Police Report – Family matters and flamboyant drivers

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Warrant for arrest

Oct. 20 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Kamloops man, Brandon Graham, born Oct. 11, 1988. Graham was to appear in court that day to face charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 in an incident stemming from last June. At that time, Graham pulled into the Juniper Beach Provincial Park hauling a flatbed trailer with a snowmobile on it. He was reported to RCMP by another camper who thought it was suspicious to be hauling around a snowmobile in the middle of summer. Police found that both the trailer and snowmobile as well as some tools had just been stolen in Logan Lake.

Fraudulent cheques

Oct. 21 Ashcroft RCMP became aware of a potential fraud making the rounds when an Ashcroft male reported receiving a cheque from a Kamloops company called Can Dig. He took it to the credit union where it was declared a fake. The company was also a fake. An investigation by RCMP revealed that there are numerous police reports about the same fraud, where several cheques are sent out to people through the mail. Police advise that unexpected cheques coming from an unknown source should be treated with suspicion.

Alone time

Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm police received a call from an Ashcroft parent who reported that their son hadn’t returned home from school that day. Police launched a search immediately, but by 10:30 pm the teenager was still missing. Unbeknownst to his parents, the youth had snuck into the house and went to sleep in an area where they wouldn’t have looked for him. He was found safe and sound the next morning.

Constable Mom

Oct. 21 at 9 pm BC Ambulance requested assistance from the RCMP as they prepared to transport a 30 year old Lillooet woman to the hospital with serious medical issues. The woman was travelling with her four children, all under the age of nine, when she went into medical distress in Cache Creek. A Clinton officer was called to take temporary custody of the children while their father came from Lillooet to retrieve them.

Passing unsafely

Oct. 23 at 10:45 am Traffic Services received a complaint of a vehicle passing while unsafe on Hwy 1 north of Spences Bridge. The complainant reported  that the Dodge Dakota had passed four vehicles on a double solid line on the Oregon Jack Hill. The vehicle was located, stopped at a construction lineup in Spences Bridge. The 54 year old Smithers man was issued a ticket for passing while unsafe.


Oct. 25 just shortly after midnight, a patrolling Traffic Services officer was forced to pull over to the side of Hwy 97C as an oncoming vehicle swerved over the centre line. The officer turned to follow the vehicle and pulled it over on Hwy 1. The driver displayed signs of impairment and was given a roadside test, which he Failed, twice. The 30 year old Ashcroft man was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The open liquor inside the vehicle was seized and destroyed.

The Wifi place

Oct. 26 at 9:30 pm police were called to Thompson Rivers Estates by a male who complained that three young adults were banging on his door looking for Wifi service. The three subjects left in two vehicles which were not located. However, the complainant identified two of the subjects and police will be contacting them.

Barefoot and casual

Oct. 26 at 2:30 am an officer on patrol observed a 29 year old Ashcroft man walking down Tingley St. wearing only shorts and a sweater, and no footwear. The man indicated that he had locked himself out of his residence and was looking for the friend who had his keys. The officer helped him track down the friend and retrieve his keys, after which he was able to enter his residence.

Wendy Coomber

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