Police Report – treated at gunpoint, P.O. B&E

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Dine and dash

Sept. 9 at 7 pm police were called to the Starhouse restaurant in Cache Creek after a customer left without paying for her meal. The woman was not located, but is described as in her 40s, Caucasian with black hair, about 5’ tall, wearing jeans and a long sleeved gray shirt.

Dismounting a train

Sept. 9 at 7:15 pm police were called to assist ambulance attendants who were called to help a man who had jumped off the CN train in Ashcroft. The 23 year old Port Coquitlam man sustained injuries to one leg and was transported to Kamloops hospital. The matter was turned over to CN police and he is facing possible changes of trespassing.

Threatened with gun

Sept. 10 at 7 pm RCMP were called to a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve by a 57 year old woman who said she had been threatened by a man with a hand gun.The highly intoxicated 45 year old male was located shortly afterwards and found to be in possession of a toy gun. He was arrested and placed in cells until sober, at which time he was released on conditions to have no contact with the victim or her family. He is to appear in Kamloops court on Nov. 2 on charges of uttering threats and pointing a gun.

Post Office break and enter

Sept. 11 at 6:55 am police were called to the Ashcroft Post Office by a customer pickig up their mail. They reported that the inside door was smashed. Police noted that the telephone wires had been cut and someone had unsuccessfully attempted to access the safe. Some packages were ripped open, but there was no report of mail theft. The break and enter is suspected to have happened between 6-6:55 am that morning. Anyone noticing anything suspicous occuring at the Post Office on Friday morning is asked to call the RCMP at 453-2216.

Looking for a fight

Sept. 12 at 12:15 am police attended the River Inn after a report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave and activing aggressively to other patrons, trying to start a fight. The 36 year old Cache Creek man was located outside the doors, swearing at people. He was arrested and lodged in cells overnight.

Time out

Sept. 12 at 4 pm police were called to the Bonaparte Motel where a man was sleeping behind the building. He was located and is a known traveller in the area, with no fixed address. He said he came from Kamloops on food and was exhausted. He decided to take a break. The 50 year old Kamloops man agreed to be on his way, heading north.

Official suspicious business

Sept. 14 at 4:30 pm it was reported that a group of hikers in the Ashcroft Dunes came across a male who they thought was acting suspiciously. He appeared to be retrieving shopping bags from a culvert in the area, but when asked what he was doing, he advised that he was doing police business and pointed to an RCMP golf shirt that he was wearing. He got into his gray van and left. He was described as scraggly, in his mid-40s with medium long brown hair. His female passenger was described as in her 40s, small build with pink hair. Although this was not a criminal act, police are concerned that he suggested that he was conducting police business and would like to talk to him. Anyone with more information is asked to call the RCMP at 453-2216.

ATV drove off

Sept. 14 a 56 year old Kelowna man reported that his quad had been stolen on Wed., Sept. 9 from the back of his pickup truck while he was parked at the Chevron in Cache Creek. The man stated he went inside the store for 10 minutes and when he came back out, his red 2004 Honda Rubicon was gone. The matter is still under investigation.