Police Report – B&E at the drugstore

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Driving too fast

June 16 at 10:30 am police received a report of a black Chev pickup driving too fast in the Safety Mart parking lot. The truck was located and the 54 year old Ashcroft man denied all allegations. He was given a verbal warning.

No help needed

June 16 at 5:30 pm a concerned motorist reported that an elderly couple was stranded at Red Hills rest area with their broken down motorhome. He said he’d spoken with the couple who were waiting for roadside assistance. Police attended later in the evening and found several motorhomes parked there, apparently for the night. None looked like they were in need of assistance.

Unco-operative patient

June 18 at 420 am police were asked to assist the ambulance crew with a patient who was suffering from alcohol withdrawal. The patient was picked up near Walhachin and was initially unco-operative but finally agreed to be transported to Ashcroft hospital. Halfway there he demanded to be let out. His health seemed to have improved by then so they let the 31 year old Victoria man out in Cache Creek where he got a room at a motel. There was no further calls about him.

Drug store break and enter

June 18 at 5:30 am police received a report of a break and enter at Peoples Drug Mart on Railway Ave. Phone and security lines had been cut and entrance gained through a forced-open door. The pharmacy area and cash registers  were ransacked and a safe was pried open. An undetermined amount of prescription drugs, lotto tickets and cash was taken. The forensic identification unit from Kamloops inspected the area for prints and DNA samples. The incident is still under investigation.

Panhandler given ride

June 18 at 10 am police were called to the Royal Bank in Cache Creek for a panhandler creating a disturbance in the lobby. The 67 year old Kamloops man said he needed money to get back to Kamloops. A Kamloops RCMP officer was in the area and gave him a ride.

Stealing electricity

June 18 at 12:30 pm police were called by CP police in dealing with the carnival management who had parked some of their trucks too close to the tracks and were using power from the CP building on Railway St. They were told to move their trucks and disconnect their cords from the building.

Rollover on Hwy 99

June 18 at 2:30 pm police were called to a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 99 hear Hat Creek Rd. after a rented Toyota Jaris, driven by a 28 year old Belgium man, swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him and hit the ditch, rolling. The driver was getting ready to overtake the pickup truck and failed to notice the truck’s left turn signal until he had to swerve quickly to the right. No one was injured. No tickets were issued.

Sudden death

June 20 at 1 pm police attended a sudden death in the Sage N Sands trailer park after a 54 year old resident was found lifeless in his chair by his daughter who had come for a visit. It appears that the man died of a pre-existing medical condition. No foul play is suspected.

Complaint leads to hospital

June 20 at 8:30 pm police received a noise complaint and attended an apartment on Collins Rd. The officer pounded on the door for some time before it was answered. The 23 year old woman was told to turn the music off. An ambulance was called for a 28 year old male in the apartment who was unresponsive. He was awake by the time the ambulance arrived, but was delerious and confused, having consumed a drug cocktail mix with the woman earlier. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. No charges were laid.

Distracted eating

June 21 at 8 pm police received a report of an erratic driver in a tractor trailer unable to keep to his lane on Hwy 1 near Ashcroft. The truck was located and the driver, a 24 year old Abbotsford man, admitted to eating while driving and having trouble steering. He was issued a ticket for failing to keep right.

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