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Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 32 calls for service from March 31st, 8 a.m. till April 1st, 8 a.m.

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Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 32 calls for service from March 31st, 8 a.m. till April 1st, 8 a.m.

During the same time period, one person was lodged in Terrace cells for intoxication.

Downtown Terrace

A person attempted to activate a stolen cell phone at a business in the Skeena Mall. Police spoke with the owner of the phone.

Two men smoking marijuana sitting on the tailgate of a blue Ford parked on the 4700 block of Lakelse Ave. Checks were done of the area.

A distraught woman in McDonald’s. Checks were done of the area.

Intoxicated man in the TD bank ATM vestibule. BC Ambulance transported the man to Mills Memorial Hospital prior to police attendance.

False business alarm on Eby St. Ongoing issue.

Elsewhere Terrace

Mail was stolen and a government cheque was cashed. Under investigation.

An iPhone was found and turned into the detachment. It was returned to its owner.

A person provided her credit card information and remote access to her computer to a telephone scammer claiming to offer services to remove a virus. Police spoke with the woman and directed her to a local computer technician to wipe her computer.

Abuse of children. Police requested the assistance of Ministry of Children and Families. Unsubstantiated.

A group drinking alcohol and causing a disturbance at the tennis courts on Kalum St. Police spoke with the group.

A white pickup truck ran a red light on Walsh Ave./Kenney St. Further details could not be obtained.

A man defecating in a baseball dugout at the corner of Haugland Ave./Tetrault St. Police conducted checks of the area and found evidence that the indecent act was committed. The man was gone.

Two shopping carts of merchandise were stolen from Walmart. Under investigation.

Suicidal 49-year-old man. Police spoke with the man and provided transportation to Mills Memorial Hospital.

Abandoned 911 call. Police spoke with the people involved. They were intoxicated and attempting to get a hold of police to make an enquiry as to an article in the news about RCMP going back to the use of horses.

Uttering threats. Police spoke with two intoxicated people. A resolution was reached.

A disturbance at a residence. Police spoke with a man. The situation was de-escalated and a resolution was reached.

Domestic dispute. Police spoke with the people involved. A 64-year-old intoxicated woman was arrested. She was belligerent and attempted to kick a police officer in the face. No injuries.

False business alarm on Hwy 16 west.

Three assist Ministry of Children and Families investigations.

Warrants were issued for a 28-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman for failing to attend court.

Thornhill

A small dark blue car backed out of a spot at the Thornhill Elementary School and almost hit a mother and her child. No injuries. Further details could not be obtained.

Drug information received.

Domestic dispute. Conflicting versions of events. No offence committed. A resolution was reached to defuse the situation.

Noise complaint on Walker St. Checks were conducted of the area. All was quiet.

Assault. Police requested the assistance of Ministry of Children and Families. Unsubstantiated.

Drug information received.

Rural

Sexual assault investigation.

Gitaus

A door of a residence wide open with all the lights on inside. Police spoke with a person. No issues.

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 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.