Police Report – Jaws of Life, semi runs red light

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Building ransacked

Sept. 22 police received a complaint of mischief at the vacant Tingley St. Apartments that occurred some time between June 20 and the present. One of the buildings had been entered and ransacked, the walls punctured and fixtures broken. Damage was estimated at $30,000. The matter is still under investigation.

Patron brings own booze

Sept. 23 at 10:45 pm police attended the Oasis pub after a patron was arguing with staff and refusing to leave. The argument stemmed from the mickey that the man was drinking from inside the bar. The Clinton man had departed before police arrived.

Semi runs red light

Sept. 24 at 5:30 pm police received a complaint that a semi truck and trailer had run through a red light at the intersection in Cache Creek, narrowly missing the complainant’s vehicle. The truck belonged to a company in Abbotsford. The company owner was informed and said he would follow up with the driver.

Family trapped in vehicle

Sept. 26 at 2 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near the race track. Ashcroft Fire Rescue attended and extricated three members of a Williams Lake family who were trapped in their car. A fourth member had managed to get out. All four were transported to Kamloops hospital for treatment. The matter is still under investigation.

Driver falls asleep

Sept. 27 at 6 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near Wastech. A witness reported seeing the car drift into a light standard and then cross the highway and into the oncoming ditch. The 55 year old Surrey man was not injured. He said he nodded off. The vehicle was totalled.

Impaired driver

Sept. 27 at 5:20 pm police received reports of a northbound pickup truck on Hwy 97 in the 16 Mile area swerving in and out of oncoming traffic. The truck was located in Clinton and given a roadside sobriety test, which he Failed. The 57 year old Williams Lake man was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded.

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