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Skiers rescued from avalanche near Terrace, B.C.

From 8:00 AM on Friday, March 15 to 8:00 AM on Monday, March 18, Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 111 calls for service. During this same period, 13 people were lodged in cells of which 10 were for public intoxication.

Following are some of the calls Terrace RCMP responded to:

Downtown Terrace

  • woman had her purse stolen from a bench she was seated on while she was distracted.
  • male was arrested for hitting another male in the face with a metal bar.
  • A male was arrested after stealing a 4-pack of beer from a liquor store.
  • An employee of a downtown business witnessed a male steal some items from the back of a truck in a parking lot. The employee confronted the male and recovered a plastic gas can and a GPS.
  • Police were called to a fight in progress. One male was arrested and lodged in cells.

Elsewhere in Terrace

  • A bicycle was stolen from the back shed of a residence on Scott Avenue.
  • A woman found fighting with others was arrested and lodged in cells.
  • Police received a noise complaint about a loud party on Graham Ave. The homeowner complied with police request to quiet down.
  • An intoxicated female was arrested for mischief and lodged in cells. She showed signs of medical distress and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Thornhill

  • A utility trailer was stolen from a residence on Paquette Avenue.
  • A traffic member stopped a vehicle in which the driver was prohibited from driving. The male was given a Violation Ticket and the vehicle impounded for 7 days.
  • Terrace traffic unit conducted a check-stop in Thornhill and issued three 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for impaired driving.
  • Early Monday morning, Police were called to burning vehicle in the Walker St. gravel pit. Later that morning the registered owner phoned police to report the vehicle had been stolen.

Rural

  • Police were called to a vehicle rollover approximately 30 km east of Terrace on Hwy 16. The vehicle went into the ditch after losing control on the icy road. The two occupants were not injured.
  • Police attended Shames Mountain Resort in response to an activation of a SPOT emergency beacon. Several skiers had been buried in an avalanche and were rescued by another group of skiers. One of the rescuers had activated the beacon. All were flown back to the resort by helicopter where the injured were treated. No one had to be transported to the hospital.

People with information on crime are asked to contact the Terrace RCMP at (250) 638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS. Or a Tip can be left anonymously online at www.bccrimestoppers.com

 

 

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