Police Repot – Ashcroft man arrested for assault

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Driver’s door caved in

May 19 police received a report of a hit and run outside of a residence on Sunvalley Crescent. The owner of the 1994 Ford F150 found the driver’s side door of his truck was caved in as though someone had backed their vehicle into it. The matter is still under investigation.

Stolen playpen

May 19 at 10:30 am Second Time Around reported the theft of a playpen that had been left by their front door. A witness reported seeing a short, blonde Caucasian woman picking up the playpen on May 15 between 1-3 pm and putting it in her blue station wagon. The store doesn’t wish to press charges, but would like either the item back or compensation for it.

Random assault

May 19 at 11 am police were dispatched to the Ashcroft Post Office where an assault had just taken place. A 45 year old Ashcroft male, well known to police, was walking past the Post Office and assaulted a 53 year old man who was coming out of the building. The suspect was located and is in custody awaiting his first court appearance. The victim received bruising to his head and torso.

Blinded by the sunlight

May 20 at 8:20 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek after an eastbound pickup truck went into the ditch. The driver, a 50 year old Cache Creek woman, said she was blinded by the bright sunshine. She drove onto the shoulder and then continued into the ditch.

Sudden death

May 20 at 10:40 pm police attended a residence in Walhachin after the 74 year old woman who lived there was discovered deceased. There were no signs of foul play, and the matter was turned over to the Coroners office.

Attempted b&e

May 21 at noon police received a report of an attempted break and enter to a pickup truck parked near ASC Automotive between May 16-21. There was damage to the rear sliding window, and the side of the truck had been keyed. The owner is a 39 year old woman in 17 Mile.

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