Police respond to 206 calls from March 29, 2021 to April 4, 2021
2021-04-06 15:55 PDT
The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 206 calls from Monday March 29, to midnight on Sunday April 4. Of those calls approximately 72 occurred between Friday, 2nd, and Sunday the 4th. Below are some highlights from calls for service received:
Excessive Speed and Vehicle Impound – File 2021-2585
On the afternoon of March 29, 2021 the Terrace RCMP conducted a traffic stop after observing a Dodge Ram pick-up truck near Highway 16 and Munroe Street speeding and kicking up dust. The vehicle was found to be travelling at a speed of 92 km per hour in a 50 km zone. During the traffic stop, the
N driver was served a violation ticket for Excessive Speeding and Failing to Display
N sign, following which the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
Mental health apprehension and assault police – File 2021-2607/2639
On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 30, 2021 the Terrace RCMP responded to a report from EHS requesting assistance with a woman who was overdosing and in need of medical attention. Police arrived to find the woman on the sidewalk, attempting to remove clothing The woman was in need of medical attention but refusing care. Member apprehended her under the Mental Health Act and assisted EHS in loading her into the ambulance. She allegedly became agitated and resistant, biting a member. She was transported to a local ares hospital where she was treated without further incident. The officer suffered minor injury. The RCMP will submit to the BC Prosecution Service the results of an assault police officer investigation for consideration of appropriate charges.
Smoking utility trailer– File 2021-2673
On the morning of April 1, 2021, the Terrace RCMP responded to a report of a man running from a utility trailer while smoke could be seen coming from the trailer. The Terrace RCMP Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire. RCMP determined that a man and woman had been seeking shelter inside the trailer to keep warm, when a candle caused the fire. The owner of the trailer was advised and was not interested in pursuing charges as the pair responsible for the fire had not intended to cause problems. No one was harmed in the event and no significant damages were caused to the trailer.
Woman in crisis rescued by police – 2021-2727
On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Terrace RCMP responded to a report of a female woman on the train tracks attempting to harm herself. Upon attendance to the area, police followed footprints along the river bank for approximately 2 kilometers, at which point they located a female woman walking into the Skeena River up to her neck. Police entered the water and were able to negotiate with the woman, who eventually allowed the member to carry her back to shore where ambulance was waiting to provide treatment. The woman was apprehended under the mental health act by RCMP and transferred to a local area hospital to receive further treatment.
Structure fire at local coffee shop – 2021-2751
In the early morning of April 4, 2021, the Terrace Fire Department requested Terrace RCMP assistance with a structure fire at a local coffee shop. Police were advised that no one was injured and everyone had evacuated the building. RCMP maintained control of the scene and obtained statements from involved parties, learning that a bag had caught fire near the toaster, and despite efforts to extinguish the fire, it had ignited in the ceiling.
Cst. Kelly Cates
Terrace RCMP Media Relatons Officer
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