Police Report – Rose bushes and dead bodies

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Roses ripped out

Oct. 28 a 44 year old Ashcroft man reported that his flower beds had been damaged and his rose bushes pulled up. A 36 year old Ashcroft woman was questioned and said the rose bushes had been planted by her so she took them back. She was warned about the potential criminal elements of her actions and she agreed not to return to the property.

Arrest warrant

Oct. 29 Ashcroft RCMP received a request from Victoria Police Dept. to execute an arrest warrant on Nathan Turner, 26, who has been living in Cache Creek. The arrest is for failing to comply with probation requirements. Turner has not yet been located.

Too close for comfort

Oct. 29 at 11 am police received a complaint from a resident on Old Cariboo Rd who said there was a bird hunter in the area, firing his gun too close to the houses. After they called the police, the complainant yelled at the hunter, who vanished before police arrived. There were no further complaints.

Attempted theft

Oct. 30 at 2:45 pm the owner of an Ashcroft business called to report that a young lady had attempted to steal a pair of gloves, but left the store after they fell out of her clothing. She was described as a small, thin blonde with coloured highlights and dark makeup.

Diesel fuel stolen

Oct. 31 police received a report of the theft of approximately 300 L of diesel fuel from the gravel pit on Hwy 1 by Venables Valley Rd. The fuel was in a tank that was stolen from the excavating machine. The theft occurred some time between 5:10 pm Oct. 30 and 6:20 am on Oct. 31. Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 453-2216.

Email scam

Oct. 31 a concerned Ashcroft citizen reported receiving a fraudulent email from Revenue Canada which asked for banking information so they could provide a refund. Readers are reminded not to share any banking over the internet, telephone or in person unless they can first verify that the person they are conveying the information to is who they say they are.

Dead bodies

Nov. 1 at 9 pm police received a panicky phone call from a young woman who reported fiding a body wrapped in white and hanging upside down on Railway Ave. near the park. Police investigated and quickly discovered that it was a leftover Halloween decoration.

Cow killed

Nov. 2 at 7 pm police received a complaint of several cows on Hwy 1 near the Basque Ranch. The owner was in the process of rounding them up when one was struck and killed by a southbound Dodge Caravan driven by a 66 year old Boston Bar woman. She was not injured, but the vehicle was destroyed.

Logging truck rollover

Nov. 3 at 3 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 99 about 20 km from the Hwy 97 junction when an eastbound logging truck clipped the cement no post and flipped. The cab, trailer and some of the logs were blocking the westbound lane and Interior Roads attended to assist with traffic control. The rest of the logs rolled down a steep embankment. The driver, a 57 year old Ashcroft man, was not injured. The truck is being inspected for mechanical problems.

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