Police respond to 256 calls from April 12 through April 19, 2021


2021-04-19 14:20 PDT

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 256 calls from Monday April 12, to midnight on Sunday April 18. Of those calls approximately 103 occurred between Friday the 16th and Sunday the 18th, while 12 people sobered up in cells over the weekend. Below are some highlights from calls for service received:

• Bear Spray deployed in homeless shelter – File 2021-2994

On the evening of Monday, April 12, 2021, the Terrace RCMP responded to a report of bear spray being deployed at a local homeless shelter having affected approximately 15 individuals. When officers arrived, the suspect was observed departing the area on foot, while occupants in the shelter had all exited the building and were exhibiting symptoms of exposure such as coughing, wheezing, and runny eyes and nose. One man was the target of the offence and he and another man were both transported by EHS to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was located by police several blocks from the scene where he was arrested and taken into custody. Police searched the area and located a can of bear spray on the ground. Further search of the man resulted in seizure of other drug paraphernalia. RCMP will submit to the BC Prosecution Service the results of their investigation for consideration of appropriate charges. 

• Theft over $5000 at local restaurant – File 2021-3059

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 14, 2021, staff at a local Terrace Restaurant reported to RCMP that a woman had just entered the restaurant and stole a bag with almost $6000 cash inside of it. The woman departed on foot and is described as approximately 30 years old, short, with scars on her face and neck. The woman was not located in the first instance, however officers identified the woman through CCTV from within the restaurant. On April 16, 2021, the woman was located and arrested for theft. The results of the investigation are being forwarded to Terrace Crown for consideration of appropriate charges.

• Theft from Vehicle – 2021-3122

On Friday, April 16, 2021, a man reported to Terrace RCMP that various tools had been stolen from his pickup truck while it had been parked in a commercial area. The man came back to find that he was missing a tool belt, socket sets, and an impact drill from the back of his truck, valuing approximately $1500. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time. Police want to remind the community that theft from vehicles is an ongoing issue both in public areas as well as on private property. Remember to keep vehicles locked and remove valuables from your vehicle or keep them out of sight.

• Assault with a Weapon – File 2021-3162

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Terrace RCMP received a report of an assault at a residence in Terrace. A suspect was reported to have hit the victim repeatedly with a hammer numerous times before pointing a handgun at him. The suspect was then seen departing the area by vehicle. The suspect was located by RCMP while he was driving and a high risk vehicle stop was conducted safely, where the man was arrested and taken into custody and held for court appearance. The victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries. Charges were approved on this matter for Assault with a Weapon, Pointing a firearm and Uttering Threats. A thorough investigation will be conducted and results will be submitted to Crown upon completion.

• Motor Vehicle driving erratically – File 2021-3202

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Terrace RCMP received a report of a hit and run. The suspect vehicle which was reported as a silver/brown Chevy, sped past a lineup of traffic in the oncoming lane to cross a one-way bridge against a red light. The Chevy caused a head on collision with a van, causing damage to both vehicles. No serious injuries were reported. The suspect truck departed the area of the bridge and sped off. The driver was described as female and police located her shortly at a residence with the suspect truck parked outside with damage. Investigation is ongoing. 

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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