Police Repot – Obscene calls and biting dog

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Carrying knives

May 27 at 1:07 pm police received a complaint that a 65 year old Cache Creek man was working out in the Cache Creek park while wearing concealed weapons. The man was located in the park and was very co-operative. He showed the officer two six-inch knives which he kept in his pocket for protection. He also had an open bottle of vodka which he emptied on the ground when the officer asked him to. He was not causing any problems and went on his way.

Diesel fuel stolen

May 28 at 1:47 pm police received a report from a CP Rail employee that sometime between 7:30 the night before and 7:30 am someone had stolen a full tank of diesel from one of the work trucks parked on Railway Ave. About 50L of diesel was stolen. There are no suspects.

Biting dog

May 28 at 6:40 pm two Cache Creek men attended the Detachment to lodge a complaint that their neighbour’s dog bit one of them. The 57 and 65 year old men said the dog had bitten others as well. Police spoke to the dog’s owner, a 61 year old man who stated that the dog had only bitten people who came into his motel room while he wasn’t there. Police notified the SPCA, but the man and his dog moved out of the room soon afterwards.

Broken down truck stolen

May 29 at 9 am a 39 year old Williams Lake woman reported that her vehicle, which she had left parked on Hwy 99 near Hat Creek Ranch, was missing. She said she left the black 2006 Jeep JT there because it had mechanical problems, and it had been last seen there at 8 pm the night before. The Jeep has a BC plate 272 SDF.

Obscene call

May 29 at 3:15 pm police received a complaint from a 64 year old Cache Creek woman who advised that she had taken a phone call from a man reporting to represent Visa and who knew what her address was. When she told him that she didn’t own a Visa, he became graphically obscene and said he would be coming to her house to talk to her. The number he was calling from was private and blocked. There were no further calls or problems.

Smoking shed

May 30 at 10:55 pm police received a complaint from an Ashcroft man about a group of four to five teens who were getting together in a shed at the back of a property on Government St. to smoke pot. The teens scattered when police arrived, and the shed only smelled like cigarette smoke. One 14 year old teen who lived at the residence remained behind. Police spoke to the 34 year old mother who said the kids gathered there regularly and one of them did have marijuana, but she didn’t know how to stop them. The complainant was advised to call the police if it happened again.

One man party

May 31 at 3 pm police received a report that a white eastbound Ford truck was parked on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek near the entrance sign, and was partially in the driving lane. An officer attended and found a 51 year old Cache Creek man slumped behind the wheel of the still running truck. The officer tried to awaken the man, but he was unresponsive, empty bottles of alcohol and mouthwash in the vehicle nearby. The man was taken to the Ashcroft hospital for observation and an investigation for impaired driving is underway.

Helping themselves

June 1 at 11:43 am police received a report that people were removing donated items from the bin by the thrift store on Bancroft St. and putting them into a vehicle. From a witness account, a 25 year old Cache Creek woman was located with the items. She said she through they were free for the taking but was willing to return them. The officer followed her back to the store where the items were returned. There was a “Free” sign nearby, but the items had been taken from another area. No charges were laid.

Hydro pole topples over

June 1 at 3 pm police received a report that a truck hauling scrap cars had taken out a power pole on Hwy 97 at the Loon Lake turnoff and there were lines lying across the highway. The truck was gone by the time officers arrived, and no license plate number had been taken. The truck was likely headed towards Clinton but was not located. BC Hydro arrived to tend to the pole and wires, and traffic was rerouted around it. On off duty RCMP from Alexis Creek assisted with the traffic control.