Police Report – Night prowlers and lunatics

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

  • Mar. 20, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Something not quite right

March 11 at 12:30 pm police were called to a disturbance on Bancroft St. near the Village Office where police located a distraught young man wandering down the street. The complainants reported that the 23 year old Ashcroft man was acting strangely and reacting aggressively to people who approached him. He was unco-operative with police as well, initially. He was taken to the hospital for a mental health examination. No charges were laid.

Nothing stolen

March 11 at 5:30 pm a 68 year old Ashcroft woman called to report that her furniture had been stolen. Police attended and found that no furniture had been taken, but the complainant was in medical distress. BC Ambulance attended and transported the woman to the hospital for further examination.

Time out

March 12 at 2:40 pm police attended the Oasis bar for a disturbance in the parking lot and located a 39 year old Cache Creek man who had been asked to leave by staff. They called the police when he attempted to re-enter the bar. The man was sober but was shouting and swearing at an acquaintance in the bar. He agreed not to try to go back into the bar and no charges were laid.

Too drunk to go far

March 12 at 8 pm police received a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance on the bridge in Ashcroft. The caller was concerned that the man might be attempting to jump into the river. The 43 year old Ashcroft man was located in front of the Safety Mart, displaying signs of gross intoxication. He tried to evade police but was easily taken into custody. He was arrested for causing a disturbance and lodged in cells overnight until sober.

Arrest warrant

March 13 the Ashcroft Detachment was notified that an arrest warrant was issued for Ashcroft resident Brock Ledoux, 28. Ledoux failed to appear in court to answer to a charge of break and enter from a  recent incident in Lillooet.

Intruder in the yard

March 14 police received a complaint from a resident on Brink St. that they observed an intruder with a flashlight enter their backyard around 12:30 am. The homeowner shouted at the intruder, who hopped back over the fence and ran away. Nothing appeared stolen later that morning.

Wires pulled down

March 15 at 9 pm police received a report that a southbound truck pulling a box trailer had knocked down several wires in the north end of Cache Creek in the vicinity of the Chevron. BC Hydro and internet wires had to be restrung and some customers were affected. The truck was located in Lytton and the driver, a 30 year old man from Washington state, was ticketed for driving without reasonable consideration and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

Full moon antics

March 16 at 1 am police were called to a disturbance on the Mesa in Ashcroft where a group of teens were said to be drinking and causing a disturbance. Police stopped a white pickup in the area shortly afterwards. The driver, a 21 year old Ashcroft man, appeared out of breath and claimed he was fleeing from a group of youth who were chasing him. He showed no signs of consuming alcohol and was released. Shortly afterwards, police received another complaint of youths in the same area ringing a doorbell. Police made patrols but no youth were located. There were no other incidents called in.

Business egged

March 17 at 9 am a downtown business made a report of mischief after their front windows were hit by raw eggs. There were no suspects and no damage. It was speculated that it might be retaliation for recent dealings with other tenants in the building.

Sudden death

March 17 at 6 pm police attended a sudden death reported at an apartment on Government St. in Ashcroft. The 72 year old man was discovered deceased  after a family member came to check on him. No foul play was suspected.

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