Police catch many illegal drivers

Friday leading into long weekend sees Terrace RCMP busy with drunk drivers, prohibited drivers and other assorted problems.

  • May. 21, 2013 10:00 a.m.

TERRACE RCMP have responded to approximately 146 calls for service since May 17, 8 a.m. till May 18, 8 a.m. During this same time period, there have been 25 people lodged in Terrace Cells. 16 of these people were lodged for public intoxication.

Here are some of the calls responded to:

Northern Mental Health requested police assistance to ensure a residence was safe before they attended to assess a 52-year-old man. Police attended to the residence and seized four long barreled guns. The man was located by family later in the weekend. Ongoing investigation.

A red 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was stopped near Goat Creek on Hwy 113 for going 120 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The 19-year-old driver provided a sample of breath on a roadside screening device. The driver was given a driving suspension due to his class 7N driver’s license having a restriction of zero blood alcohol content.

A set of brass knuckles were seized by security at the airport and turned over to the police.

Police observed a 14-year-old boy in breach of a curfew condition of his Recognizance inside of the McDonald’s. He was arrested and released to his mother. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A blue 2000 Ford F-150 was checked during a check stop on Queensway Dr. The 37-year-old driver was suspended from driving. Charges of driving while suspended are being forwarded to Crown Counsel and the vehicle she was driving was impounded. An amount of marihuana was seized from the vehicle.

A red 2013 Honda Civic was checked during a check stop on Queensway Dr. The 49-year-old driver provided a breath sample on a roadside screening device what resulted in a warn. She was issued an Immediate Roadside Suspension and the vehicle she was driving was impounded.

Break and enter to a residence on McConnell Ave. Two men were observed by the home owner departing on stolen mountain bikes. Investigation led to the recovery of the Kona and Rocky Mountain bikes and identified two men ages 25 and 17-years-old as the thieves. A third 22-year-old man is also suspected of being involved.

A man wearing a blue hoodie with white stripes down the sleeves attempted to throw a rock through the rear window of a green 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier parked in the Coast parking lot on Lazelle Ave. The truck’s window did not break but there was a dent in the truck. The owner of the truck scared off the man.

A brown leather wallet containing various cards, ID, and money was lost possibly in the area of Boston Pizza on Highway 16 west.

The window of a Mazda Protégé was smashed out sometime during the night of May 17/18 while parked on Lakelse Ave.

A camper was destroyed by fire at the Red Sands Forestry Site on May 18. Nobody was injured. It is unclear how the fire started.

A man brought a chain saw out with him to the Jackpine Pit on Old Lakelse Lake Dr on May 16 and it ended up stolen. It is a MS 3620 STIHL. There is a bolt missing from the bar cover and the chain is blackened.

Fight in front of the Lucky Gardens on Lakelse Ave. The fight was consensual. An 18-year-old man involved in the fight was arrested for breach of probation. An amount of marijuana was seized from his person. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

An intoxicated 31-year-old man refusing to leave the Chances Casino. He left prior to police attendance. A second call was received that he was at the Coast Liquor Store and causing problems. Police arrested the man. He was in breach of his conditions of not to be outside of his residence when under the influence of intoxicating substances and also not to attend a business whose primary service is the sale of alcoholic beverages. He was held to be released before a justice of the peace.

Possible impaired driver in a red truck. Police pulled the red 2006 Dodge Dakota truck over at Lakelse Ave./Eby St. The 25-year-old driver provided two samples of breath into a roadside screening device which resulted in a fail. The driver was issued an Immediate Roadside Suspension and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

A grey 2012 Dodge Ram was checked in a roadblock at Carlota Rd in Rosswood. The 30-year-old driver was in contravention of her Class 7N driver’s license by not having a qualified supervisor present. There was also an action to serve a Notice of Driving Prohibition.

A grey 2006 Dodge Caravan was checked in a roadblock at Carlota Rd. in Rosswood. The 38-year-old driver was prohibited. The vehicle he was driving was impounded. Charges of driving while prohibited are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

Break and enter to a home on Old Lakelse Lake Dr. A Canon Rebel T3i camera was stolen.

A grey 2011 Chevrolet Silverado was checked in a roadblock at Carlota Rd in Rosswood. The 53-year-old driver provided a breath sample into a roadside screening device that resulted in a warn. He was issued an Immediate Roadside Suspension.

A grey 1993 Ford Taurus was checked on Kalum St./Park Ave. The 29-year-old driver had an invalid driver’s license and was suspended. Charges of driving while suspended are being forwarded to Crown Counsel. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

The rear window of a red 1994 Toyota Celica was smashed while it was parked on Greig Ave.

Single vehicle roll over on the West Lake Forest Service Rd. While en route police encountered the black 2004 Ford F 350 which had been righted and now being driven. The 29-year-old driver refused to provide a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device. He was given an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

A quad was pulled over on the Kalum Forest Service Road. The 27-year-old driver had an action to serve a prohibition notice, which police did.

Party with underage people on Cramer St. Police spoke with the homeowner. A discussion was had about providing liquor to minors. A 16-year-old intoxicated boy who had fallen and hit his head was found in the back yard. BC Ambulance was called to assess the youth. He became uncooperative and belligerent. He was arrested for public intoxication after being cleared by paramedics.

Loud party on Kenworth St. A fridge had been lit on fire and tossed off the porch. Police shut the party down.

Police conducted a curfew check on a 38-year-old man. He was not home and therefore in breach. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A cat trapped in a humane trap on Dobbie St. Police spoke with the woman who set the trap. She had borrowed the trap from the SPCA and had already caught and delivered seven cats to them. Ongoing issue of cats killing chickens and other birds on her property. No offence committed.

Hit and run at the Skeena Liquor Store on Greig Ave. on Sunday at noon. A silver 2006 Mazda 6 was the back bumper dented in and a light broken.

A 47-year-old man shoplifted from Copperside on Kalum St. Under investigation.

PEP and Terrace Search and Rescue utilized a helicopter to rescue an 18-year-old man off of Terrace Mountain. He was hiking with two friends when he slipped and fell in water suffering an injury.

Domestic assault. Police were able to hear a woman screaming for help so booted in the door. A man was observed assaulting a woman who had visible injuries. He attempted to flee. A police officer gave chase and caught the man. He fought the police officer. A second police officer attended and control was obtained of the man. Charges are forwarded to Crown Counsel. The 26-year-old man 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 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.