Police Report – distracted drivers and too much partying

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Mosquito relief

June 4 at 2 am a cleaner at the bank in Cache Creek called to report a man sleeping in front of the ATM. Police arrived and woke the man. He was sober, but said he had no luck in hitchiking to Kamloops that day, and the mosquitos were bad so he decided to sleep indoors. He left the premises when asked to.

Suspicious motorcycle

June 4 at 10:45 am police received a complaint about a motorcycle parked behind the recycling bins in Cache Creek. Police contacted the Registered Owner, a Cache Creek resident  who parks his truck there and uses the motorcycle to drive between the truck and his home. The motorcycle was insured and parked safely on public property and was left there.

Distraction leads to accident

June 5 at 5:10 pm police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 99. BC Ambulance also attended and treated the 43 year old female driver for some glass in her hand. The woman, who lives nearby, advised police that she was distracted by a plastic bag floating in her car and missed a curve. She drove down an embankment in her 2005 Honda Civic, through a fence and hit a tree, coming to a stop in someone’s front yard. Her car was a write off.

Hit and run in driveway

June 6 police received a report of a hit and run on Hwy 99 in a driveway at the same location of the single vehicle accident the day before. The owner of a 1999 Oldsmobile noticed damager to the bumper and back end of their car, as through someone had entered the driveway and struck it with their own vehicle, some time between midnight and 9 am. The accident happened on Hwy 99 at Huber Rd. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to phone the RCMP at 250-453-2216.

Motorcycle goes off road

June 6 at 4:15 pm police were dispatched to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C across from Bar M Ranch where a northbound motorcycle had left the highway on the right and gone down a hill. Police located the rider, a 46 year old Vancouver man, conscious and sitting on the side of the road. He said he didn’t know what had happened to make him lose control. He was transported to Ashcroft hospital with minor injuries. His Harley was a write off.

Suspicious cavalcade

June 7 at 11:35 pm police received a  report from Wastech security of several vehicles driven by young people heading up to the landfill. Police located the group of approximately 30 youth at a campsite at McLean Lake. They were sitting around a campfire, all sober. Some were planning to camp there overnight. They were spoken to about campfire safety and about uninvited guests who sometimes show up at bush parties and left to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Kick at the car

June 8 at 2 am police were called to a Cache Creek residence where a male was repeatedly kicking the 1998 Pontiac Sunfire in the driveway. The man was known to the owner of the car. He had left before police arrived, but will be spoken to. There was no report of damage.

Eat and pass out

June 8 at 4:30 am police were called to the Husky in Cache Creek to deal with an intoxicated male who had passed out in the restaurant area after eating. Prior to that he was yelling and swearing at staff. Police woke the 31 year old Ashcroft man and escorted him outside just as a friend showed up to drive him home.

Minivan stolen

June 8 police received a complaint of a stolen vehicle that had been parked on Hwy 1. The gray 2001 Dodge Caravan had been taken in trade for another vehicle by Key West Ford in New Westminster, however it broke down on the highway 18 km south of Cache Creek about a week before the new owner reported it missing. Before that, he had contacted towing companies and anyone who might have picked it up, thinking it was abandoned.

A party of one

June 9 at 1:42 am police attended a complaint in the Oasis pub parking lot of about 15 people trying to start a fight. Police arrived and found no problems with most of the people gathered there, but there was one 54 year old Cache Creek woman yelling and causing a disturbance. Police determined that she was extremely intoxicated and trying to pick a fight. She was arrested for being drunk in a public place and transported to Kamloops to be lodged in cells until sober, because there was no jail guard available in Ashcroft.

Uninvited guest

June 9 at 4:30 pm police received a complaint from an Ashcroft man who said the he had arrived home and found a neighbour passed out on his couch. He said he tried to wake her up several times but she kept falling down. The final time she fell and hit her chin on the front step. The 52 year old Ashcroft woman was arrested for being drunk in a public place and held in cells until sober. The 67 year old complainant was reminded to lock his doors.

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