Police Report – bad drivers and worse hitchhikers

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

X marks the Telus building

March 18 police received a complaint of mischief to the Telus building on Colllins Rd. in Cache Creek after someone sprayed black “X”s on the building along with the number 50 some time overnight. The complainant reported that there was “no attempt at art”.

Arrest warrant issued

March 20 an arrest warrant was issued for Gregory Larabie, 38, a former Clinton resident now thought to be living in the Kamloops area. The warrant stems from a July 29 incident at the Chevron where he was arrested for causing a disturbance. Larabie failed to appear in court to answer charges.

Panhandler told to move on

March 20 at 9:15 am police were called to the Husky after receiving a report of a possibly intoxicated and aggressive male panhandler near the entrance. The same individual had been coming back for days to panhandle in the same place. Police located the 20 year old Winnipeg man who said he was hitchhiking to Jasper and ran out of money. He was asked to leave. There were no further complaints.

Immediate suspension

March 20 at 11:30 pm Traffic Services stopped a pickup truck at a roadcheck on Hwy 97C by the bridge. The officer detected an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and used a roadside screening device to obtain breath samples. The device registered a Warn and the 59 year old Ashcroft man was given a three day driving suspension. A family member was called to come and pick him up.

Bus passenger arrested

March 21 at 1:30 pm police were called to the Greyhound Bus station in Cache Creek where an intoxicated passenger had been evicted from the bus and was being belligerant to other passengers. The man had left before police arrived, last seen walking north. He was not located but was arrested by Clinton RCMP later in the day for being drunk and disruptive in public. The 48  year old Soda Creek man was lodged in their cells until sober.

Three day suspension

March 21 at 9:50 pm Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Hwy 99 while conducting a road check. The driver had no license and showed signs of impairment. The officer used a roadside screening device to obtain breath samples. The device registered a Warn and the 31 year old Kelowna man was given a three-day driving suspension. His vehicle was impounded.

Just trying to get home

March 21 at 10:15 pm officers stopped a 2002 Chev Impala while conducting a road check on Hwy 99 near Hwy 97. The driver was prohibited and was travelling with his wife and their four children. The 31 year old Lillooet man explained that his wife had driven a long distance and was tired so he took over driving so they could get home. He was arrested and charged with driving while prohibited. His wife was allowed to continue  driving the family to Lillooet.

Man charged with assault

March 22 at 2:50 am police received a report of a domestic assault at an Ashcroft residence. The 32 year old woman was waiting at the Detachment for police to arrive. The 33 year old man was located still at their residence. He was arrested and charged with assault before being released with orders not to have  have any contact with the victim or return to their home. There were no injuries reported.

Moved to a better place

March 24 at 9:30 am police received a report of an intoxicated man hitchhiking north on Hwy 97 near the Loon Lake turnoff. Clinton RCMP reached the man first and moved him to a safer place to hitchhike. The 29 year old Smithers man was not intoxicated.