Police Report – stolen vehicles

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Attempted theft

Feb. 25 police were advised by a resident on Frontier Rd. in Cache Creek that someone had tried to steal her pickup truck, a 1988 Chevrolet, between Feb. 23-24. The steering column had been smashed and the wheels turned. However, the battery was dead and the truck couldn’t be budged.

Dump truck hits the ditch

Feb. 25 at 5:15 pm  police were notified that a dump truck had gone off the road on Hwy 99 about 10 km from the junction with Hwy 97 but part of the truck was still blocking traffic. By the time police arrived the truck had been towed away and there was a work crew busy removing the gravel left behind by the truck.

Slow down in town

Feb. 26 at 10:30 am police were called to the Ashcroft community hall after an irate resident had followed another person inside the building where Zumba was being held. The 49 year old woman was upset, accusing a 38 year old woman of driving too fast and nearly running over a dog. She allegedly threatened to slash the tires on the woman’s car and then stormed out of the building. She was identified to police who located and spoke to her, warning her about her behaviour.

Domestic assault

Feb. 26 at 4 pm police arrested a 49 year old man from 16 Mile for assault and uttering threats against his common law partner on two separate occasions. He was released on conditions to not have contact with the woman and will appear in court later this month.

F150 pickup stolen

Feb. 28 a 65 year old Cache Creek man reported that his 2007 F150 Ford pickup had been stolen from his residence in the Sage ‘n Sands trailer court in Cache Creek around 1 am that morning. It has a white canopy and BC plates HPO 946. The theft is still under investigation.

Suspicious and stolen

Feb. 28 at 12:30 pm police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on Quartz Rd. in Cache Creek. The caller said it had been sitting there since at least 4 am and the interior light was on for the entire time. Police found that the 1998 Jeep Cherokee had been reported stolen in Abottsford the day before. It was towed away for storage and the owner was notified.

Not welcome

Feb. 28 at 1 pm police were called to a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve where a man was reported to be breaching conditions of a court order to stay away from the house. He had departed prior to police arrival and has not been seen since, but a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Andrew Thorne, 27, and police are looking for him.

Keys stolen from CP trucks

March 2 at 6:50 am police were called to the CP Rail yard in Ashcroft after two company trucks parked there had been broken into overnight. Stolen from one truck was a 3,000 watt inverter, a two-way radio, card keys and several other keys to company property. From the other truck was stolen more keys and a new pair of work boots. Some of the items were recovered nearby on Hwy 97C near the mesa turnoff, but the keys are still missing. Anyone with any information about the matter is asked to call RCMP at 453-2216.

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