Police report – snowy roads and high speeds

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Flying through Cache Creek

Dec. 11 at 7:30 am while on regular patrol in Cache Creek, an officer spotted a vehicle accelerating to 96 kph on Hwy 1 through town in the 50 kph zone. The driver was stopped and the 57 year old Monte Creek man was given a ticket for excessive speed ad his 1998 Ford F150 was impounded for a week.

Learning bad driving habits

Dec. 12 at 8 pm Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Hwy 97 in Clinton suspected of having an impaired driver. The driver, a 30 year old Comox man, admitted to having consumed alcohol. He was issued a 24 hour suspension and a ticket for failing to display the L of a Learner. He was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta.

Snowy roads blamed

Dec. 13 at 2:25 pm police were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near the Walhachin Lookout where the driver of an eastbound Chevrolet van had lost control on snowy roads and had hit the ditch on the north side of the road. Ashcroft Fire Rescue was called to extract the driver, a 50 year old Kamloops woman. Her passenger, a 54 year old Kamloops woman, was treated for minor injuries.

F350 hits the ditch and rolls

Dec. 13 at 9:40 pm police were called to a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 1 just east of Cache Creek after a westbound pickup truck had lost control on snowy roads and hit the ditch. Ashcroft Fire Rescue was again called to extract the driver and sole occupant, a 66 year old Mission man. The driver was treated for minor injuries and his 1999 Ford F350 had to be towed for repairs.

Couple stopped in stolen truck

Dec. 14 at 7 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle in Cache Creek at the main intersection to check the driver’s sobriety. A check on the vehicle showed that it had been recently reported stolen in Surrey. The driver, a 58 year old man from North Bend, admitted that he had bought the truck knowing that it was stolen. He was charged with possession of stolen property and the 1998 Ford F150 was seized. His passenger, a 50 year old Kamloops woman, was arrested for three outstanding warrants issued in Kamloops, two related to drugs and one for assault. She was released on a proise to appear in court. A small amount of mariuana and a crackpipe were seized from the vehicle.

Woman threatened with weapon

Dec. 15 at 2:45 am police attended a domestic dispute at a residence in the Thompson River Estates after a woman called 911 and reported that her boyfriend was threatening her with a taser type of weapon. Police attended and arrested the owner of the residence, a 30 year old man, for uttering threats and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. Jan. 7 is his first court appearance. The 29 year old Summerland woman was not injured. Both had been consuming alcohol before the incident.

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