Police Report – single car collisions and injured bears

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Stuck on barricade

Oct. 14 at 4 pm attended a single vehicle collision on Hwy 97 at the Hwy 99 intersection after a 1997 Chrysler Intrepid missed the turn and hit the metal barricades on the west side of the highway. leaving the car stuck on them. The driver and a female passenger remained at the scene, but the two male passengers were gone, indicating that they were hitchhiking the rest of the way to Lillooet. After being identified to police, one of the males was found to be wanted on a Canada-wide immigration warrent. He was not located, however. The driver, a 24 year old Port McNeill woman, was issued a ticket for driving without due care.

Hit no posts

Oct. 15 5:30 am police attended the scene of a single vehicle collision on Hwy 1 approximately 10 km north of Spences Bridge by Kingsway Corner. The 2011 Dodge 3500 was abandoned at the side of the road with extensive damage  to the passenger side. Evidence indicated that the vehicle had struck a concrete barrier and continued driving for another two km. There were no witnesses to the accident. The vehicle was left where it was parked. The Registered Owner is a 27 year old Port Coquitlam man.

Drunken fight

Oct. 18 after 3 pm police received a report of a fight between two men somewhere on Drinkwater Rd. next to a parked vehicle. The intoxicated pair were located and had been fighting with each other. A 34 year old Ashcroft man was taken into custody and lodged in cells until sober. A 26 year old man from Deadman Creek was quite a bit less intoxicated. He was transported to the hospital for an examination of his cuts and bruises and then released.

Firearms seized

Oct. 19 at 2:45 pm a Traffic Service officer stopped a vehicle on Hwy 1 in Cache Creek after noticing the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Conversation with the two occupants indicated that they were returning from a hunting trip, although neither had a valid firearms possession license. Two firearms were seized from the vehicle and held for the owner/relative who did have a valid license. No criminal charges are being contemplated. The three men were all from Port McNeill, in their 50s.

Injured bear

Oct. 19 at 5 pm police were called to assist the Conservation Officer with an injured bear on Hwy 1 about 5 km east of Cache Creek. The bear was located with severe injuries. BC Ambulance was on the scene and made sure the animal was not approached by members of the public. It was still alive but couldn’t move, and was dispatched humanely. It is suspected that it was hit by a vehicle.