Police Report – Drunk and disruptive, impaired and unlicensed

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Lost ring

March 25 a Cache Creek woman reported that she had lost a gold sapphire and diamond ring somewhere in the Ashcroft area on the 21st. If found, please turn over to the Ashcroft RCMP.

Shots fired on Reserve

March 25 at 4:30 pm police were called to the Ashcroft Reserve after a male was observed shooting his rifle into the air. Police arrested a 45 year old resident for careless use of a firearm and seized his rifle. The man was intoxicated and still drinking at the time of his arrest. He was lodged in cells until sober. He said that he had been assaulted earlier in the day and was firing the shots as a warning. He will appear in court on June 19 to answer the charge.

Quick to call

March 26 at 9:15 pm  police received a report from a 23 year old female that a male friend was trying to force his way into her residence on the Ashcroft Reserve. The 26 year old male left before police arrived. He was located later, intoxicated, and admitted to having been at the woman’s residence, but said he left when she asked him to. No charges were laid.

At 9:40 pm police received a second call from the same woman, saying the same male was at her door trying to get in again. It turned out to be the two police officers answering her first call. She was persuaded to answer the door.

Impaired and unlicensed

March 27 at 9:45 am Traffic Services division received a report of a possible impaired driver on Hwy 1 in the Savona area. The vehicle was located and stopped near Juniper Beach with three occupants, all of whom had been drinking. The driver, a 49 year old Kamloops man, Failed the roadside alcohol testing device three times. He did not have a valid drivers license and was a vehicle impound candidate. He was issued a 90 day driving suspension and his 1997 Chev Ventura was impounded for 30 days.

Lost wallet

March 27 at 1:30 pm a 43 year old Cache Creek woman reported that she’d lost her wallet on the 21at. The last place she remembered having it was at the Ashcroft Bakery. It is described as a red, square wallet containing her identification. If found, please turn in to the Ashcroft RCMP.

Brush burning on Evans

March 27 at 10:15 pm police assisted the Ashcroft Fire Dept. after a large fire was reported on Evans Rd. The fire was located near the Ashcroft Terminal and was a controlled burn in an open pit.

Drunk and disruptive

March 29 at 7 pm police received a call from a Cache Creek residence where an intoxicated woman was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. She had left by the time police arrived.

At 9:30 pm police were called to the Chevron after receiving a complaint of an intoxicated woman causing a disturbance. Police located the woman with a dog. She was co-operative with police until asked to sit in the police car, at which point she ran away with the dog. She left her backpack behind, however, with her identification in it.

At 10:30 pm after responding to several complaints of an intoxicated woman causing a disturbance, police returned to the Detachment and found the same woman waiting at the front door. She became irate and demanded that they give her a ride to Kamloops, saying she’d been at a party and wanted to party some more. The 35 year old 16 Mile woman was arrested for causing a disturbance and lodged in cells until sober.

Her boyfriend, a 48 year old man from 16 Mile, was contacted. He informed police that she was causing problems in their house, so he took her to a friend’s house in Cache Creek, where she continued to cause a disturbance. He picked her up again and drove her to the Detachment where he left her.

Property line dispute

March 29 at 11 pm police received a complaint from a Walhachin resident that their neighbour was trying to burn down his barn. Police attended and found no fire. The neighbour was working in his yard, using yard lights and moving a shed. Police spoke to the complainant who was mildly intoxicated and through the shed was being moved too close to their property line.

Dune buggy dumps riders

March 30 at 1 pm police received a report of a single vehicle accident on the Ashcroft Reserve near the race track where a dune buggy with three occupants had lost control and flipped. Police located a BC Ambulance and a heavily damaged dune buggy at a residence where one male was being treated by attendants. He was transported to the hospital with possible broken bones. One of the occupants was intoxicated and none of them were co-operative with police. It is unknown which was the driver. No charges laid.

Break and Enter at Bundua

March 31 at 8 am police received a report of a Break and Enter at Bundus and Sons in Ashcroft, where an estimated $7,000 in gardening tools were stolen some time between March 29 at 4 am and March 31 at 7:30 am. Suspects had broken a window facing the alley and entered the building, exiting through the back door with chainsaws, weed whackers and other items. Police are following up on some leads, but anyone observing anything suspicious during those hours or having any information is asked to call the police at 250-453-2216. Be wary of anyone offering a good price on a brand new chainsaw or other items.

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