Smashed glass at the Coppervalley Cablevision office in Ashcroft.

Police Report – stolen bikes, stolen cars, abandoned cars…

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Car not stolen

Sept. 2 at 10:15 pm a 57 year old Cache Creek woman called to report that the family car had been stolen from their driveway. Next, she broke the news to her husband who informed her that he’d forgotten to let her know that he’d loaned the car to a friend to use for a few minutes. It was returned shortly afterwards.

Mountain bike stolen

Sept. 3 the owner of a mountain bike called to report its theft on Sept. 1 at 7:30 pm. The man said he had parked it near the slough on Evans Rd. while he wandered around, and from a distance he observed a tall slender man and a young girl pick up his blue and black Infinity Nemesis and put it into a navy blue crew cab pickup and leave. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the bike are asked to phone the RCMP at 453-2216.

Erratic driver in near miss

Sept. 4 at 3:30 pm police received a report of an erratic driver on Hwy 1 near McAbee passing unsafely and nearly colliding with four motorcyclists. A license place number was provided, as well as a description of the driver. The Registered Owner of the vehicle was located and the 48 year old Ashcroft woman was served with a ticket for driving without due care or attention.

Good news

Sept. 5 for National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, general duty officers joined with Traffic Service officers at a check stop between 10 and midnight at the intersection of Hwy 97 and Hwy 99. Approximately 60 vehicles were stopped during that time, but no impaired drivers were detected, and no violation tickets were issued.

End of the road

Sept. 6 at noon police received a complaint about two hitchhikers acting suspiciuosly on Hwy 1 just south of Cache Creek. One of them was reported to be lying motionless in the ditch. Police located the two men who immediately admitted to having an argument with a female friend, but that “nothing happened!” The 19 year old Alberta woman was found nearby, sitting in a ditch and advised police that she’d had a falling out with her two male companions, aged 21 and 36 from Ontario and Saskatchewan. The three of them had been hitchhiking across Canada all summer. They were all allowed to carry on their separate ways.

Left her car behind

Sept. 6 at 9:45 pm police were called to the apartment building on Stage Rd. in Cache Creek where a woman was using a nearby ladder to climb to a second floor apartment. She was gone by the time police arrived. The 21 year old Cache Creek woman was known to the 34 year old male tenant, who did not want her attention.

At 10 am the following morning, police received a complaint that a vehicle had been abandoned in a residential driveway in Cache Creek. The car turned out to be owned by the same 21 year old woman. The insurance decal was found to have been recently stolen from another local vehicle, and the matter is still under investigation.

Missing woman returns

Sept. 7 at 3:20 pm police received a report of a missing 54 year old Cache Creek woman. She did not show up for work as expected and could not be reached either at home or on her cell phone. The following afternoon she contacted her employer to say she’d had car trouble the evening of the 6th and had to leave her car at a repair shop in Kamloops. She spent the night camping nearby with friends, out of cell service.

Door smashed

Sept. 8 at 10:20 am police were called to the Coppervalley Cable Vision office in Ashcroft to investigate damage to the glass front doors. The outer doors had been smashed twice with a painted rock from around the Post Office some time overnight on Sunday/Monday. There was no evidence of forced entry into the building.

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