Police Report – animals on the highway, Bobcat in the ditch

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Neighbour dispute

May 6 at 8 pm police attended Sage ‘n Sands trailer park in Cache Creek where the manager was concerned for an elderly female resident who received a Facebook message indicating that her  elderly male neighbour was going to harm her. The man had placed a chair in the middle of his yard to sit in and enjoy the sunshine, but the woman thought he put it there so he could watch her. The matter was settled with the help of police.


May 7 at 4 pm a 26 year old Ashcroft woman called to report that a 66 year old woman had been harassing her in the grocery store. After confronting her in the store, she continued to follow the younger woman until she left the store. The older woman was spoken to and it appeared to be a work-related conflict. Both parties agreed to let the matter drop.

Prohibited driver arrested

May 7 at 8:45 pm a pickup truck was stopped on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek when the officer recognized the driver as being prohibited. The 24 year old Ashcroft man was arrested and charged with drivingwhile prohibited and his Chev pickup  was impounded.

ATV stolen

May 8 police received a report of a stolen ATV from in front of a residence on Old Cariboo Rd. in Cache Creek. The black and orange Polaris Razor was removed from a trailer that it was sitting on and takenaway some time between 10:30 the night before and 5 the morning of the 8th. Anyone with any information about the theft is asked to phone police at 453-2216.

Bobcat ditched

May 8 at 11 am BC Ambulance and police responded to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 just south of Ashcroft Ranch when a Ford F350 blew a tire and hit the ditch, taking a flatbed trailer hauling a Bobcat with it. The Bobcat fell off the trailer and landed on its side in the ditch. There was concern for a fuel leak and subsequent fire, so the Ashcroft Fire Dept. was called. There was no fire and none of the vehicles had more than minor damage. The driver, a 48 year old Lytton woman was not injured.

No contact breached

May 11 at 1 pm a 21 year old Ashcroft woman called to inform RCMP that a 21 year old Cache Creek man had called her cell phone, contrary to  a no contact order issued by the courts in January. The matter is still under investigation and a charge of breaching conditions is pending.

Bighorn hit

May 11 at 7:45 pm  police were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 in the Spences Bridge area after a Toyota Rav 4 hit a Bighorn ram. The animal walked away from the accident scene and was not located. The vehicle was driveable and the driver, a 23 year old man from Tarrys, was not injured.

Started out friendly

May 11 at 9 pm police attended a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve after a reported assault. A 47 year old man was punched in the eye by a 31 year old male. The two friends had been drinking and got into an argument. Words were spoken and the victim was hit, causing a cut over his left eye. No medical care was required. A charge of assault causing bodily harm is pending.

Bull killed on highway

May 12 at 1:15 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near the Ashcroft Ranch involving a transport truck and a bull. The southbound truck hauling barrels hit the animal on the highway and swerved, causing the truck to hit the ditch and scatter debris across the highway. The ranch’s bull did not survive the accident. The 69 year old Prince George driver suffered a cut above one eye and possible broken ribs. He was taken to the Ashcroft hospital for treatment. Interior Roads was called to assist with the cleanup.

Horse rescuer

May 12 at 8:30 pm police received a complaint of loose horses on on the highway near Cornwall Rd. and Hwy 1. Patrols were made but no horses were located. The officer did, however, see a pedestrian who advised that he had seen three horses on the highway and had helped get them back into their pasture.

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