Police Report: RCMP round up several impaireds during Rodeo Weekend

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Risking a lot

June 14 at 7:30 pm police received a complaint of a group of young males riding their dirt bikes on Brunswick St. in Ashcroft. The youths were not located but one was identified and admitted his actions. He was warned about riding without a helmet and about the consequences of riding without insurance and proper licensing. The penalties for driving/riding an unlicensed vehicle is $598; improper licensing is $109; no Drivers License is $138; and no helmet is $138. There is also the cost of having a vehicle towed and paying the impound fees.

Horse on highway

June 14 at 9:30 pm police received a complaint of a horse wandering around Hwy 97 by the Bonaparte Reserve. A local rancher helped to corral the horse and offered to find its owner.

Speeding Toyota

June 15 at 6:40 pm Traffic Services stopped a Toyota Corolla on Hwy 1 near the Ashcroft Ranch after watching it travel at 158 kph in the 100 kph zone. The 23 year old Vancouver man produced a Russian drivers license. He was given a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Couldn’t stay away

June 16 at 1:30 am an officer located a 25 year old Cache Creek male known to be on conditions to stay out of bars and abstain from alcohol in the River Inn bar while conducting a patrol at the hotel. The man was arrested for breaching his conditions and released the following day after being charged.

Air ambulance needed

June 16 at 11 am police assistance was required at the Eagle Motorplex to secure an area for the air ambulance to arrive. One of the motorcross riders crashed and fractured his collarbone in two places while taking part in an open practice.

Ford F350 impounded

June 16 at 6:45 pm Traffic Services stopped a Ford F350 on Hwy 97C at the brake check. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath and administered a roadside sobriety test, which the driver Failed. The 59 year old Cherry Creek man was given a 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Drunk in public places

June 16 at 11:45 pm while patrolling at the River Inn, officers located an intoxicated 40 year old Kamloops woman in the lobby. She was arrested for being drunk in a public place and lodged overnight in cells.

June 17 at 12:10 am police located an extremely intoxicated 24 year old Lytton man outside the Ashcroft arena during the rodeo dance. He was arrested for being drunk in a public place and lodged in cells overnight. Upon his release, he was issued a violation ticket for being drunk in a public place.

New driver, bad habits

June 17 at 1 am an officer patrolling on Railway Ave. noticed a young woman vomiting through an open window while seated in a moving vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over and the female passenger was found to be very intoxicated. The driver, a 19 year old Kamloops man, was sober but had consumed alcohol contrary to the conditions of his New drivers’ license. He was given a 12 hour driving suspension and a violation ticket for driving contrary to conditions.

17 year old detained

June 17 at 2:30 am police found a highly intoxicated 17 year old Cache Creek man on Ash St. near the Ashcroft pool park. He was turned over to family members.

Drinking  and driving

June 17 at 3:25 am Traffic Services stopped a Pontiac Grand Prix on Stage Rd. in Cache Creek. The driver, a 21 year old Kamloops man, Failed a roadside sobriety test. He was given a 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

June 17 at 4:15 am Traffic Services stopped a 2005 Buick Rendezvous on Hwy 97C near Elm St. in Ashcroft. The driver, a 36 year old Ashcroft woman, Failed the roadside screening devide. She was given a 90 day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Ambulance to Kamloops

June 17 at 4:30 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 about 1 km south of Hwy 99. The driver, a 24 year old Kamloops woman, said she fell asleep and drove her 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier off the road. The car was completely destroyed and the woman suffered severe injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

Vigilant neighbours

June 17 at 6:30 am police received a report of a break and enter in progress at the Tingley St. apartments. They located a 15 year old youth inside the apartment asleep on a couch after having entered through an unlocked patio door. The out of town resident was contacted and advised police that the youth had permission to stay in the apartment.

Foreign money stolen

June 17 police received a report of a break and enter and theft in Cache Creek that had likely occurred between 10 am and 8 pm the day before. The culprit entered through an unlocked door of a residence on the Trans Canada and took an iPod, a phone charged, $100 US funds, $150 Australia funds and $20 New Zealand funds. Police would like anyone seeing or hearing of this money or having any other information relating to this incident to call them at 453-2216.

Late party

June 17 at 9:30 am police received a report of an intoxicated youth sleeping in the Ashcroft pool park just off Government St. The 16 year old male from 16 Mile was grossly intoxicated and had to be examined by medical attendants before being turned over to his parents.

Caught in 100 Mile

June 17 at 5:30 pm police received several complaints of an erratic northbound driver on Hwy 97 north of Hwy 99. The information was forwarded to Clinton and 100 Mile House Detachments. The vehicle was located and stopped in 100 Mile House. The 32 year old man from Gleichen, Alberta Failed a roadside sobriety test. He was given a 90 day driving suspension and his rented vehicle was impounded.

Three day suspension

June 17 at 6 pm Traffic Services stopped a Saturn Ion on Hwy 97C near the brake check. The driver, a 27 year old Cache Creek male, blew a Warning on the roadside sobriety test. He was given a three day driving suspension and his vehicle was released to a sober driver.

Impaired charges

June 19 at 10 pm police attended a single motor vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near the Bar M Ranch after a 35 year old woman from Rose Prairie lost control of her northbound 1993 Honda Civic. She claimed to be distracted by her Ipod but she was given a roadside sobriety test, which she Failed. She was brought back to the Detachment for a Breathalyzer Test and provided two samples of 100 and 90. She was given a 24 hour driving suspension, a 90 day suspension, as well as being charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol over .08. Her vehicle was severely damaged and had to be towed.

Assault in Kamloops

June 20 acting on a request for assistance from Kamloops City Detachment, Ashcroft RCMP located and arrested a 27 year old man on the Ashcroft Reserve for alleged assault with a weapon in Kamloops on Feb. 18. He was charged and released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.