File # 2019-11532A Terrace man is facing multiple charges following a Sunday crime spree which included a stolen vehicle, breaking and entering, dangerous driving, resisting arrest and more.
Terrace RCMP were contacted around 2 p.m., Oct. 20, after a man walked into a residence on Highland Drive, said he was looking for clothes, then stole a truck from the driveway. Shortly after, police received reports of a truck, matching the stolen vehicle’s description, pulling into a driveway on the 4000 block of Thomas Street and smashing a trailer, then driving erratically down Lanfear Hill.
Police located the vehicle shortly after on the 4900 block of Davis Avenue, crashed and vacant.
On the 3300 block of Thomas Street, a suspicious man was reported in a backyard. Other similar reports were received nearby.
Officers, including the Police Dog Services Unit, attended the area. A man matching the suspect’s description was located near Canadian Tire. He fled from police and a foot pursuit ensued, ending with the man’s capture in front of the store.
Neil Lenard STRAIN, 48, of Terrace BC faces one count each of break and enter, dangerous driving, theft of motor vehicle, resist arrest, and mischief related to Sunday’s events. He also faces charges of resist arrest and loitering at night near a dwelling house from file 19-11513 on Oct. 19, 2019.
Another vehicle was reported stolen just before 1 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 20, from the 4900 block of Labelle Avenue. It was later located on the 4900 block of McConnell Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Police are still investigating.
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.