Police Report – bad behaviour as winter draws on

The weekly crime blotter for the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Visit ends on bad note

Jan 15 at 2:45 am police were called by a 27 year old woman who said she was the victim of an assault and attempted kidnapping while she was visiting an acquaintance at a Cache Creek motel. The woman was located safe and sound at her home in the Cache Creek area. She could not provide any further information other than that she and her male friend had a disagreement. Alcohol was involved.

Winter brushfire

Jan. 15 at 5:50 pm RCMP were called to assist the Cache Creek Fire Dept. just north of Cache Creek in an area between the winery and Hostings Farms. The fire had been called in by a passing motorist who reported a house fully engulfed. Police discovered a large brush fire that was being monitored by the property owner. The area was outside of the Cache Creek Fire Dept. service area and they did not attend.

Cracked windshields

Jan. 16 between 1:30-3 pm Ashcroft General Duty and Traffic Service officers conducted a road check on Hwy 97C near the brake check. Over 100 vehicles were stopped. Cracked windshields and forgotten insurance decals were the biggest infractions.

Written in dirt

Jan. 18 at 2 pm an 81 year old Cache Creek man reported that someone had been writing nasty things in the dirt on his vehicle. He said it was an ongoing problem and it was upsetting.

Missed the bus

Jan. 18 at 4:30 pm police received a complaint about a suspicious male on the highway near Cache Creek’s PetroCan acting oddly. The 37 year old man from Roe Lake was located trying to hitchhike but carrying a bus ticket. He said he had gotten off his bus to have a cigarette, got distracted and missed getting back on before it left. He was also somewhat intoxicated. He was advised to limit his drinking if he wanted to board another bus or even get a ride.

Suspicious activities

Jan. 18 at 7 pm police were called to the new construction site near the Motorplex on the Ashcroft Reserve after someone complained about two suspicious vehicles on the site. Neither was located. There was no damage or theft reported on the site.

Fight down by the river

Jan. 20 at 6 pm police received a report of an assault taking place in Ashcroft down by the river between two Ashcroft men in their 50s. The men had been fishing earlier. One man was located, police are still looking for the second man. The matter is still under investigation and police are trying to determine whether there are grounds for an assault charge. Alcohol was involved.

Bad dreams upset household

Jan. 21 at 2 am police attended a dispute at a house on the Bonaparte Reserve where a 51 year old family member had woken up agitated from a bad dream and had disrupted the sleep of everyone else in the house. He had calmed down by the time police arrived.