Police Report – broken windows, open doors

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Drug dispute

June 3 at 11:30 am police responded to a call from the Ashcroft medical clinic after a 53 year old Ashcroft male patient expressed his vehement dissatisfaction with how his prescription was being controlled. He left the building leaving staff concerned for their safety. Police contacted the man by phone to let him know he was no longer welcome at the clinic.

Suspicious credit card use

June 3 at 1 pm Chevron staff reported the suspicious use of a credit card after a woman tried to use a Visa to make a purchase. When the staff member asked to see some photo identification, the 25-30 year old woman said she would get it from her vehicle. She hurried outside and jumped into a pickup truck with a U-Haul in tow and left, with the card. The clerk remembered the name “Dana” on the card, but nothing else. No license plate number was obtained.

Preventative action

June 3 at 1:30 pm police were called to the Ashcroft Reserve for a domestic disturbance by a woman who was concerned that her 62 year old husband’s intoxication was going to escalate beyond his current argumentativeness. Another family member agreed to drive him to a local hotel to spend the night.

Knife incident in 16 Mile

June 4 at 1:30 pm police received a call from an Edson woman who had just received a text message from her 18 year old granddaughter in 16 Mile. The young lady had apparently told her that her 21 year old boyfriend was going crazy with a knife, stabbing the walls. Police attended immediately, only to be told that the event had occurred the night before, somewhat different than the grandmother’s story. The male had been working in the house alone when, frustrated with what he was doing, he left the knife in the wall. There was no disturbance, no injuries.

A punch between friends

June 4 at 5:30 pm police attended an abandoned 911 call on Collins Rd. for an assault. The 20 year old victim was located at his home. No medical treatment was needed. He said he and a friend, 21, were having a few drinks and his friend punched him in the shoulder and left. He called police but decided it wasn’t that important.

Japanese dress

June 6 at 9:30 pm police received a complaint about a suspicious male walking down Elm St. in Ashcroft dressed in Japanese garb and carrying a ceremonial sword. He was no located and there were no further complaints.

Vehicle impounded

June 6 at 10 pm an officer stopped a southbound vehicle on Hwy 1 near the landfill and found it being driven by an unlicensed prohibited driver. She was also a vehicle impound candidated. The 52 year old Ashcroft woman was charged with driving while prohibited and her Hyundai Accent was impounded for a minimum of 30 days.

Open door policy

June 7 at 5:30 pm police received a complaint that the Cache Creek Library doors were unlocked even though the sign said Closed. Two local youth had entered the building thinking that it was open and set off the alarm. They went home and one of them told their parent, who called the police. The property manager was notified.

Good drivers

June 7 at 9 pm police conducted a road check at the brake check on Hwy 97C. Up to 30 vehicles were stopped and all drivers were sober.

Break and enter

June 7 at 10:30 pm police were called to assist the ambulance on Collins Rd. with an intoxicated man suffering from serious lacerations to one arm. The 35 year old advised that he had locked himself out of his house. He tried to enter through a window but broke the glass and cut his arm. He was riding his bicycle to seek help when he was intercepted by the ambulance. He was treated and taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Didn’t like the view

June 8 at 1:15 am police were called to the Oasis Hotel after a tenant had broken a window in his room. An ambulance was called for the 27 year old man who had fallen on the broken glass and cut himself. The man is now facing eviction.

No more chances

June 8 at 2:05 am police were called to the Oasis bar where a patron had passed out in the washroom. Police located the 29 year old Cache Creek man who had been dealt with earlier in the evening for breaking the glass in an interior door in the bar. They sent him home at that time but he had obviously returned. He was arrested and lodged in cells until sober.

Broken window

June 8 at 8:45 am a Cache Creek woman reported that the front window of her residence on Nugget Rd. in Cache Creek had bee broken some time overnight while she was working. There was nothing missing inside the house and the matter is still under investigation.

Kicking around

June 8 at 10:15 am a 42 year old Kamloops woman called to report that the passenger side door of her vehicle had been kicked repeatedly by her ex-boyfriend, causing minor damage. She said she had met with the 31 year old Ashcroft man in front of the library to exchange some property. They got into an argument and he kicked her vehicle twice. The matter is still under investigation.