Vaccuum cleaner hand tool mistaken for gun

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 35 calls for service from October 9th, 8 a.m. till October 10th, 8 a.m.

  • Fri Oct 10th, 2014 3:00pm
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Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 35 calls for service from October 9th, 8 a.m. till October 10th, 8 a.m.

During the same time period two people were lodged in Terrace cells – one person was lodged for intoxication.

Downtown Terrace

Hit and run in the parking lot of the Tillicum Twin Theaters. A newer model dark coloured Ford F150 crew cab 4×4 truck backed into a grey 2011 Infinity G37 causing damage to the right rear bumper. The truck then fled. There was a hot tub cover in the back of the truck.

A man sleeping in the bushes on Park Ave. Checks were done of the area.

Intoxicated woman screaming and swearing, saying that she was assaulted. Police spoke with the woman. She was uncooperative with police and just wanted to go to sleep. Police spoke with other people in the residence. No assault occurred.

Breach of probation condition of no go to Safeway. Police arrested a 41-year-old man at Safeway. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A woman calling from a cell phone saying that her baby was taken. After numerous checks, police located the intoxicated woman at a residence. A baby does not exist.

Assault. Further cooperation was not received. The combatants had worked out their differences.

Theft of food from a freezer on Kalum St. The homeowner interrupted the thief who ran off dropping all the food.

A gun being swung outside of a window of a vehicle travelling to the Northern Motor Inn. Police located the occupants of the vehicle at the inn. A search of the vehicle revealed that the gun was in fact a black vacuum cleaner hand tool. Optics was discussed.

Break and enter to a residence on Kalum St. Police spoke with an intoxicated woman who claimed her rent money had been stolen. There were many similarities to the ‘my dog ate my homework’ scenario.

False 911 call from a payphone at the TD Bank. It was a prank call.

Elsewhere Terrace

False residential alarm on Davis Ave.

Loss prevention officer of Walmart arrested a man for shoplifting. Police arrested a 32-year-old man. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

Harassment complaint. A man continually going to a residence asking for money owed. Police spoke with the people involved and a resolution was reached.

An intoxicated man uttered threats to a woman. Under investigation.

Missing 14-year-old boy. Police located the youth sleeping on the floor of a residence with other youth that are couch surfing. He was transported back to his residence.

Impaired driver in a black Ford F150 near Boston Pizza. Further information could not be obtained.

Breach of probation investigation.

A neighbour heard a child heard crying and a man swearing. The neighbour attended to the residence with a baseball bat in hand to deal with whatever incident he thought was occurring. Police spoke with everyone involved including children. No concerns.

An intoxicated person bothering customers in a restaurant on Hwy 16 west. He left prior to police attendance.

Police observed a silver 2001 GMC Sierra truck being driven in an erratic manner on Davis Ave./Sparks St. The truck did not pull over for police. Police attended to a residence where it was suspected the vehicle would go. The vehicle did arrive and the 36-year-old driver provided two samples of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in fails. He was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

A man bothering customers and staff at a restaurant on Hwy 16 west. Police spoke with the 49-year-old man and he left.

Assist Ministry of Children and Families with investigation.


Harassment complaint. Under investigation.

Breach of undertaking condition of no contact. Police conducted a check with Ministry of Children and Families. Unfounded complaint.

A woman is creeped out by a man. Landlord/tenant issue. Under investigation.

A grey 2002 Toyota Tercel rear ended a grey 2013 Chevrolet Cruze that was stopped at the one way bridge. The driver of the Toyota was noted to be looking down. The Toyota sustained major damage and was towed. The 21-year-old driver of the Toyota was transported to Mills Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered from deployment of airbags.

A woman shut the power off to a residence to stop music from being played by her roommate that was keeping her awake. The roommate called police and uttered threats to cause bodily harm. Police arrested an intoxicated 56-year-old man.


A man working near Todagin Ranch was stopped at a pullout and was approached by a man in a silver Jeep. The man in the Jeep stated that he was a Tahltan and a member of the Klabona Keepers and directed the man to go back to Vancouver. The man in the Jeep added that hunters weren’t welcome in the area and the next time his truck was seen it would be burned out. Information passed to Dease Lake RCMP for further investigation.

Assist Prince George RCMP with an investigation.

Abandoned vehicle on Kalum Lake Dr near Lost Lake. Police spoke with the registered owner.

A logging truck tailgating another vehicle travelling from Kitimat to Terrace. Police spoke with the people involved.


Disturbing noises heard. Checks were done of the area.


Familial dispute. A 31-year-old woman being disrespectful to an elderly family member. Options were discussed.

Threats were made three weeks ago. Police spoke with the people involved.

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 or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.