Police probe slash fires at Terrace airport

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 145 calls from May 25, 8 AM till May 28, 8 AM.

  • May. 28, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 145 calls from May 25, 8 AM till May 28, 8 AM. Of these calls nine were for false 911/alarms. During the same time period 21 people were lodged in Terrace Cells. 19 of these people were for public intoxication.cut block south of the airport.



A thief was busy stealing from vehicles. There were three reported incidents during the night of May 25. A green Ipod was stolen from an unlocked black 2004 Mazda 6 parked at a residence in a trailer park on Lakelse Ave. A grey Honda Civic parked on Hanson St had money stolen. A grey Toyota Sienna has its driver and passenger window broken while parked on Hanson St and had change stolen. On May 26, a grey 2006 Toyota 4 Runner parked at a residence on Evergreen St was gone thru. A duffel bag with women’s clothing, CDs, and a can of bear spray were stolen.

A red 2005 Nissan 350Z was pulled over on Old Lakelse Lake Dr / Miller St and the 27 yr old driver was issued a notice of driving prohibition.

A horse loose near the weigh scales. Police attended and returned the horse to its paddock before it got hit. The son of the owner was spoken with.

Numerous complaints on the driving behavior of a red Chevrolet Cavalier with a green “metal mitilia “ sticker on the back and two occupants inside. It was observed street racing with an older blue Chevrolet Blazer on First Ave at Lakelse Lake. It was observed driving erratically on Hwy 16 at Gitaus Rd. The driver displayed his middle finger to a witness, did a burn out, and then hit the witness’ vehicle and drove off. Finally, it was observed on Hwy 16 at Copper River Rd driving excessive speeds and passing unsafely. Under investigation.

Police are assisting the Ministry of Forests in the investigation of several fires set to slash piles. Two slash piles were set fire near the airport on the east side of Hwy 37 on May 25. Another was set fire during the night of May 26/27 in the

A grey 2002 Chrysler Intrepid was checked on Park St after police observed it driving in an erratic manner. The 63 yr old driver was issued a 24 hour suspension for being impaired by alcohol.

An intoxicated man was angry and threw a piece of wood thru a window of a residence on Scott Ave. The residence was an innocent unrelated victim of his anger. Police located the man a short distance away and arrested him for mischief. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A woman was upset with a local business who banned her from their store. Police spoke with the manager and learnt that the women was not paying for merchandise. Police advised the woman that she is banned and that stores have the right to do this. Not a police matter.


Three boys ages 14, 15, and 12 yrs of age reported to police that a man had asked them for money and when they said no the man reached into a pocket and took $45. Investigation revealed that the boys had made the story up. In reality, they had given $45 to a man to bootleg for them and instead the man left in a cab with their money. They had attended to the cab companies’ location in an attempt to find out where the cab took the man. They were not told, so decided to fabricate the story.

Police observed a grey 1995 Subaru Legacy backing out of a stall on at George’s Pub. Police checked the driver and determined that he was intoxicated. An amount of marijuana was also observed in the vehicle.

Police arrested the 41 yr old man. He refused to provide a breath sample. He was given an Immediate roadside suspension. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

A vehicle hit a fence on Rowland St on May 27 at about 2:30 am. The vehicle came off Eby St at a high rate of speed and took out about 30 ft of fence then headed off west. The vehicle may have been a 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla light seafoam metallic green in color. It will have damage to the right front bumper. This bumper may have had previous damage and was being held together by tape.

A grey 2002 Honda Accord was pulled over for doing 113 km per hour in a 50 km per hour zone. The 49 yr old driver was determined to be intoxicated and refused to provide a sample of breath. He was given an Immediate roadside suspension and the vehicle he was driving was impounded. He was also issued violation tickets.

Nine hours later the man was observed driving a grey 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup on Keith Ave. He was arrested. Charges of driving while prohibited are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

On May 27 at 7:30 PM a man went into the fitness gym on Lazelle Ave bleeding from a cut below his eye. He also had various bumps and scrapes. He was mildly intoxicated. He stated that he was beaten up by two woman. He was not cooperative with police. BC Ambulance took the man to Mills Memorial Hospital for assessment.

Police did a curfew check of an 18 yr old man at his residence on Kalum St. He was not there and therefore in breach of his recognizance, undertaking, and probation. He was located at a person’s house that he is on conditions to have no contact with, and therefore in breach of a recognizance, undertaking, and probation. He was arrested and held for court. Charges of breach of recognizance x 2, breach of undertaking x 2, and breach of probation x 2 are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

Norm’s Auto Refinishing was broken into over the weekend. The rims and tires of a Ford Fusion were stolen.

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. Or a Tip can be left anonymously online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.