Police Report – accidents, fires and alleged assaults

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

15 year old arrested for sex assault

Ashcroft RCMP arrested a 15 year old Ashcroft male after receiving a report of a sex assault that occurred the first week of September.

The alleged assault took place at a private residence on a young girl under the age of 10.

The young man was arrested on Oct. 5 and was released on conditions which include an 8 pm to 8 am curfew, and a no contact with anyone under the age of 12 years old. He is scheduled to appear in youth court in Kamloops on Jan. 7.

Ashcroft RCMP are continuing their investigation and are working with the Ministry of Children and Family, and the Kamloops probation office.

No injuries in rollover

Sept. 8 at 11 am police were notified that a single vehicle accident had occurred the night before on Venables Valley Rd. around 11 pm. No injuries were reported after a pickup truck with three occupants lost control about .6 km  from Hwy 1, went off road and rolled several times. The driver was identified and located. The 39 year old man said they were returning home from Spences Bridge when he swerved to avoid a cow. He was issued a ticket for driving without due care. Based on witness accounts, alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Missing woman out visiting

Sept. 9 at 10:55 am police were notified of a possible missing person in Ashcroft. A 75 year old female resident of Thompson View Manor had left the building at 7 am and had not returned, which seemed unusual. She was located a short time later visiting a friend.

Couple lose everything in fire

Sept. 9 at 3:30 pm police attended a house fire in Walhachin. The house was fully engulfed by the time they arrived. There is no fire coverage in Walhachin, but the Skeetchestn Fire Dept. attended to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby houses and vegetation. BC Hydro was called to take care of the power lines to the house. The homeowners, a couple in their 30s, were able to evacuate safely, but everything in the house was lost. The fire is believed to have been started by their furnace. Donations to replace their belongings are being accepted at the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall and the Big Sky PetroCan on Hwy 1.

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