Police Report – winter driving and impaired drivers

The monthly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Rifle stolen from truck

Nov. 10 at 6:30 am the owner of a vehicle parked at a campground east of Cache Creek reported that his truck had been broke into some time overnight. He reported that his CIL 950C 7mm hunting rifle was stolen along with a set of binoculars. There was evidence that the suspect tried to steal the vehicle as well.

Man arrested for assault

Nov. 10 at 9:45 am police attended a residence on Quartz Rd. for an alleged assault that had just taken place. The suspect, a 30 year old Cache Creek man, was located at 4:30 pm in a nearby residence. He was arrested and released on conditions to have no contact with the victim, a 28 year old Cache Creek woman. He will appear in court on Dec. 7 to answer the charge of assault. The woman was offered medical assistance but declined it.

Wallet stolen from car

Nov. 14 at 2 am a 36 year old Maple Ridge man reported that his wallet had been stolen from his car which was parked, unlocked, on Collins Rd. in Cache Creek. The bank card was later used for transactions in Kamloops. The cards were cancelled and the matter is still under investigation.

Clubs, gas stolen at golf course

Nov. 15 police received a report of a break and enter at Semlin Valley Golf Course after it was discovered that the 16 storage lockers on the course had been broken into overnight. It appears that the suspect siphoned gas  from the golf carts and stole a set of new Callaway Razor XF golf clubs, plus a big Bertha and a Scotty Cameron putter in a new black/grey Nickent golf bag. RCMP called in an identification specialist team from Kamloops to life shoe and tire prints found at the scene and are waiting for the results. The matter is still under investigation.

Car goes off road in Ashcroft

Nov. 16 at 8:30 am police received a report that a Honda Civic had left Hwy 97C above the Arrow Transport yard in Ashcroft and slid down the bank and into the company’s yard. There was little damage to the car and the driver, a 91 year old Ashcroft man, was not at the scene. He was located at home and advised that he swerved to avoid something on the road, and that he was making his own arrangements to have his car towed.

Cigarette starts fire

Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm police were called to the apartment building on Stage Rd. in Cache Creek after a report of a fire in the parking lot. The caller said a woman was trying to set fire to a vehicle. The 32 year old Cache Creek woman was located still at the scene. She said that she fell asleep in a friend’s vehicle while smoking a cigarette. She awoke to find that her cigarette had fallen onto a blanket and started a fire. She tossed the blanket onto the ground and there was no other damage or injury.

Prohibited driver in accident

Nov 18 at 6:50 am police attended a single motor vehicle accident on Hwy 1 about 20 km south of Cache Creek where there was a vehicle upside down in the ditch, a trailer still attached. The driver, a 32 year old Kitimat man, indicated that he lost control on the slippery road. He was found to be a prohibited driver and was served with a ticket for driving while prohibited.

Rifle fired at house

Nov. 18 at 8 pm police were called to a residence on Collins road by a homeowner who reported that a 25 year old Ashcroft man had fired a rifle at his house. The 28 year old Cache Creek man and the Ashcroft male had argued. The younger man left the house and went to his truck where he took out a rifle and fired a shot over the house before he drove away. The Ashcroft man was located at the River Inn and arrested. His rifle was seized and he was lodged in Kamloops cells for a bail hearing the following morning. He was charged with the reckless discharge of a firearm.

Man arrested on warrant

Nov. 19 at 11 am, after receiving notification from Kamloops RCMP that a 44 year old Kamloops man wanted for arrest was in the local area, Ashcroft RCMP located and stopped the suspect vehicle on Hwy 97C near Boston Flats. The man was found in the back seat of the car and arrested. Police also found open liquor in the vehicle and served the driver, a 26 year old Alberta man, with a ticket. The beer was seized and destroyed and the Kamloops man arrested for failing to appear in court on a charge of Driving while Prohibited. The driver was allowed to carry on.

24 hour suspension

Nov. 21 at 8 pm police conducted a road check on Hwy 99 near Hwy 97 and stopped an eastbound car. The officer detected an odour of marijuana inside the vehicle and noted signs of impairment on the driver. The 34 year old Squamish woman was arrested and Failed a roadside test. She was given a 24 hour driving suspension. Her vehicle was towed and nine marijuana joints were seized.

Stolen truck involved in accident

Nov. 21 at 11:30 pm police received a report of a pickup truck stolen from the driveway of an Ashcroft residence. The vehicle was recovered 10 minutes later at the scene of a single vehicle collision on Hwy 97C at Kirkland Ranch Rd. The truck had left the road and two Cache Creek women in their 30s were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The matter is still under investigation for suspected driver impairment.