Cst. Christopher Harris brought up the rear of the classic car parade at last weekend's 25th annual Graffiti Days in Cache Creek.

Cst. Christopher Harris brought up the rear of the classic car parade at last weekend's 25th annual Graffiti Days in Cache Creek.

Police Report: Armed robber and cat hoarders

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Self-inflicted injury

May 31 at 1 pm RCMP received an abandoned 911 call. Police located the 21 year old Cache Creek man who made the call from his residence. He was distraught and put his fist through a glass window while police were there. He was transported to the Ashcroft hospital for treatment.

Teamwork catches driver

May 31 at 5 pm police received a report of a possible impaired driver westbound on Hwy 1. The vehicle was not located, but the complainant provided a description and a license plate which was forwarded to Lillooet RCMP because the owner was registered with a Lillooet address. The vehicle was located by Lillooet RCMP but the driver was sober.

Truck tanks stolen

June 1 police received a complaint that two large gas tanks had been stolen from Chanor’s Towing in Cache Creek some me the night before. The aluminum tanks, valued at $1,500 each, had been removed from a semi truck and still had nozzles and hoses attached. Anyone with information relating to the theft or the tanks are asked to call the RCMP ay 453-2216.

Electronics stolen

June 1 at 12:25 pm a resident of the Nugget Motel complained that his LG pay-as-you-go phone, two computer speakers and a Blackberry playbook had been stolen from his room while he slept. There were no signs of a break and enter, but anyone having information about the theft is asked to contact RCMP at 453-2216.

Man tossed from car

June 2 at 11:30 am police attended Husky to investigate a possible assault after a 29 year old Savona man showed up at the truck stop covered in blood, possibly with head injuries. He indicated at that time that he had been thrown out of a car on the highway. He was taken to Kamloops hospital for treatment. The following day he told police that he had not been tossed out of a car and refused to provide any further information.

Armed robber

June 2 at 2:30 am RCMP were called to an armed robbery at the Chevron station in Cache Creek where a lone man wearing a garbage bag over his head and upper body produced a black-coloured handgun and demanded money from the clerk. He left when the clerk told him there was no money in the till, on foot and walking towards the north. He was described at 5’8” and heavyset, possibly 200 pounds or more. Under the garbage bag he wore a dark coloured shirt with white pin stripes, blue jeans and dark-coloured skateboard shoes with white soles. Anyone with information about the suspect or other aspects of the attempted robbery are asked to phone RCMP at 453-2216 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Bus accident

June 2 at 11:25 pm police received a report that the shuttle bus chartered for the weekend HOG Run drove off the road on Hwy 97 in Cache Creek, blocking the southbound lane for a short time until it was towed away. No one was injured and there were no charges.

Waving a big knife

June 3 at 2:30 am police were notified of a knife-wielding man on the Ashcroft Bridge. Police located the 26 year old Ashcroft man and arrested him for possession of a weapon. Police learned that the man had recently purchased the collector’s item and was “playing” with it, thinking no one was around to see. Alcohol may have been a factor. The man was warned about displaying a weapon in public. No charges were laid.

Arrest warrant issued

June 3 an arrest warrant was issued for Kelly Sulin, 45, and Keith Kathrein, 45, of the Cache Creek area for breach of bail conditions. The pair are under conditions relating to an investigation by the SPCA into a cat hoarding incident on the Sundance Ranch property back in January when SPCA and RCMP rescued  over 40 cats from an out building. Police are attempting to locate Sulin and Kathrein, but the two are welcome to turn themselves in to the Ashcroft Detachment.

Serving time

June 5 David Lloyd Garcia, 41, was convicted in Supreme Court, Kamloops, for possession of child pornography and sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served intermittently at the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment. This is in addition to three months already spent in custody. In addition to the jail time, Garcia will be on probation for three years. He was arrested in December 2010.

Impaired by drugs

June 6 at 4:30 pm a Traffic Services office stopped a northbound 2002 Ford F150 on Hwy 1 by the Red Hills rest stop after receiving a complaint of a possible impaired driver. The 48 year old Prince George driver was issued a 24 hour suspension for being impaired by prescription drugs and her vehicle was impounded for the same amount of time.

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