RCMP Sgt. Michel Grondin

Police Report – icy roads and angry people

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

Impaired driver

Nov. 18 at 11:15 am police received a report of an erratic driver in Ashcroft. The car was located on Hwy 97C at the brake check. The officer noted an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and administered a roadside sobriety test, which the driver Failed. The 66 year old Ashcroft man was given an immediate 90 day driving prohibition and his car was impounded for 30 days.

Erratic mudpie

Nov. 19 at 4 pm police received a report of an erratic driver on Hwy 1 between Cache Creek and Clinton. The vehicle was unable to maintain its lane, but the only description was that it was covered in mud. No license plate number was obtained (because it was covered in mud) and the vehicle was not located.

Multi-vehicle accident

Nov. 19 at 5 am a Traffic Service officer assisted Clinton RCMP with a multi-vehicle pileup on Hwy 97 just north of the Loon Lake turnoff, involving two tractor trailers and two smaller vehicles. There were no serious injuries and no tickets issued. Road conditions at the time were very icy.

Serious rollover

Nov. 19 at 8 am Traffic Service attended a single vehicle accient on Chasm Rd. where a westbound vehicle left the road, rolling across the centre lane and coming to rest on its roof. The driver, a 58 year old Chiliwack man, was ejected during the course of the rollover. The was transported to Kamloops hospital with serious injuries.

Warrant for Graham

Nov. 20 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Graham, 26, of Kamloops who failed to appear in Kamloops court to answer charges of stolen property over $5,000.

Warrant for Broadbent

Nov. 20 a warrant was issued for the  arrest of Geoffrey Broadbent, 41, of 70 Mile House who failed to appear in Kamloops court to answer the charge of driving while prohibited, stemming from an incident on Aug. 8.

Intoxicated visitor

Nov. 20 at 8 am police were called to a residence on Hwy 99 after a visiting family member started causing a disturbance. A 26 year old man from nearby Pavilion was reported to have been drinking all night and was creating problems with the residents of the house. He was persuaded to go outside, where he picked up a golf club and threatened to damage the cars parked in the driveway. He was gone before police arrive. It is believed that he walked home to Pavilion. There were no injuries and no significant damage.

Irate client

Nov. 20 at 9:30 am police were called to the government building on Railway Ave. following a disturbance at the Ministry of  Children and Family Development office where an upset male was yelling and screaming at one person in particular. The 54 year old Kamloops man, formerly of Ashcroft, had left before police arrived, but turned himself in to police. He faces possible charges of uttering threats and criminal harassment, and is under a “no contact” order for the office.

911 disconnect

Nov. 20 at 10:45 am police responded to a 911 disconnect, which they tracked to Walhachin. Police attended a residence there and spoke to a  woman who admitted to dialling 911 by mistake. She didn’t know what to do so she hung up. All was well. Police remind the public to please stay on the line and speak to the dispatcher even if they dial by mistake. Police must investigate the call if they think the caller may be in danger.

Driver warned

Nov. 21 at 6:30 pm police received a report of a suspected impaired professional driver. A Dodge pickup was stopped on the highway in Cache Creek and the Traffic Service officer noted an odour of liquor on the man’s breath. He blew a Warn on a roadside sobriety device. The 54 year old Cache Creek man was issued a three-day driving prohibition.

Icy roads

Nov. 22 at 10 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near Hwy 1 by the Boston Flats entrance. Police found the Ford pickup on its side in the ditch and the male driver was still inside. The 42 year old Cache Creek man was helped out of the truck and appeared uninjured.  His truck was towed out of the ditch. Icy roads appeared to have been the cause.

Domestic trouble

Nov. 24 at 6:30 am police were called to a residence in Cache Creek after a 26 year old man destroyed pretty much all of the electronic devices in his house in a rage. He appeared to witnesses to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs, but was gone before police arrived. His female partner and 3 year old son were assisted by neighbours until police arrived. Charges are pending against him of uttering threats and intimidation. Two rifles were seized from the home.

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