Terrace RCMP responded to 322 calls between April 19, and April 25, 2021. Around 142 of those occurred on the weekend between Friday, April 23, and Sunday, April 25. Below are some of the stand-out calls and RCMP responses during the week.
Excessive Speeding while impaired
Terrace RCMP were patrolling on April 20, when they observed a vehicle traveling at what looked like an excessive speed on the highway. The use of radar confirmed that the vehicle was traveling 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
The officer noticed a strong odour of liquor coming from the driver and administered a roadside test. The test resulted in a fail and the male diver was detained for an impaired driving investigation. Further investigation revealed that the man was prohibited from driving and had no valid drivers licence.
Police impounded the vehicle for 30 days and the driver was issued a ticket for excessive speed and served a notice of driving prohibition.
On April 23, Terrace RCMP received a report of a man uttering threats. The local man had been hired by an organization to do civil contract work during the past year and had been fired after ‘a series of events.’ The man believed he was due a bonus for the work he had done.
Angry, the man told the manager that he would gun him down and then take his own life at a specific time that day. Police patrolled the area and did not locate the man and no threats were carried out by the time the man specified.
Police located and arrested the man the next day, and are conducting an investigation to be forwarded to BC Prosecution.
Assaulting a police officer
Police were conducting routine traffic enforcement on a local highway when they observed a driving infraction and made a traffic stop. The female driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was initially uncooperative in providing her name and date of birth and was verbally aggressive with the officer.
Eventually, the woman provided the police with her information, and the officer returned to the police vehicle to write a ticket. Contrary to the officer’s direction to stay inside her vehicle, the woman got out and began walking away before turning and walking towards the police vehicle. The officer advised her that she was under arrest for obstruction.
The woman became combative, failed to follow direction and resisted arrest, yelling and screaming at passing motorists before the officer placed her in the back of the police vehicle.
The woman was served a violation ticket and was given a court date and is facing charges for obstruction and assaulting a police officer.
Police and firefighters attended a rural property near Terrace on April 24, after receiving a report of a fifth wheel trailer, a truck and other items were on fire in the yard. According to the report, there was a vehicle full of children on the property as well.
Responders at the scene confirmed that there were no children at the scene, only a man and a woman who were both safe. They had a campfire earlier in the day and left the property to go for a walk, thinking that the fire was completely extinguished.
When they got back, they found that the fire had spread. Firefighters extinguished the flames and there were no injuries.