Police Report – Motorplex is rocking, Grow op gone

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Erratic driver caught

Sept. 25 at 10:45 am police received several complaints about an erratic driver heading southbound out of Cache Creek on Hwy 1, driving at a high rate of speed, passing while unsafe and on double solid lines, driving on the wrong side of the road and swerving. Police intercepted the car on Hwy 97C heading towards Ashcroft. The driver and sole occupant was a 54 year old Cache Creek woman who advised that she was hurrying to get to an appointment. She was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention.

Explosions at the race track

Sept. 26 at 3 pm police received a report of multiple explosions followed by a cloud of dust near the Eagle Motorplex on Hwy 1. Police contacted the racetrack manager who advised that they were testing a high fuel efficiency vehicle at the track and the testing involved a series of loud bangs. No one was hurt.

Speeding triggers prohibition

Sept. 28 at 10:30 am police pulled over a vehicle in Cache Creek doing 88 kph in the 50 kph zone. The driver, a 45 year old Kamloops man, was identified by ICBC to be served with a three-month prohibition. He was served with the prohibition but given a temporary license for the afternoon so that he could drive home.

Rent dispute

Sept. 28 at 1:15 pm police were called to a disturbance at the Ashcroft Apartment Motel where the manager and a now ex-tenant were arguing over rent payment. Both agreed to settle the matter peacefully and the 38 year old ex-tenant has since found another place to live.

Left turn accident

Sept. 28 at 8 pm police attended a two vehicle accident in Cache Creek on Hwy 1 at Collins Rd. where one eastbound car, driven by a 66 year old Kamloops man, rear-ended another car that had stopped on the highway to turn left onto Collins, driven by a 72 year old Ashcroft woman. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles, but the car driven by the Kamloops man suffered front end damage and had to be towed.

Family matters

Sept. 29 at 4:15 pm police were called to a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve to settle an argument between a mother and her son. The 24 year old man agreed to go spend time elsewhere while his 44 year old mother calmed down. Alcohol was involved.

His day in court

Sept. 30 at 1 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a 1995 pickup in Cache Creek. A quick investigation determined that the driver, a 34 year old Aldergrove man, had an outstanding arrest warrant lodged against him in Chilliwack for impaired driving. He was also flagged as an unlicensed driver and a vehicle impound candidate. He was arrested and escorted to Kamloops for appearance on the warrant. He was given a ticket for driving without a license and his vehicle was impounded.

Abandoned Grow Op

Sept. 30 at 4:30 pm police were called to a vacant property on Back Valley Rd. in Cache Creek by a Fortis Gas technician for safety and protection while he investigated the diversion of natural gas from the main line. The diversion was discovered leading into another building on the property, where it appeared there had been a marijuana grow op at one time.