Riverboat Days keeps Terrace RCMP busy

Police had more than 235 calls on the first Riverboat Days weekend.

  • Aug. 2, 2016 6:00 p.m.

This year’s Riverboat Days weekend had the Terrace RCMP hopping.

There were approximately 238 calls for service.

During the same time period, 54 people were lodged in Terrace cells and at its peak there were 32 people all at once.

The Terrace RCMP had prepared for a busy weekend with extra members patrolling on foot, bike, and vehicles. Police visibility was high at George Little Park and other events throughout the community. Extra jail guards were scheduled but even more had to be called in.

“A majority of these offences were liquor related. There were issues at two establishments that had temporary extensions of their licences. The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch issued Contravention Notices to the two establishments for operating contrary to primary purpose and intoxication. The amount of people that had over consumed at these locations was a recipe for disaster. Fortunately nobody was seriously hurt, but I am sure there were a few hurting heads the next morning,” says Const. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP.

Here are some of the calls responded to:

Police observed four people drinking alcohol on the Arena Hill. Checks determined that a man and a woman were breaching conditions of not to consume alcohol. Both were arrested and held for court. The other man and woman were also arrested for public intoxication.

A man carrying a rifle acting in a suspicious manner near the arena. Checks were done of the area. Investigation later determined that the man had purchased the BB gun from a local store and was carrying it home. The store owner was unhelpful with supplying a bag or wrap for the gun to be carried in. The man was remorseful for causing the stress and frustrated because the gun was sold to him broken.

Shoplifter at Walmart. Police spoke with the people involved.

Deceased 51-year-old man near Shames Mountain.

Police observed a 50-year-old man known to be a prohibited driver driving a black GMC 3500 truck on Park Ave. The man fled from police when attempts were made to pull the vehicle over, going through a red light, stop sign, traffic, and accelerating in a dangerous manner. Checks of the area led police to finding the man walking on McRae Cr. He fled on foot. He was eventually located hiding in a shed and taken into custody. Drugs were seized from his person. He is held for court for numerous offences.

Theft of a gym bag containing numerous personal items and a wallet with contents from an unlocked locker at the Terrace Aquatic Centre. The phone was located in a nearby dumpster. A Swiss army watch with a brown strap and white face and a gold braided chain necklace with a heart pendant are still missing.

Police pulled over a blue Chrysler Neon that failed to stop at a stop sign at River Dr./Thornhill Frontage Rd. The 49-year-old driver refused to provide samples of breath. She was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle she was driving was impounded.

A grey Norco Avery bike was found on the front lawn of a residence on Park Ave.

A white Chevrolet Cavalier and a red Mazda collided at Keith Ave./Kenney St. The passenger in the Mazda suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by BC Ambulance. Both vehicles required tows.

Deceased 63-year-old man at a residence on Queensway Dr.

An intoxicated man passed out behind a dumpster on Kalum St./Lazelle Ave. Checks determined that the man was breaching probation conditions of not to consume alcohol. The 34-year-old man was arrested and is held for court.

Police observed an intoxicated man in a parking lot off of Lazelle Ave. Checks determined that the man was breaching an undertaking and probation by being outside of his residence while intoxicated. The 29-year-old man was arrested and is held for court.

Police observed an intoxicated person swaying in place as she was standing in alley off of Lakelse Ave. Checks determined that the woman was breaching condition of undertaking of not to consume alcohol. The 20-year-old woman was arrested and is held for court.

A man stealing from vehicles on Keefer St. Checks determined that the man was breaching conditions of not to be in a motor vehicle without the registered owner present. The 18-year-old man was arrested and is held for court.

A black Kors wallet with gold trim containing various cards and ID was stolen from a backpack hanging off the bag of a camping chair at George Little Park.

Police located a man in the area of the Old Bridge who was arrestable on a domestic assault. The man was also in breach of conditions of no contact, curfew, and not to be outside of his residence when under the influence of alcohol. The 31-year-old man was arrested and is held for court. Drugs were seized from his person.

Domestic assault. A woman suffered minor injuries. Police arrested a 24-year-old man. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A black Velcro wallet was stolen from a business in the Skeena Mall.

A black leather wallet with a money clip containing various cards and ID was lost somewhere in Terrace.

Sexual assault. A man was arrested. Under investigation.

Theft of liquor from the Terrace Inn Liquor store.

Assault. A person was kicked in the head and chest. A youth who was already in custody for intoxication was arrested for the assault. Under investigation.

A truck in the ditch near Williams Creek Bridge. The truck was abandoned. Two intoxicated belligerent people in the area were arrested.

Theft of liquor from the Skeena Liquor Store.

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 atwww.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting keyword TERRACE followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).