The recent death of a Kamloops man in Thornhill has been declared as non-suspicious.
On Nov. 10, 2019 around 5 a.m., police were dispatched to a report of a man in the roadway on Thornhill Frontage Road parallel to Hwy 16. Officers attended and located an unresponsive man who was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Blaine FRISK of Kamloops BC was pronounced dead a few hours later.
Based on post-mortem testing results, combined with a thorough police investigation, Frisk’s death has been deemed non-suspicious. The BC Coroners Service will continue its work on determining the cause of death.
The Terrace RCMP would like to thank the public for its assistance in this investigation.
On November 18, 2018, 30 year-old Cameron Kerr of Terrace, BC was walking home along Highway 16 west of Terrace when he was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. (Link to original media release).
Since that time, investigators have received a significant number of tips from the public and have gathered valuable evidence. Investigators believe that there are a number of witnesses in this matter that have information which, if provided to police, will assist the investigation. It should be noted that some witnesses and persons of interest previously identified in this matter are not from Terrace or the Northern BC area and, in fact, reside in the Lower Mainland of BC.
This tragic incident continues to affect the community of Terrace and the Kerr family. The RCMP are committed to solving this case and will utilize all legal means necessary to bring those responsible for this crime to justice for the sake of our community and the Kerr family.
To those responsible and to those who have knowledge of this tragic event – and you know who you are – we encourage you to come forward with your information and take responsibility for your actions, says Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin of West Pacific Region Traffic Services. Cameron Kerr deserves as much. Ask yourself if you would want justice done if it was your friend or family member killed in similar circumstances.
Anyone with information regarding this fatal hit and run collision can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or West Pacific Region Traffic Services at 250-638-7400.
(See below for full text of Sgt. McLaughlin’s statement made at a press conference in Terrace November 15th, 2019).
Prepared Statement to Media RE: Cameron Kerr hit & run fatality November 18, 2018 Terrace, BC
I am Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin, Unit Commander for West Pacific Region Traffic Services. November 18th, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of the Hit and Run collision that resulted in the death of 30 year-old Cameron Kerr, a well-known and respected member of the Terrace community. The incident occurred on Highway 16 near New Remo located west of Terrace, BC.
Over the past year, various sections of the BC RCMP have been thoroughly investigating this criminal act. Early on in the investigation, we asked the public to come forward with information pertaining to the collision. As a result, we received a significant number of tips and have gathered valuable evidence. This information leads us to believe that there are a number of witnesses in this matter that have information which, if provided to police, will assist the investigation. It should be noted that some witnesses and persons of interest that have been identified in this matter are not from Terrace or the Northern BC area and, in fact, reside in the Lower Mainland of BC.
As you have seen from public statements made by the Kerr family, this matter continues to deeply affect their family and I can personally attest to how it has affected our community as a whole.
The RCMP are committed to solving this case and will utilize all legal means necessary to bring those responsible for this crime to justice for the sake of our community and the Kerr family.
To those responsible and to those who have knowledge of this tragic event – and you know who you are – we encourage you to come forward with your information and take responsibility for your actions – Cameron Kerr deserves as much. Ask yourself if you would want justice done if it was your friend or family member killed in similar circumstances.
Meaz NOUR-ELDIN is described as a 22 year old Somalian male, 6’1”, 181 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. He has tattoos on his left hand, left wrist, and upper torso. Investigators believe NOUR-ELDIN may have fled to other parts of the country, including possibly Quebec and Ontario. These charges stem from an ongoing Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit investigation involving a kidnapping and an assault. This was an isolated and targeted incident and additional suspects have already been charged and remain in custody for this incident.
Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 285 calls for service during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019.
For the month of October, Terrace RCMP received just more than 1,100 calls, with 40 reports received on the last day of the month — Halloween.
Of the calls responded to during the first week of November, approximately 140 were received on the weekend, Friday Nov. 1 to midnight Nov. 3, 2019.
Below are some highlights from that weekend’s calls.
Two collisions last Friday afternoon 19-11983/11984 Two trucks collided at the intersection of Kenny Street and Hwy 16 Friday afternoon. Around 1:40 p.m., Nov. 1, 2019, Terrace RCMP received a report of a collision involving two trucks at the intersection. A black Chevy truck was heading eastbound on Hwy 16 when it struck a northbound blue Ford truck. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. A ticket was issued for failure to stop at a red light. Around the same time, police attended a two-vehicle crash on the south side of the Sande Overpass and Keith Avenue. According to the investigation, a grey car was turning left onto the overpass from Keith Avenue when it struck a grey vehicle going straight through. Both vehicles were only occupied by a driver and both drivers appeared uninjured. Both vehicles were towed. A ticket was issued for failure to yield to a vehicle in an intersection.
Police investigating after assault reported downtown 19-12007 An assault with a weapon file is under investigation after police were called to the 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue Friday night. Around 9:40 p.m. Nov. 1, 2019, Terrace RCMP received a report of a man being beaten with a bat by a group of unknown men. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The public is not believed to be at risk.
Impaired driving 19-12012 A man has lost his license following a vehicle stop on Sparks Street Friday night. Around 10:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 2019, police were conducting patrols when they observed a blue truck on Park Avenue registered to an N driver, but without the N displayed. After stopping the vehicle and speaking to its driver, police conducted a roadside breath test, which the driver failed to perform. A 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound was issued for refusing to provide a breath sample, which carries the same penalty as providing one exceeding .08, as well as violation tickets for failing to display the N and driving contrary to restriction.
19-12093 A report of a vehicle running a red light and swerving all over the road led to a vehicle impound, violation tickets, and an arrest. On Sunday Nov. 3, around 8:20 p.m., Terrace RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on the 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue. Police attended, located the vehicle and performed roadside breath tests which registered readings of ‘Fail’. A man was issued a Notice of Driving Prohibition, 30-day vehicle impound, and a violation ticket for no driver’s license. He was also arrested for breaching his no-consume conditions and released with a court date.