Police Report – Annoying people, frustrating vandalism

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Neither snow nor rain…

March 5 at 3:30 pm police were contacted by a 22 year old Kamloops man who reported that the residents of his former dwelling on Walhachin Rd. were making it impossible for him to retrieve mail that had been delivered there for him because they wouldn’t bring it to him in Kamloops. Apparently he might have left owing them money and now they were not being helpful. He was advised that it was not a police matter.

Tires slashed

March 5 at 5:30 pm a 42 year old Ashcroft woman called to report that there was an intoxicated family member at her house refusing to leave. While on route to the house, police were advised that the 22 year old Ashcroft man had produced a knife and slashed eight car tires on the property. He was located and taken into custody, charged and convicted in court of mischief and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was sentenced to probation with conditions not to drink alcohol, possess any weapons or to be in the company of the complainant if she did not wish him to be.

Window screen egged

March 5 at 6:45 pm police received a complaint from a 66 year old Ashcroft woman that someone had smashed eggs on the window screen of her unit at the Ashcroft Apartments Motel. She was advised to contact the building managers and let them know, as it was not a police matter.

Impaired driver

March 5 at 11 pm police received a report of a hit and run on Hwy 1. A 21 year old Ashcroft woman advised that her vehicle had been hit by another westbound vehicle as it pulled out to pass them on a double solid line. She provided a license plate number and said she saw the vehicle last on Hwy 97 heading north. Police were looking for the vehicle when they received a report from the Stl’atl’imx police that the vehicle in question had hit the ditch on Hwy 99 just before Lillooet. Police arrested the 37 year old Kamloops driver for an impaired investigation. He was also issued a ticket for passing while unsafe. There were no injuries.


March 6 at 8:30 am someone dropped off an Apple iPhone at the Detachment with a note saying it was found in the Ashcroft pool park. The phone appears to be water damaged and won’t turn on, but it is at the Detachment if the owner wants to claim it.

Eyes on the road

March 7 at 5:30 pm police received a report of an erratic driver in a pickup truck on Hwy 1 near Cache Creek. Police spoke to the Registered Owner, a 68 year old Ashcroft man, who was not impaired. He said he dropped something on the floor of the truck and was trying to pick it up. He also said that he wouldn’t do it again.

Up on the rooftop

March 7 at 5:45 pm police received a report of three young men on the roof at the rear of the Wander Inn “having a good time”. They were gone by the time police arrived.

Annoying text messages

March 8 at 4:20 am police received a complaint from a 53 year old Cache Creek landlord that one of her tenants had sent her numerous text messages over who was allowed on the property. She was advised to tell her tenant to stop sending her annoying texts.

Drugs seized

March 8 at 12:07 pm Traffic Services stopped a southbound vehicle on Hwy 97 for a seat belt violation. The officer detected an odour of marijuana and arrested the 21 year old Dawson Creek driver. A small amount of marijuana and cocaine were seized and she was issued tickets for not wearing a seat belt and for not having a front license plate.

Sleepy driver stopped

March 9 at 5:10 pm police received a complaint of an erratic and  possible impaired northbound driver on Hwy 97 by Loon Lake Rd. Clinton RCMP located the vehicle and determined that the 31 year old Vancouver driver was not impaired. He was issued a ticket for failing to keep right and told to have a nap before he continued driving.

Dog about town

March 9 at 7 pm police received a complaint of a big black dog on the Ashcroft bridge. RCMP located the dog, which had been seen earlier hanging around Safety Mart. The officer chased the dog home, who made a run for it once he reached Tingley St. and high tailed it into his backyard.

Suspicious man

March 9 at 7:50 pm police received a report from Husky staff of a suspicious male loitering inside the store with a duffel bag, checking on locked doors and refusing to leave. He was gone before police arrived and not located.

Pocket knife stolen

March 10 at 1:30 pm police received a report of the theft of a four-inch folding pocket knife. The 37 year old Ashcroft resident said it was missing from the bathroom counter after a visit by a 13 year old Ashcroft the day before. The matter is still under investigation.

Soccer net in pieces

March 11 at 10 am police received a complaint from the Village of Ashcroft after the discovery of a PVC soccer net in pieces on the soccer field. Damage is estimated at about $500. Anyone with information about the incident can phone police at 453-2216.

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