Police Report – highway hazards of rocks, ice and wildlife

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Icy roads land couple in the ditch

Jan. 7 at 4:42 pm RCMP attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 south of Venables Valley Rd. where a 2008 Nissan Titan ended up in the ditch. Road conditions at the time were slippery with fresh snow. The truck had heavy front end damage and was towed. The driver, a 69 year old Kamloops woman, and her 67 year old male passenger were taken to Ashcroft hospital for examination.

Deer collision

Jan. 7 at 6:45 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 by Juniper Beach after a vehicle struck and killed a deer. The 50 year old Hat Creek male driver and his passenger, a 77 year old Hat Creek woman, were not injured, but their vehicle was towed.

KDN driver in accident

Jan. 8 at 4:05 am police were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 by Juniper Beach. BC Ambulance attended and transported the 57 year old Kamloops man to Kamloops’ hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. It is suspected that he hit some ice on the highway and left the road.

Cautious driver reported

Jan. 8 at 20:56 pm police received a complaint of a northbound vehicle swerving back and forth in its lane. The vehicle was located by Clinton RCMP who checked the driver. The 37 year old Clinton man was not impaired and advised hat he was being cautious on icy roads.

Patron barred from store

Jan. 10 at 9:40 am police received a complaint from OK Stop that a patron was making inappropriate comments about female staff at the store. They wanted him spoken to and advised that he was no longer welcome in the store.  The 27 year old Ashcroft man denied making the comments, but he was told not to go back.

Blame it on mom

Jan. 10 while Traffic Services was patrolling in downtown Ashcroft, a member spotted a known prohibited driver driving in the alley between OK Stop and Safety Mart. The 36 year old Ashcroft woman was stopped and denied that she was driving. She said she was just trying to find a parking spot and that it was her mother who was driving, even though she was the only one in the vehicle. She was charged with driving while prohibited and the vehicle was impounded. She left on foot, her mother nowhere to be seen.

Felt threatened

Jan. 11 at 6:20 am a 31 Cache Creek man called to advise that he had received several threatening phone messages from a former employer. Police listened to the 10 messages from a man asking for the repayment of a $120 loan. The complainant admitted to owing the money, but felt threatened by the number of calls. He was told there was nothing police could do if no threats were made.

Rock falls on new truck

Jan. 11 at 9:12 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 north of Spences Bridge at Spatsum Bluffs where a large rock rolled down the hill and hit a 2013 Ford F250 belonging to a 22 year old Williams Lake man. The vehicle was no longer driveable and had to be towed. Neither he nor his passenger were injured.

Broken library window

Jan. 11 at 9:57 am Cache Creek Library staff arrived for work and discovered the glass in the front door  had been smashed. There was a brick on the ground below the door. No entry was made after the glass was broken, and the alarm inside the building was not triggered. There was no damage to anything inside. Police checked with other businesses in the area but no one reported seeing anything.

Happy false alarm

Jan. 11 at 6:17 pm police assisted ambulance with a medic alert alarm at an Ashcroft residence. The daughter of the woman believed to be in medical distress was contacted and attended the scene. Once inside the residence, the 95 year old woman was found watching TV. She had accidentally pressed the button on her medic alert bracelet.

Bullied man makes threats

Jan. 11 at 6:49 pm Ashcroft hospital staff called to report that a 31 year old Cache Creek man recently in the hospital had accused a nurse of hurting him and threatened to “make her pay for it”. Police located the man who didn’t deny the threat, but said he was bullied into taking unfamiliar medication. He couldn’t describe how he was bullied. He was advised not to go back to the hospital until it was urgent.

Langley driver suspended

Jan. 11 at 11:45 pm Traffic Services stopped a Ford F250 in Cache Creek to check the driver for a Drivers License. The driver, a 28 year old Langley man, showed signs of impairment and blew a Fail on a roadside test. He was issued a 90 day IRP driving suspension and his truck was towed.

Loose wheel hits mini van

Jan. 12 at 5:23 pm police attended a two vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near Oregon Jack Hill when a tire came loose from a trailer being hauled by a southbound pickup truck. The tire struck an oncoming mini van, rendering that vehicle undriveable. A ticket was issued to the driver of the pickup truck, a 40 year old Edmonton man, for driving a defective motor vehicle. Neither he nor the driver of the mini van, a 53 year old Prince George man, were hurt. The mini van and the trailer were towed.

Hit and run driver found

Jan. 13 at 2:30 a 39 year old Cache Creek woman reported a hit and run in the Safety Mart parking lot that had occurred a half hour before. She advised that her GMC Envoy was parked at the time when a vehicle parked next to it side swiped it while pulling out, causing damage. The suspect vehicle was located in Cache Creek and the 81 year old owner was issued a ticket for failing to remain. A letter was also sent to ICBC asking for a review of his Drivers License.

Returned cell phone

Jan. 13 at 2:15 pm a cell phone was turned in at the Detachment by a woman who said she found it on the ground at the car wash. RCMP found the owner’s information and left a message with his brother who came in a picked up. It was returned to a 55 year old Kamloops man who was very happy to see it.