Police Report – Cows missing, Beer Belly Tournament weekend

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Warrant for arrest

Dec. 9 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Gregory Allen Larabie, 38 of Clinton for failing to appear in Kamloops court to answer a charge of breaching earlier probation orders by being drunk and disorderly.

Icy road causes crash

Dec. 9 at 5:45 pm police attended a single vehicle collision on Hwy 99 about 5 km east of the Hat Creek Rd. turnoff. A 2008 Honda Civic lost control on the road and collided with an embankment. The driver, a 52 year old Lillooet man, was able to walk to a nearby residence to call for help. He suffered minor rib and head bruising and was transported to he hospital for further examinatio. The vehicle suffered major damage to the driver’s side.

Pedestrian hit on Government St.

Dec. 9 at 7 pm police attended the scene of an accident between a pedestrian and a car on upper Government St. in Ashcroft. The driver, a 46 year old Kamloops man, said he did not see the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothes. Police spoke to the pedestrian, a 17 year old Ashcroft man, who reported bruises but no serious injuries. He declined the ambulance. No charges were laid.

Vandalism to Kingdom Hall

Dec. 10 at noon police were notified of vandalism to the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Cache Creek where phone lines had been ripped from the side of the building and a light over the entrance was smashed.. The damage is thought to have occurred some time between Sunday 7pm and early morning on Wednesday. There was no apparent forced entry. Anyone with information on the matter is asked to call RCMP at 453-2216 and quote file # 20141654.

Disappearance of several calves

Dec. 11 at 1 pm police received a report from a local rancher from the 16 Mile/Scottie Creek area that seven calves were missing from his herd, which had been grazing on Crown Land near Scottie Creek. RCMP are investigating the matter with the Livestock Unit out of Kamloops. There is no evidence at this time to support foul play, or that the two incidents were in any way related, but it was acknowledged that three people were found gutting a calf by a ranch in the Pavilion area earlier this Fall and were to appear on charges in Kamloops court this month. Anyone with information on the Scottie Creek incident is asked to call RCMP at 453-2216 and quote file # 20141657.

Change of heart

Dec. 13 at 1:35 am police were called to the River Inn pub for a fight in progress after two males were observed arguing and heading for the doors “to settle the score” in the parking lot. Police attended but no one was located.

Hall party

Dec. 13 at 2:40 am police were called to a disturbance at the River Inn after a caller reported that a group of men were harassing a woman. Officers could not locate the incident reported, but they did observe several individuals in the hallway outside their rooms making a great deal of noise. They were asked to return to their rooms.

Too much of a hurry

Dec. 13 at 8:30 pm police attended a single vehicle crash on Hwy 1 north of Spences Bridge where a F350 pickup pulling a trailer lost control on slippery roads and hit the rock face. The truck jackknifed and overturned, blocking both lanes. The highway was closed temporarily before the vehicles were moved. A witness indicated that the truck was speeding. The 49 year old Prince George driver was issued a ticket for speeding relative to conditions. There were no injuries.

Fight under investigation

Dec. 12 at 2:40 am police were called to the River Inn pub after a reported assault took place. The intoxicated victim, a 30 year old Ashcroft man, initially denied that a fight had taken place. Eventually he admitted that a fight had taken place between himself and a 34 year old Kamloops man, but the other individual had departed. The matter is still under investigation.

Crash in Cache Creek

Dec. 14 at 1 pm police attended a single vehicle collision in front of Lordco in Cache Creek after a southbound Mazda 3 was struck by a Chev Blazer exiting the parking lot. The Mazda then struck a nearby power pole. The driver, a 66 year old man from Granisle, was transported to Ashcroft hospital for treatment of a back injury. The driver of the Blazer, a 36 year old Cache Creek woman, was also examined by ambulance attendants. She indicated that she did not see the Mazda when she pulled out onto the highway and proceeded to turn right. She was issued a ticket for an improper right turn.

Causing a disturbance

Dec. 14 at 5:45 pm police were called to a residence on Hwy 11 for a complaint of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance and uttering threats against the home owner. The 49 year old Kamloops man was located outside the residence and was arrested for being drunk in a public place and causing a disturbance. He was placed in cells for the night until sober.

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