Police Report – deer on the highway

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Son causes family discord

Nov. 5 at 6 pm police attended a family dispute at an Ashcroft residence where two brothers, aged 28 and 31, were having a disagreement. The 28 year old man left the house voluntarily. The men’s father, 63, was taken to the hospital by BC Ambulance for a back injury. The mother and remaining son were treated at the scene for minor injuries. There were no charges.

Woman says she heard gunshots

Nov. 7 at 8:30 am a resident of the Halfway Trailer Park called to report that she had heard gunshots and that someone had been injured. Police attended but found out that no one had ben shot and the 55 year old woman was suffering from mental health issues. She was taken to the hospital for examination.

Mother out of touch with son

Nov. 7 at 9 am a Surrey woman called to report her 30 year old son as missing in the Cache Creek area. She had spoken to him days before but he wasn’t answering his phone. She phoned back at 10:15 am to say that he had just phoned her from Spences Bridge.

Truck stolen

Nov. 7 police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a property on the Bonaparte Reserve. The black GMC was parked at 2672 Sage Hill Rd. and was last seen somewhere around late July or mid-August. It did not have plates on it. Anyone with information about the truck’s whereabouts is asked to phone the RCMP at 453-2216.

Wanted for arrest

Nov. 8 RCMP issued a warrant for the arrest of Stephen Gordon, 40, on an outstanding charge of driving while prohibited in 2012. Gordon lives in the Woods Creek Forest Service Road area.

Elderly driver not impaired

Nov. 8 at 6 pm police received two calls about a possible impaired driver on Hwy 1, westbound approaching Cache Creek. The vehicle was located and stopped. The driver, a 79 year old Ashcroft man, was not intoxicated but appeared to be in poor health and having problems steering the vehicle. No charges were laid, but police have asked the Motor Vehicles Branch to review his license.

Vehicles damaged in fight

Nov. 8 at 9 pm police attended a domestic dispute at a residence in Thompson Rivers Estates. Neither the 37 year old male homeowner nor his 32 year old girlfriend from Chase were injured, but both of their vehicles had been damaged. The woman called a relative to come and pick her up, and a tow truck wa called to remove her vehicle. No charges were laid. Alcohol was a factor.

Bad night for deer

Nov. 11 at 5 pm a single vehicle accident was reported involving a truck and a deer on Hwy 97C between downtown Ashcroft and the Mesa. The deer was killed, and there was minor damage to the police vehicle.

At 5:30 pm police were notified of another accident involving a vehicle and a deer, this time on Hwy 97 18 km north of Cache Creek where a 60 year old Williams Lake man struck and killed a deer with his 1993 Toyota Celica. The car had extensive front end damage and had to be towed.

At 10:20 pm a 49 year old Forest Grove woman stuck and killed a deer just north of Cache Creek. She was able to drive her Chevrolet Avalanche the rest of the way to Port Coquitlam.

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