Christine Elliott and Heidi Roy prepare some more hot dogs at the Cache Creek Easter Egg Hunt.

Police Report – mating calls and loud music

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Protecting her niece

March 27 at 8:54 pm police were contacted by an Ashcroft woman who complained that her 17 year old niece was being harassed at work by a 31 year old man who had asked her twice for a date and had made an inappropriate comment. Police located the Cache Creek man and told him to cease contact with the young lady.

Consistently erratic

March 28 at 11:35 am police received a report of an erratic driver on Hwy 1 near Savona. The complainant said the vehicle was all over the road. Police did not locate the vehicle, but RCMP Detachments in Kamloops, Chase and Salmon Arm also received complaints about the same vehicle. It was stopped in Salmon Arm. The driver, a 52 year old Prince George woman, was sober and had a valid Drivers License, but was known to have mental health issues in the past. She was released to continue on her way, but RCMP will recommend to the Motor Vehicles branchthat her license be re-evaluated.

Wasn’t him

March 28 at 5:30 pm police received a complaint about an erratic driver on Hwy 1 by Juniper Beach, tailgating and passing unsafely. The 51 year old Kamloops driver was located at a pullout on the highway. He denied all allegations and was given a verbal warning about his driving.

Noisy neighbours

March 29 at 7:15 pm police received a noise complaint from a building on Government St. The music was at a reasonable volume when police arrived and the two men inside were very co-operative. The complainant was notified that Ashcroft’s noise bylaw does not come into effect until 10 pm.

Testing the new speaker

March 31 at 2:25 pm police were called to the same building on Government St. for another noise complaint. The resident explained that he and some friends were testing a new sub-woofer and maybe have cranked it up. He was told to keep the noise down or a mischief charge could be laid.

Family troubles

March 31 at 8 pm police attended a family disturbance on the Ashcroft Reserve after a 43 year old woman called to say that her intoxicated 24 year old son had assaulted her and was causing problems in the home by banging on the door of her basement suite, demanding beer. She told police that she didn’t have any beer in her room but that her son had been drinking all day and she just wanted him to leave her alone. Police located and spoke to the son who was calm and co-operative. He said he was only knocking on the door because she had the only phone in the house and he wanted to use it. He advised that he had plenty of his own beer. Police determined that no assault had taken place.

Wobbly car trailer

March 31 at 10:05 pm police received a complaint from a motorist that a truck with a car hauler had passed her on Hwy 97and had nearly hit her. It was last seen pulling into the Chevron parking lot in Cache Creek. Police located the truck and spoke to the driver, a 42 year old Merrit man, who advised them that he was having trouble with the trailer, in that sometimes it shook, and that he would be taking it off the road to have it inspected. He also said he’d be having a nap before getting back behind the wheel.

Eat my dust

April 1 at 10:20 am police received a report of an erratic driver and road rage on Hwy 99 approaching the intersection with Hwy 97. A 57 year old Burnaby man reported that another vehicle was tailgating him, passing unsafely and driving at erratic speeds. It as also driving onto the shoulder in front of him, throwing rocks and dirt at his vehicle. The Burnaby man admitted to driving at an inconsistent speed and to giving the other driver The Finger as he drove past. The other vehicle was not located by the Registered Owner is a 30 year old man from 108 Mile.

Car/deer collision

April 1 at 10:31 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C about 20 km south of Ashcroft involving a deer. The deer was deceased at the scene. The 57 year old Merrit man complained of neck pain and was transported to the Ashcroft Hospital. There was substantial damage to his vehicle, which was towed. Police advise motorists to watch for deer and other wildlife on the  highways at this time of year.

Friendly neighbour

April 1 at 4:47 pm police received a report of an itoxicated woman stumbling along Quartz Rd. near the part. The complainant saidthe woman had fallen and was unable to get up, but that a vehicle had stopped and picked her up. Police located the driver of the vehicle who advised that she didn’t know the woman, but gave her a ride home to an apartment building on Collins Rd. where she was able to safely enter the building.

Living in a haze

April 1 at 6:01 police were advised that there was a highly intoxicated man on Hwy 97 by Roper Rd. on the Bonaparte Reserve, who had fallen down an embankment. Police located the 42 year old Williams Lake man, lying on the grass. Clinton RCMP also attending, as they were following up on a complaint about the same man being drunk in Clinton. BC Ambulance took the man to Ashcroft Hospital for examination and then released him. He was arrested for being drunk in a public place and held in cells until sober. The stayover marked the 169th time that the man has spent time in police custody.

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