February 20th, 2014 24 hour news release

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 32 calls for service from February 19th, 8 AM till February 20th, 8 AM.  During the same time period there were four people lodged in Terrace Cell.  One of these person was lodged for intoxication. 

 

Downtown Terrace

  • Traffic incident involving a gold Chrysler in front of Safeway.
  • Man passed out on the couch of a business on Lakelse Ave.  Police spoke with the man who was listening to music, mildly intoxicated, and had fallen asleep.  He left when requested to do so by police.
  • A grey 21 speed CCM Nitro XT bike was found by the Husky gas station.
  • Sexual assault investigation.
  • False cellular 911 call.
  • Man passed out in the bus stop on Lakelse Ave.  Checks were done of the area.
  • A green 1996 Toyota Camry was pulled over on Greig Ave/Sparks St.  The 30 yr old driver had a notice to serve Prohibition.  Same done. 
  • A man set his coat down to try on some items in a store.  When he went to pay for the items he found that his wallet and keys had been stolen from his coat.  Under investigation.

 

Elsewhere Terrace

  • Threats.  Police spoke with the people involved.
  • Dispute over property.  Police spoke with the people involved.  A man was wearing a sweater that he said a woman gave him.  The woman wanted her sweater back.  The man took the sweater off and gave it to her.
  • Group of men drinking alcohol near the Royal Bank.  Police spoke with four men.
  • False business alarm on Park Ave.  Police were cancelled prior to attendance.
  • Two men talking too much and refusing to quiet down at the Damp Shelter on Spark St.   Police spoke with the two men.  A short time later police were called back because one of the men continued to talk.  Police reattended.  The man had fallen asleep.
  • False cellular 911 call.
  • Intoxicate man at the baseball diamond near the NWCC on McConnell Ave.  Police arrested a 31 yr old man.
  • Suicidal intoxicated 21 yr old woman.  Unsubstantiated.  She was in breach of probation by being under the influence of intoxicating substances.  Police arrested the woman and charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

 

Thornhill

  • Police located a white 1991 Oldsmobile stuck partially off the road on Muller Ave/Clark St.  Police called a tow but before its arrival the registered owner returned and was dealing with the situation.  The tow was cancelled.
  • A woman returned home to find her ex inside of her residence.  He left prior to police attendance.  Police spoke with the people involved.

 

Rural

  • Drug investigation.
  • A walker found in Prince Rupert left behind by the Northern Health Bus was turned into the detachment.
  • Assist Firearms Officer with investigation.
  • A man left his bank card behind in an ATM in Kitimat and a person came in behind him and fraudulently withdrew money.  Under investigation.
  • A woman threatened another woman over a man.  Under investigation.
  • Harassment investigation involving a 14 yr old girl.  Under investigation. 
  • Driving prohibition investigation.
  • A black leather two fold zip up wallet containing various cards and ID and cash was lost at the Denny’s Restaurant.
  • Drug investigation.

 

Kitsumkalum

  • Intoxicated familial dispute.  A man hit another man with a baseball bat in defense.  Police spoke with the people involved and a resolution was agreed upon. 

 

Gitaus, Kulspai

  • Nothing to report 

 

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 19th, 2014 24 hour news release

The Terrace RCMP responded to 28 calls for service from February 18th, 8 AM till February 19th, 8 AM.  During the same time period there have been 7 people lodged in Terrace Cells.  Of these people 4 were lodged for intoxication.

 

Downtown Terrace

  • A brown 1984 Toyota Camry was pulled over on Apsley St/Greig Ave.  The front and rear licence plate did not match.  The driver and passenger were not wearing seatbelts.  The 63 yr old driver did not have a driver’s licence, was a vehicle impound candidate, and had a notice to serve a prohibition.  The 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.  He was also served other paperwork in regards to the notices and offences. 
  • Police observed a man staggering down Lakelse Ave/Emerson St.  The 46 yr old intoxicated man was arrested.
  • Police observed a fight breaking out on Sparks St/Lakelse Ave.   A 22 yr old intoxicated and aggressive man was arrested.
  • Police observed an intoxicated man bothering another person on Greig Ave/Kalum St.  The 28 yr old man was arrested.
  • An intoxicated man was told to leave the Shopper’s Drug Mart on Lakelse Ave.  When he left the theft alarm was activated.  Police arrested the 28 yr old man a short distance away.
  • A green 2001 Ford Taurus was pulled over on Lakelse Ave/Atwood St.  He had a notice to serve a driving prohibition.  Same done.  An amount of marihuana was seized.

 

Elsewhere Terrace

  • Third hand report of a woman being assaulted in a domestic situation.  Police attended and found an intoxicated 37 yr old woman causing problems and a man whom had barricaded himself in a washroom to avoid the woman.  Investigation determined that an assault did not occur.  The woman was transported to the care of a sober person. 
  • False residential alarm on McConnell Ave.
  • Vandals destroyed solar lights and a flower bed of a residence on Lazelle Ave.
  • Warrants were issued for a 23 yr old man, 25 yr old woman, and a 19 yr old man for failing to attend court.
  • Group of intoxicated people in the band shelter at George Little Park.  Police attended and spoke with a group of people in the band shelter.  There were no signs of impairment.
  • False residential alarm on Skeena St. 
  • Concerns about the mental health of a family member.  Police gave advice on the matter.
  • False business alarm on Kalum St.
  • Yelling and screaming from a residence.  Police attended and heard a woman whimpering and the sounds of punching.  Police forced open the residential door and observed a man assaulting a woman.  The 33 yr old man was arrested.  Police had to force the man to the floor when he failed to follow directions given.  Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel. 
  • Curfew check.
  • Suspicious vehicle on Haugland Ave.
  • False business alarm on Eby St. 

 

Thornhill

  • Suspicious person on Kerby St.  The person was a meter reader on legitimate business.
  • Assist bylaw officer with document service.
  • Wellbeing check of a woman.  She was fine.
  • Police arrested a 57 yr old man and a 47 yr old man for drug trafficking.  An amount of cocaine was seized from the 57 yr old man.  Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel on both.
  • Intoxicated aggressive woman refusing to leave the Northern Motor Inn.  She left prior to police attendance.

 

Rural

  • A jack knifed semi-trailer in the ditch on Hwy 37 south near Westside Rd.  No injuries. 
  • Harassing text messages.  Police spoke with the people involved and gave advice on the matter that consisted of changing phone number.
  • A silver Ford truck lost control, hit the ditch, and flipped just south of the Airport on Hwy 37.  No injuries.

 

Kitsumkalum, Kulspai, Gitaus

  • Nothing to report

 

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 18th, 2014 24 hour news release

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 19 calls for service from February 17th, 8 AM till February 18th, 8 AM.  During the same time period there were five people lodged in Terrace cells.  Three of these people were lodged for intoxication. 

 

Downtown Terrace

  • A white 2012 Dodge Ram parked illegally blocking a fire hydrant and an exit on Emerson St.  A man moved the truck prior to police attendance.  Police spoke with the people involved. 
  • Intoxicated man falling into traffic on Greig Ave/Kalum St.  Police arrested a 59 yr old man.
  • Group of 20 youth causing problems and blocking the doors at the Skeena Mall.  Police spoke with the group and they moved on.
  • Police conducted checks on a group of people standing on Lakelse Ave.  A 21 yr old woman was found in breach of a no contact condition by being in the presence of a 29 yr old man.  She was arrested. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.  The 29 yr old man was in breach of a no consume nor possess alcohol condition.  He was arrested as well and is held for court.   
  • Erratic driver in a grey 2009 Toyota Yaris on the Sande Overpass.  Checks were done of the area.

 

Elsewhere Terrace

  • Intoxicated man staggering down Cramer St/Graham Ave.  Checks were done of the area.
  • Fight near Walmart.  Police spoke with a man and a woman.  Unsubstantiated.
  • Two shirtless men posturing to fight on the lawn of a residence on Sparks St.  Police spoke with one shirtless man and checks were conducted.  A fight never did start. 
  • Missing 40 yr old woman.  Police spoke with her.  She was never missing.
  • Curfew check.
  • Intoxicated man buzzing various apartments randomly trying to gain access into a building.  Police arrested a 28 yr old man.
  • Procuring prostitution investigation.
  • Assault investigation involving teen girls.

 

Thornhill

  • Overdue fisherman.  Police activated search and rescue and an area off of Kalum River was searched via All-Terrain Vehicle.  The 46 yr old man was located and not in need of assistance.  Discussions were had about giving accurate information to contacts before heading out into the bush.
  •  Abandoned vehicle on Hwy 37 south near Williams Creek bridge.  Checks were done of the area.
  • Possible breach investigation.

 

Rural

  • Flat deck trailer blocking Matson Rd.  Police spoke with some workers in the area and the trailer was moved.

 

Kulspai

  • Assist a woman with a general inquiry.

 

Kitsumkalum, Gitaus

  • Nothing to report

 

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 17th, 2014 24 hour news release

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 83 calls for service from February 14th, 8 AM till February 17th, 8 AM. During the same time period there were thirty people lodged in Terrace Cells. Of these people 23 were lodged for intoxication.

Here are some of the calls responded to:

  • A grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck lost control, hit the ditch, and rolled several times on Hwy 37 south of the Hot Springs. The passenger of the truck suffered minor injuries.
  • A 16 yr old boy was jumped by a group of men on Park Ave near the library and his headphones were stolen. Police have spoken with numerous people involved. Under investigation.
  • Theft of alcohol from the Coast Cold Beer and Wine Store. Police arrested a 22 yr old man in the George Little Park. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.
  • Domestic assault. A woman was assaulted. No injuries. Police arrested a 23 yr old man. Investigation determined the complaint unsubstantiated. The man found alternate accommodation.
  • An intoxicated 35 yr old man went into a residence that he had no business to be on Tsunyow St. A woman hit the man with a piece of wood and he left. Police conducted checks of the area and residence of the man.
  • Domestic dispute. No assault. Police arrested a 44 yr old intoxicated man.
  • During patrols police observed a cargo light on of a vehicle parked on Soucie Ave. Investigation determined that thieves had gone through the vehicle. Police arrested a 15 yr old boy and a 20 yr old man in the area. Items were seized from them that were stolen from other vehicles. Investigation continues.
  • Domestic assault. Police spoke with the people involved. An intoxicated woman was wanting to fight everyone and causing problems. Police arrested the 23 yr old woman.
  • Intoxicated woman causing problems and refusing to leave a residence. Police arrested a 41 yr old woman.
  • Group of 14 yr old girls planning to fight at a school yard on Sparks St. Police arrived at the set time and spoke with six girls in that location. A challenge was issued to fight after a person took offence to words that were spoken IRL. Investigation determined that IRL meant In Real Life. Police spoke with the girls involved.
  • Theft of alcohol from the Coast Cold Beer and Wine Store. Police arrested a 44 yr old man a short distance away. He is held for court.
  • A 16 yr old girl found an intoxicated man passed out in her residence on Hamer Ave. A man was called by telephone who attended and held the intoxicated man till police arrived and arrested him. The man had no idea where he was due to his level of intoxication.
  • An intoxicated man unlawfully in an office on Kalum St. Police arrested a 20 yr old man who was so intoxicated he thought he was in the dorms of the NWCC.
  • A brown 2003 Toyota Corolla and a grey 2011 Dodge D150 truck collided on Thomas St/Straume Ave when the Toyota attempted to make a U Turn. The Toyota sustained major damage and was towed. The driver of the Toyota suffered minor injuries.
  • Police observed a man involved in a fight with himself in the bus shelter on Lakelse Ave. Police arrested the 60 yr old man.
  • A man sexually assaulted a woman in Walmart. He followed her around then tried to grab her chest area. When she smacked his hand away he held her wrist. She freed herself and left the store. He followed her and flicked his tongue and smacked his lips at her. The woman managed to take a picture of the man with her phone to show police. Investigation led police to speaking with a 38 yr old man on the City bus.
  • An intoxicated man refusing to leave the damp shelter on Sparks St. Police arrested a 46 yr old man.

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 11th – Safer Internet Day

The 11th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide today. The theme for the day is Let’s create a better internet together!.  In today’s digital world, we rely on our mobile devices more and more to access the internet, find information, and connect with friends and family. But with this, it becomes critical that we know how to be good digital citizens, how to manage our online reputations, and how to make personal safety a priority on a mobile device.

Tips for mobile and Internet safety:

  • Think before you share a thought or photo. Imagine your grandmother, employer, or teacher receiving it. Is what you’re sending suitable for anyone to see?
  • Protect your personal information. When you send email, texts, photos, or instant messages to people who are not trusted friends or family, don’t give out personal information they could use either to find your physical location or to exploit you.
  • Control negativity. Think carefully about whom to communicate with and whom to ignore. Most social media sites let you block people. If you receive abusive or harassing messages online, report the abuse where and when you see it.
  • Download applications only from trusted sources. When downloading software from third parties, be sure it’s only from developers you trust. Read their terms of service and privacy policies to really understand what permissions you’re giving them when you download their apps.
  • Never text while driving. You put your life and the lives of others in danger when you try to read, type, and drive at the same time. Texting and driving is illegal in some countries.

An increasing challenge is the rising incidents of self/peer exploitation, commonly referred to as sexting. Self/peer exploitation is generally defined as youth creating, sending or sharing sexual images and/or videos with peers via the Internet and/or electronic devices (i.e. through cell phone messaging, messaging apps, social networking sites, etc.).

What should parents know about this issue?

  1. Be aware that adolescents do not typically share experiences they are embarrassed or ashamed of with their parents — don’t assume you would know if there was a problem.
  2. Youth will make errors in judgment — it is all a part of growing up. When an adolescent does make a mistake, use this as an opportunity for her/him to learn and grow. Encourage her/him to separate the error in judgment from how s/he defines her/himself.
  3. The circulation of sexual images/videos among peers and their distribution via the Internet can have short- and long-term impacts. The effects will vary according to an adolescent’s personality, temperament, available support systems, and resiliency.

Conversations parents need to have with their adolescent:

  1. Discuss the difference between healthy relationships (i.e. loving, respectful, caring) and unhealthy relationships (i.e. manipulative, intimidating, pressuring). Remind your teen that pressure from a boyfriend/girlfriend to engage in sexual conversations or share sexual images/videos does not constitute a caring relationship.
  2. Explain the importance of establishing and respecting personal boundaries when using technology. Both the information your teen has shared and the information others have shared with your teen should be protected and handled with respect (i.e. not shared with others). Emphasize that this continues to apply once a relationship has come to an end.
  3. Discuss the types of problems that may arise from sharing private and intimate information, including images and videos electronically. Once information is sent, it can be easily misused. This may include the recipient showing it to friends, sending or posting it online, or using it to manipulate the other person, for example, to engage in further sexual activity.
  4. Teach your adolescent that it may be illegal for people to manufacture, possess or distribute naked or sexually explicit pictures/videos of people under 18 years of age.

For more information go to External link, opens in a new windowwww.cybertip.ca. If you would like an internet safety presentation for your community group or class call Cst. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7429.