Police Report – Assaults start off the new year

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Couger spotted in Cache Creek

Dec. 25 at 6:30 pm residents on Old Cariboo Rd. in Cache Creek reported that a cougar had been spotted nearby and had attacked a dog near the veterinary clinic. The cougar was scared off and ran back up the hill and the vet was called to treat the dog. RCMP contacted the Conservation Officer who advised them to shoot the animal if it’s spotted in the sam area again.

After the cougar

Dec. 26 at 9 am police received a report of several hound dogs on Hwy 97 at the north end of Cache Creek. The dogs were gone when police arrived, so the officer spoke to a group of hunters nearby who were trying to track the cougar using the hound dogs.

Too old to change

Dec. 29 at 11:50 pm police stopped a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver at a roadcheck on Hwy 97 at the north end of Cache Creek. The 72 year old Lytton man was given a ticket for driving without a license and given an immediate driving suspension. His 1994 Buick Regal was picked up by a licensed driver.

First domestic of the New Year

Jan. 1 at 12:09 am police attended a domestic assault in Cache Creek and arrested a 47 year old Cache Creek man for assault causing bodily harm. He was released on conditions that he have no contact with his wife and that he appear in court on Jan. 17 to answer the charge.

Pounding on everything

Jan. 1 at 2:42 am police were called to a residence in downtown Ashcroft for a disturbance and located an intoxicated man standing outside a residence, yelling at the people inside. The 32 year old Ashcroft man was arrested and charged with assault, mischief and causing a disturbance. Residents of the house witnessed the man damaging their car. When one went out to stop him, they were assaulted. The man was held overnight in cells and released on conditions to have no contact with the victim and members of the family.

Word travels quickly

Jan. 1 at 2 pm police received a complaint of an impaired driver. Police were attending a minor accident in Cache Creek at the time and forwarded the complaint to Clinton where officers located the 2002 Ford Ranger pickup. The driver, a 47 year old Vancouver woman, Failed a roadside sobriety test and was given an immediate 90 day driving prohibition.

Cranky Caddy

Jan. 3 at 5 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 about 5 km east of Cache Creek where a 1991 Cadillac DeVille had gone off the road. There were no injuries to the driver, a 50 year old Ashcroft man, but he was issued an order to have the vehicle inspected for mechanical problems.

Still sorting it out

Jan. 6 at 12:07 am police attended a domestic assault in Cache Creek. The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for examination. Stories from both parties were sketchy and no charges had been laid. The matter is still under investigation. Alcohol was a factor.

Driving impaired

Jan. 6 at 3:15 am Traffic Services administered a roadside sobriety test to a 29 year old Kamloops woman after her 1993 Ford Ranger was involved in a minor accident on Hwy 1 near Cache Creek. She Failed the test and was given a 90 day prohibition. Her pickup truck was towed. She was not injured.

Snowy road conditions

Jan. 7 at 9 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near the Juniper Beach turnoff when the driver of a 2007 Toyota Yaris lost control of his vehicle on snowy roads and slammed into the ditch on the other side of the highway.  The vehicle had to be towed. The driver, a 36 year old Cache Creek man, was taken to the hospital with cuts to his face. He was also issued a ticket for driving too fast for road conditions.