Ashcroft RCMP Detachment Police Report: Lock up your sheds

Unlocked sheds and outbuildings are a tempting target for thieves, as one Ashcroft resident found recently.

Suspicious incident

On November 9, a truck and flat deck trailer in Cache Creek had their tie-down straps loosened in a manner that was suspicious, and may have been an attempt to steal the load. Another vehicle that was close by, a white extended cab with trailer attached, was broken into. There was damage to the passenger door and ignition, causing the vehicle to be inoperable. Both incidents may be related. Cash was taken from the vehicle that was successfully broken into, and the theft is still under investigation. The vehicle was parked at the Desert Inn motel, and the theft occurred between 10 p.m. on November 8 and 10:30 a.m. on November 9.

Stolen trailer

On November 9, a utility trailer was reported stolen from the Red Hills rest stop on Highway 1 south of Ashcroft. The trailer had been left there due to a flat tire on October 16, but was not reported missing until November 9.

Lock up your sheds

In the early hours of November 11, there was a report of fuel having been stolen from a shed on Railway Avenue in Ashcroft. An ATV had been heard outside on the road earlier, and it may be related to the theft. Approximately 11 gallons of gas were stolen; no other items were taken at that time. Residents are reminded to lock all sheds and outbuildings, and to take reasonable precautions with your home security, especially with the holiday season approaching.

Remembrance Day

November 11 saw a strong contingent of local RCMP and other staff participating in the Remembrance Day ceremony and after-events at the Ashcroft Legion. Thanks to all the organizers for making this event safe and meaningful. There was a great turnout by the whole community.

Illegal hunting

On November 12, there was a report of illegal hunting from Highway 97C near Kirkland Ranch Road outside Ashcroft. Conservation officers are currently investigating the report.

If you have any information about the above-listed files, please contact the Ashcroft RCMP at (250) 453-2216, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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