Police Report – ghost-driven cars and egg wars

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Library mishap

Oct. 30 police received a report of damage to the back exterior wall of the Ashcroft Library, as reported in last week’s Journal. The impact, just off the parking lot behind the library, was significant enough to move some tables inside the building that were against the wall at the time of the accident. Police have no suspects at this time, but invite anyone with any information about the accident to phone them at 453-2216.

Smashing pumpkins

Oct. 31 at 8:30 pm police received a complaint that three youths had stolen a jack o’lantern from the front steps of their Ashcroft residence and smashed it on the grass. One youth was wearing a Scream costume, and another was riding a bike. Police made patrols but the suspects were not located.

Egg war

Oct. 31 at 9 pm police received a complaint of an “egg war” among a group of five or six youths in the same Ashcroft neighborhood as the smashed pumpkin. The youths were not only throwing eggs at each other, but at some houses as well. Again, they were not located.

Impaired accident

Oct. 31 at 10 pm police responded to a single motor vehicle accident near the brake check on Hwy 97C after a pickup truck hit a deer. The vehicle was disabled by the accident, and the driver was located walking down the highway towards the bridge. The 19 year old Ashcroft man was given a roadside sobriety test, which he Failed. He was given a 24 hour driving suspension and a violation ticket for driving contrary to the conditions of his license and not displaying his N. The deer was not located.

Flying down the highway

Nov 1 at 10 am a Traffic Services officer stopped a northbound pickup truck on Hwy 97, 1 km south of 70 Mile House for speeding. The officer noted that the vehicle was traveling at 146 kph in the 100 kph zone. The driver, a 32 year old Kamloops man, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his 2011 Chevrolet pickup was impounded for seven days.

Empty vehicles collide

Nov. 1 at 7 pm police received a report of a hit and run in the parking lot of the Castle Inn Motel in Cache Creek in which one empty vehicle rammed into another one. The complainant, a 53 year old Cache Creek man, reported that an unoccupied vehicle rolled down an incline and hit is parked vehicle. There was minimal damage done, but it turns out that the driver of the offending vehicle had left his contact information with the motel’s manager. Damage was under $1,000 and it was not a hit and run. No charges were laid.

Police car hit

Nov. 3 at 12:30 am police on patrol noticed a tractor trailer parked on Hwy 1 in the turning lane in front of the Husky. The officer located the driver and advised him that he was parked illegally and would have to move. While moving his truck, the driver put it into reverse to back up and accidentally backed into the police car behind him. Damage was minimal and no one was injured. Charges under the Motor Vehicle Act are expected to be laid against the 55 year old Hope man.

Wildlife collision

Nov. 4 at 6:30 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 after a Dodge Caravan struck a deer by Maiden Creek. The driver, a 74 year old woman from 108 Mile Ranch was not injured and her vehicle was still drivable. The deer was not located.

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