Online scam costs person more than $1,000

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 16 calls for service from November 28th, 8 a.m. till November 29th, 8 a.m.

  • Tue Nov 29th, 2016 5:00am
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Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 16 calls for service from November 28th, 8 a.m. till November 29th, 8 a.m.

During the same time period, four people were lodged in Terrace cells – two of these people were lodged for intoxication.

Downtown Terrace

A man refusing to leave a restaurant on Lakelse Ave. Police spoke with the man and he left.

An intoxicated man sleeping in the ATM lobby of Scotiabank. The man was transported to Mills Memorial Hospital via BC Ambulance.

A person huddled in a cubby off of a business on Emerson St. Police attempted to transport the man to an alternate location with no success. He was arrested.

False business alarm on Lakelse Ave.

Suicidal person. The person was transported to Mills Memorial Hospital via BC Ambulance.

Elsewhere Terrace

A man refusing to leave Mills Memorial Hospital. Police spoke with the man and he eventually complied.

Intoxicated person passed out in George Little Park. Police arrested a woman.

A truck struck a stop sign at Keith Ave./Evergreen St. Checks of the area were done. An external agency was notified of the damaged stop sign.

Assist Kitimat RCMP with an investigation.

Online scam. A person was contacted by a company claiming to be Hillcrest Financial. The company was offering a loan, but requested payment of an insurance fee first. Money was sent to www.hillcrestlending.com through Western Union. Another insurance payment was requested and more money was sent. Personal information was also given to the scammer. Over $1,000 was lost in this scam.

Assist Kitimat RCMP with an investigation.

Missing person. Under investigation.

Uttering threats. Police spoke with the people involved.

Mischief complaint. Police spoke with the people involved.

AWOL patient. Police located the person and patient was returned.

Noisy party on Sparks St. Police spoke with the homeowner and the party was shut down.

Familial dispute. Police spoke with the people involved and a resolution was reached that included separation till sober and calmer heads could prevail.

If you have information about crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting keyword TERRACE followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).