Police Report – unsafe driving, threats made

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft Detachment of the RCMP

Prohibited driver

Jan. 27 at 11:30 am Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Hwy 97 in Cache Creek. The driver, a 44 year old Lillooet man, was a prohibited driver and was charged with such. His vehicle was impounded.

Elder abuse

Jan. 27 at 2 pm police responded to a complaint of elder abuse, resulting in the arrest of a 21 year old Ashcroft man. Charges of uttering threats and assault against his 73 year old grandmother are pending.

Passing in the bluffs

Jan. 27 at 4:30 pm police received a complaint of an erratic driver tailgating and passing on a double solid line on Hwy 97C into Ashcroft. Police contacted the Registered Owner of the vehicle and warned the 24 year old Cache Creek woman about her driving.

Excessive speed

Jan. 28 at 11:50 am Traffic Services stopped a Mitsubishi RVR on Hwy 97 near Hwy 99 for speeding. The driver, a 26 year old Tumbler Ridge man, was travelling at 147 kph in the 100 kph zone. He was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Marijuana plants found

Jan. 28 at 3:15 pm Traffic Services stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier on Hwy 97 near Maiden Creek for speeding. The officer detected an odour of marijuana and the driver, a 52 year old Quesnel man, was arrested. His vehicle was searched and the office found 10 grams of marijuana in a baggie in the car and three three-foot plants in the truck. All were confiscated and the driver was issued a ticket for speeding.

Missing tenant

Jan. 29 a Cache Creek landlord reported one of his tenants as missing. The landlord said the 43 year old man’s belongings are still in the dwelling but he hasn’t been seen since Jan. 16, and he owes back rent. The man was arrested in Kamloops on the 23rd for being drunk in a public place and held until sober, but he was later released and has still not been seen by his landlord. The matter is still under investigation.

Threatening words

Jan. 30 at 11:30 police received a complaint that he was threatened near the laundromat on Collins Rd. in Cache Creek by a man driving by in a truck. Police located the 43 year old Ashcroft man who admitted to yelling at the pedestrian, but said he didn’t intend to threaten him. He said the pedestrian was staring at him.

House egged

Jan. 31 at 8:28 pm  police received a complaint of mischief after a home on Government St. in Ashcroft was egged. The owner believed that his house was targeted. There were no witnesses.

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