The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 237 calls for service from Monday Feb. 26 to Sunday March 4. Of the calls, 91 occurred Friday morning to midnight Sunday.
Below are some highlights from the 91 calls:
Police removed several intoxicated drivers from the roadways this weekend.
On Sunday March 3, 2018 around 6 a.m., police observed a truck which appeared to be stuck near Thornhill Mountain Forest Service Road. Police approached the vehicle, which had two occupants. A man in the driver’s seat was detained for impaired driving; he refused to provide a sample of his breath. The man was served a violation ticket for no insurance and driving contrary to restriction, and released on a Promise to Appear in Court for refusing to provide a breath refusal and for driving while prohibited.
On March 4, around 1:30 a.m., a vehicle was observed speeding, then slamming on the brakes for a stop sign before coming to a stop in the middle of the intersection at Old Lakelse Avenue and Paquette Avenue in Terrace BC. Upon talking to the driver, police became suspicious she could be impaired and administered a roadside breath test. The woman blew a ‘warn’ and was issued a three-day driving prohibition and vehicle impound, as well as a ticket for failing to produce a driver’s license and failing to stop for a stop sign.
Around 3 a.m., on March 4, police were patrolling Eby Street and Hwy 16 when they received a report of a possible impaired driver, along with a vehicle plate and description. Police located the driver heading northbound on the Sande Overpass. The driver blew a warn reading during a roadside breath test. He received a three-day driving prohibition and vehicle impound.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on March 4, police received a report of a possible impaired driver on the 3000 block of Kalum Street, as well as a vehicle description and license plate. The vehicle and driver were located shortly after. A man was taken back to the detachment to provide a sample of his breath, which revealed readings exceeding more than .08 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood. The man was lodged in cells to sober up safely, then released on a Promise to Appear in Court.
Police received two reports of collisions on the weekend.
On March 3, around 3:15 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Sande Overpass and Greig Avenue. Both vehicles were towed and no injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation.
On Sunday March 4 around 4 p.m., a pickup went off Lanfear Hill. Police were called when a truck slid down the embankment on the right side of road, approximately two car lengths down. The vehicle had been trying to climb the hill when it began to skid and lost control, hitting a tree, then going down the hill. No one was injured.
There were seven files related to assaults over the weekend, five of which were related to domestics.
On March 1, around 11:30 p.m., police received a report of an intoxicated youth causing problems in a business on Lakelse Avenue. A scuffle occurred and a woman said she was assaulted. Police are investigating.
Other files related to a verbal argument over money, an unfounded assault between a man and a woman, and two people agreeing to separate for the day after police received a report of a woman trying to hit a man.
Two people were arrested in relation to domestic violence: a man for assault and a woman for assault with a weapon.
Terrace RCMP were busy with disturbance related files over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Of the 91 calls for service, approximately 24 were related to Cause a Disturbance, Mischief (Loss of Enjoyment), and Liquor Act offences related to public consumption or intoxication.About 22 of the calls were alcohol-related in that people were found or reported as intoxicated in numerous locations, including the 4400 block of Greig Avenue, the 4400, 4600, 4700 of Lakelse Avenue, Eby and Lazelle, the Sande Overpass, and other spots throughout Terrace and Thornhill.
In some cases, the same person or location generated more than one file.
Around 10 p.m. on Sunday, police attended an address on Heppel Avenue for a man who was intoxicated and refusing to leave a residence. Police transported him to an alternative address. Less an hour later, the man left that location and police were again called. The man was located, arrested and lodged in cells to sober up safely.
Prepared by RCMP Cst. Crystal Evelyn. 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).