RCMP investigate random assaults against women

Police report for Feb. 19 to Feb 22

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 120 calls for service from Feb. 19 to. 22. Below are some highlights:

Random assaults

Two women reported being pushed by strangers while they were walking in Terrace this week.

On Feb. 21, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a woman told police she had been walking near Sparks Street and Loen Avenue when a random man got out of a car, pushed her on the ground, swore at her, then drove away down Kalum Street in a black car. The man was described as Caucasian, tall, and wearing all black. Police were unable to locate a suspect.

On Feb. 22, at approximately 12:22 hours, a different woman attended the detachment to report she had been walking east on Lazelle Avenue from Eby Street when she was pushed into the snow and threatened. The woman described the man as school aged with red hair and blue eyes, wearing a red and black plaid jacket. Police patrolled the area. No one was located.

Boy bit by dog

A dog bite was reported in the 2500 block of Pear Street. Police attended and spoke to a boy who had a bite on his arm. Police were unable to locate the dog, described as a husky, but advised homeowners to contact police or bylaw should the dog be seen in the area off-leash again.

Fight report results in curfew breach

A report of a fight on Soucie Avenue led to the arrest of a Terrace woman found to be breaching court conditions.

On Monday Feb. 19, around 10:50 p.m., police were called to the 4700 block of Soucie Avenue for a fight on the road in front of a house. Police attended and found a man with injuries to his face. He was transported to hospital, but was uncooperative.

While investigating and speaking to a group of intoxicated people inside a house, police recognized a woman known to be on a curfew elsewhere.

Police arrested a woman, who attempted to flee, and lodged her in cells for court.

Chantille Gray was charged with one count of failing to comply with an Undertaking or Recognizance.

Fist fight at Brolly Square

A man was arrested following a fight between two intoxicated people in Brolly Square on Thursday.

Around 11:30 a.m., police received multiple calls regarding two men fighting at the corner of Emerson Street and Lakelse Avenue.

Police investigated and determined the fight to be consensual, but arrested one of the men for breaching his court conditions to not consume alcohol.

Domestic disturbances

Police received eight reports of domestic disturbances, resulting in seven people being arrested.Two reports were verbal in nature. Four were related to assaults, in which two men and a woman were arrested; one was unfounded. Two were related to breaching no-contact orders: the first involved a man being arrested for breach and a woman for obstruction, and the second resulted in a man and woman being arrested for breaching their no-contact orders.

Sudden death

Police attended an address on Apsley for a report of a sudden death on Feb 20, around 3:45 p.m. An 89-year-old woman was found deceased in her home. The coroner was advised and attended.

Impaired driving

Around 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 22, a vehicle was pulled over on the 4600 block of Keith Avenue after police observed it had a burnt out headlight. While speaking to the driver, police began to suspect he could be under the influence of alcohol. The man failed roadside breath tests and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Disturbance Related Calls

Throughout the week, Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 22 disturbance related calls. The calls included two for Mischief due to Loss of Enjoyment, 17 for Cause a Disturbance, and three for Intoxicated in Public. Nine of the reports were on the 4600 and 4700 blocks of Lakelse Avenue, the rest were at numerous other locations, including Emerson Street, Greig Avenue, Park Avenue, and others. In five occurrences, people were arrested and lodged in cells to sober up safely.

False Alarms and abandoned 911 calls

There were approximately 18 abandoned 911 and false alarm calls received by Terrace RCMP from Monday to Thursday night. Several of the 911 calls were related to an address on Haugland; police confirmed no emergency. Of the reports, five were related to false alarms, the rest were abandoned 911 calls, many of which people were unaware had been made.

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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