Police Report – speed continues to be a problem

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Fifth Wheel crashes

Oct. 23 at 3:30 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 a the bottom of Oregon Jack Hill where a driver hauling a 5th wheel lost control of his truck and hit the ditch. The driver and lone occupant of the truck, a 69 year old man from Yuma, Arizona, was uninjured but his truck and 5th wheel suffered extensive damage. The driver blamed defective steering for his accident.

Hitchhiker picked up

Oct. 23 at 11 pm police assisted a late night hitchhiker on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek. The 37 year old Williams Lake woman was standing next to the highway wearing dark clothing and was almost struck by a passing vehicle. She was given a ride back to Cache Creek where she spent the night in a motel.

Crash investigated

Oct. 25 at 7 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Church Rd. on the Bonaparte Reserve that occurred sometime over night when a vehicle hit the ditch with enough speed to cause extensive front end damage. Indications were that the driver tried to have the vehicle towed, but was unsuccessful. The Registered Owner, a 60 year old Savona man, told police that his vehicle had been stolen. The matter is still under investigation. Anyone witnessing the accident or having any information about it is asked to phone police at 453-2216 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Arrest warrants issued

Oct. 26 arrest warrants have been issued for two Penticton men involved in a crash just east of Cache Creek earlier this year. Jason Lambert, 25, is wanted for assault causing bodily harm and Trevor Pierre, 36, is wanted for leaving the scene of an accident. Both failed to show up in court recently to answer charges stemming from an incident where a westbound vehicle lost control on Winter roads and tumbled over an embankment near Walhachin. A female passenger alleged that she was kicked and punched by another male in the vehicle as she tried to climb up the embankment to the highway. The group was picked up by a passing vehicle and given a ride into Cache Creek. The woman was left at the Chevron while the rest of the group found another ride and continued north. She was left without her purse and cell phone, which had both been thrown out of the vehicle around Savona by one of the other passengers.

Breaking it in

Oct. 26 at 11 pm an officer from the Traffic Services unit stopped a pickup truck on Hwy 1 travelling at 142 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 28 year old Burnaby man was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his 2013 Dodge pickup was impounded for seven days.

Waiting for a sign

Oct. 27 at 3 pm a 2012 Ford F350 was observed travelling though Cache Creek at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was travelling at 127 kph in the 50 kph zone. The driver, a 51 year old Port Coquitlam man, told police that he thought he was coming right up on the 90 kph zone. He was issued a $483 ticket for excessive speed and his truck was impounded for seven days.