Police Report – downed lines close highway, motorcycle assault

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Pushing boundaries

July 28 at 1 pm police were called to the Chevron station in Cache Creek for a panhandler who was disturbing customers outside. Police attended and located the 36 year old Cache Creek man who was in a wheelchair. The man apologized for his behaviour and said he would leave.

At 1:40 pm police received more complaints about a man in a wheelchair on the highway near the Subway, impeding traffic. He was gone before police arrived.

At 8 pm police were called to the Cache Creek pool where an intoxicated man in a wheelchair was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave when asked to by staff. He left prior to police arriving, but the incident is still under investigation.

At 10 pm police received a complaint by the same man, still intoxicated, saying that he had been assaulted near the apartment building on Collins Rd. He said he’d been punched in the face, but he could not provide a description of his assailant. He gave the name of a possible suspect, but the suspect no longer lived in the area. There are no other suspects.

Accident halts traffic

July 29 at 8:05 pm police were called to downed power lines on Hwy 99 after a tractor trailer hauling heavy machinery brought down several overhead lines and two power poles. One of the poles landed on a vehicle travelling on the highway. No one was injured but the highway was closed to traffic for three and a half hours while BC Hydro and Telus worked to reassemble their lines. BC Ambulance was called to check on the people involved in the accident. Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) attended and determined that the load dimension exceeded height restrictions on the highway. The driver of the truck, a 61 year old Lillooet man, was issued a $115 fine. The occupants of the other vehicle, a 67 year old male and 66 year old female from California were uninjured. Their rented vehicle had visible damage but they were able to continue driving.

Family member assaulted

July 30 at 9:20 am police were called to a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve after a 46 year old woman reported that a 25 year old family member had assaulted her. Police located the male suspect and arrested him. He is facing charges of assault and mischief. A telephone was reported broken during the incident.

Disturbance at motel

July 31 at 1:15 am police were called to a Cache Creek motel after a guest called to report he had just been threatened by another guest. Police attended and spoke to the suspect, who reported that he had been woken up several times during the night by the “victim” next door, a 52 year old Kamloops man, who was “yelling and such” and making quite a bit of noise. The suspect was warned about making threats and the victim was asked to keep the noise down.

Collectible daggers stolen

July 31 police were called to the Castle Inn in Cache Creek after the owner reported the theft of about 10 collectible daggers from a storage room. The theft  had taken place about two weeks prior but the report was delayed as the owner determined what was missing. Anyone suspecting that they might have seen one of these daggers is asked to contact the RCMP at 453-2216.

Motorcycle and rider assaulted

July 31 at 5:30 pm police were called to the Chevron in Cache Creek after a report of assault and mischief. The victim, a 69 year old Vancouver man, reported that while stopped there, a black Dodge Ram pulled up behind and bumped his motorcycle. Then the passenger got out of the truck, kicked and dented the motorcycle and head-butted the victim. The truck’s license plate was passed on to the RCMP who identified it as belonging to a 63 year old Coquitlam man who was travelling at the time with his 26 year old son. The matter is still under investigation.

Too much of a hurry

Aug. 1 at 8:30 am police received a report of a Honda travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 1 near Venables Valley Road. The vehicle was located travelling at 126 kph in a 100 kph zone. It was stopped and a 40 year old Abottsford woman was issued a ticket for speeding.

Asleep under the stars

Aug. 3 at 8:30 pm police were called to assist BC Ambulance after a report of an unconscious man lying next to Hwy 97 by the Petro Can. The intoxicated 24 year old Prince George man was woken up and a family member in the area came to retrieve him.

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