Police Report – No valid licence, no winter tires, underaged hitchhikers

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Nowhere else to go

March 20 at 4:48 pm police received a report that a possibly impaired female holding a beer had gotten into a pickup truck that was parked on Collins Rd. in Cache Creek. Police located a 64 year old Ashcroft woman asleep in her truck. The truck was not running and the keys were in her pocket, but she smelled strongly of liquor and her speech was slurred. She said she’d had an argument with the friend of a friend she was visiting and decided to leave their residence even though she was in no mood to drive. Police gave her a ride to a friend’s home on the Ashcroft Reserve.

Hitchhiker found

March 21 at 4:29 pm police received a call for assistance from a 49 year old Summerland woman who was concerned that a 44 year old Penticton man failed to show up at a Barriere home. He was supposed to be hitchhiking through the area. Police located the man at Royal Inland Hospital. He was there for undetermined health reasons, but was not injured.

No Winter tires

March 22 at 9:23 am police attended a single vehicle accident in the bluffs on Hwy 97C after the driver of an eastbound Toyota Matrix lost control on slippery roads and hit the rock face. The 26 year old Ashcroft man was not injured. Police noted that the car did not have winter tires, and the driver was issued a ticket. The damaged vehicle was towed.

Prohibited driver

March 22 at 5 pm a Traffic Services officer observed a minivan in Cache Creek with a burned out light and pulled it over. The driver, a 54 year old Hat Creek woman, was found to be a prohibited driver and a vehicle impound candidate. She was charged with driving while prohibited and her vehicle was impounded.

Drugs and alcohol

March 2 at 8:30 pm Traffic Services was conducting a road check on Hwy 99 near Hat Creek Ranch. They seized a small amount of marijuana from a 64 year old Bear Lake man, who had been unlicensed since 2011. He was issued a ticket and his vehicle was towed.

At 10 pm they issued a 24 hour suspension to a 56 year old Lytton man for impairment by drugs. His passengers had open liquor in the vehicle, which was poured out.  He was issued a ticket for the liquor and the vehicle was towed.

Roll your owns

March 23 at 6:34 pm police were notified that three females appeared to be passing a joint among them in their car at the Husky station in Cache Creek. The vehicle was located and stopped just north of Hat Creek Rd. None of the occupants seemed to be impaired and there was no odour of marijuana. The driver, a 26 year old Abbotsford woman, said they were sharing a hand rolled cigarette. Her passengers were a 44  year old Abbotsford woman and a 23 year old woman from Delta.

Staggering pain

March 24 at 2:38 pm police received a report of a possible intoxicated man walking on Cornwall Rd. towards the Reserve. He was located, still walking unsteadily, ne hand was holding his back. The 54 year old Ashcroft resident advised police that he had injured is back a few days earlier and it pained him to walk. He was offered a ride home, but he declined saying it hurt worse when he sat down.

Hitchhikers stopped

March 24 at 4:46 pm police received a request from Kamloops RCMP to look for a 2012 Honda Civic that had picked up two young female hitchhikers at the Big Sky gas station by Deadman Flats. Ashcroft and Clinton RCMP located the vehicle near Clinton. The driver, a 41 year old Thornhill man, said he gave a ride to the 15 and 19 year old Anahim Lake females because he was worried that  some “sicko” might pick them up. The ladies were warned about the dangers of hitchhiking and the 15 year old was held at the Clinton Detachment until her family came to pick her up. The Ministry of Child and Family Development was notified. The driver was issued a fine for disobeying highways signs that said it was illegal to pick up hitchhikers.

Too many curves

March 24 at 6:11 pm police received a report of an erratic driver on Hwy 97C between Logan Lake and Ashcroft. The caller said the vehicle was all over the road. Police located the vehicle at the OK Stop, but the 58 year old Enderby driver, was sober. He said it was his first time driving the highway and he wasn’t prepared for the hills and curves.