Police Report – broken windows and empty gas tanks

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Hit and run

April 2 police received a report of a hit and run in the parking lot of the Ponderosa Apartments in Cache Creek, thought to have occurred on March 26. A gray 1995 Ford Winstar was damaged and blue paint streak was left on the passenger side. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the RCMP at 250-453-2216.

Unhappy camper

April 2 at 3:30 pm police were called to Sage Hills Motel in Cache Creek for a disturbance caused by a Prince George woman who was unhappy with the service. The 52 year old woman’s erratic driving was the subject of several complaints from Ashcroft to Salmon Arm the week before, and she was trying to get a refund from the owners for her motel stay at that time. She left before police arrived. The woman is known to have mental health issues.

Grow Op items dumped

April 3 police received a call from the Interior Roads manager to inform them that pots and plant material from a marijuana grow op was being dumped at the Red Hills and Boston Bar rest areas. The garbage has been cleaned up, but was left at the sites between Feb. 5 and April 3. Both RCMP and Interior Roads will be monitoring the area for any further action. Anyone with information about who may be dumping the debris is asked to phone RCMP at 250-453-2216.

Dirt bike stolen

April 4 police received a report of a dirt bike stolen fro a residence on Basil Rd. off Hwy 99 on March 22. The black and white 2008 Honda CR45R was chained up in the yard when it was stolen. Anyone with information of the theft is asked to call RCMP.

Broken window

April 4 at 4 pm police were called to a break and entry in progress at the empty Wander Inn in Cache Creek. Police found a group of youths looking at a broken window in the building, but determined that none of them had broken it and no entry had been gained. The youths indicated that an Ashcroft female had broken it a few days earlier. Police are following up with the young lady.

Fireworks stopped

April 5 at 9:30 pm police received a complaint of fireworks being let off somewhere in the area of Elephant Mountain. The fireworks were actually being fired  by a local family at their residence on Tingley St. Police had already attended the residence and advised the owners that they would have to cease because setting off fireworks in Ashcroft was illegal.

Driving while suspended

April 5 at 10:30 pm while conducting a roadcheck in Clinton, Traffic Services officers stopped a 2004 Dodge Caravan. The driver admitted that he had no Drivers License. It was found that he was also currently under a driving suspension. The officer detected an odour of marijuana inside the vehicle and it was searched. A small quantity of marijuana was seized from the driver, who also Failed a roadside sobriety test. The 47 year old Bonaparte man was given a 24 hour suspension for impairment by drugs. He was also served with a promise to appear in court to answer the charge of driving while suspended. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and towed.

Wallet left at PetroCan

April 7 police were advised that a wallet full of identification cards and a Drivers License had been left behind at the PetroCan in Cache Creek. Police have used the contact information inside the wallet to leave messages for the Vancouver man, telling him that his wallet is at the RCMP Detachment.

No gas, no go

April 8 just after midnight, police spotted a young male at the Chevron cardlock on the frontage road off Hwy 97C next to ASC Automotive. The 23 year old Ashcroft man advised police that his borrowed car had run out of gas, leaving him stranded. Police gave him a ride home.