Police Report – tempers flare, things go missing

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Unwanted advice

July 28 at 2 pm police received a complaint from a Cache Creek woman who was receiving unwanted texts from her ex boyfriend, the father of her children. Police determined that the texts were related to the children’s care and advised her that it was a matter for the family court, not the RCMP.

Man taken to hospital

July 28 at 4 pm police were asked to check on the welfare of an 88 year old man in the Ashcroft Apartments Motel. The man was located lying on the floor of the apartment, unable to get up. BCAS was asked to attend and to transport the man to the hospital for an examination.

Fire duty

July 28 at 5:30 pm police were asked to assist the Cache Creek Fire Dept. with traffic control while they and the Ashcroft Fire Dept. were engaged with the fire in the Royal Bank of Canada on the highway.

Anything on wheels

July 29 police were following up on a complaint lodged the day before about a man spotted removing a garbage can from behind rhe credit union in Ashcroft. He was spotted the following day in Cache Creek at the Husky, still with the garbage can. He was not located on either occasion. It is suspected he was using the can to collect empties, as he traded a shopping cart for the garbage can.

Gone fishing

July 29 at 3 pm police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked near the Walhachin bridge for 48 hours. Police looked at the truck and recreational trailer, but nothing looked suspicious. It did look as though something heavy had been dragged down to the river from the trailer. Two days later the owner, a 54 year old man from West Kelowna, contacted police to advise that he had been rafting in the river and left his vehicles parked. Everything was safe.

Disturbingly drunk

July 29 at 5 pm police received a complaint from Chevron staff about an intoxicated customer who was agitated and throwing things around. He departed before police arrival, but was located inside the KAL Tire building. The 37 year old Clinton man was found to be on probation out of Abbotsford, with a condition not to consume alcohol. He was arrested and lodged in cells until sober, at which time he was released on a promise to appear in court to answer to the charge of breaching his probation.

Camping items found

July 30 police received an abandoned red tote bag and green sleeping bag which were left at the Red Hills pullout on Hwy 1 south of Ashcroft. The bag contains personal items but no identification. The owner should contact RCMP at 453-2261 and identify their belongings.

Hit and miss

July 30 at 4 pm a 50 year old Spences Bridge driver attended the Detachment to report that he had just been in an altercation with a pedestrian on Hwy 97C in front of the old fire hall. The man advised that the pedestrian, who had just left the Safety Mart and was carrying two grocery bags, was upset when he drove his hummer around him and hit the passenger side door with one of the bags. The driver stopped and confronted the man. They exchanged bad words and engaged in some shoving before the driver got back into his vehicle and left. The pedestrian continued walking down towards the park and was not located.

Street sleeping

July 31 at 6 pm police received two reports of a young man lying near a roadway. The first report was him lying just off the road near the south end of the Ashcroft bridge, using his t-shirt as a pillow. The second report said he was partly up Cornwall Rd., lying on the shoulder. Patrols were made by the RCMP and BC Ambulance but he was not located.

Stolen fruit

July 31 the owners of the former Horstings Farm north of Cache Creek reported that approximately 200 pounds of apples had been taken without permission from the trees in the orchard. They believed they had been taken sometime overnight July 29/30. The matter is still under investigation.

Gas and dash

Aug. 1 at 3:30 pm staff at OK Stop in Ashcroft reported that a man had left a credit card at the counter and filled his vehicle with $91 worth of gas and then drove away without completing the transaction. The matter is still under investigation.

Impaired driving

Aug. 4 at 6 pm police received a complaint of an erratic driver in the Cache Creek area. The vehicle was located pulling into the Shell station at the main intersection and the female driver showed signs of impairment. The 38 year old Chetwynd woman blew a Fail on a roadside sobriety device and was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and her 2009 Toyota Corolla was impounded. She was given a ride to the bus station.

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