UPDATE 20 Nov 2019: Death deemed non-suspicious. (Terrace RCMP looking for dash cam footage following a suspicious death)

***UPDATE 20 Nov 2019: 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. Original Post noted below:

======File # 2019-12330======

Terrace RCMP are asking for the public’s help following a suspicious death early Sunday morning.

On Nov. 10, 2019 around 1:45 am, Terrace RCMP responded to a report involving an intoxicated pedestrian on Hwy 16 E. Police were unable to locate the man.

Around 5 am, police were dispatched to a report of a man in the roadway on Thornhill Frontage Road parallel to the north side of Hwy 16. Officers attended and located an unresponsive man who was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Blaine FRISK of Kamloops BC, was pronounced dead a few hours later. He is the same man from the call received around 1:45 am.

Police are asking the public to please contact Terrace RCMP if they have dash camera footage of Hwy 16 and its parallel roads between midnight and 5 am, along the strip between Hwy 37 and the Thornhill sign; had any contact with FRISK after 1 am; or have more information about the night’s events involving FRISK.

Please call 250-638-7400 and reference file 19-12330, or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.As this investigation remains open, no further information will be released to the media.

Third public appeal regarding Hit and Run

RCMP and family of Cameron KERR mark the one-year anniversary of a fatal hit and run with a 3rd public appeal that will be released on 18 Nov 2019.

Cameron KERR, 30, was struck and killed by a vehicle in the early morning hours of 18 Nov 2018 while walking eastward on Hwy 16 toward Terrace from New Remo. RCMP identified a primary suspect from the Lower Mainland but did not have enough evidence to pursue charges.

Police are asking anyone with information and who has not already spoken with police to call Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin with West Pacific Region Traffic Services at 250-638-7438 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

BUY & SELL safety

RCMP DETACHMENTS PROVINCE WIDE offer their parking lots for Buy & Sell exchanges…

BC RCMP state that they don’t always have signage up, but every person is welcome to use the area in front of any detachment as a safer trading and meeting spot for buy and sell purchases. Here are some precautions when engaging in the ‘switches’:
– Meet in a public place with many people around
– Refrain from using remote locations or your home for any exchange
– If possible, bring a friend or a family member
– When buying or selling, meet in person to thoroughly inspect the product before exchanging funds
– Keep things local and in cash. Don’t use cheques or money-wiring services
– Only bring enough cash with you to pay for the item purchased
– Do not give out personal or banking information (such as a social insurance number, bank account number or address) over the internet.

Fights, thefts part of calls for the week of Oct. 21 2019

   Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 259 calls for service during the week of October 21-27. Of those calls, approximately 161 were received during the week, Monday Oct. 21 to midnight Oct. 24.
Below are some highlights from the weekday calls.

Fights reported downtown
   In less than an hour, Terrace RCMP received two reports of fighting on the 4600 block of Lazelle Avenue.
   Around 4:40 p.m. on Monday Oct. 21, police attended the area reported and spoke to those present. Patrols were made, but police were unable to locate those involved.
   Around 5:15 p.m., police were called again to the 4600 block of Lazelle Avenue for a report of two men fighting in the alley while a third was on the ground being assaulted.
Police attended and located a man who was taken to the hospital. He was uncooperative with police.

Theft from vehicle/fraud reported
   Police are investigating a fraud file following a theft from an unlocked vehicle.
   On Oct. 22, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Terrace RCMP received a report of someone trying to cash cheques stolen from an unlocked vehicle around 6 a.m. on the 4900 block of Walsh Street.
   Evidence was collected and the investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle crashes off Birch Hill Drive
   A car ended up being supported only by trees after a single-vehicle collision on Birch Hill Drive Tuesday night.
   Around 9:20 p.m., Terrace RCMP responded to an abandoned 911 call from a cellphone mapping to the area of Birch Hill. A woman called back to advise police she had been in an accident but was okay. Police attended and located the vehicle off road on the south side of the downhill slope. Both the driver and passenger were out and appeared uninjured.
   The vehicle was towed and the driver received a ticket for driving without due care.

Bike theft and bear spray file leads to arrest
   A man was arrested for offences including possession of a dangerous weapon, threats, and breaches, following a report to police last week.
   Around 7:50 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2019, Terrace RCMP responded to an incident involving a man trying to steal a bike and pointing bear spray at another person on the 4800 block of Lazelle Avenue.
   Police located a man matching the description provided shortly after and arrested him.

Coin laundry machines damaged, stolen from
   Police are investigating after a series of thefts from coin laundry machines in Terrace.
   On Oct. 24, around 9 a.m., Terrace RCMP received a report of damaged washers and dryers on the 4700 block of Walsh Avenue. Money had been stolen from them.
   Around 09:50 a.m., police received a similar report from the 2600 block of Pear Street. Another report was received around noon, this time from the 4900 block of Davis Avenue, and then again around 4 p.m. on the 4200 block of Sparks Street. Around 6:20 p.m., police received a related report on the 2600 block of Sparks Street.

Sobering up with police
    Approximately 10 people sobered up with police Oct. 21-24 for disturbance related calls.
   On Oct. 22, a man was arrested near Lazelle Avenue and Emerson Street. The rest of the arrests related to disturbances were made on Oct. 24 on the 4600 block of Haugland Avenue, the 3800 block of Muller Avenue, the 3200 block of Eby Street, Kalum Street and Greig Avenue, the 4600 and 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue, and Olson Avenue. Of those arrested Oct. 24, one was a woman and eight were men. All were released after sobering up safely.

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.

TERRACE RCMP are investigating after a man was assaulted with a weapon downtown

File # 2019-11697: Terrace RCMP are asking witnesses to come forward after an assault on Park Avenue sent one man to the hospital Thursday night.

Around 8:20 p.m. Oct. 24 2019, police were called to the 4600 block of Park Avenue for a report of a man bleeding from his head. Upon arrival, police located a man who said he had been assaulted with a knife by multiple people. The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police located and arrested three people as part of an ongoing investigation. The assault is believed to have occurred on the 4500 block of Park Avenue.If you have information about this crime please contact the Terrace RCMP at (250) 638-7400 and reference file 2019-11697, or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.