Gone to the dogs (1)
On July 15 at 4:30 pm a resident of Thompson River Estates called to report that a neighbour had a dog chained and without water in the yard. The complainant had called the SPCA, who told her that it would be up to 48 hours before they could respond. The caller told RCMP that if the police did not attend she would go into the yard and release the dog Police advised her not to do that and said that it was an SPCA matter.
Exit stage right
On July 16 at 2:20 am a call from the BC Ambulance Service reported that a small grey car was in the ditch on Hwy. 97 north of Cache Creek. The car had its lights flashing and there was a female in the passenger seat. A male apparently stopped at the scene and pulled the woman’s car from the ditch; then both people got into another car and headed toward Clinton. The person who witnessed this said that the male and female both appeared drunk. The abandoned car was towed from the scene.
Gone to the dogs (2)
On July 16 at 7:00 pm a Cache Creek male called to report that someone had abducted his dog using a dog whistle. The dog had been in the garage and had suddenly bolted down the street, and the owner was reporting the incident so that police would not think he had killed his dog. Police attended and spoke with the man, who went looking for his dog and found it nearby. He was advised that it was not a police matter, and that in future he should keep his dog behind a fence or on a leash.
Lost but not found (1)
On July 17 at 10:30 am a male called to report he had lost his keyring, which contained the keys to all his vehicles, his house, and his shop. He had left the keyring on the hood of his car when it was parked near Jim and Joe’s on Hwy. 1 at Hwy. 97C, and had last seen them between 6:30 and 7:00 that morning.
Lost but not found (2)
On July 17 at 4:00 pm an Ashcroft male stopped at the detachment to say that his motorcycle helmet, which had been attached by its chin strap to his motorcycle, had been stolen from outside his house on Bancroft St. It was described as a white hat-like helmet with black trim, and an approximate value of $200.
Hiding in plain sight
On July 18 at 12:35 pm traffic members conducting a traffic stop at the construction zone near 70 Mile saw a marijuana pipe in plain view on the dashboard of a stopped car. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was searched. Police found the pipe and 1 gram of marijuana, which were seized. As the driver had not smoked marijuana recently his ability to drive was not impaired, and he was released without charge.
Road check follies
On July 20 at 8:30 pm traffic members doing a road check at the junction of Highways 97 and 99 near Hat Creek Ranch arrested the driver of a rental vehicle with Saskatchewan plates after smelling marijuana in the vehicle. A search revealed 5 grams of marijuana, which was seized for destruction. The driver was released without charges. At 8:50 pm at the same traffic stop a driver was stopped and questioned, and admitted to not having a driver’s licence. Police made checks on the driver and served him with a driving prohibition. However, police did not impound the vehicle, and instead allowed another person with a valid licence who was with the original driver to drive the vehicle away. At 9:10 pm the traffic members stopped a Chevy Malibu and detected a strong odour of marijuana inside it. A search uncovered 3 grams of marijuana, which was seized for destruction. The driver said that he had a licence allowing him to possess marijuana, but could not produce it. He showed no signs of impairment, and no charges were laid.