Police Briefs | March 5-11

Assistance with house fire part of 187 calls for service

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 187 calls for service from March 5 to March 11. Of the calls, 91 occurred Friday morning to Sunday midnight, which was the same number as the week before. Below are some highlights:

Impaired driving

Six impaired drivers were removed from the roadway this weekend.

• On March 10, around 2:20 a.m., a police officer in the area of Hwy 16 E observed a vehicle driving suspiciously and speeding. The vehicle was stopped near Crescent Street in Thornhill. After speaking with the driver, the officer detained him for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported him to the detachment for a breath sample. The driver was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court for Impaired Driving and Exceeding .08mg blood alcohol concentration.

• Around 6:45 p.m. on March 10, police were called to the 4700 block of Graham Avenue for a single vehicle crash involving alcohol. Ambulance treated the driver who was injury free. Police transported the driver to the detachment to obtained samples of his breath and found him to be exceeding a blood alcohol concentration of .08 mg. He was later released on a promise to appear in court for Impaired Driving and Exceeding .08

• On March 10, just before midnight, police conducted a road check on Hwy 16 at Ferry Island. A man stopped was suspected of impaired driving and was administered a roadside breath test. He failed and received a 30-day vehicle impound and 90-day driving prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act.

• On Friday March 9, just after midnight, police observed a vehicle swerve into another lane on Grieg Avenue near Emerson Street. Police stopped the vehicle, spoke to its driver, and became suspicious she could be impaired. Roadside breath tests were administered and registered fail readings. The driver received a 30-day vehicle impound and 90-day driving prohibition, as well as other Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets.

• Later that day, March 9, just before midnight, police were conducting an impaired driving roadblock on Lanfear Drive at Pheasant Street. A roadside breath test was performed on a man suspected of impaired driving. He received a 24-hour driving prohibition and a violation ticket for open alcohol in a vehicle.

• Shortly after, another driver was stopped as part of the March 9 roadblock and received a 24-hour driving prohibition related to impaired driving.

Prohibited drivers

Three unlicensed drivers were issued driving prohibitions over the weekend.

Around 1 a.m., on March 9, police were conducting a roadblock on Lanfear Drive near Pheasant Street when they located an unlicensed driver on the roadway. An Unlicensed Prohibition and vehicle impound, and violation ticket were issued. About 20 minutes later around Kenny Street and Davis Avenue, a second unlicensed driver was located and subject to the same penalties. Another driver was caught 10 minutes later on Lakelse Avenue for the same offences and vehicle impound.

Assaults and Domestic Disturbances

From Friday March 9 to Sunday March 11, police received approximately 10 calls related to assaults or domestic disturbances.

Several arrests were made as a result: a man was arrested for breaching his no-contact conditions; a man was arrested for sexual assault, interference, and invitation to sexual touching; a woman was arrested for breaching no-contact conditions and assault. Three incidents are still under investigation.

False alarms/Abandoned 911

Of the 91 calls police attended over the three days, 10 were for false alarms or abandoned 911 calls.

Six of the reports were for abandoned 911 calls, some of which were children playing with phones or misdials. Four were for false alarms at two residential addresses and two commercial locations.

Assist fire

Police assisted Thornhill with a residential fire around 9:30 p.m. on March 9 near the corner of Walker Street and Clore Avenue. No one home at the time. Police conducted traffic control until fire cleared.

Disturbance related calls

There were 27 files related to disturbances (Cause a Disturbance, Mischief-Loss of Enjoyment to Property, and Liquor Act consuming or intoxicated in public). Four people were lodged in cells to sober up safely while others were taken to an alternative location. About 21 of the complaints were related to drugs or alcohol. About 10 calls were on Lakelse Avenue.

Prepared by RCMP Cst. Crystal Evelyn. 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).

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