Police Report – missing persons and drunken disturbances

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Wanted for arrest

An arrest warrant has been issued for Romany Chartier, 59, for failing to comply with conditions of his release. The conditions stem from a 2011 charge of assault with a weapon, which has not been to court yet. The assault allegedly took place at the Halfway Trailer Court on North Rd. off of Hwy 97C against his mother, whom he was living with. His last known address was in Savona.

Electronic harassment

May 23 police received a complaint of harassment via social media and text messages. The 32 year old local woman was receiving derogatory messages from another woman in Alberta who she knew through a mutural acquaintance. Ashcroft and Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating the matter.

Not hard to find

May 24 at 6:30 pm police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the Cache Creek area. The vehicle was located parked in front of the Cache Creek Liquor Store and the suspected driver was seen stumbling around the parking lot after coming out of the store. The 51 year old Kamloops man was arrested for being drunk in a public place and lodged overnight until sober.

Flying motorcycle

May 25 at 10 am police stopped a red 2008 Honda motorcycle northbound on Hwy 1 by Hat Creek Rd. for excessive speed. The bike was travelling at 160 kph in the 100 kph zone. the driver, a 24 year old man from North Saanich, was given a ticket for excessive speed and his bike was impounded for seven days. He was also given a ride to the bus station.

Missing person

May 26 at 7 am police received a report of a missing person, a 26 year old Cache Creek man, who failed to come home after work the day before. RCMP tracked him to the Kamloops area through a financial transaction, but not before he had made contact with his wife later that morning.

Crane topples into ditch

May 27 at 8 pm RCMP attended a single vehicle rollover on Laura Lake Rd. just off of Hwy 97C. A 75-ton Linkbelt crane and the truck pulling it rolled over onto its side and landed in the east ditch after a portion of the road beneath it crumbled. The driver and sole occupant, a 57 year old Maple Ridge man, was shaken but not injured. There was well over $5,000 damage.

Resisting common sense

May 31 at 6 pm police were called to a disturbance at an Ashcroft residence and found a mildly intoxicated 64 year old man who appeared to be upset. He agreed to spend the rest of the night at a motel in Cache Creek. However, shortly after midnight police were called back to the residence where the man was once again causing a disturbance. He was arrested and lodged in police cells for the night and is facing charges of resisting arrest, obstruction of a police officer and causing a disturbance.

Prohibition extended

June 2 at 9:30 am police stopped a Honda Civic in Cache Creek by Back Valley Rd. after a license plate check showed the owner to be prohibited from driving. The 47 year old Cache Creek man was arrested and will be charged with driving while prohibited. His vehicle was impounded and he was served with an extended driving suspension until January 2016.

Stolen truck

June 2 the owner of a 1996 Ford 250 reported it stolen from his property on Collins Rd. The vehicle had been parked for several months and its absence was noted on June 2.

Drinking his way home

June 2 at 8 pm police received a report of a missing Maple Ridge man whose last message to his family was from the Historic Hat Creek Ranch area earlier that day. He was expected home on May 31. Police tracked him through a possible impaired driver complaint in Spences Bridge and located him in a hotel in Hope. It is expected that he returned home.

Drunk and disturbing

June 3 at 11:45 pm police were called to a disturbance in an Ashcroft mobile home park, but the subject of the complaint was not located. Police returned to the area at 2 am for another disturbance complaint. This time they located and arrested a 20 year old intoxicated Ashcroft man. He was lodged in cells overnight and charged with failing to comply with conditions of his probation.

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