Man assaulted with bear spray in downtown Terrace

Man assaulted with bear spray in downtown Terrace

Police briefs from March 13 to 15

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 236 files from March 9 to 15.

About 95 of those files occurred over the weekend, Friday March 13 to Sunday March 15 at midnight.

Below are highlights from the weekend’s calls for service:

Man assaulted downtown with bear spray

Police are investigating after a man was bear-sprayed Saturday afternoon.

On March 14 around 4:40 p.m, Terrace RCMP responded to a report on the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue after a man was assaulted with bear spray.

Police spoke to the victim and witnesses and established the parties involved were known to each other.

The investigation is ongoing.

Truck fire on Beam Station Road

Police were called to the scene of a burning vehicle Sunday night in Thornhill.

Aound 10:10 p.m. on March 15, Terrace RCMP received a report of a truck fully engulfed in flames on Beam Station Road near Lakeside Drive.

Police attended and spoke with the vehicle’s owner, who stated he was driving the truck when it started to emit a noxious odour and stopped working. He pulled over, got out and checked the engine, which was on fire.

Thornhill Fire Department and BC Hydro attended the scene to make sure it was safe. No one was injured.

Sobered up with police

Approximately 11 people sobered up with police this weekend, following disturbance-related calls.

On Friday, March 13, two men and a woman were lodged in cells to sober up safely after being arrested on the 4500 block of Scott Avenue, 3500 block of Eby Street, and 4400 block of Lakelse Avenue.

Saturday then saw four people arrested: three men and one woman on the 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue, the 3100 block of Clarke Street in Thornhill, Emerson and Lazelle Avenue, and the 4500 block of Olson Avenue.

On Sunday, four men were arrested throughout the day on the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue, the 3000 block of Hwy 16 E, the 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue, and the 2600 block of Evergreen Street.

If you have any information about crime, please contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400.

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