Police Report – unwanted family, elderly woman threatened

From the weekly crime blotter of the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

  • Jan. 28, 2015 10:00 a.m.

House guests removed

Jan. 22 RCMP were called by a family in Cache Creek to remove their unwanted guests. The husband and wife relatives had come, uninvited, on Jan. 20. Due to the family’s history, police were called. A Family Court order had been issued, empowering the police to remove these people if they refused to leave. On the 22nd at 6 am police prepared  to execute the order, but the couple, in their 50s, had departed the residence just prior to police arrival.

Tires slashed

Jan. 22 at 7:30 police received a report of mischief done to a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment building in Cache Creek. A friend of the vehicle’s owner called to report that the car had at least three slashed tires, a broken tail light, a missing window and damage to the inside of the car. He suspected that it may have been caused by one of the many people drinking in the parking lot or in the hallways the night before. Police spoke to the vehicle’s owner, a 56 year old Ashcroft woman, who stated that the vehicle had been parked there for quite some time and was already in poor condition. She stated that the only recent damage may have been the slashed tires.

Driving in circles

Jan. 22 at 10:30 pm police were notified of a disturbance across the highway from the Husky in Cache Creek. The caller said he observed a suspicious vehicle with Ontario plates and went to speak to the driver. The male became agitated and belligerant, according to the complainant, and started driving in circles around him, progressing to figure 8’s before he eventually drove off, heading south. The complainant couldn’t identify the driver or the vehicle and it was not located.

Wanted man not found

Jan. 23 at 10 am the Ashcroft Detachment was informed that there was a man staying at a Cache Creek motel who was wanted for failing to comply with parole conditions out of Chilliwack. RCMP are looking for Donald Fitzgerald, 38, of no fixed address.

Who’s got the cell phone?

Jan. 23 at 3:45 pm police received a complaint of a stolen cell phone. The owner, a 24 year old Cache Creek man, claimed that it was stolen by a man, whose name he did not know, residing in an apartment in Cache Creek. Police attended the building but the indicated apartment was vacant. The complainant changed his mind and said it was the next apartment, which was also found to be vacant.

Stolen property discovered

Jan. 23 at 7 pm police received a complaint of an erratic driver neading north from Cache Creek. It was observed turning onto Hwy 99 and a license plate was obtained. RCMP found that the Registered Owner was wanted out of Delta, but his vehicle was not located. Marlon Jenkins, 58 of Surrey was stopped in Delta two days later and charged with possession of the stolen property found in his pickup.

Ambulance refused

Jan. 24 at 7 am police were called to assist the ambulance with an unco-operative patient in Cache Creek. The 29 year old was taking medication for a medical problem, but said he was feeling fine and didn’t want to go to the hospital. An assessment from attendants and police confirmed his assertion.

Elderly woman threatened

Jan. 26 at 6:45 pm police received a call from a 73 year old Ashcroft woman and her 21 year old grandson who said they had received a call from an unknown male who threatened to come over and beat them up. They were told to monitor their phone calls and advise police if he called again. The matter is still under investigation.

Laser assault

Jan. 26 at 7:30 pm police received a report from a motorist in Cache Creek that there were a group of teens near Hungry Herbies shining lasers at the passing cars. The Ashcroft man advised that he stopped to spoke to the teens about it and they stopped. The teens could have been charged with mischief, assault or criminal negligence if the lasers had caused eye injuries or a car accident.