Police Report – Skateboard accident, battling it out

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Disturbing party

Feb. 3 at 4 am police were called to The Nugget Motel by a 60 year old female tenant for a disturbance. The complainant said there was a loud party in one room, but it had quieted down by the time police arrived. The 31 year old tenant, who was the subject of the complaint, said the older woman had assaulted her earlier that night, although there was no evidence to support her claim. She agreed to stop making noise and to go to bad.

Truck fire

Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm police received a report of a semi truck on fire from a passing motorist on Hwy 1 about 30 k south of Cache Creek. Police attended and found a Peterbuilt truck parked at the side of the highway with a fire extinguisher sitting near one wheel, but the driver could not be located. There was no apparent damage to the truck, which was gone the next day.

Disturbing tenant

Feb. 3 at 10:30 pm police were called to The Nugget by a 31 year old female tenant for a disturbance. She claimed that the 60 year old female tenant was drunk and banging on all of the doors. Police attended and found no evidence of intoxication in the older woman. The younger tenant appeared confused when questioned about her earlier claims and was told to speak to the manager about her problems with the other tenants.

Man wanted

Feb. 6 Ashcroft RCMP received a request for assistance from the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police in executing an arrest warrant for Daniel Martin, 42, who is believed to be living in Ashcroft. Martin is wanted for failing to appear in Kamloops Court for family maintenance.

Suspicious noises

Feb. 6 at 11 pm police received a call from an elderly woman on Hwy 97 who reported hearing suspicious noises around her house. She was worried that someone might be trying to break in. Police attended and nothing out of the ordinary was found apart from a strong wind that was blowing large bits of debris around and possibly making the suspicious noises.

Skateboard accident

Feb. 8 at 10:45 am police received a 911 call. There was no one talking into the phone, but they could hear voices at the other end. One was a child’s voice asking for an ambulance and the other was an adult’s voice. Police traced the source of the call to a house on Stage Rd. where they found a 17 year old Cache Creek male being treated by ambulance attendents for a large gash on his year. The teen had been skateboarding down Stage Rd. when he lost control and fell, hitting his head on the asphalt. He was not wearing a helmet or pads. He was taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Fight between brothers

Feb. 8 at 8:15 pm police received a 911 call from a residence on Hwy 99 where two adult brothers were fighting. When police arrived, the younger brother had already left. The older brother, 34, advised police that he had managed to pin down his intoxicated younger brother, 26, and made him promise to leave his house. The younger brother left and hitched a ride back to Lee Creek.

Threatening messages

Feb. 8 at 11:45 pm police received a call from an Ashcroft woman who reported receiving threats on her Facebook page from a 36 year old Red Deer man who threatened to harm and kill her. The matter is under investigation and the Red Deer RCMP Detachment is assisting.

Watch for rocks

Feb. 9 at 10 am police received a complaint of significant rocks on Hwy 97C through the bluffs. Interior Roads was notified. Motorists are reminded that falling rocks are a hazard in the bluffs at this time of year when freezing and thawing temperatures, combined with rain, loosen the rocks when end up in the driving lanes. Most are small but some can damage a vehicle if they are run over.