Ashcroft RCMP Detachment Police Report: not getting the message

Despite warnings about not leaving items in vehicles and locking the doors, people are still leaving their cars open and getting robbed.

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Dangerous passing

On August 23 at 7:40 a.m., police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Stage Road in Cache Creek. Both vehicles were travelling east on Stage when the lead car slowed down to turn left onto Stanley Park Boulevard. The car behind did not see the turn signal, and attempted to pass the lead car as it turned left in front of the second driver. Both drivers are residents of Cache Creek.

Report of theft

On August 23 at 7 p.m., police received a report of someone stealing from the donation box outside the Hospital Auxiliary thrift store in Ashcroft. The incident occurred on August 18, when a person was observed loading items from the box into a nearby vehicle. Police have a suspect and are investigating the incident.

Agree to disagree

On August 23 at 8 p.m., police received a call about a domestic dispute in Cache Creek. Police attended and separated both parties. The husband and wife had got into an argument because the wife was burning blinds and plastic behind the house, and the husband said she should not do that as it was bad for the environment. Heated words ensued, but there was no assault and no arrests.

Down the embankment

On August 24 at 9:39 p.m. police responded to the site of a collision on Hwy. 97C, 10 minutes southeast of Ashcroft. An SUV had gone down a 30-foot embankment, rolling over several times. The driver and passenger were extricated and taken to hospital by BC Ambulance. It is believed that an animal on the road was the cause of the crash; drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors.

Will they ever learn?

On August 25 police received a report of a vehicle in Cache Creek that had been broken into the week before. As with the vehicle break-ins in Ashcroft that were reported in last week’s police blotter, the vehicle’s doors were not locked, and the result was that a $500 camera left in the vehicle was stolen. The complainant said that several other vehicles had been broken into in Cache Creek on the same, but as with the Ashcroft incidents, no one else affected filed a report with the RCMP.

Police would therefore like to remind people once again to remove items—especially expensive ones—from their vehicles, ensure the vehicle’s doors are locked to prevent a crime of opportunity, and report any thefts, no matter how insignificant, to police as soon as they are noticed.