February 24, 2014 24 hour news release

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 63 calls for service from February 21st, 8 AM till February 24th, 8 AM.  During the same time period there were nineteen people lodged in Terrace Cells.  Nine of these people were lodged for public intoxication.

 

Here are some of the calls responded to:

 

Shoplifter at Safeway.  Police arrested a 31 yr old man for breaching his probation by being at the Safeway and for theft.  Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

 

A white 2003 Ford Crown Vic and a blue 2007 Toyota Matrix collided at Kalum St/Lazelle Ave.  The passenger of the Toyota was transported to Mills Memorial Hospital by BC Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries received.   The Toyota was towed. 

 

Hit and run in front the Soup Kitchen on Sparks St.  A black 1993 Honda Civic hit a gold 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier.  Under investigation.

 

Group of youth attempting to break into the Copper Mountain School.  The group left in an older blue ford pickup truck and a dark blue sedan.  One of the door handles of the school was damaged along with paint ball markings on the exterior walls.

 

Domestic dispute.  A man smashed the contents of a residence and spat in the face of a woman.  Police arrested a 20 yr old man and charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel. 

 

A man knocked on the door of a residence, first asked to buy cigarettes and was denied, then asked to use a phone to call a cab.  A cell phone was lent to the man, who stepped outside for better reception.  The man was then observed getting in to a taxi failing to have returned the cell phone.  The cell phone is described as a black Apple IPhone 4s 16 GB. 

 

A silver 1991 Subaru Justy was pulled over on Hwy 16 near the Canadian Tire.  The 38 yr old driver did not have a driver’s licence and was a prohibited driver.  Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

 

A black 2011 Honda Civic was pulled over on Soucie Ave.  The 47 yr old driver provided a sample of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in a warn.  She was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

 

A blue 1995 Plymouth Voyager van was pulled over on Queensway Dr.  The 24 yr old driver provided two samples of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in fails.  She was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle she was driving was impounded.

 

A light brown leather Diesel wallet containing various cards and ID was lost.

 

Shoplifter at Safeway.  Police arrested a 43 yr old woman.  She was in breach of an undertaking.  Charge of breach is being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

 

A white 2013 Honda Civic and a 2003 Ford F350 collided at Kenny St/Hwy 16.  Two children in the Honda were transported to Mills Memorial Hospital for assessment. 

 

People with information on crime are asked to 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. 

 

The Emergency or Grandparent Scam

Terrace RCMP are reminding the public to be on the alert for the Emergency or Grandparent telephone scam after a local couple was duped for over $2000. 

 

Though the “Emergency Scam” (or sometimes referred to as the “Grandparent Scam”) has been around for years, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre warns the public to be on alert after noting a marked increase in the number of complaints in the last two months.

 

In the typical scenario, a grandparent receives a phone call from a con-artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren. The caller goes on to say that they are in some kind of trouble and need money immediately. Typically they claim being in a car accident, trouble returning from a foreign country or they need bail money.

 

A typical call can go something like this:

 

Con-artist: Hi, Grandma/Grandpa

Victim: Hi.

Con-artist: Do you know who this is?

Victim: John?

Con-artist: Yeah.

 

Victims don’t verify the story until after the money has been sent as the caller specifically asks that they do not want other relatives to know what has happened by asking “Can you please help me? I’m in jail (or in the hospital / or in some type of financial need). But don’t tell Dad. He would kill me if he found out, please send the money ASAP. I’m scared” Wanting to help their grandchild, the victim sends money by a money transfer company such as Money Gram or Western Union.

 

Variations on the scam exist such as an old neighbour, a friend of the family etc. but predominantly the emergency scam is directed toward the Grandparents.

 

For more information on this and other scams go to http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.  If you would like a presentation on scams for your community group call Cst. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7429.

Boy Threatened by Stranger

Terrace RCMP are reminding parents to talk to their children about personal safety following a concerning incident that occurred on Friday, February 21st, at 3:30 PM.   A stranger in a green Mustang drove up to a 10 yr old boy on Muller Ave and threatened him.  The man is described a Caucasian with a shaved head. 

 

Some key points to discuss with your children are:

1. What is a stranger?

  • Someone I don’t know
  • Some I know a little or have only seen around
  • Someone my parents have told me to stay away from
  • Someone my parents have told me is not a friend

2. What does a stranger look like?

  • Anyone
  • All shapes and sizes
  • Dress like everyone else
  • Young person, old person
  • Can’t tell if a person is good or bad by looking at them
  • Could be a man or woman

3. Never talk to, take anything, or go anywhere with a stranger.

4. If a stranger does attempt to talk to you:

  • Don’t talk to the stranger
  • Leave the stranger right away
  • Tell another adult if a stranger is making you feel uncomfortable or trying to make you go somewhere with them. 

5. What to do if a stranger gets too close and tries to grab you:

  • Yell, scream, bite, kick, scratch
  • Drop to ground and fight
  • If you are carrying something drop it so the stranger can’t use it to hold you
  • Get away and run
  • Remember what the stranger looked like and what they were wearing

6. How to be safe:

  • Walk or play with another person
  • Tell a parent or guardian where you will be
  • Don’t change location without telling your parent or guardian
  • Be home at set times
  • Have a plan with your parent if you do get lost
  • Known your full name, telephone number, and address

 

For more information on personal safety or if you would like to set up a presentation contact Cst. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7429.

Heroin and Cocaine Seized In Search of Residence

On Friday night, February 21st, police executed a search warrant of a residence in the 3400 block of Sparks St.  Eight people were arrested inside of the residence.  An amount of cocaine and heroin were seized. 

 

Police are forwarding charges of Possession of Drugs for the Purpose of Trafficking on three men ages 40, 47, and 44 yrs. 

 

People with information on crime are asked to 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.

February 21st, 2014 24 hour news release

February 21st, 2014 24 hour news release

 

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 35 calls for service from February 20th, 8 AM till February 21st, 8 AM.  During the same time period there were 7 people lodged in Terrace Cells.  Six of these people were lodged for intoxication.

 

Downtown Terrace

  • Police observed a man enter and then exit the Coast Cold Beer and Wine Store.  The man was followed into the back alley and a group of people were observed passing an open alcohol beverage around.  The alcohol was dumped.
  • Police were conducting a foot patrol and observed two men consuming alcohol in an alley off of Lazelle Ave.  A 31 yr old man was arrested.   A 34 yr old man was sent on his way.
  • Hit and run to a Toyota Corolla parked in front of the Bank of Montreal on Lakelse Ave.  Under investigation.
  • False business alarm on Lazelle Ave.  Police were cancelled prior to attendance.
  • Intoxicated woman in the washroom of a business on Emerson St.  Checks determined the woman in breach of probation by consuming alcohol.  Police arrested the 36 yr old woman and charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.
  • False business alarm on Lazelle Ave. 
  • Intoxicated man fell down at Kalum St/Greig Ave.  Police arrested an 18 yr old man.
  • A youth drove a white ATV across the old bridge into Thornhill.  Checks were done of the area.
  • Two men yelling on Emerson St.  A second call was received that they were now physically fighting.  Police found one man matching the description provided in the area.  He was intoxicated and uncooperative.  Police arrested the 20 yr old man.

 

Elsewhere Terrace

  • A black pouch style wallet containing various cards and ID was lost possibly at Mr Mike’s on February 15th.
  • A wallet left at the Terrace Inn Liquor Store was turned in to be returned to its owner.
  • Police observed a group of people consuming alcohol in behind ET Kenny School on Loen Ave.  This was the second time in the day that police dealt with this 38 yr old man for the same offense.  He was arrested.  The alcohol was disposed of.
  • A man uttered threats to a woman in a customer line up of a business.  Investigation determined that there was a history and long feud associated to the people involved and conflicting versions of events.  The people involved all left to their respective communities in which they live.  An offence was not committed.
  • An intoxicated woman refusing to leave a residence on Mills Ave.  Police spoke with the 46 yr old woman and eventually arrested her when she continued to refuse to leave.
  • A shot was heard near the A&W.  Checks were done and people were spoken with in the area.  Unsubstantiated.
  • A group of kids with a bright light possibly making ski jumps at Kitikishan School.  Police attended and found a group of kids making ski jumps on the hill at the school.  They were great kids, polite, sober, and not being overly loud.
  • Drug investigation.
  • Drug investigation.
  • Party on Haugland Ave.  Checks were done of the area.
  • A man in a black and red sweater beating up a woman’s father in the George Little Park.  Unsubstantiated.   
  • A 2005 Chevrolet truck was pulled over on Feeney Ave/Cramer St.  The 31 yr old driver provided a sample of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in a warn.  He was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded. 
  • Domestic dispute.  Police spoke with the people involved.  A resolution could not be reached.  Police arrested a 30 yr old intoxicated woman. 
  • Missing 13 yr old girl.  She was located safe.
  • A man knocked at a door wanting to buy drugs.  The homeowner sent him on his way.  Checks were done of the area of Scott Ave.
  • Horses on the loose at Halliwell Ave/Sparks St.  They were secured by the owner.
  • A blue 1988 Ford truck was pulled over on Aspen Ave.  The 19 yr old driver was prohibited.  Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.  The vehicle he was driving was impounded. 

 

Thornhill

  • Domestic argument.  Everyone had left prior to police attendance.  Police spoke with the people involved later in the day.  No offence was committed.
  • A man refusing to leave a hotel.  Police spoke with the man and he left.
  • A white Chevrolet Astro van was pulled over on Aspen Ave/Cottonwood Cr.  The 58 yr old driver provided a sample of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in a fail.  He was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded. 
  • An out of control 15 yr old boy smashing things.  Police spoke with the boy.

 

Rural

  • A women’s leather jacket was found.  Police located the owner and returned it.
  • A blue Ford Ranger was pulled over on Hwy 16 east of Terrace.  An amount of marihuana was seized for destruction. 
  • A grey 2002 Dodge dually truck lost control on a curve and struck a barricade on Hwy 16 west near Polymar Creek.  The vehicle sustained major damage and was towed.  The driver suffered minor injuries. 

 

Gitaus

  • Intoxicated ex at a residence refusing to leave.  He left prior to police attendance.  Checks were done of the area.
  • Abandoned vehicle on Kshish St.  Police spoke with the registered owner and driver. 

 

Kitsumkalum

  • Theft of an IPhone 5, white with colorful dots.  The phone went missing during a party the woman was hosting.
  • A man was bear sprayed by another man.  Checks were done of an area.

 

People with information on crime are asked to 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.