Police Report – runaway horses and trucks on fire

From the weekly crime blotter of the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Abandoned bike turned in

Apr. 10 a women’s seven-speed road bike was turned in at the RCMP Detachment. The Kent Safire had been sitting at the hospital for several days before it was taken to the Detachment. The owner is asked to come and claim their bicycle.

Sore neck leads to erratic driving

Apr. 10 at 8 am police received two complaints about an erratic driver in a northbound semi pulling a flatbed. RCMP failed to intercept him in the Ashcroft area and forwarded the complaints to Clinton RCMP, who located and stopped the driver. The 32 year old Abbotsford man said he was having a hard time driving in a straight line because of a sore neck after not having slept well. He was given a verbal warning about his driving.

Breaching conditions

Apr. 10 at 2:30 pm police arrested a Cache Creek man for breaching his release conditions. One of the conditions imposed after his Feb. 26 release was to have no contact with a number of specific people. He was observed by an officer in the company of one of them. The 38 year old Cache Creek man will appear in court to answer the charge of Failing to Comply with conditions.

Transport truck on fire

Apr. 11 at 10:20 pm police were called to a transportation truck on fire on Hwy 1 near the Red Hills Rest Stop. The northbound Key West Express truck from Langley was totally engulfed in flames. The driver, a 74 year old man from Taylor, was not injured but was transported to Kamloops hospital for smoke inhalation. He advised police that by the time he was able to pull over safely, the cab was filled with smoke and he was not able to detach the trailer.

Faster than a radar detector

Apr. 12 at 8:45 am while patrolling in Cache Creek, an officer stopped a pickup on Hwy 1 travelling at 95 kph in the 50 kph zone. The officer noted that the vehicle suddenly slowed down once he turned his radar on. The 60 year old Rosedale man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his 2012 Dodge pickup, with his radar detector, was impounded for seven days.

Door’s open, c’mon in

Apr. 13 at 5 am police were called to a residence on Western Ave. in Ashcroft by a neighbour for a possible break and enter. The police arrived to find the front door wide open and entered the home, waking the owner and children inside. It appears that the door wasn’t closed properly and was perhaps blown open by the wind. Nothing inside the residence appeared to have been disturbed. Police left and owner and children went back to bed.

Collecting firewood

Apr. 13 at 11:45 am police were called to a residence on Hwy 99 near Hat Creek after the owner reported that two men were on his property stealing firewood. Police located two Cache Creek man, one in his 30s and the other in his 60s, who advised that they had been collecting firewood from the same area for years and didn’t realize it was private property. No charges were laid. The owner said he would mark his property more distinctively.

Impaired hit and run

Apr. 14 at 4:30 pm police received a report of a possible impaired driver in a pickup who had just hit a parked vehicle in the Nugget Motel parking lot. The pickup was located at a nearby gas station and the driver was identified by the complainant. Police detected a strong odour of liquor on the driver, a 50 year old Cache Creek man, who refused to provide a sample for a Roadside Test. He was served with driving suspension and an impound notice for his 1990 Ford pickup.

Just trying to help

Apr. 14 at 7:30 pm police were called to the Husky in Cache Creek after a helpful but intoxicated woman broke a vehicle window to retrieve the dog locked inside. The owner had locked themself out of the vehicle and was still working on unlocking the door when the 45 year old Cache Creek woman took it upon herself to assist by using a shovel to break the window. She was arrested for mischief and for being drunk in a public place and was lodged in police cells until sober.

Bear necessities

Apr. 15 at 9:30 pm police were called by a resident of the Mesa Vista trailer court in Ashcroft who had a bear on their patio. The bear was gone by the time police arrived. The Conservation Officer was notified.

One horse town

Apr. 15 at 10 pm police received a report of a horse wandering along Railway Ave. at 6 St. He was located walking up Hwy 97C towards the Kirkland Ranch Rd. and was allowed to continue on his way once he got off the highway.

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