Police Report – assaults and bad driving behaviour

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Forced off road

Jan. 25 at 6:30 am police attended a single vehicle accident near the Husky in Cache Creek. The driver, a 53  year old Ashcroft man, was northbound when he drove over the right-hand curb and down an embankment towards the Bonaparte River. He claimed that he was run off the road by a beige coloured Camaro. The vehicle was towed for inspection. Road conditions were fine at the time of the accident.

Firearms stolen

Jan. 25 at 4 pm police were notified of a break and enter at a residence on the Bonaparte Reserve. Stolen were two firearms, a hand made First Nations drum, a camera, laptop, a Nintendo and N64. A witness said they saw a female at the residence around 11:30 am and that she left in a black car. Anyone have any further information is asked to call the RCMP.

Windshields damaged

Jan. 26 at 10 am police received notice of damage to vehicles parked at Roadhouse Towing on Hwy 1 by the Hwy 97C junction. The windshields of two vehicles, one a company truck, were damaged by what appeared to be a pellet gun some time overnight.

Arrested for assault

Jan. 29 at 6 am police were called to a domestic assault on the Ashcroft Reserve. A 33 year old man from the Bonaparte Reserve was arrested and held until sober. He was released on the promise to have no contact with his victim and to appear in court on Feb. 11. The 27 year old female victim suffered bruises but did not seek medical help.

Words came to shove

Jan. 30 at 1:30 pm police attended a domestic dispute at an Ashcroft residence. It appears that the 72 year old man and 67 year old woman were having an argument that escalated into a physical altercation when he allegedly shoved her onto a chair. The male was arrested and will appear in court on Feb. 22. There were no physical injuries reported.

Helped out of town

Jan. 31 at 6 pm police were called to the PetroCan in Cache Creek by a tow truck operator who was towing a vehicle that was part of an impaired driving investigation. The vehicle’s owner was there, demanding that the operator pay for his motel room. The 61 year old Vancouver man had calmed down by the time police arrived. He was trying to get to Quesnel but didn’t have enough for the bus. One of the PetroCan attendants kicked in the rest of his bus fare.

Storage lockers broken into

Feb. 1 at 1:30 police received a report that 26 storage lockers at Semlin Valley Golf Course had been broken into again, some time between Jan. 31 at 3 pm and the time of the report. It is unknown what was taken. The lockers were broken into last November as well.