Police Report – lost hunters, lost dogs

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Suicidal man

Oct. 9 at 7 am RCMP were called to assist the Logan Lake Detachment in finding a missing Hope man. The man called a friend in Logan Lake and indicated that he could no longer continue on with the way things were, and then a gunshot was heard. The uninjured 54 year old man was located in his vehicle near the River Inn and transported to the Ashcroft hospital for a mental health evaluation. He had been in the area hunting and four firearms were recovered from his vehicle for safe keeping.

Out of touch

Oct. 10  RCMP were called by the wife of a Nanaimo hunter who was in the Cache Creek area. She was worried because he hadn’t been in touch with her for two days. She phoned back an hour later to say that her 59 year old husband had just been in contact with his daughter and was fine.

Dog complaints

Oct. 11 at 1:20 pm police were called to the Ashcroft Reserve to deal with a pit bull. Complainants said the dog was charging at people who were walking along the road. Police found the dog tied up on its property when they arrived. They spoke to the owner and advised him to keep the dog under control.

Deer attack

Oct. 12 at 11:40 am police were called to a single vehicle collission on Hwy 1 near Juniper Beach after a car hit a deer. There were no injuries to the 39 year old Fort St. John woman or her two children, ages 3 and 9. The driver said the deer was standing in the middle of the highway as she approached and “jumped” on her car as she went past, striking the windshield. The deer was not located. The car had to be towed for repairs.

Deer killed

Oct. 13 at 11 am police were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 about 10 km north of Cache Creek  where a 50 year old Prince George man driving an SUV hit and killed a deer. He was uninjured and his vehicle had minor damage.

New bad habits

Oct. 14 at 10 am police stopped a 2003 Mazda Protege on Hwy 1 by the Motorplex after witnessing it travelling at 146 kph in the 100 mph zone. The driver, a 29 year old Vancouver man, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was also issued a written warning for failing to display his N. He was given a ride to the bus depot.

Lost dog

Oct. 14 a Chilliwack woman reported that her young Border Collie jumped out of their horse trailer Monday evening while it was stopped on Hwy 97 just north of Cache Creek. “Annie” is nine months old, black and white with a docked tail, and not wearing a collar. If you see her or have taken her in, please call her owner, Brenda, at 604-823-6180 or call The Journal at 453-2261.