Ashcroft Fire Rescue were called out Tuesday morning to a possible engine fire in a pickup truck on Brink. RCMP and Village employees also attended.

Police Report – Distracted drivers, everybody make some noise!

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Assault investigation

Sept. 26 at 5:52 pm police received a report that a man had been assaulted at a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve. Officers attended and found a male with minor injuries. He was co-operative with police. The matter is still under investigation.

Texting while driving

Sept. 27 at 10 am while patrolling in Clinton, a Traffic Service officer pulled over a vehicle whose driver was texting while driving. The officer also found several pieces of grow op equipment in the vehicle, which the 31 year old Chilliwack man produced a valid Health Canada license for. A quick investigation showed that there was a warrant for his arrest issued out of Vancouver. He was arrested and released on a promise to appear, and he was issued a ticket for driving while distracted by texting.

Dog barking upsets motel guests

Sept. 28 at 8:36 am police were called to a motel in Cache Creek where a couple were causing a disturbance and demanding their money back. The male and female had stayed in a room overnight but complained that they couldn’t sleep because of a barking dog at a nearby residence. They had departed before police arrived, without getting a refund.

Child’s screams alert neighbours

Sept. 28 at 8:36 am police attended to a noise complaint in Ashcroft in the area of Western Ave. The complainant said it sounded like a child in distress. Police located the source of the noise and found a child venting loudly, but not in distress.

Loud party around the fire

Sept. 28 at 11:30 pm police received a complaint of a loud party on the Ashcroft Reserve. Officers attended and found a group of 10-12 people sitting around a campfire. They were co-operative and friendly and were asked to tone it down. There were no further complaints.

Vehicle stopped with spike belt

Sept. 30 at 12:50 am Clinton RCMP asked for assistance with a southbound vehicle driving on the highway at a high rate of speed and refusing to stop for police. The vehicle was stopped by a spike belt set up on Hwy 97 by the Bonaparte Reserve. The driver, a 22 year old Kelowna woman, was arrested for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and taken into police custody. There were three other occupants in the car with her.

Erratic driver gets warning

Sept. 30 at 7:51 am police received a complaint about an erratic driver on the Ashcroft Reserve. The complainant was concerned about their own safety as well as the safety of others. The male was located outside his car and given a verbal warning about his driving.

Any front lawn will do

Sept. 30 at noon police received a report of an intoxicated man passed out on the front yard of a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve. BC Ambulance attended and examined the man for injuries. He was released and taken by a friend back to Kamloops.

Two excessive speeders nabbed

Sept. 30 while operating a speed enforcement campaign on Hwy 1 at Jackass Mountain, Traffic Service officers stopped two vehicles for excessive speed – one man from Alberta travelling at 137 kph and one man from Alaska travelling at 139 kph, both in the 90 kph zone. They were both issued tickets for excessive speed and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.

Unhappy customer

Oct. 1 at 6:50 am police received a complaint from staff at a Bed and Breakfast in Walhachin about an unruly guest refusing to leave. The Port Hardy man told officers that he was upset over a discrepancy in rates and services provided. The B&B were advised that the matter was a civil one. The guest was co-operative with police and left the establishment.

Known to be prohibited

Oct. 1 at 7 pm in Cache Creek, a Traffic Service officer stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a man who was known to be a prohibited driver. The 26 year old Cache Creek man’s identify was confirmed and he was charged with driving while prohibited. His car was impounded for seven days.

Drivers urged to buckle up

Traffic Services observed Occupant Restraint Month for September and Ashcroft Traffic Service members issued 100 tickets for seat belt infractions. Non-use or mis-use of occupant restraints is a factor in 33 per cent of traffic fatalities.

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