Abandoned 911 calls a problem
The Ashcroft RCMP Detachment received 10 abandoned 911 calls this week, which is a few more than average.
Abandoned calls are often made by mistake, but not always. Police are required to follow up on these emergency calls even if the caller hangs up before speaking to a dispatcher. They will either reverse dial the number or attend the address associated with the phone number.
If you have accidently dialled 911 – perhaps through a speed dial or a “pocket dial” – please stay on the line and let the dispatcher know that it was a mistake. It saves the RCMP time in looking for you.
Fight in the parking lot
Aug. 19 at 1 pm police received a report of two males fighting in the parking lot of the Bears Claw in Cache Creek. The victim, a 67 year old Surrey man, refused medical help although he had visible bruises and cuts. Witnesses advised police that he and a man on an orange and silver-coloured motorcycle were involved in a short verbal altercation, after which the suspect started hitting him. He left before police arrived. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call RCMP at 453-2216.
Pavilion rock slides
Aug. 19 at 10:30 pm police were advised of multiple rockslides on Hwy 99 in the vicinity of Pavilion Lake. Lillooet RCMP assisted with blocking the road and turning back traffic while Interior Roads crews worked to clear the rocks off the highway. Some vehicles were trapped on the road between rockslides, but no one was injured. Police left the site at 6 am.
Door to door fish sales
Aug. 20 at 9 pm police received a complaint from a Cache Creek man about an unknown male selling fish door to door. The man was concerned that it was illegal for the fish to be sold, or that it might be contaminated. He was advised to call the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans or a Conservation Officer.
Playing in traffic
Aug. 24 at 6:30 pm police received a complaint of a male rollerblading down Hwy 1 in Cache Creek. He was not located.
It’s all downhill
Aug. 25 at 5 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Cornwall Rd. south of the Ashcroft bridge after a car drove off the road to the right, narrowly missing a power pole and ending up next to the CN train tracks. The 49 year old Ashcroft woman was able to get out of her car and climb back up the hill. She was taken to Ashcroft hospital for observation. It is believed that she nodded off at the wheel.