Police Report – bad drunks and bad drivers

Weekly crime report from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Remains missing

Ashcroft RCMP received a report on Sept. 11 of a dog carcass in a plastic bag left by the Thompson River in an area known as Muscle Beach, across from Ashcroft.

There was no sign of the remains when police arrived, just an empty plastic bag with blood stains on it.

Police suspected that if it was in fact the remains of a dog, that it may have been related to an ongoing SPCA investigation into the beating death of a dog on the Ashcroft Reserve earlier this month.

Accident in Cache Creek

Sept. 12 at 5:25 pm police attended a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 97 at Stage Rd. in Cache Creek between a German tourist driving a motorhome and a 47 year old Cache Creek woman, who was sitting at the stop sign in her Ford Escape. The 27 year old German man pulled off the highway and clipped the Escape. He was issued a ticket for his driving. No one was injured.

Warning shots

Sept. 13 at 10:40 am police received a report of gunshots being fired near the bridge in Ashcroft. A short investigation revealed that the sound was made by “warning torpedos” set off by the train to let railway workers on the tracks know that a train was approaching.

Disturbing drunk

Sept. 14 at 1:30 am RCMP were called to a disturbance at the Husky where an intoxicated man was being annoying. He was located wandering down the street and became very co-operative at the sight of the police. The 23 year old Anahim Lake man was escorted to his hotel room and there he stayed.

Kicked off the bus

Sept. 14 at 2:40 am police were asked to deal with an intoxicated man who had been kicked off the Greyhound bus in Cache Creek. Police located the 33 year old Penticton man and arrested him for being drunk in a public place. He was lodged overnight in cells until sober.

Failed the test

Sept. 15 at 1 am a Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle on Hwy 12 near 2 Mile Rd. in Lytton for a sobriety check. The driver Failed a roadside sobriety test. The 46 year old Lytton man was given a 90 day suspension and his 2005 Jeep Cherokee was impounded.

Pass the keys

Sept. 15 at 8:15 pm Traffic Services stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu at a roadcheck in Clinton on Hwy 97. The officer noted a strong odour of burnt marijuana and gave the driver several sobriety tests, which he failed. The 53 year old Port Coquitlam man was given a 24 hour driving suspension. Care and handling of the car was released to a sober passenger.

No right to be driving

Sept. 16 after 10:30 pm Traffic Services stopped a 2006 Buick Allure at a roadcheck on Hwy 97 at the north end of Cache Creek. A check on the driver showed that she was already prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. The 27 year old Cache Creek woman was charged with driving while prohibited and also charged for having an improperly restrained child in the vehicle.

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