Police Report – expensive quilt lost, icy highways

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Family dispute

Nov. 27 at 9:30 pm police were called to a disturbance involving three family members at a residence on Hwy 99 in the Hat Creek area. A family celebration turned bad after a small disagreement. It was settled before police arrived. There were no injuries, no assaults and no charges. Alcohol was a factor.

Moving out

Nov. 28 at 7 pm police received a complaint by a 52 year old Cache Creek woman that her 41 year old estranged boyfriend was repeatedly texting her for hours on end because he still had property in their shared home and she was concerned about her safety.. Police contacted the male and arranged to have him remove the rest of his belongings from the home in a peaceful manner.

Suspension, prohibition and jail

Nov. 29 RCMP received notice to serve a 30 year old Ashcroft man with a two-year driving suspension. The man was already serving a one-year driving prohibition as well as weekends in jail for a one-month jail sentence following a conviction of impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample stemming from a 2010 offence and 2012 conviction.

There’s no place like home

Nov. 29 at 5:30 pm police were asked to assist an Ashcroft landlady keep the peace with a 50 year old male tenant. Once police arrived, the tenant agreed to let the landlady inspect his residence for the purpose of eviction which was scheduled for the following day.

Driving prohibition served

Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm police were called by ambulance attendants for assistance with an injured and highly intoxicated pedestrian at the corner of Quartz St. and Park Rd. The 31 year old man was co-operative with both police and attendants. It was also found that he had a driving suspension to be served, and so it was.

Not paying attention

Nov. 30 at 10 am a Traffic Services officer stopped a speeding pickup on Hwy 1 in Spences Bridge after the vehicle was found to be travelling at 127 kph in the 70 kph zone. The 24 year old Surrey man said he wasn’t paying attention and didn’t notice the speed sign or the police car behind him. He was given a ticket for excessive speed and his 2012 Dodge pickup was impounded.

Icy roads, slippery conditions

Dec. 2 at 9:30 am police attended a single vehicle crash on Hwy 1 near Venables Valley Rd. after a 61 year old Surrey man lost control on the icy road and hit the ditch with his 2010 Dodge pickup. Neither he nor his 59 year old passenger were injured, but the truck was severely damaged and had to be towed.

At 3:45 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 99 near Hat Creek Road after a 59 year old Quesnel man lost control of his 2001 Dodge pickup on slippery roads and hit the ditch. There was minor damage to his vehicle.

Quilt stuffed with $2,200

A 46 year old Ashcroft woman called police on Dec. 2 to report that a quilt she had been storing cash in had accidentally been taken to the Hospital Auxilliary thrift shop. The quilt had been sold by the time she realized that it was missing the following day.

An envelope containing approximately $2,200 in bills of various demonimations had been hidden in the quilt.

The owner is asking for the return of the money, no questions asked. It can be returned to the RCMP Detachment.

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