Man escapes after car goes into Skeena River

Here is a summary of events responded to by Terrace RCMP from July 20 until July 23.

  • Mon Jul 23rd, 2012 6:00pm
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The RCMP responded to approximately 140 calls for service from July 20, 8:00 AM to July 23, 8:00 AM. Five of these calls were for false alarm/911 calls.

During the same time 26 people were lodged in Terrace RCMP cells. 23 of these were for public intoxication.

Downtown Terrace

– Three people arrested on Lazelle Ave for public intoxication.

– A male was passed-out near Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Terrace cells.

– Police attended Lakelse Ave for an intoxicated male who fell off his bicycle and injured his arm. EHS transported him to the hospital.

– Police attended an attempt break and enter to a residence on Kalum St. Two window screens and a patio door screen were removed but entry was not gained because they were locked.

– Police attended Save-On-Foods for a report of a dog left in an unattended vehicle for over 25 minutes. Police would like to remind the public that on a warm, sunny day, the inside of a vehicle can reach temperatures that are dangerous to unattended animals and children. These actions will surely lead to calls to the Police and/or SPCA.

Elsewhere in Terrace

– Police attended a 3 vehicle collision on Keith Ave. No severe injuries.

– Police apprehended a male under the Mental Health Act and transported him to the hospital where he was committed by a doctor.

– Police escorted a suicidal female to the hospital where she was seen by a doctor.

– Police attended a noisy party on McConnell Ave. Party quieted down upon request.

– Police disbursed a group of fighting youth behind ET Kenny School, late Friday night.

– A male and female were arrested for public intoxication in the fields near Cassie Hall School. They were lodged in Terrace RCMP cells.

– An intoxicated male was arrested on Lakelse Ave after he pushed his girlfriend down and tried to sexually assault her. Charges pending.

– Police shut down a loud party on Park Ave.

– A vehicle which was parked overnight at George Little Park had it’s rear window and rear passenger-side window smashed with a rock. Bear spray and bear bangers were taken from inside the vehicle.

– A business on Park Avenue was broken into. Suspects smashed two rear windows as well as a window to a shed at that location. Under investigation.

– A male was arrested for domestic assault and released on a Promise to Appear.

– Police attended a motor vehicle incident on Keith Ave in which a car was rear-ended by a truck. There were no serious injuries.

– A “Kranked” mountain bike was found on Lanfear Hill.

– A vehicle was stopped by Police on Kerr St and the driver blew a ‘fail’ on the Approved Screening Device. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

– A home on Straume Ave was broken into and items stolen. Under investigation.

– A male was arrested for stealing a bicycle as well as public intoxication. Transported to Terrace RCMP cells.


– A report of a B&E to a shed. Several items of fishing gear missing. Under investigation.

– A male was found deceased in his home by a friend who came to visit. Police do not suspect foul play. The male identity cannot be released until it is sure any family is notified.

– Police attended a house on Dobbie St for a break & enter. Under investigation.

– Emergency services, including Hydro, attended Old Lakelse Lake Drive for a sparking power line.

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– Police attended Tsunyow St for an intoxicated male who was trying to enter someone else’s house.

The passed-out male was located outside the house, arrested for public intoxication and lodged in Terrace RCMP cells.


– Police attended a motor vehicle incident in which a car had gone into the Skeena River about 55 km west of Terrace. The lone occupant made it out of the car OK and was checked by medical personnel at the scene.

– A male driving on Hwy 16E was stopped by Police and blew a “fail” on an Approved Screening Device. The male’s vehicle was impounded and he was issued a Notice of Driving Prohibition.

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