Terrace, B.C. man loses $5,000 to phone scam

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 142 calls for service from May 12th, 8 a.m. till May 16th, 8 a.m.

  • May. 17, 2016 1:00 p.m.

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 142 calls for service from May 12th, 8 am till May 16th, 8 am. During the same time period 20 people were lodged in Terrace Cells. Six of these people were lodged for intoxication.

Here are some of the calls responded to:

A work vehicle parked on Johnston Rd was broken into and some drills and a laptop were stolen.

Theft from Walmart. Police arrested a 41-year- old man, a 38 yr old woman, and a 27-year old woman. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel. The man was held for court.

Deceased 45-year-old man at an apartment on Kalum St.

A person’s identity was being used in a fraudulent manner to attempt to sell an item over the internet. The buyer became suspicious of the sale and would not provide further details to the seller. The buyer made contact with the true person who realized that his identity was being used fraudulently. Under investigation.

A vehicle struck a bear east of Terrace. No injuries. Conservation officer dispatched the injured bear. The vehicle was towed due to the damage it sustained.

A brown bag style purse containing wallet, ID, glasses, and contacts was lost between Scott Ave and Christie Park on May 12th.

A white 2012 Ford Mustang lost control on Queensway Dr/Kenworth St and hit the ditch, sustaining major front end damage. The vehicle was towed. No injuries.

Domestic assault. A man suffered injuries. A 37-year-old intoxicated woman was arrested and held for court.

The rear driver’s side window of a grey 2005 Toyota Echo was smashed out while it was parked on the 4600 block of Tuck Ave. Several areas of the vehicle were damaged as well. The incident occurred during the night of May 12/13.

Fraud. A person called a number back from a missed call on his phone. The call was answered by a man with a strong accent claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency and instructed the person to pay a very large sum of money or go to jail for three years. The person received further instructions to provide the funds in the form of ITunes gift cards. The person purchased the very large sum of ITunes gift cards and provided all of the card numbers to the man with the accent. Close to $5000 was lost in this version of the Canada Revenue Agency phone scam.

A vehicle was badly damaged in a hit and run on the 4700 block of Lakelse Ave. Under investigation.

Internal business theft. Under investigation.

Loss Prevention Officer of Save On Foods arrested a person for shoplifting. Police arrested the 37-year-old man. Investigation led police to finding other stolen items from Safeway. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A man breached his no contact condition of an undertaking and assaulted another man at the Northern Motor Inn. Police arrested a 43-year-old man. He is held for court.

A vehicle struck a moose on Hwy 37 near the Waterlily Bay Rd. No injuries. The vehicle sustained major damage. The moose ran off.

A witness observed a man place a pile of nails under the tires of a police vehicle parked at Mills Memorial Hospital. He was located in the area and arrested. A coil of nails and drugs were seized from the man. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

Domestic dispute. A man choked a woman. Police located a man hiding under a mattress in a room. He was breaching probation condition of no contact. The 35-year-old man was arrested and held for court.

A vehicle parked on Mountain Vista Dr was vandalized during the afternoon of May 12. Nasty words were keyed into the paint.

A small pink bag covered in silver and blue stars containing a wallet with various cards and ID was lost in Canadian Tire.

Two men and two women were observed with open liquor on Railway Rd/Clinton St. The liquor was dumped. Checks determined that one of the men was breaching an undertaking with conditions of not to consume alcohol. The 53-year-old man was arrested and charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

Familial dispute. Two people suffered injuries from a man. Police pulled a vehicle over in the area being driven by the intoxicated man. He refused to provide samples of breath. The 46-year- old man was arrested. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A stolen IPod Nano being sold on Facebook. Police spoke with a person.

Wellbeing check. Police requested the assistance of an external agency and children were removed from a home.

A black 2013 Ford Fusion was broken into while it was parked at the Tillicum Twin Theatres on May 14th. The door of the vehicle was damaged. The stolen wallet was found in the area minus the cash.

Break and enter to a business on Lakelse Ave on May 15 shortly before 10:30 am. The front window was smashed with a chunk of pavement. Alcohol was stolen.

A BMX bike spray painted white was located on the front lawn of a residence on Lowrie Ave. A red and black scooter and a white BMX bike were stolen from the same residence.

A woman on the rail road track near Kitselas Rd/Church Rd was almost struck by a train. A group of people on and near the tracks were preventing the train from continuing. The group dispersed prior to police attendance.

Two dogs on the loose on Lakelse Ave. Police transported the dogs to the animal shelter.

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 TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.







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