Halloween rather ‘explosive’ for police

Halloween rather ‘explosive’ for police

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 38 calls on Oct. 31, 2017.

Police had a bit more trouble with the ghosts and ghouls on Halloween night this year.

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 38 calls on Oct. 31, 2017, up from 30 in 2016 and down from 48 on Halloween in 2015.

Two of those were explosive complaints in Thornhill.

First was a report of a loud bang on Hawthorne St. at 10:46 p.m. Someone had put a firecracker in a pumpkin. Patrols were made. No suspects.

The second was mischief: around 1130 p.m. on Dogwood Ave. a firecracker was set off on someone’s porch. Further patrols revealed exploded pumpkins on the road.

Another neighbour reported a firecracker damaging their mailbox. Patrols were negative.

Here are some of the other calls, including those which were unsubstantiated:

• Breach: 2

• Mischief: 5

• Assault: 3

• False Alarm: 1

• Missing persons: 2

• Traffic: 4

• Theft: 4

• Liquor consume/intoxicated in public: 4

• Unspecified: 2

• Mental Health Act: 1

• Harassing Communications: 1

• Cause Disturbance: 5

• 911 False/Abandoned Calls: 1

• Drug: 2

• Child and Family Services Act: 1