- Our Town
Jan. 26 in the early evening police received a 911 report from an anonymous caller who said he’d heard loud yelling from a residence in 16 Mile, after which a man fled the house holding a firearm which he then discharged. Police attended and found the house secure and empty. Police spoke at length on the phone with the 21 year old son of the man accused of discharging the firearm and determined that he had made up the scenario and lied to the police in order to exact revenge upon his father. He was encouraged to seek mental health treatment.
Foul mood causes breach
Jan. 27 at 11:40 am Traffic Services using a radar on Hwy 1 south of Ashcroft stopped a black Camaro travelling at 147 kph in a 100 kph zone. The driver of the car, a 48 year old Port Coquitlam man became angry and aggressive and refused to exit the vehicle, insisting that it would not be towed. He was arrested for breaching his probation conditions to be of good behaviour and his car was searched. Police found and seized an illegal form of human growth hormone and over $5,000 in cash. The man later apologized for his behaviour. He was given a ticket for excessive speed, charged with breaching his conditions and his car was impounded for seven days.
Blowout causes accident
Jan. 27 at 5:53 am police attended a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 97C at Elm St., just a few meters away from the RCMP Detachment. A 34 year old Ashcroft man lost control of his pickup after one of the tires had a blowout. The truck hit one of the cement barricades and ended up on its room. The driver was checked by ambulance attendants and released. The truck was towed. Interior Roads attended to replace the barricade.
Breach of curfew
Jan. 27 at 11 pm police attended a residence on the Hat Creek Reserve to do a curfew check on a 16 year old female. The young lady was not at home, and was found later at a friend’s house in Marble Canyon. She was arrested and charged for breaching the conditions of her probation, and held overnight in custody. She was released in the morning to a guardian.
Pot seized from speeder
Jan. 28 at 12:37 am Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Hwy 97 just north of Cache Creek for speeding. The officer smelled marijuana and a female passenger surrendered 9.5 grams of marijuana. The 29 year old Port Alberni driver was given a ticket for speeding.
Village to deal with noise
Jan. 28 at 3:24 pm police received a complaint about a noisy neighbour in Cache Creek. RCMP spoke to the intoxicated occupant of the house and asked him to turn down the music, which he did. They then advised the complainant that they should contact the Village Office with further noise complaints and the bylaw officer will deal with it.
Too many passengers
Jan. 30 at 12:13 am Traffic Services stopped a Ford F150 on Hwy 97 near Clinton for having too many passengers (three) in the truck. The driver, a 48 year old Clinton man, could not produce a Drivers License. A driving suspension notice was served on the driver as well as a ticket for having too many passengers. The truck was later released to its Registered Owner.
Falling ice injures driver
Jan. 30 in the afternoon police attended a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 1 just north of Spences Bridge after a large chunk of ice fell off of a transport truck and smashed the windshield of a Ford Explorer. The 25 year old Prince George driver suffered some non-life threatening facial lacerations, but his two female passengers were not injured. There was significant damage to the Explorer’s steering column. The truck did not stop and could not be identified. The Explorer was towed.
Hit and run
Jan. 30 RCMP assited the Kamloops Detachment who were investigating a hit and run in the Walmart parking lot. A license number obtained from the suspect vehicle was registered to an Ashcroft man, who was questioned by an Ashcroft officer. The man said he had been at Walmart, but didn’t remember hitting another vehicle. His vehicle did show evidence of having backed into another. The information was forwarded to the Kamloops Detachment.
Jan. 30 at 4:27 pm Traffic Services stopped a southbound Dodge Ram on Hwy 97 about 2 km north of Big Bar Road that was travelling at 163 kph in a 100 kph zone. The 25 year old Langley driver was given a ticket for excessive speed and his brother’s truck was impounded for seven days. The driver and his girlfriend hitched a ride to Clinton with the tow truck operator.
Feb. 1 an Ashcroft woman reported a break and enter of her apartment while she was out of town. She told police that she had asked her building manager to feed her pets while she was gone. He told her that when he went to do so that afternoon, he found two men sleeping in the apartment. He told them to leave, which they did, but they took her pickup truck with them - a white Mazda with no insurance. There were no signs of damage in the apartment, and no signs that the lock on the door had been forced. The matter is still under investigation.