Man tries to hold thief for police

TERRACE RCMP said the suspect "struck"the man with the knife and fled.

  • Oct. 2, 2013 12:00 p.m.

TERRACE RCMP have responded to approximately 42 calls for service from September 30, 8 a.m. till October 2nd, 8 a.m.

During the same time period, there have been six people lodged in Terrace Cells – three of these people were lodged for public intoxication.

Downtown Terrace

Black bear in a parking lot on Lazelle Ave. near a dumpster.

A black men’s wallet containing various cards and ID was left at the TD ATM machine on Sunday morning.

Group of intoxicated men on Lazelle Ave. lying on the ground and causing a disturbance. Police located the group walking back to their hotel.

A black iPhone was found in the parking lot beside the Golden Star restaurant. It is locked so police cannot determine who the phone belongs to. It has a blue and red First Nations design case.

Intoxicated man yelling at people by the Scotiabank. Police took the 61-year-old man to his residence.


Domestic disturbance. Under investigation.

Assist Whitehorse RCMP with document service.

False residential alarm on King Ave.

A grey 1998 Honda Civic was checked on Old Lakelse Lake Dr./Clark St. Police detected the smell of marijuana and arrested the driver and passenger. An amount of marijuana and cocaine was seized.

A white Pontiac Sunfire went into the ditch on Hwy 37 near the chain up area. The lone occupant and driver of the vehicle was uninjured. Minimal damage to the vehicle.

Shots heard near K’San Ave. Police located a party in a hotel. A grossly intoxicated 26-year-old man thought it would be a good idea to fire off bear bangers. Police seized the bear bangers and turned them over to the man’s supervisor.

Possible impaired driver in a blue 1995 Dodge van. Police attended to the registered owner’s address and spoke with an intoxicated man.

Elsewhere Terrace

Assist Houston RCMP with a dropped 911 call.

A man waving a sawed off gun threatening and intimidating his neighbours. Police spoke with the people involved.

A woman was almost run off the road when attempting to pass a white 1990 International Flat Deck truck travelling east on Hwy 16 towards to Terrace from Prince Rupert. Police spoke with the registered owner of the truck.

Drug information reported.

Erratic driver in a Mercedes on Hwy 16 from New Hazelton travelling towards Terrace. Checks were conducted of the area.

A man is living in the bushes by Cassie Hall School and the ball diamond, has left his feces all over. A second call was received about this situation. Police have requested the assistance of the City of Terrace to clean up the mess.

Single vehicle collision on Hwy 37 near the airport. A black 1998 Chevrolet truck damaged about 75 metres of the cable guardrail. Significant damage to the truck. The lone occupant/driver of the truck was uninjured.

Voices in the bushes behind Davis Ave. Police located an intoxicated man and woman. Checks determined that the woman was in breach of an undertaking, specifically a no consume alcohol condition. Police arrested the 40-year-old woman. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

Police pulled over a red Dodge Avenger for going 187 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on Hwy 37 south near Onion Lake. The weather was poor with moderate rain and it was dark. The vehicle was impounded.

A black Samsung smart phone in a black Otterbox case was turned into the detachment. Phone is pass coded but there is a screen picture of a woman in Victorian style dress with a large white hat.

Assist Masset RCMP with document service.

Various items seized by Airport Security were turned over to the RCMP for destruction.

Uttering threats and domestic violence investigation.

Suspicious man near the corner of Sparks St./Loen Ave. Checks were done of the area.

A brown leather wallet was found near the Sande overpass. To be returned to its owner.

Intoxicated woman wandering George Little Park. Police arrested a 29-year-old woman for public intoxication.

A black 2011 Dodge Ram was checked at a roadblock on Old Remo Rd./Queensway Dr. The 28-year-old driver provided two samples of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in warns. He was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

A white 2001 GMC Sierra was checked at a roadblock on Old Remo Rd./Queensway Dr. The 52-year-old driver provided two samples of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in warns. He was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

Familial dispute involving a 13-year-old boy and a knife. Police escorted the boys to Mills Memorial Hospital for assessment. No injuries.

Fight inside of a residence. Police arrested an intoxicated 28-year-old man for assault.

Party on Ackroyd Rd. Police spoke with the people involved.

False business alarm on Legion Ave.

Domestic disturbance. Police spoke with the people involved. No offence occurred.

Suspicious door knock on Craig Dr. Checks were done of the area.

A man caught a thief stealing tools from the back of his residence on Loen Ave. The man attempted to hold the thief till police arrived. The thief threatened and struck the man with a knife then fled. Police located the man hiding in an RV on Sparks St. and arrested him. Two knives, a loaded needle, and marijuana were seized from his person. He is held for court.

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).

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

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