Police Report – holiday thefts, highway accidents

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Noisy party

Dec. 22 at 11:58 pm police were called to a residence on Parke Rd. in Cache Creek by neighbours complaining about the noise. Police spoke to the 26 year old homeowner who promised to tone down his party.

Car damaged in hit and run

Dec. 23 police were advised of a hit and run in the Husky parking lot in the afternoon. The 83 year old Cache Creek driver and his wife were in the store at the time of the  incident. A witness told them that a gray van hit their car, causing damage to the bumper.

Accident leads to suspension

Dec. 24 at 7 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C in Ashcroft, just north of Government St. The driver, a 20 year old Cache Creek man, rolled his Saturn but was uninjured. He did, however, show signs of impairment and was given a roadside sobriety test, which he Failed twice. He was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Passing leads to off-roading

Dec. 26 at 4 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 by Kingsway corner where a westbound 1999 Mustang, attempting to pass another vehicle, lost control on the slippery road and left the  highway, travelling down a 30-foot embankment. Neither the 30 year old Surrey driver nor his 34 year old brother were injured. The vehicle had to be towed for repairs. The men were given a ride into Cache Creek.

Stolen vehicle located

Dec. 27 at 8:20 am police received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve. The 1997 Chevrolet Astro had been parked with no insurance. It was recovered later on in the day, abandoned on Cornwall Rd., apparently undamaged. The owner had it towed back to his residence.

Too fast for road conditions

Dec. 27 at 9:30 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 99 by Hwy 97 after a driver lost control on the slippery road and went into the ditch. The 2010 Toyota RAV was hauled out of the ditch undamaged. The driver, a 37 year old man from Connecticut, was injured but was issued a ticket for driving too fast for the road conditions.

Social media death threats

Dec. 28 at 5:20 pm a woman called to report that her 24 year old son had received death threats through his Facebook account. The other party was identified and a 25 year old Ashcroft man is facing a charge of uttering threats.

Reckless driver arrested

Dec. 29 at 1 pm RCMP received one of a number of complaints about a reckless driver in Cache Creek. One of the callers idenfitied the driver, who was located at a local business. The 29 year old Cache Creek man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and lodged in a cell for the rest of the afternoon. He was also issued a ticket for driving his father’s truck without due care.

Stolen property recovered

Dec. 29 some of the personal property stolen during a rash of thefts from vehicles in Cache Creek over Christmas was recovered by the Todd Rd. bridge by the Post Office. It was returned to its owner. Police received complaints of six theft from vehicles in Cache Creek and one in Ashcroft over the holidays. Items stolen ranged from loose change to wallets.

A moonlit stroll

Dec. 29 at 9 pm police received a report of a darkly-dressed man stumbling down the middle of Cornwall. The 56 year old Ashcroft man was located still on the road and highly intoxicated, and given a ride back to the Detachment where he was lodged in a cell until sober.

Jewelry and makeup stolen

Jan. 3 at 3:30 pm police were notified of a break and enter to a basement suite residence on Mickey Frontage Rd. in 16 Mile. While residents were sleeping upstairs, suspects, believed to be a man and woman, broke into the suite and stole custom made jewellry, a Hewlitt Packard laptop, a ghetto blaster, bottles of liquor and women’s makeup and hair products. The matter is still under investigation.

Dashing through the snow

Jan. 4 at 8:40 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 at Hat Creek Rd. when a southbound vehicle lost control on snowy roads and hit the ditch. The 66 year old Duncan man was not injured, and his vehicle was not damaged but had to be towed out of the ditch.

Chains break on truck tires

Jan. 4 at 8 pm police were  called to the scene of a tractor trailer blocking both east lanes of traffic on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek near the Christian Ranch. The snow chains on the 2001 Peterbuilt broke and the 67 year old driver from Deroche lost control on the snowy and slipper roads as his truck lost traction on a hill. There were no injuries or damage, but the truck had to be towed.