Teens arrested; police stop arson attempt

Terrace RCMP at first were responding to news of a break and enter

TWO BOYS, ages 16 and 17, were arrested the night of Nov. 22 for an arson attempt in Thornhill.

Police were called to a report of two boys breaking into an unoccupied residence in the 3100 block of Thornhill St. Two sets of footprints led to the rear of the residence where a door had been forced open. A burning roll of toilet paper and paper towel were found on the living room floor.

A fresh motorbike track and footprints in the heavily falling snow led police to a heavily wooded area. Two boys were located and arrested.

They were released on various conditions to their parents for a court date of January 15. Charges of break and entering with mischief are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

If you have information about this 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 or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).