Police Report – mudslides, lost wallets, marijuana plants seized

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Not skinny enough

June 23 RCMP received a report of an attempted break and enter of a tool shed at a residence on Sunvalley Cres. in Cache Creek. The incident happened the evening of June 20 when a window in the shed was pried open, but not enough for anyone to gain entrance.

Distracted by scenery

June 23 at 3 pm RCMP received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near the Mesa Vista Dr. turnoff after an Idaho driver ran into the cement barricade while looking at the river below instead of the road. The 65 year old man from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho was not injured but his 2004 Dodge pickup had to be towed.

Marijuana plants seized

June 23 RCMP investigated a report of a small grow op at a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve. The 54 year old owner of the residence was co-operative and surrendered the nine small marijuana plants when asked to. The plants were destroyed. No charges will be laid.

Long drive, small space

June 23 at 10:30 pm RCMP assisted a 40 year old Smithers man who asked for their help to convince his passenger, a 25 year old Smithers woman, to get back into his car so they could continue their trip from Vancouver to Smithers. The woman left the vehicle parked at the Husky after the two had an argument. She planned to take the Greyhound Bus the rest of the way to Smithers but found she couldn’t get a ticket for the bus until the next day. The two continued their trip to Smithers together.

Mudslide by bridge

June 23 at 11 pm Interior Roads requested the RCMP’s assistance with traffic control at the intersection of Hwy 97C and Cornwall Rd. after a torrential downpour caused a mudslide at the intersection by the bridge.

Refusal nets impound

June 24 at 2 am a Traffic Services officer stopped a Chevrolet Cobalt on Hwy 1 by Quartz Rd. The officer detected an odour of liquor on her breath but the 42 year old Cache Creek woman refused to provide a breath sample for the roadside sobriety test. She was given a 24 hour driving suspension and her vehicle was impounded for 90 days.

Porsche impounded

June 24 at 2 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a Porsche 911 on Hwy 1 near the Kumsheen Rafting Resort in Lytton after it was seen travelling at 151 kph in the 100 kph zone. The 63 year old Vancouver man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his car was impounded for seven days.

Car scratched by vandal

June 27 RCMP investigated damage to a car parked at a residence on Barnes St. in Ashcroft after the 38 year old owner discovered deep, deliberate scratch marks on the hood and driver’s side of her 2003 Cavalier. The damage occurred some time the night before.

Tossing  money around

June 27 while patrolling on Hwy 1 in Cache Creek, a Traffic Services officer noticed $20 bills floating in the air and an RBC debit card and wallet on the ground nearby. He found a Yukon Drivers License in the wallet and was able to track down the owner, a 55 year old Whitehorse man, at the nearby A&W. The driver was very happy to have his wallet and its contents returned to him.