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Police Report – Body found near CN tracks

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

  • Jun. 24, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Possible impaired

June 18 at 12:55 pm police received a complaint about a possilbly impaired driver in a vehicle driving slowly and erratically on Hwy 1 south of Cache Creek. The vehicle and its driver were located at the bottle depot in Ashcroft but the 75 year old Cache Creek man displayed no signs of impairment.

Strange but harmless

June 19 at 9:05 am a 42 year old Cache Creek woman called to complain about a strange man in his 60s approaching people near the Cache Creek Elementary School and talking about sexually inappropriate topics. The 60 year old man of no fixed address was located. He was wearing pink nail polish and tight fitting women’s jeans, and had an outstanding warrant out of Ontario for mischief. He didn’t appear to be a danger to himself or others and was asked to move along.

Tires attract strange man

June 19 at 12:35 pm police received a complaint from a 49 year old woman in 16 Mile about a strange man who had climbed over the fence of her scrap yard to look at tires. He swore at her when she went out to speak to him. He was associated with a vehicle whose Registered Owner was a 60 year old Prince George man. Police called the man and advised him not to return.

Crossing arm malfunction

June 19 at 9:55 am police noticed that the crossing arm at the CP crossing by Evans Rd. was down and the lights were blinking, but there was no train in sight. Drivers who were sitting there unable to cross advised that this had been going on for at least 15 minutes. CP was advised and said they would send someone to fix it.

Liquor stolen

June 20 at 9 am police were advised of a break and enter at the Starhouse Restaurant in Cache Creek by the owner. Some time overnight between 11 pm and 8:45 am someone had used a rock to smash a front window and also a window behind the till where they took two bottles of wine and two bottles of whisky, all within reach of the broken front window. Anyone having information about this is asked to phone the RCMP at 453-2216.

Possible assault

June 20 at 10 am a 41 year old Kamloops woman called to report an assault and possible sexual assault that took place approximately a week and a half earlier. She accused her boyfriend, a 32 year old Ashcroft man. The following day she called to say she made up the complaint to get back at him. The couple have been involved in a number of domestic disputes in recent months. The matter is still under investigation.

“Whore” slaps “punk”

June 21 at 3:45 pm police received a complaint from a Cache Creek man, 22, who said his 60 year old neighbour at the Nugget Motel had punched him after accusing him of stealing her beer. The neighbour advised police that “the little punk” just moved in and was leaving his garbage all over the place. When she asked him to clean it up, he called her an “old whore” so she slapped him. Neither wanted charges laid.

Under suspension

June 22 at 1 am Clinton RCMP asked a patrolling Ashcroft officer to check a vehicle suspected of being driven by an unlicensed driver. The vehicle was located in the area of Hwy 99 and stopped. The 32 year old Cache Creek woman initially provided a false name, but eventually gave her real one. She was unlicensed and currently under suspension, for which she was arrested. Her vehicle was impounded.

Cash stolen in B&E

June 22 at 6 am police were called by the owner of Anie’s Pizza who called to report a break and enter some time overnight. She arrived at work and found the front door damaged, and the cash register inside had been broken into. Police reviewed a surveillance tape inside the restaurant and watched as a lone male entered and stole some cash from the till. He was wearing a dark sweater with a light stripe across it, and a white hat. The matter is still under investigation.

Bank card stolen

June 22 at 10 am police received a call from a 47 year old Cache Creek woman reporting that someone had stolen her bank card from her purse and withdrawn a small amount of money. She said she had disclosed her PIN number to her room mate during a conversation where a male house guest of her room mate was also present. She has since cancelled her accounts. The matter is still under investication.

Grass fire in town

June 23 at 11:03 am police were called to assist the Cache Creek Fire Dept. in putting out a small grass fire behind the Cache Creek Machine Shop. The fire was extinguished before either police or fire arrived at the scene.

Body found near tracks

June 23 at 4:20 pm police were notified of a body found near the CN tracks south of Ashcroft in the area of Drinkwater Rd. Police said the death is not suspicious and that foul play is not suspected. The man appeared to have jumped from the moving train. Police said the victim is not a local resident, nor was he an employee of the train company. The matter is still under investigation and police are still in the process of informing his family.

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