Ashcroft RCMP detachment police report

New telemarketing fraud going around, and a bucking Bronco of a different kind.

Saddle that Bronco

July 12 at 1 pm police were called to an accident at the Junction Shell station in Cache Creek after a Ford Bronco drove through the wooden fence between the gas station and the Oasis Cold Beer and Wine Store. The 54 year old Cache Creek driver was very apologetic. Some of the fence boards were damaged to the tune of about $200. No charges were laid.

Parking lot hit and run

July 12 at 8 pm police received a report about a hit and run in the Chevron parking lot after a Dodge pickup backed into a 2012 Toyota Tacoma owned by a 68 year old woman from the Bonaparte Reserve. The driver responsible left the scene but was located through a license plate number obtained. The 31 year old Kamloops man said he was not aware that his truck had made contact with the other vehicle, which suffered minimal damage. There were no charges laid.

Scared off by burglar alarm

July 13 at 7:40 am police responded to a residential alarm north of 16 Mile. It was later confirmed to be a break and enter of a seasonal home, and a neighbour saw two suspicious males leaving the property. The pair were located  and arrested on Hwy 97 near the Loon Lake turnoff. Nothing in the home appeared to be missing, but there was damage to the patio door. Charges of break and enter and mischief are pending against two Kamloops men, aged 22 and 26.

Wrong plates, no insurance

July 13 at 13:30 pm police observed a 1993 Ford Explorer travelling on Hwy 97C with what appeared to be license plates meant for a truck. The driver, a 50 year old Ashcroft man, was stopped and was found to be without insurance. The expired plates were from another vehicle. He was issued a $598 ticket for no insurance and a $198 ticket for driving with invalid plates.

Rock slide by Juniper Beach

July 15 at 3:15 am police attended to a report of a vehicle colliding with wildlife on Hwy 1 near Juniper Beach, east of Cache Creek. All police could find at the scene were large rocks on the highway and the vehicle, which had two flat tires on one side.

Going nowhere fast

July 15 at 4:30 am police stopped a 2007 Silverado on Hwy 1 near Juniper Beach that was travelling at 146 kph in the 100 kph zone. The driver, a 22 year old Savona man, was given a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He called his father to come and pick him up.

Trees and sign uprooted

July 15 police received a report of mischief at the Cache Creek Community Hall that had occurred overnight when a vehicle exiting Hwy 97 on to Stage Rd. lost control while turning and ran over two trees, two pieces of angle iron holding one of them straight, and a sign buried in cement. They just missed a metal street light standard. Damage is estimated at $500.

Racing through town

July 15 at 1 pm police stopped a northbound 2011 Ford Escape in Cache Creek by the Husky for travelling at 104 kph in the 50 kph zone. A 46 year old Prince George woman was charged with excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Youth and firecrackers

July 15 at 10:30 pm police received a report of several gunshots fired on the Ashcroft Reserve. Police located several youths setting off firecrackers. No action was taken.

Employee given police escort

July 17 at 8 pm police were called to a disturbance at the Sundance Guest Ranch where an upset employee was engaged in a loud argument. A 45 year old Qualicum Beach man was escorted off the property for the evening. There was no indication that liquor was involved. No charges were laid.

Hurtling towards the bridge

July 17 at 8:45 pm police observed a 2010 Ford Escape travelling down Hwy 97C in Ashcroft towards the bridge at 99 kph in the 50 kph zone. The 55 year old Kamloops woman driver was very unhappy to receive a ticket for excessive speed and to have her vehicle impounded for seven days.

Trailer frame stolen from yard

July 18 police received a report that a utility trailer frame under construction had been stolen from the yard of a residence on Brink St. The frame of the trailer was 4’ x 5’ and was valued at $200.

Money scam warning

Police warn about a current telemarketing fraud in the area, where the caller is told they have won $2.5 million but first have to purchase a green pack money card for $750 before they can claim their prize. They are given a Nevada phone number to call. Police remind the public that if they have to pay money to receive a prize, it’s not a real prize.

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