Police Repot – Bar fights and thefts

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Stolen articles found

Dec. 4 police received a call from a Cache Creek woman saying she had found the gas cans that had been stolen from her property. They and other emptied gas cans were dumped at the end of Lopez Creek Rd., off Stage Rd. Residences in the Woodburn Court area were hit by a rash of gas can thefts in the later part of November.

Tires stolen

Dec. 4 police received a report of a theft from a residence on the Ashcroft Reserve. A 25 year old woman told police that four tires on rims were taken out of her carport. They were located in somebody else’s yard and returned to their owner. There was no indication of who was responsible for the theft.

Dog tracks owner

Dec. 4 in the evening, police received a dog complaint from the Desert Inn in Cache Creek. The manager reported that the dog had been left in the owner’s room when the owner went out. The manager opened the room once police had arrived. The dog ran out of the room, out of the motel, and across the highway to the Oasis Pub where the owner was in attendance. There was some damage in the room done by the dog. The owner offered to pay for it.

Prohibited driver caught

Dec. 6 at 2 pm police stopped a pickup truck travelling at 127 kph in the 100 zone on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek near the mushroom plant. The driver, a 39 year old Ashcroft man, was given a speeding ticket and charged with driving while prohibited. His 1992 Dodge pickup was impounded.

Parked cars broken into

Dec. 7-8 overnight, police received five complaints of thefts from unlocked vehicles parked at residences in the Woodburn subdivision of Cache Creek. Minor items were taken, including change and GPS units. Police would like to take this opportunity to remind owners to lock their vehicles overnight and at other times when they aren’t in attendance.

Driver gets a warning

Dec. 8 at 7 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle for suspected impairment in Cache Creek. The driver, a 55 year old Burnaby man, blew a Warning on the roadside sobriety test. He was given a 24 hour driving suspension and his 2008 Ford F150 was impounded.

Wouldn’t leave

Dec. 9 police were called to Ashcroft’s River Inn for an unruly patron who was refusing to leave the bar. The 60 year old Cache Creek man was located in the lobby by police, still unruly. He was arrested for being drunk in a public place and lodged in cells overnight.

Hospital treatment

Dec. 9 at 2 am police were called to a fight in progress at the River Inn. Police located one of the men in the parking lot. The very intoxicated and unco-operative 27 year old Ashcroft man was transported to Ashcroft hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The second man, also intoxicated, was located inside the bar. The 19 year old Merritt man was arrested for assault and held overnight in cells. There were no charges laid.

Grow Op equipment

Dec. 9 a 1997 Honda Accord was stopped at a roadcheck conducted by Traffic Services officers on Hwy 97 north of Cache Creek. The officer detected an odour of marijuana in the vehicle and it was searched. The officer found an industrial type of fan, contaminated with marijuana residue and plant material. The fan was seized and the 51 year old Monte Lake man is now under investigation for involvement in a marijuana grow-op.

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