The RCMP just wanted to have a fun game to foster positive relationships with the kids and community and so Cst. Kevin Pierotti organized a game between local RCMP and Novice and Atom-aged players. Cst. McMichaels from Clinton and Cst.Hutt from 100 Mile came to join the RCMP team!  All of the kids really enjoyed themselves and played hard. Thanks to Greg Pigeon and Jay Duncan for coaching the kids’ team so that regular coaches Brodie Ferris and Mike Rampone were able to play against the kids!

The RCMP just wanted to have a fun game to foster positive relationships with the kids and community and so Cst. Kevin Pierotti organized a game between local RCMP and Novice and Atom-aged players. Cst. McMichaels from Clinton and Cst.Hutt from 100 Mile came to join the RCMP team! All of the kids really enjoyed themselves and played hard. Thanks to Greg Pigeon and Jay Duncan for coaching the kids’ team so that regular coaches Brodie Ferris and Mike Rampone were able to play against the kids!

Police Report – A flick of a switch, the push of a button

From the weekly crime blotter of the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Text leads to help

Jan. 23 at 10:46 pm police were notified by a woman in Vancouver that she had been exchanging texts with a male friend who was supposedly working and living temporarily in Ashcroft. The male had texted her about wanting to harm himself, and he was a known drug user. The local motels were checked and he was not located. His cell phone was pinged and it was located in Abottsford, where he was also located. He was arrested under the Mental Health Act and taken into custody for observation.

Crews harassed

Jan. 24 at 3:50 pm police received a complaint from the Ashcroft office of Interior Roads about a member of the public who was harassing employees by calling their private phone numbers to complain about road conditions. The 60 year old Spences Bridge man told employees that they didn’t know how to clean the roads and that they weren’t doing their jobs. The matter is still under investigation.

Wise guy

Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm police responded to a complaint by a woman at a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve who said that a male in the house was intoxicated, belligerent and refusing to leave. Police spoke to the 23 year old man, who lived in the residence. He showed no signs of being drunk, although admitted to drinking a couple of beer. He decided that he would stay with a neighbour and left. But before he did so, he flipped off all of the breakers in the house and turned off the electricity, leaving the woman to turn it back on again.

Came to the wrong jail

Jan. 25 at 6 pm a 47 year old Cache Creek man showed up at the Detachment to serve an intermittent weekend sentence in cells. He said that he was supposed to serve it at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre but he couldn’t get a ride into Kamloops. He said he called the KRCC who told him that he could serve his sentence in Ashcroft. Officers checked and found that he had never made the call. He was turned over to the custody of Kamloops RCMP who escorted him to KRCC.

Left in the dark

Jan. 27 at 8:30 pm an 80 year old Cache Creek man called to complain that he and other residents of a local motel were without TV, heat and lights and that they couldn’t contact the manager. Police told them that it wasn’t a criminal matter and there was nothing they could do about it.

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