Police Report – evacuation notices and sudden death

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Sudden death

May 8 at 2 pm police were called to assist BC Ambulance at a Cache Creek residence where a 61 year old Cache Creek woman was found deceased. It was determined that the woman had passed away from natural causes. The case was turned over to the coroner’s office.

Fire activity

May 11 at 11 pm RCMP were contacted by the TNRD to issue an evacuation Alert to the residents on Kirkland Ranch Rd. and Drinkwater Rd. after strong winds had whipped up the Spatsum Creek wildfire.

At 3 pm the following day, the evacuation Alert was expanded to include residents of Hwy 97C south of Ashcroft, beginning at Bar M Ranch and including Barnes Lake Rd., YD Ranch Rd. and the Oregon Jack Reserve.

Later the same evening, at 8 pm, the TNRD issue an Evacuation Notice for all residents of the same areas and RCMP reattended the properties to make everyone aware. They also established a no-go zone on Hwy 97C to North Rd.

Appoximately 28 residences were affected and less than 100 people. Officers from Clinton, Lytton and Traffic Services also assisted.

On May 13 at 1:30 pm RCMP were informed that the evacuation Notice had been lifted. RCMP continue to be in communication with the TNRD to provide further assistance if needed.

No deaths, injuries or significant loss of property was reported.

Culprit found

May 12 at 6 am the victim of an unsolved hit and run back in January reported that he had found the suspect vehicle involved, parked on Stage Rd. in Cache Creek. An investigator attended with a broken piece from the scene of the original accident and it matched a  damaged portion of the vehicle. The Registered Owner is from Cache Creek. Investigation into the matter is continuing.