Police Report – house fire, truckers’ dispute

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Suspected theft

Apr. 14 police received a complaint from the Oasis Hotel that an ex-tenant caused damage to their room and possibly stole power tools that were stored nearby. Hotel management said the 34 year old Prince George woman had just been evicted after a week of staying in one of the rooms, and the disappearance of the tools was noticed the same day she left.

End of conversation

Apr. 14 at 8 pm police were notified that an assault had taken place in the parking lot of the Husky in Cache Creek earlier that evening. The alleged victim, a 59 year old Hazelton man, advised that he confronted another trucker about his method of parking and  he responded by jabbing his fingers into the victim’s throat and shoving him. Both men had left before police were contacted.

School Zone enforcement

Apr. 15 after receiving complaints that several vehicles were speeding in the AES school/playground zone. RCMP will be carrying out inforcement in this area, which extends from the BC Ambulance station to the three-way stop. Playground zones are in effect from 6 am to 9 pm and the speed limit is 30 kph. The penalty for speeding is a minimum of $196 in addition to two points on their driving record.

A place to sleep

Apr. 15 at 5:30 am police received a report of a break and enter in progress in 16 Mile. Police located a 59 year old Williams Lake man trying to break into a travel trailer parked near the highway on private property. There was nothing of value in it, and the intoxicated hitchhiker was looking for a place to sleep. He was lodged in cells at the Detachment until sober.

Musical cars

Apr. 17 at 6:45 pm police were called to the Chevron where an intoxicated man was causing a disturbance by trying to enter vehicles that were not his own. Police located the 48 year old  man from Springhouse stumbling through the parking lot. He was arrested for being drunk in a public place and lodged in cells until sober.

Wallet lost

Apr. 18 at 8 pm police received a report of a lost wallet near the Ashcroft Village Office on Bancroft St. The wallet is white with light blue and pink lettering. Please turn in at the RCMP office if found.

Deck on fire

Apr. 19 at 1:10 am police assisted the Ashcroft Fire Dept. who were called to a fire on Brink St. where a backyard deck was on fire. The fire was extinguished but there  was damage caused to the house as well as to the deck. The fire is still under investigation but it is not deemed suspicious.

Bag found

Apr. 19 an Interior Roads employee turned in an overnight bag found by the highway near Venables Valley Road containing clothing, a radio and headphones. Anyone missing the bag can claim it at the RCMP station.

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