Police Report – Family feuds, erratic drivers

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Walker walked off

Sept. 30 at 11:08 am a 91 year old Ashcroft woman called to report that her walker had been lost or stolen. She said she always left it just outside the door of her unit at the Manor, and that she checked with other residents and staff before calling the police. She called back later in the day to advise that someone had taken it in error and had returned it.

Everything wrecked

Oct. 3 at 3:43 pm a 26 year old man from Deadman Creek reported that the license plate from his impounded vehicle had not  been removed before it was sent to the wreckers, and now it was irretrievable. It was reported as property loss.

Lillooet driver issued ticket

Oct. 3 at 4:26 pm an off duty officer reported a vehicle on Hwy 1 by Juniper Beach swerving all over the highway. It was intercepted in Cache Creek and the 64 year old Lillooet was issued a ticket for passing unsafely.

Cow on the shoulder

Oct. 3 at 6:45 pm a 42 year old Chilliwack motorist reported seeing a cow on the shoulder of Hwy 97 north of Loon Lake Road. Members of the Clinton Detachment located the animal and encouraged it to go back to its pasture.

IPad love

Oct. 4 at 5:12 pm a 37 year old Ashcroft woman reported that her 14 year old sister had locked her out of the house because she used the younger woman’s iPad. When police arrived, they witnessed the 14 year old chasing the older woman around the driveway. The younger sister was brought to the Detachment where the Ministry of Child and Family Development was contacted. The older sister said she had been shoved, but did not wish her sister charged. She was returned to her home and both promised to get along.

Shots fired

Oct. 4 at 7:46 pm a 57 year old Cache Creek man called to report what sounded like several shots being fired behind the Wastech building on Hwy 1. Police investigation determined that the shots likely came from the gun range up past the landfill, where the local sportsman club was hosting a trap shoot.

Marijuana seized

Oct. 4 at 9:30 pm Ashcroft officers assisted with traffic safety as  Clinton RCMP conducted a road check on Hwy 97 in Clinton. Officers detected an odour of marijuana in one vehicle. The 31 year old Chilliwack man driving voluntarily turned over a small amount of marijuana. The vehicle was searched but nothing more was found.

Family dispute

Oct. 4 at 10:40 pm a 37 year old Cache Creek woman reported that her 14 year old daughter had snuck out through a window in their home about an hour earlier and that it was an ongoing problem. Police were on their way to the residence when they were informed that the daughter had returned, but was in a suicidal frame of mind. The daughter advised that she had been in an argument with her parents before she left. She was taken to the hospital for a medical check and cleared, and was returned to her residence.

Custody dispute

Oct. 5 at 9:32 am a 28 year old Kamloops woman reported that her 33 year old ex-partner had taken their 5 year old son to see his parents in Cache Creek. She had texted him to say that she was coming to retrieve the boy, but her ex-partner told him she couldn’t. There was no court order in place for custody, but the parents eventually resolved their differences without police intervention.

Part of the family

Oct. 5 at 9:27 pm a 44 year old Cache Creek man asked for police assistance after overhearing a pair of Ashcroft teenagers looking for his dog, which was out in the yard. The dog had been given to the man’s family by the teens’ father last year. The 15 year old female had tried to reclaim the dog earlier this year and was made to return it. The teen’s mother was contacted and said her children were at home at the time of the report.

BC Hydro telephone scam

BC Hydro is warning British Columbians about a new telephone scam. Customers are receiving calls where the caller claims to represent BC Hydro and says power will be disconnected if a payment is not received.

BC Hydro is reminding customers that the company does not collect credit card or bank account information over the telephone.

Customers are also reminded that if they receive a call from someone representing BC Hydro and they doubt the authenticity of the call, they should hang up and call back.

If an account is in arrears, BC Hydro will send several notices asking for payment in the mail and also use an automated dialer to remind customers to make a payment before electricity supply is impacted.

BC Hydro customers are asked to report these calls by calling BC Hydro at 1-800-BC-HYDRO, their local police department and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

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