Police Report – Officer bitten, fire destroys home on Reserve

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Cow herder

Jan. 15 at 5:10 pm an officer conducting regular patrols noticed a cow on Hwy 1 by the Christian Ranch. Traffic was heavy at the time and the officer was successful in shoo-ing the critter off the highway and back onto ranch property. The owner was contacted and asked to fix his fence.

Looking for money

Jan. 16 at 2:05 pm police received a complaint from a Cache Creek woman who said that her 26 year old son had been accused of harassing another woman for money. The mother was out of the country at the time, but was contacted by the woman. The matter is still under investigation.

House fire on Reserve

Jan. 16 at 9:18 pm police were called to assist Ashcroft and Cache Creek Fire Departments with a  house fire on the Ashcroft Reserve. All residents escaped without injury and were given shelter in a nearby residence. The house was destroyed by the fire that appeared to have started in the laundry room.

Infant seized

Jan. 18 at 8:41 pm police were asked to assist Ministry of Children and Family workers by keeping the peace at a Cache Creek residence while social workers seized a four month old child inside. While at the residence, police found a 48 year old male who was under conditions not to be at that address. He was arrested for breach and taken into custody.

Chinchilla cha cha

Jan. 18 at 9:29 pm police received a complaint from a Cache Creek man who reported that an inappropriately-dressed young blonde female was standing in front of his apartment building on Stage Rd., pacing back and forth while holding a chinchilla. He said he asked her if she needed help and she said no. Police attended but she could not be located.

Motel damaged

Jan. 19 at 2:08 pm managers of the Good Knight Inn called to report that an outside wall had been damaged by a vehicle. It is unknown if the two incidents are related, but the owners added that they had asked some of their guests the night before to be quiet. The guests, two men and a woman from the Smithers/Hazelton area, vacated the room and left in a vehicle. The owner checked on the room after they left and noticed damage to a chair and the television. The following day they noticed the damaged wall. The matter is still under investigation.

Marijuana seized

Jan. 19 at 3:57 pm police stopped a commercial vehicle on Hwy 97 on the Bonaparte Reserve. The officer noted the small of fresh marijuana in the cab. A small bag of mariuana was seized from the driver’s jacket pocket. The driver is a 49 year old Kamloops man. The matter is still under investigation.

Officer bitten

Jan. 19 at 5:13 pm Penticton RCMP asked for assistance in arresting a local man on  outstanding warrants related to uttering threats. Police attended the 31 year old male’s Thompson River Estates residence and was bitten by one of his large dogs. The officer was bitten on the hand and leg before he was able to pepper spray the dog. The dog ran off and the man was arrested and held in custody to face a judge.

Unhappy patron

Jan. 20 just after midnight, polce were called to the Oasis pub by a complainant who witnessed a patron throwing their glass at the bartender. The bartender was not injured. The man was punching a wall when the complainant called. Police attended but the man was not located. Anyone with further information about the incident are asked to phone police at 453-2216.

Attempted break in

Jan. 21 police wereadvised by owners of the Bears Claw in Cache Creek that a passing trucker had witnessed two people trying to break into the building. The trucker notified them at 1 am and said that they ran behind the building when he confronted them and he didn’t see them again. The owners noticed damage on front and side doors caused by a pry bar. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to phone RCMP at 453-2216.

Landlord/Tenant dispute

Jan. 21 at 3:15 pm police attended a landlord/tenant dispute in Cache Creek after a tenant came home and found the landlord doing repairs in her unit. The landlord had notified the tenant that they needed to do repairs in the unit, but the tenant told them that she wouldn’t be home at the time and asked them to reschedule it. The landlord felt that notice was sufficient to allow her to enter and conduct her business. The tenant was furious when she got home to find the landlord there and called the police. Police attended but advised both that it was not a police matter. The officer, however, provided some advice on respectful relationships.

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