Police Report – Fire destroys belongings, piggy bank stolen

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Tires slashed

Apr. 29 a 50 year old Cache Creek man reported that someone had slashed two tires on his Hyundai Alantra some time overnight while it was parked on Maclean Crescent. There are no suspects.

Impaired driver

Apr. 29 at 2:45 pm while on patrol in Ashcroft, Traffic Services stopped a 2011 Ford Ranger on Government St. The officer detected the odour of liquor on the driver’s breath. The 55 year old Ashcroft woman Failed a roadside breath test twice. She was given a 90 day suspension and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. She was given a ride home.

Speeding driver loses dope

Apr. 30 at 11:40 am Traffic Services was conducting speed enforcement on Hwy 1 south of Lytton and stopped a Ford Taurus travelling at 135 kph in the 100 kph zone. The officer also detected an odour of marijuana in the car. The driver, a 36 year old Cache Creek man, was issued a ticket for speeding and the officer also seized 11.5 grams of marijuana and smoking paraphernalia.

Distressed dogs not

Apr. 30 at 6 pm police attended to a vehicle parked at the Ashcroft pool park after receiving a complaint that there were two dogs in distress inside it. The vehicle was parked in the shade with the windows rolled down. The officer observed that the dogs were happy and not in distress. The owner was located nearby to make sure that he was checking on them regularly.

Family loses all

On Apr. 30 at 7 pm police attended a house fire at Thompson River Estates. The family renting the house was out at the time, having supper. They were getting ready to move to Kamloops and had packed and left all of their possessions inside the house, which burned to the ground. It is unknown how the fire started, but it is believed to be accidental. Friends of the family are organizing fundraisers to replace their lost possessions.

Wallet returned

May 2 at 3:30 pm a wallet was turned in at the Detachment. It had been found outside the Chevron and it appeared that nothing was missing. Police used the ID to contact the 20 year old Penticton man who came back to pick up his wallet.

Police escort

May 3 at 8:30 pm police received a complaint about an intoxicated male passed out in the Chevron parking lot. Police located the man, who was still coherent. The 59 year old New Westminster man had a room at a nearby motel and was escorted there.

Prohibited driver

May 4 at 10 am Traffic Services stopped a Dodge pickup on Hwy 97 north of Cache Creek after recognizing the driver as being prohibited. The 27 year old Cache Creek man was arrested and charged with driving while prohibited and his mother’s pickup was impounded for a minimum of 30 days.

Baby’s piggy bank stolen

On May 4 at 9:30 pm police received an abandoned 911 call. The originating cell phone “pinged” to the Mclean Cres. area of Cache Creek so officers checked the vehicles parked in that area and found one that was registered to the owner of the phone. The woman observed them through the front window and came out to talk to them. The 23 year old woman said her 25 year old boyfriend stole her son’s piggy bank and left. He threatened her when she tried to stop him and that’s when she called 911. He is believed to be in the Kamloops area. Police are still looking for him.

Diesel stolen from truck

May 5 police received a report of the theft of fuel from a tractor trailer parked in the lot next to the Starhouse Restaurant in Cache Creek. Approximately 100 litres of diesel was stolen some time between May 1-5. The driver is a 51 year old Ashcroft man.

Truck chains found

May 5 a set of commercial truck trailer chains was turned in to the Detachment. They were found on Evans Rd. near the slough. They can be claimed at the Detachment.

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