Police Report – broken wheel causes accident, 80 kph in excess

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Loose wheel hits oncoming truck

Sept. 18 at 2 pm police attended a two vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near Black Canyon Ranch. It appeared that the front wheel broke off a southbound 1995 Ford F250 driven by a 55 year old West Kelowna man and hit an oncoming 1998 Freightliner dead on. The transport truck was driven by a 52 year old Hope man. Neither driver was injured, but both vehicles were disabled. The F250 was sent for inspection to determine why the wheel broke of. No charges were laid.

Purse stolen from parking lot

Sept. 18 at 4:30 pm a 37 year old Cache Creek woman reported that her purse had been stolen from where she had left it by accident, sitting on the ground outside the Oasis Cold Beer and Wine store. She went into the Oasis bar and it was gone by the time she returned for it. A surveillance video showed a burgundy and gray mini van drive up in front of the store with two women in it. One got out and went into the store, returning to the vehicle carrying the purse which contained a small amount of cash. The matter is still under investigation.

Shoulder check didn’t work

Sept. 19 at 3 pm police received a report of a single vehicle accident in the parking lot of Chums Restaurant in Cache Creek after a 57 year old German  tourist driving a rented motorhome backed into a yellow post. There were no charges, and minimal damage done to the side of the rented vehicle.

Leashed dog attacked by stray

Sept. 20 at 8 pm a 77 year old Ashcroft woman was walking her small dog on Railway Ave. when it was attacked by another dog which was running lose. Bystanders helped pull the dogs apart and the small dog suffered minor injuries. The Village dogcatcher was notified and is investigating the matter.

Arguing in public

Sept. 21 at 4 pm police were notified of a disturbance between a man and woman  walking near the main intersection in Cache Creek. Police located the couple and determined that it was nothing more than a difference of opinion between the 30 year old woman and 40 year old man, both from Cache Creek. They agreed to separate until they cooled off.

Damaged headlight, impaired driver

Sept. 21 at 8:30 pm police stopped a pickup truck on Hwy 1 by Back Valley Rd. for a damaged headlight. The officer detected the odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and administered a roadside sobriety test. The 36 year old Kamloops woman registered two Warnings on the test. She was given a three day driving suspension and her truck was impounded. She was also given a notice to fix the headlight.

Not licensed in B.C.

Sept. 22 just after midnight, a Traffic Services officer patrolling the Cache Creek area stopped a speeding Mazda 3. The driver, a 22 year old male, was going to school in Prince George and produced a Saudi Arabia drivers license. It was determined that the man was unlicensed in B.C. and was a vehicle impound candidate. He was served with a three-month driving prohibition and charged with driving while prohibited, issued a speeding ticket, and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Long walk home

Sept. 22 at 8 pm police received a report of a person laying on the side of Hwy 97 north of Cache Creek. Police located a 37 year old Lillooet man who was walking home. He appeared mildly intoxicated but was walking and in control of himself. He was allowed to continue.

Taking it out on the bike

Sept. 23 at 3:15 am police were called to a disturbance at Robbies Motel in Cache Creek where an intoxicated 38 year old Prince George woman had knocked over a motorcycle parked in front. The woman was located and it was determined that the woman and the owner of the bike, a 45 year old Abottsford man, knew each other and were in a dispute. The woman was spoken to and released. No damage was done to the bike.

Double the speed

Sept. 23 at 2:30 pm a Traffic Services officer conducting radar on Hwy 1 by Jackass Mountain stopped a 2010 BMW travelling at 170 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 37 year old Vancouver man was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his car was impounded for seven days.

Not far from home

Sept. 23 at 8:30 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a 2011 Ford F150 on Hwy 99 about 5 km west of the Hwy 97 junction for travelling at 155 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 52 year old Marble Canyon man was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his truck was impounded for seven days.

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