickets for crossing a double solid and excessive speed, and his motorcycle was impounded for seven days.

At 3:50 pm in the same place, police stopped a 1998 Plymouth Breeze travelling at 150 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 24 year old Prince George woman was issued tickets for crossing a double solid line, failure to display the N, and excessive speed, and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Out to get him

Oct. 16 at 1:30 pm police received a complaint from an 80 year old Ashcroft man who reported two suspicious young men going door to door on his street claiming they were collecting empties for a hockey team. He supplied the license plate of their vehicle. Police contacted the Registered Owner of the vehicle who confirmed that her son was indeed a member of a local hockey team and that they were collecting empties to raise money for the team. Police advise fundraisers to bring identification and to dress appropriately to avoid misunderstandings.

No escape

Oct. 16 at 6:45 pm Traffic Services members setting up a road check on Hwy 12 in Lytton pulled over their first vehicle of the evening, a Ford Escape. The 30 year old Lytton driver admitted that he didn’t have a Drivers License. ICBC also flagged him as a vehicle impound candidate. He was served with the prohibition, issued a ticket for driving without a license and his vehicle was impounded.

No means no

Oct. 16 at 9 pm Traffic Services members conducting a road check on Hwy 8 in Spences Bridge stopped a Ford pickup and discovered that the 44 year old Spences Bridge driver was already prohibited from driving. He was issued tickets for driving without a Drivers License and driving with no insurance, and his vehicle was impounded.

Cows on the road

Oct. 18 police received two complaints of cows on Hwy 97 by the Bonaparte Reserve. At 3 am a 65 year old Maiden Creek man called to report a cow on the highway. It was not located, but at 9 pm a 28 year old Ashcroft man reported another cow in the same area. Police contacted the owner who came and retrieved the cow.

Police escort

Oct. 18 at 8:45 am a Traffic Services member was driving to Lillooet on Hwy 99 to attend Traffic Court when a Buick sedan pulled out in front of him and sped away at 125 kph in the 80 kph zone. The officer overtook the car and ordered it to stop. The 22 year old Lillooet man was also en route to Traffic Court in Lillooet and was driving with a cancelled Drivers License. He was issued tickets for driving without a license and excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded. But the officer gave him a ride to court.

Truck colllision

Oct. 19 at 4:40 pm police attended a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 about 5 km north of Cache Creek after a northbound 2006 Chevrolet pickup was broadsided by a southbound 1985 GMC Jimmy while attempting a left-hand turn in front of the oncoming vehicle. Neither driver nor their  passengers were seriously hurt. The Chev was driven by a 26 year old Cache Creek man, who admitted responsibility for the accident. The GMC was drive b a 28 year old man from Summerland. Everyone was checked out by ambulance attendants but no one needed to be taken to the hospital. No charges were laid.