Motorhome strikes drive-thru sign, twice

HERE'S A look at the cases that kept Terrace RCMP busy last weekend and earlier this week:

  • Wed Aug 1st, 2012 4:00pm
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HERE’S A look at the cases that kept Terrace RCMP busy last weekend and earlier this week:

Terrace RCMP responded to 136 calls for service from from July 27 at 8 a.m. to July 31 at 8  a.m. Of these calls, 11 were for false 911/alarms. During the same time period, 25 people were lodged in cells with 21 of these being for public intoxication.

A red Toyota pickup was eastbound on Queensway and had to slow down suddenly for a dog running out onto the road. A red Chevrolet pickup truck rear ended the Toyota. The two drivers and a passenger in the Chevy were uninjured. The dog was struck by one of the vehicles and suffered serious injuries. It was taken to the animal hospital by a family member. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

A long board was stolen from a girl at McDonald’s when she turned her back away from it for a brief moment. Two males were observed running away with it. The long board is pine wood color with a silhouette of Bob Marley on the bottom with a Jamaican flag and red wheels.

A blue Kona bicycle was found on a front lawn on Davis Ave. The bike was confirmed to have been reported as stolen. It was returned to its owner.

A yellow 2006 Chevrolet Cobra was observed parked in the Christie Park parking lot at a suspicious hour. Two women and a man were inside the vehicle and police determined that they had been using drugs. The 18-year-old driver was issued a driving suspension. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle.

Terrace Fire Department requested the assistance of police with a fire on Bristrol Rd. At a gravel pit in the area, several intoxicated youths were dealt with. A white car had been destroyed by fire and was still slightly burning. Persons on scene stated that youths riding dirt bikes and quads were responsible for the burnt car and had since left.

A 21-year-old man was playing chicken with the trains on the train tracks south of Emerson St and Greig Ave. Police spoke with him about his behavior.

A motor home went thru the drive thru at McDonald’s and hit the over-height restriction sign. There was no damage but the driver was told not to come that way again. Two days later, the same motor home went thru the drive thru again and hit the over-height restriction sign, again. Then, as he was leaving the last drive thru window, he hit the building causing damage and failed to stop.

A green Kawasaki KX100 dirt bike was stolen from out front of Thornhill Motors at 3206 Hwy 16 east. A male in a grey hoodie was observed driving away on it. A green Subaru in the area may be associated to this theft.

A vehicle hit a bear on Hwy 16 East near Gossen Creek. The bear was deceased upon police arrival. Conservation attended and removed the bear.

Hit and run in the Mr. Mike’s parking lot. A white Ford F-350 truck hit a parked truck and then took off.

A red 2008 Pontiac Montana was pulled over for speeding on Hwy 16 at Gossen Creek. Police seized an amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia from the 44-year-old driver. She was also issued a violation ticket.

Mischief to a 24 foot boat on Old Lakelse Lake Dr. A tarp was removed and a boat cover was sliced during the night of July 27/28.

Suspicious vehicles at Canadian Tire. A white 1999 Dodge Caravan was observed circling the store repeatedly. Police located and stopped the vehicle. The 33-year-old driver is known to police with a criminal background. He denied criminal intent. At the same time, a second vehicle was observed to flee. Police located and stopped a white 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The 26-year-old driver is also known to police. She was subject to a driving prohibition notice and was issued same.

A vehicle associated to a domestic dispute was pulled over on Gyiik Rd / Ecstall Ave. The 36-year-old driver failed a roadside screening device. He was issued a driving prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

A blue 2008 Honda Civic was checked on Hwy 16 East / Old Lakelse Lake Dr. An amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized. The 23-year-old driver was issued a violation ticket.

Fight at a residence. A man tried to punch a woman. Another man stepped in and the fight was on. BC Ambulance transported one of the men to Mills Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. Police arrested the other man for assault. He was not co-operative with police. Ministry of Children and Families attended and transported two children, who were in the residence, to a family member’s.

A blue Subaru was observed with one headlight and no taillights on Lakelse Ave. The vehicle was pulled over. The 25-year-old driver did not have a driver’s licence.

Three mountain bikes were stolen from a balcony at the Kalum Gardens on Straume Ave. at approximately 5 a.m. on July 31. Two males were observed riding away on them. One bike is red and black, the second bike is black, and the third is an 18 speed black and white with pink lettering.

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).