Police Report – icy roads deter car thief

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Icy highway

Dec. 3 in the afternoon, RCMP were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 just south of 16 Mile when a 1999 Dodge Dakota left a slippert section of the highway and went off road. Both occupants were from 100 Mile House. Neither the driver, a 30 year old man, nor his 24 year old female passenger were injured. There was extensive damage to the front end of their truck.

Crashed into snowbank

Dec. 4 between 7-8 am, police were notified of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C, approximately 5 km this side of Highland Valley Copper. The 28 year old Ashcroft man wais he swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle in his lane and went off road right and into a snowbank. He was not injured, but there was front end damage to his 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

Slippery roads

Dec. 5 at 3 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near the Spatsum Creek area after a Ford pickup driven by a 71 year old Spences Bridge man hit some ice and went off the road. He was not injured.

On the run

Dec. 6 at 4:30 am police were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 south of Maidencreek Rd. after a Ford F250 went off road to the left, flipped and landed upside down in the ditch.The driver, a 26 year old Salmon Arm man, was taken to the 100 Mile House hospital with a possible head injury. He was released later the same day and arrested by RCMP for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. The truck had been reported stolen in 100 Mile House. It was destroyed in the accident.

Drive by fruiting

Dec. 6 police were called to mediate a neighbour dispute in Cache Creek after a resident discovered that someone had thrown rotten oranges at his door. The move appears to be retaliation for a previous incident in which the victim returned a pile of dog feces to the suspect’s yard. He was told it was not a police matter, yet.

Following too closely

Dec. 6 at 6 pm police attended a two vehicle accident on Hwy 1 by Thompson River Estates after a 2003 Toyota Matrix driven by a 22 year old Ashcroft woman, drove into the back of a Honda Civic, driven by a 55 year old man from the Thompson River Estates, just as he slowed down to turn off the highway into the subdivision. The woman was issued a ticket for following too closely. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for examination.

Prohibited from driving

Dec. 7 at 8 pm police stopped a 2008 Ford Fusion at a road check on Hwy 99 near the Hwy 97 intersection. The 44 year old Kamloops driver was found to be prohibited and was arrested and charged with driving while prohibited. His vehicle was impounded for a minimum of 30 days.

At 8:20 pm at the same road check, Traffic Services officers stopped a 2000 Infiniti and discovered that the driver, a 26 year old man from Duncan, was driving while prohibited. He was arrested and charged and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

N for Numskull

Dec. 9 at 1 pm Traffic Services officers stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy 1 in Cache Creek at the south end of town after watching the 2000 Toyota Echo travelling at 101 kph in the 70 kph zone. The 30 year old man from 108 Mile Ranch was issued a ticket for failing to display his N and he was served a two-month driving prohibition. His vehicle was towed.

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