Police Report – disturbing people, slippery roads

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft Detachment of the RCMP.

Disturbing resident

Jan. 6 at 3:30 pm police received a complaint from a female resident at the Nugget motel in Cache Creek about a male in his 50s who was creating a disturbance there. The attending officer was told that he had uttered threats to many of the residents. The intoxicated man, of no fixed address,  was located in one of the units and arrested for creating a disturbance. He was lodged in cells until sober.

Skipped on the bill

Jan. 7 at 6 pm police received a complaint from staff at the Desert Inn motel in Cache Creek about a guest who had stayed there for four days and left without paying. He was described as 45-50 years old and between 5’10” and six feet tall. He left in a pickup truck that was registered to to an owner in Vernon.

Threats made

Jan. 13 in the afternoon a landlord in Ashcroft reported that while evicting a tennant, the 21 year old man threatened to damage the owner’s property. The matter is still under investigation.

Driver stopped

Jan. 15 at 8:30 am police received a complaint of an erratic or impaired driver in a commercial vehicle on Hwy 1 just east of Cache Creek.  The vehicle was located and stopped, but the driver showed no sign of impairment. The 41 year old Kamloops man said he didn’t think he was driving all that badly, either.

Mini van off road

Jan. 15 at 8:45 pm police received a call about a mini van down an embankment off Hwy 99 about 15 km from the Hwy 97 junction. Police attended but couldn’t locate the vehicle. An investigation showed that the vehicle had gone off the road the night before and the driver was able to call for a tow truck. The tow truck picked up the mini van and gave the driver, a 69 year old Lone Butte man, a ride into Cache Creek. He was contacted later that day in 100 Mile House.

Uninsured vehicle left on street

Jan. 16 police investigated a complaint about an uninsured vehicle that had been parked on Stage Rd. by the Canyon Heights Apt. building for about 10 months. The owner was contacted and said it broke down there so he left it, not realizing that he was breaking the law. The 63 year old Cache Creek man said he would take care of it.

Loud resident

Jan. 17 police were called to the Nugget motel by the manager about a long term resident who was yelling and screaming and disturbing everyone. All was quiet when police arrived and the 31 year old woman refused to answer the door of her unit. The manager was left to deal with the matter.

Car in ditch

Jan. 17 at 1:30 am police received a call from a motorist about a vehicle in the ditch north of Cache Creek. The caller also reported seeing someone stumbling around near the vehicle. Police attended and found a 1990 Honda Accord in the ditch with minor damage. There was no one nearby. The owner was contacted, but the 42 year old Marble Canyon man denied being the driver. He did not provide any information on who may have been driving.

Cyclist draws attention

Jan. 17 at 4:45 am police received one of several calls about a man riding a bicycle on Hwy 1 between Lytton and Cache Creek. The caller reported seeing a bicycle and bags at the side of the northbound lane of the highway and was concerned that the cyclist may have fallen down an embankment, but he didn’t stop to check. The 71 year old Montney man was located a short while later on his bike, wearing a high visibility vest and dressed for the weather.

Fight in a residence

Jan. 17 at 2 pm police attended a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve after a report that an intioxicated 25 year old man was fighting with another man. The 25 year old Kamloops man, formerly from Ashcroft, was arrested and lodged in cells until sober.

Suspicious man

Jan. 18 around 5 pm police were called to an Ashcroft residence after two 10 year old girls feared that they were being followed. They said they were walking in downtown Ashcroft when they started seeing the same older model white car everywhere. They said it finally came to a stop and a man, between 50-60 years old with white hair and wearing a blue jacket, got out and followed them onto the bridge. They ran the rest of the way to one of their homes. Police make patrols looking for the man or the vehicle but neither were located. Anyone with information on either is asked to call the RCMP at 453-2216.

Slushy roads

Jan. 18 at 10:30 am police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 1 north of the Esso. Police found a Chevrolet Impala in the ditch and a tow truck hoisting it out. The driver, a 28 year old Kamloops woman, said she’d lost control of the car on slushy roads and it got sucked into the ditch.