Alleged purse thief locks self in bathroom

He admitted to police that he dumped the contents into a garbage can.

  • Nov. 7, 2012 4:00 p.m.

THE TERRACE RCMP responded to approximately 29 calls for service from November 6, 8 a.m. till November 7, 8 a.m. During the same time period, there were three prisoners. None of these prisoners were lodged for public intoxication.

Downtown Terrace

  • two vehicle collision on Lakelse Ave. A red Dodge pickup truck was struck by a blue Jeep pulling out of a parking lot. There was minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries.

Elsewhere Terrace

  • false cellular 911 call from Northwest Community College.
  • possible breach. Police determined that the man was not in breach.
  • a blue 2006 Hyundai Elantra was damaged while parked at the A&W on Keith Ave. It appears a person attempted to enter the vehicle and damaged the door seal.
  • persons at a residence on Scott Ave. wanted a man to come out because he had stolen a purse from them. The man was refusing to come out and locked himself in a bathroom. Police attended and spoke with the 23-year-old man in the bathroom. He admitted to stealing the purse and dumping the contents in the garbage can of the men’s washroom at Tim Horton’s. Police had received a call on this man and an incident earlier in the night. A man carrying a cane had attempted to sell medication at an apartment. A woman noticed her purse missing after he left. The woman identified the man after making enquiries around town. Charges of theft are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.
  • harassment investigation.
  • theft investigation. An amount of money is going missing from a bank account on a monthly basis.
  • vehicle registration, alcohol, and an electronic device were found on Graham Ave.
  • a man requested to run an extension cord to his neighbor’s because his power is shut off. When he was denied, he became belligerent and refused to leave.
  • a man dropped off his children by driving into a driveway. This is in breach of a court order. Under investigation.
  • assault investigation that occurred at Parkside School.


  • a suspicious flat tire on Queensway Dr., the sixth one in the last three months.
  • a man attended to a residence on River Dr. and threatened another man and accused him of having his father’s jacket. He left prior to police attendance.


  • alarm at the airport. Police attended. A passenger had attempted to board a plane with brass knuckles. Police seized the prohibited weapon.
  • a 30-year-old woman was apprehended under the Mental Health Act.
  • erratic driver in a grey 1994 Honda Accord on Hwy 37 near Mount Layton Hot Springs. Checks were done of area.
  • breach of undertaking. A man did not leave when a woman asked him to. The 38-year-old man was arrested for breach. The people involved were not cooperative with police.
  • fraud investigation. Police determined it to be a civil matter regarding separation issues.
  • abandoned vehicle on Hwy 113 at Goat Creek. Police spoke with the registered owner.

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

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