Police Report – driver rescued from burning vehicle

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Shortcut a no-no

Feb. 26 at 2:30 pm an Ashcroft resident called to complain about a trespasser regularly using his property. Police contacted the 27 year old Ashcroft man who admited to using the property as a shortcut. He agreed to stop using it.

Driver rescued from burning vehicle

Feb. 27 at 4 pm police attended a single vehicle accident east of Cache Creek just past the mushroom plant where an eastbound 2009 Mazda Tribute went off the road to the right on a curve. It struck a rock and burst into flames. The passenger was able to get out of the vehicle but the driver was trapped. Passing motorists stopped and were able to extract the 64 year old Lillooet man before the flames reached him. He was stabilized by ambulance paramedics and transported to Ashcroft hospital with serious head lacerations and broken bones. The passenger, a 64 year old Lillooet woman, suffered head and face injuries. She wishes to thank the two BC Hydro employees and two other men who stopped to assist her husband, who otherwise would have quickly perished in the burning vehicle. The men did not leave their names or contact information behind, and RCMP are asking them to get in touch by calling 250-453-2216 and citing file #2414-199.

Ignoring probation

Feb. 28 at 11:45 pm while on patrol at the Oasis bar, an officer identified a 28 year old Cache Creek man who was known to be on parole with conditions to stay away from liquor outlets and not consume alcohol. He was arrested and will be charged with failing to comply with probation orders.

Bar fight ends in assault

March 1 at 2 am police were called to the River Inn after a fight left a 36 year old Vancouver man in the hospital. Police arrested a 25 year old Lillooet man the following day. He’s been charged with assault causing bodily harm. The two were in town for the ice racing and the Beer Belly tournament. An argument in the bar turned into a fight, which left theVancouver man with serious head and facial injuries.

Woman signs for help

March 2 at 8 pm police received a report of a female standing next to a vehicle parked on side of Hwy 1 south of Ashcroft Ranch holding a sign that said ‘Call police’. Police located the 50 year old Peachland woman. She seemed distraught and confused. The ambulance was called and she was transported to Ashcroft hospital for treatment of an unknown condition.

Truck driver injured

March 3 at 12:20 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek near the Walhachin turnoff after a tractor trailer drove off the road and hit a rockface. The cab was destroyed and the trailer was tipped over. The driver, a 50 year old man from Sulpice, Quebec, was suffering from a head injury and was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for treatment. He may have fallen asleep before the accident took place. The matter is still under investigation and charges may be pending.