Terrace man loses thousands to fraud

These are the events responded to by Terrace RCMP officers from June 1 to June 4.

  • Jun. 4, 2012 10:00 a.m.


The Terrace RCMP have responded to approximately 100 calls for service from Friday, June 1st to 

 8 AM till Monday, June 4, 8 AM. Nine of these calls were for false alarms/911.

During the same time period, 13 people were lodged in Terrace cells. Seven were for public intoxication.

Here are some of the calls responded to.

The lug nuts of a driver’s side tire were loosened on yet another vehicle. It is unsure where or when this occurred. It was discovered while parked at Walmart.

Erratic driver in a white 1993 Ford Escort on the Old Skeena Bridge headed into town. Police located the vehicle. The 45 yr old driver was late for a doctor’s appointment and driving with a dog on her lap.

A brown Ford pickup drove into a sign at the A&W and then drove off. Police have observed video footage and have spoken with witnesses. Still under investigation.

Motor vehicle incident on Kalum St / Greig Ave. A Chevrolet Cobalt was stopped at Kalum St and pulled in front of a Pontiac Sunfire traveling west on Greig Ave. The Cobalt was struck on the driver’s side fender. Both vehicles had to be towed. The 29 yr old driver and lone occupant of the Cobalt was taken by BC Ambulance to Mills Memorial Hospital for assessment.

Fraud by mail. A man was sent a cheque in the mail, and then asked to send two cheques to two separate people and locations in the US. The carrot was that he could pocket the difference of a about $700 if he did this. He sent the two cheques, and then discovered that the original cheque sent to him bounced. The cheques he sent out were good and of his own money, and now he is out thousands of dollars.

A man and woman fighting on Loen Ave and it appeared the man was kicking the woman. Police attended and located a man matching the description and arrested him for assault and breach of no consume alcohol condition. The parties involved stated that an assault did not occur. Charge of breach is being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

A 34 yr old woman was physically assaulted when she would not cooperate with sexual advances bya  51 yr old man. The man was arrested. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

49 yr old man deceased at a residence on Lazelle Ave. Investigation determined that foul play is nots uspected.

Group of youth were observed by Carter’s Jewelers and Remax. Upon approaching the group police could smell marihuana. A 13 yr old boy and his 14 yr old sister were driven home and handed over to their parent to be dealt with accordingly.

Break and enter to a trailer on Hwy 16 belonging to Canadian Tire. Police arrested 4 men ages 23, 41, 25, and 37 yrs of age, and one woman 44 yrs of age. They were observed in a dark truck that was in the area of the break and enter. Under investigation.

Possible impaired driver on Scott Ave in a white car. A vehicle matching the description was pulled over. The 18 yr old driver was issued a 24 hour suspension for being impaired by alcohol. Investigation led to police apprehending her under the Mental Health Act and transporting her to Mills Memorial Hospital for assessment.

A blue Ford Focus was observed to have an N displayed and five occupants in the vehicle. Police pulled the vehicle over and detected the smell of marihuana. An amount of marihuana and drug paraphernalia was seized. The 18 yr old driver was issued violation tickets.

A man reported that he was being followed by an intoxicated man whom he did not know. Police located the 21 yr old man. He was missing a shoe and told police that the man he was following was his bros and wanted to go home with him to sleep. Police arrested him for public intoxication. He was on a conditional sentence order.


People with information on crime are asked to contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 ora nonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS. Or a Tip can be left anonymouslyo nline at







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