Police Respond to 242 calls from May 31 through June 6, 2021


2021-06-07 15:40 PDT

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 242 calls from Monday May 31 through Sunday, June 6. Of those calls approximately 100 occurred over the weekend, between Friday the 4th and Sunday the 6th. Below are just a few highlights of calls for service received:

Monday, May 31, 2021: A woman reported two suspicious men in the night, scouting through yards in the neighbourhood and wearing backpacks. Police attended and located both men. One of the men was on a curfew and breaching those conditions by being out at night. Police encourage the public to be aware of suspicious people in their neighbourhoods and report any activity to police. Do not leave valuables out on your property and keep items locked up where possible.

Monday, May 31, 2021: Police received a report of a woman running through streets, narrowly missed being hit by a motorist. Officers attended and located the woman who was known to them. Police reached out to a local team specializing in mental health and drug addictions and connected the woman with this team to receive assistance.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021: On this date two men and one woman failed to attend court for their scheduled appearances, each for unrelated matters. New charges were not approved however warrants have been issued for their arrest. Police will make efforts to locate these people, arrest them on their warrants and assign new court dates.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021: Staff at a local business reported a man passed out and unresponsive in their parking lot. The man had a needle in his hand. Police attended where medical professionals were already on scene. Two doses of Naloxone were administered and oxygen provided. EHS attended and transported the man to a local area hospital where he made a full recovery.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021: Terrace RCMP received a report of a woman who was unable to leave her home due to flooding in the area. Police attended and requested that Terrace Search and Rescue attend. SARS deployed a four-man rescue team and the woman was safely rescued from her home and transported to a safe location. Other residents were spoken to but chose to remain in their homes. No evacuation order was in effect at the time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021: A woman attended the Terrace RCMP Detachment to report that she was the victim of fraud. She explained to officers that over several months, she had communications over Facebook where she was convinced to send funds in the form of Steam Cards valuing $1500 in exchange for a prize of $5 million and a vehicle. Police advised the woman to contact Equifax and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Report to be made to Facebook as well. Police are reminding the public to be suspicious of these types of interactions. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Thursday, June 3, 2021: Terrace RCMP received a request from Terrace By law to assist in the downtown area with a man who was becoming violent, kicking the by law vehicle, acting belligerent and cussing at the officer. Police attended and arrested the man for mischief. The man had been initially observed by the by law officer consuming alcohol in public and urinating in the street. A violation ticket was issued and police lodged the man in cells until he was sober.

Friday, June 4, 2021: Police received a report of a suspicious purple Ford Ranger in the Terrace area which was full of bags containing bottles. On the same date, Terrace RCMP had received a request from Kitimat RCMP to assist in identifying a purple pickup truck which had stolen approximately $300 to $400 worth of bottles from the Kitimat landfill. A Terrace officer was familiar with this suspect vehicle from the Terrace area and was able to identify it. The vehicle was found to be uninsured, and had stolen license plates. Appropriate violation tickets to be served in Terrace for Motor Vehicle offences. Kitimat RCMP will be forwarding a complete investigation to BC Prosecution for consideration of appropriate charges.

Sunday, June 6, 2021: While on regular patrol on a Terrace area highway, an officer observed an ATV driven by a man with no other occupants. Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop engaging lights and sirens, however the man failed to stop for police. No pursuit was initiated and the officer brought his own vehicle to a stop. Minutes later, while the officer was in the area, members of the public flagged down the officer reporting that an ATV had just crashed and the driver was walking away. Police attended the scene of the crash observing that the ATV had struck a telephone pole. The driver was transported to hospital, accompanied by RCMP. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The man was released from the hospital with minimal injuries. Police will be submitting the results of a complete investigation to BC Prosecution for consideration of charges.

Police conducted approximately 24 curfew checks throughout this week on priority offenders. Curfew checks are completed at random times within the restricted time frames specific to each individual at their approved residence. This aids in ensuring that offenders are abiding by their conditions. It commonly ensures that offenders who would normally be out committing crimes at night are staying at home. When an offender is found to be in breach of their conditions, police conduct an investigation into the offence and forward the results to BC Prosecution where necessary.

Terrace RCMP had additional officers on duty to assist over this past week with patrols of flooded areas and assisting with evacuation orders as necessary.

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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