Police Respond to 321 calls from May 17 through May 24, 2021


2021-05-25 14:48 PDT

The Terrace RCMP had a busy Long weekend and had additional resources providing service in local area campgrounds and on Forest Service Roads. They responded to approximately 321 calls from Monday May 17th through Monday, May 24th. Of those calls approximately 160 occurred over the long weekend, between Friday the 21st and Monday the 24th. Below are just a few highlights from calls from service received over the Long weekend:

A number of traffic stops were made involving impaired drivers:
On the Thornhill Frontage Road, a traffic stop was conducted with a driver after departing a liquor store. The driver had a strong odor of liquor on him and provided a breath sample which failed. The driver was served a notice of driving prohibition, and his vehicle was impounded.

In the Thornhill area, a traffic stop was conducted where the driver admitted to consuming alcohol. After providing a breath sample with a fail/warn result, the man was issued a notice of driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

Police were conducting a check stop at the entrance to a local campground and interacted with a driver who had an odor of liquor on his breath. The driver provided a breath sample which resulted in a fail. He was issued a notice of driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle swerving back and forth on a highway while driving. A breath sample was provided and resulted in a warn. The driver was issued a notice of driving prohibition, a violation ticket for driving without due care and attention, and the vehicle was impounded.

An officer conducted a stop with a vehicle in a local campground where a breath sample was taken and resulted in a fail. The vehicle was impounded and the man returned into the campground on foot.

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Leading into the long weekend, Police received a report from a local campground of a possible impaired driver leaving the park. Police located the same vehicle on the highway travelling at 152 km/hr in a posted 100 km/hr zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and impaired investigation with two male occupants. The N driver provided a breath sample resulting in a warn. His license was seized and he was issued a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition as well as a violation Ticket for excessive speed and driving contrary to restrictions. The passenger was also served a notice of driving prohibitions for 4 months on an unrelated matter. The truck was impounded and the men called a friend to pick them up.

On Friday, May 21, 2021 Terrace RCMP attended a gas/variety store in response to a call of a woman passed out in a washroom. EHS was on scene as well and administered Narcan, after which the woman was revived. The woman admitted to consuming heroin and was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment.

On Sunday, May 23, 2021 police responded to a report of mischief in a local area campground regarding a group of teenagers kicking over chairs and benches. The group of youths were evicted from the park and in return, were spewing profanities at the park staff. No actual property was damages and it was not in the public interest to proceed with charges in this matter. However, violation tickets to be issued for causing a disturbance under the Parks, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulations.

On Monday, May 24, 2021 while patrolling a local campground, Police were approached by two young teenage girls, one reporting that the other was intoxicated and having thoughts of harming herself. At the time of report, the girl fled the area. Police engaged the family and began coordinating efforts to search for the girl. She was located a couple hours later and apprehended under the mental health act, and transported to a local hospital to be seen by a physician.

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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