Police Report – Deer crossings, CN lost and found

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Head banger

Sept. 21 at 1 am RCMP were transporting an intoxicated prisoner from Spences Bridge back to cells in Ashcroft. The 36 year old Kelowna man was arrested for causing a disturbance there. While en route to Ashcroft, the man repeatedly hit his head against the partition between the front and back seats of the police car, causing a large gash on his forehead. Ambulance attendants were called to examine the man and bandage his wound before he was lodged in cells for the night.

Dangerous driving

Sept. 22 a 53 year old Ashcroft woman reported that she was almost run off Barnes Lake Rd. the previous day at around 6 pm by a man in a pickup truck. The other driver stopped and pulled over, but the complainant said she was too upset to talk to him at the time. The matter is still under investigation.

Trailer unroadworthy

Sept. 22 at 10:41 am police received a call from Roadhouse Towing about a commercial trailer they had hauled from Lytton. They were concerned that it was not road worthy. Police attended, along with a Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer to inspect the trailer. It was determined that the trailer had enough defects – including no brakes and flat tires – to warrant being taken off the road.

Feeling harassed

Sept. 22 at 4 pm a man called to report that his ex wife was spying on him while he picked their son up from pre-school, and he wanted her charged with harassment. He said he didn’t see her there, but he saw her car. He was advised that it didn’t fall under the guidelines of criminal harassment.

Back to school

Sept. 22 at 5 pm a woman attended the Detachment to report that her children had been threatened by another child on the school bus earlier that day. The 27 year old Cache Creek mother of the subject of complaint became belligerent when contacted by police. She was on the bus with her child and said the incident was initiated by the children of the complainant. The principal of the school was contacted.

Stolen CN equipment recovered

Sept. 23 sometime overnight an unknown person used the keys to a CN truck to enter the vehicle and steal two cutoff saws, a portable radio and the truck’s computer. The vehicle was parked in Cache Creek near Chanor’s.

On Sept. 26, the stolen items were recovered. Following an anonymous tip, police officers and CN employees located the items that were stashed in a wooded area on Collins Rd.

Theft inquiry leads to arrest

Sept. 25 police received a complaint regarding tools being stolen from the tool pouch on a motorcycle parked at KAL Tire on Sept. 11. The complainant said that he’d been told that two men were trying to sell the tools. He confronted the pair and told them to “get out of town”. Police spoke to the two men and arrested one of them on an unrelated matter. Nathan Turner, 26, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with probation orders which included curfew and reporting to the Detachment. He was held for a court appearance in Kamloops the following day.

Drunken threats

Sept. 25 at 9 pm police responded to a call at the Nugget Motel in Cache Creek where an intoxicated former tenant was yelling at the manager. He was gone before police arrived.

Erratic driver ticketed

Sept. 26 at 4 pm police received a complaint of an erratic driver on Hwy 1 near Juniper Beach. The complainant said the vehicle was swerving in and out of traffic and driving all over the road. Police located the vehicle in Cache Creek and stopped it. The 34 year old Cache Creek driver showed no signs of impairment, but was issued a ticket for driving without due care.

Driver shaken up

Sept. 27 at 8 pm police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 about 10 km east of Cache Creek after a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier impacted with a deer. The car ended up in the ditch with minor damage, but was towed. The driver, an 18 year old Loon Lake woman, and her passenger were shaken but not injured.

Swerved for deer

Sept. 27 at 10 pm police received a report of a single vehicle accident in Ashcroft after a black Volkswagen went into the ditch on Government St. near Tingley. The vehicle had minor damage and the driver was not at the scene. The vehicle’s owner, a 33 year old Ashcroft man, and passenger at the time of the accident, said his wife swerved to miss a deer and they ended up in the ditch.

Hay on fire

Sept. 28 at 11:30 pm police were dispatched to Semlin Ranch for traffic control on the highway after it was reported that hay was burning. No structures were damaged and it was unknown how much hay was destroyed. The owner advised police that he believed it was deliberately set and that he smelled gasoline. The ranch is just outside Cache Creek’s fire protection service.

Child’s bicycle found

Sept. 29 at 11 am a 54 year old Cache Creek woman reported finding a child’s bike in the ditch behind a cargo container on her property. If anyone is missing a child’s bike, they can contact the RCMP at 453-2216.

Speeding along

Sept. 29 at 11 am Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Hwy 1 by Hwy 97C after witnessing it speeding at 129 kph in the 100 kph zone. The driver and passenger were arrested after the officer noted the odour of marijuana inside the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and a small amount was found under the passenger seat. The marijuana was seized and the 30 year old man from Calgary was issued a ticket for speeding.

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