Police Report – preliminary hearing scheduled for murder

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Car taken without consent

Sept. 12 at 5 am police received a report of a car stolen from a Cache Creek residence. The Pontiac Firefly was located later in the day being driven by someone he knew. The 21 year old Cache Creek woman returned it after being confronted. The car was not damaged and the 34 year old owner did not wish to press charges.

Parking lot fight

Sept. 13 at 2:44 am police were called to the parking lot of the River Inn where two men had been fighting. A 20 year old Ashcroft man was at the scene when police arrived. He claimed that he was sucker punched by another man, but did not wish to pursue charges against the 27 year old Ashcroft man. Alcohol was involved, but there were no serious injuries.

Single vehicle rollover

Sept. 13 at 3 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Railway Ave. by the cemetery. The driver had fled before police arrived.  The vehicle had rolled and was heavily damaged, as were the no posts and nearby fence. The Registered Owner of the vehicle was the same 27 year old involved in the fight at the River Inn a short time before. The matter is still under investigation and charges are pending.

Domestic disturbance

Sept. 13 at 6:30 pm police were called to Walhachin for a domestic disturbance. Police determined that the couple had been engaged in a heated argument, but no assault had taken place. The 61 year old male had departed the residence but was located a short time later. The 51 year old woman was intoxicated and agreed to leave the residence for the evening to let things cool down.

Stolen motorcycles

Sept. 14 at 6:20 pm police received a report about a suspicious male on a motorcycle at the Sage ‘n Sands Trailer Court in Cache Creek. The 26 year old Cache Creek man fled the scene before police arrived, but left behind a 1986 Yamaha PT380 motorcycle, that had been reported stolen in Kamloops the day before. Police are still looking for the man, who is already on probation for the same type of offence. They are also looking for a black and gray 2002 Suzuki DR650 motorcycle that was stolen at the same time. The Yamaha was returned to its owner.

Poor driving skills

Sept. 15 at 10:45 pm police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Hwy 97 driving southbound into Cache Creek. The 52 year old Victoria man was located there and, based on the complaint, issued with a ticket for driving without due care and attention. The complainant said he was swerving all over the road, keeping an inconsistent speed and cutting people off after passing them. He was also told to move the shotgun from the front seat and put it safely in the trunk. The man was returning from a hunting trip in Prince George.

Preliminary Hearing

A preliminary hearing has been set for Shane Gyoba, 27, for Nov. 18 and 19 in Kamloops. Gyoba has been in custody since his uncle, Ed Gyoba, was found murdered in his home in Ashcroft on June 2. The hearing will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.

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