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Police reports: Fraud, assault, car theft and driving infractions stand out

Terrace RCMP briefs: Nov. 14 to Dec. 4

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 349 calls for service between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4 including an assault at a local bar and several notable driving infractions. Fraudsters also continue to target the community.

Assault at local bar

On the evening of Nov. 26, RCMP received a report of an assault between two women at a local bar. Witnesses reported one woman assaulting the other with a cup or mug after an argument broke out. The assault resulted in injury to the woman’s face. Police say they are continuing to investigate this incident.

Prohibited driver arrested

On the morning of Nov. 23, while conducting routine traffic patrols, RCMP initiated a traffic stop finding the driver of the vehicle to be unlicensed. The man was found to be prohibited from driving and he was arrested for driving while prohibited. The man was released shortly after with a court date.

New driver already impaired behind the wheel

On Nov. 23, while patrolling, RCMP pulled over a man driving with an N license who subsequently failed a breathalyzer test. The man was detained in the back of a police vehicle and failed a second test. His vehicle was towed away and impounded for 30 days. The suspect was given an immediate roadside driving prohibition for 90 days. In addition to this he was issued a violation ticket for driving contrary to new driver restrictions.

Speeding in company truck

On Nov. 24, RCMP pulled over a a company pickup truck speeding down Hwy 37 South at 140 kms/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. The male driver presented a valid class 7 license. A breath sample was obtained from the driver which resulted in a warn and second sample yielded the same result. The man was prohibited from driving for 3 days along with a 3 day and a violation ticket for speeding and driving contrary to restrictions. The company vehicle impounded for three days and the registered owner of the truck was advised.

Phone fraud by gift cards

On Dec. 2, police say a woman reported that a man had called her on the phone requesting that she verify her credit card information in regard to some gift cards she had bought and directed her to buy $700 in Apple gift cards. The woman reported the fraud to police and notified her banking companies. RCMP want to remind the public not to provide banking information over the phone to unverified persons.

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Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 185 calls for service between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20. Of those, calls there were 20 911 calls that police say were deemed false or abandoned. Police say they conducted 17 well-being checks and three mental health related checks. RCMP investigated one case of fraud, seven cases of mischief under or over $5000, three cases of theft under $5000 and five assaults or assaults with weapons.

Stolen truck recovered and suspect arrested

On Nov. 14, a man reported that his pickup truck had been stolen sometime over the weekend from a car dealership while it had gone in for service. Terrace RCMP found it unoccupied in a local hotel parking lot. The suspect was identified through video surveillance and found outside a nearby business where officers arrested him for theft of motor vehicle. A key fob to the stolen truck was found in the possession of the suspect. The man was taken to Terrace cells to be processed and later released on an undertaking with a number of conditions. The results of the investigation are being forwarded to BC Prosecution Services to consider charges.

Driver busted at almost double the speed limit

On the afternoon of Nov. 15, while conducting speed enforcement at the intersection of Halliwell Ave and Munroe Street, a black sedan was heard accelerating and seen travelling west toward Kalum Lake Rd. The officer observed the radar reading to be 98 km/hour in a 50 km/hr zone. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed.

Lighter resembling a firearm causes alarm

On Nov. 18, a witness observed a woman in a local fast food restaurant in possession of what appeared to be a firearm with bullets. Police attended the location and found a woman matching the description of the one reported. She was arrested for possession of a weapon and subsequently cooperated with police, advising that the item was actually a lighter. Poice say such items can ‘cause great alarm to the public’ and police are obliged to respond to such reports with consideration of possible risks. Police request the public leave items like this at home rather than bringing them into public places.

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michael.willcock@terracestandard.com

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