At around 11:45 a.m. on May 12, a tractor-trailer carrying hay pulled over to the side of the southbound lane of Hwy 97 just south of Ainsworth Rd. due to engine troubles. According to RCMP, the vehicle was billowing white smoke, bringing visibility on the highway down. Police say a Tahoe, driving southbound, was unable to see the tractor-trailer due to the low visibility and swerved into the other southbound lane, hitting a tent trailer pulled by a van that was in the process of slowing down. Two people in the front of the van were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

Shoplifting and smashed windows

The weekly police report for the South Cariboo area.

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 72 calls for service during the past week.

Some highlights are as follows:


On May 10, RCMP received a report of a shoplifting incident that occurred at a business in the Cariboo Mall.

It was reported that a person had left the store with an expensive hair product.

Surveillance footage was obtained and Police will be viewing it in an attempt to identify a suspect.

No descriptors of the person responsible are available at this time.



On May 10, RCMP were called to an alarm at a business on the 200 block of Birch Ave.

When members arrived they found that a window had been smashed.

No entry was made into the business.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m.

Impaired Driving

On May 9, RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on the 300 block of Highway 97.

The vehicle was located in the downtown area of 100 Mile House and stopped.

The male driver showed symptoms of alcohol consumption and a roadside breath test was conducted which resulted in a fail reading.

The male was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.