Police Report – flight from police, failing to appear

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft Detachment of the RCMP.

Sheep hit by train

Nov. 10 at 2:45 pm RCMP were asked to attend the rail line about 5 km south of Ashcroft after a bighorn sheep was struck by the train. Officers attended and dispatched the injured animal.

Trailer stolen

Nov. 11 police received a report that a white tilt-deck trailer had been stolen from it was parked on Quartz Rd.

Good driving

Nov. 12 at 11:12 am police received a report of a super B train driving erratically on Hwy 97, swerving across lanes and driving at varying speeds. Police located the truck and spoke to the driver, a 40 year old Abbottsford man, who showed no signs of impairment. As no erratic driving had been witnessed, the driver was allowed to continue.

Drugs found

Nov. 12 at 10:47 am an Ashcroft woman attended the Detachment with a small quantity of drugs that she said she had found while cleaning out her adult daughter’s room. The drugs were seized and destroyed.

Liquor stolen

Staff at the Oasis Cold Beer and Wine Store reported that an unknown male had left with a mickey of vodka that he hadn’t paid for. He was described as caucasian, in his 50s, about six feet tall, white hair and sporting a mullet.

Side effects

Nov. 14 at 4:21 pm police were called to assist BC Ambulance with a 72 year old Cache Creek woman who was worried that her 51 year old son was overdosing on prescription medicine. Police spoke to the man, who was polite and co-operative and denied overdosing on medication. He said he was taking a prescription, but that it made him sleepy. He added that he was told by the pharmacist that it could make him sleepy. He was examined by ambulance attendants who said his condition was not unusual.

Bar fight

Nov. 16 at 2:30 am police were called to the Oasis to stop a fight between two Cache Creek men. Police spoke to a 60 year old intoxicated man who said the younger man approached his table and offered a ride to the women seated there. The older man took exception to that and invited the 28 year old man to fight. The younger man, who was sober, said the older man started the fight, which was deemed consensual. He was allowed to leave, while the older man was given a ride home. There were no injuries.

Escaped police

Nov. 16 at 8:58 am police received a call from the OK Stop about a possible impaired driver. The clerk advised that the driver of the Jeep Cherokee was slurring his words and smelled of liquor. He told her that he was going gold panning. The vehicle was located travelling on Evans Rd. and stopped. The officer observed signs of intoxication and asked him to get out of the vehicle. He refused and sped off down the road. Police did not pursue for safety reasons. The Registered Owner, a 50 year old Ashcroft man, is being investigated and a number of charges are being considered under the Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act.

Jail time ignored

Nov. 17 a 37 year old Ashcroft woman is wanted for failing to appear to serve the remainder of her jail sentence in Kamloops. The woman was sentenced to 14 days in jail on Oct. 24, to be served on weekends, after being convicted of driving while prohibited. She was also fined $500 and prohibited from driving for a year. The woman failed to show up for her last weekend in jail.

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