Police respond to break-ins, weapons offences over the weekend

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 242 files from Feb. 10-16. About 104 of those files occurred over the weekend, Friday Feb. 14 to Sunday Feb. 16, 2020 at midnight.

Below are highlights from the weekend’s calls for service.

Warrant arrest leads to weapons, breach charges
File # 2020-1514
   A man faces numerous weapons charges after a police officer executed an arrest warrant Friday.
   On Feb. 14, 2020 at approximately 1 p.m., a Terrace RCMP constable was patrolling Lazelle Avenue when he recognized a man wanted on a warrant. The officer arrested the man and in doing so, located a weapon in his possession.
   Terrell Brandon Shakair WATTS, age 22 of Terrace BC, faces three counts of failure to comply with probation, and one count each of possessing an instrument suitable for the purpose of breaking into a place and under circumstances that give rise to the reasonable inference that the instrument has been used or is or was intended to be used for such purpose; possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose; and carrying a concealed weapon.
   He was remanded in custody with an appearance set for Feb. 18, 2020.

Firearms stolen from a residence
File # 2020-1526
   Police are investigating after firearms were stolen from a Scotton Road home in Thornhill on Friday.
   Around 6:45 p.m., Feb. 14, 2020 police received a report of someone forcing their way into a residence while the homeowner was at work and breaking into a gun safe. The RCMP Forensic Identification Services were called to analyze the scene. A vehicle was seen at the residence earlier in the day. 
   The investigation in ongoing.

Man arrested after approaching officers with a weapon
File # 2020-1527
   A call to a Thornhill residence ended with a man being taken into police custody.
   Around 7:20 p.m. on Friday Feb. 14, Terrace RCMP responded to a call for service involving an unsecure residence on Queensway Drive. Police attended and were in the process of talking to the complainant when a man emerged from a secondary residence with a knife and began to approach officers.
   The man was arrested for possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose, as well as breaching conditions related to the possession of weapons.
    He was lodged in cells and released on an Undertaking once sober.

Property broken into, keys and money stolen
File # 2020-1558
   A Thornhill man returned to his home to discover it had been broken into.
   On Feb. 15, around 6:25 p.m., Terrace RCMP responded to a report on River Drive, where a door had been pried open and keys and a change jar were stolen.
   Police attended the location to investigate.

Man arrested after double assault Saturday
File # 2020-1568

   A man was held in custody over the weekend after police received a report of a man and a woman being assaulted Saturday night.
   Around 8:15 p.m. Feb. 15, Terrace RCMP were called to the 4400 block of Lakelse Avenue for a report of an intoxicated man assaulting people and kicking a glass door. Police located and arrested a man nearby.
   Shane Jordan Lee HOWARD, age 39 of Terrace BC, faces one count of assault. He was held in custody with a remand date of Feb. 18, 2020.

Impaired driving
File # 2020-1582
   A report of a suspicious vehicle led to police being able to remove an impaired driver from the roadway.
   Early Sunday morning, around 4:25 a.m., on Feb. 16, Terrace RCMP received a report of a suspicious white car parked on the 4900 block of Scott Avenue.
   Police attended and observed the vehicle parked off the side of the road with its lights on and running. Upon speaking with the driver police conducted roadside breath tests, both which registered ‘Fail’ readings, indicating a blood alcohol content exceeding .08.
   A 30-day vehicle impound, 90-day driving prohibition, and violation ticket for driving contrary to restriction, were issued under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Unsecure vehicle stolen from parking lot
File # 2020-1607
   A vehicle left running and unlocked was stolen this weekend.
   On Sunday Feb. 16, around 10:45 p.m., Terrace RCMP received a report of the stolen vehicle, taken from a parking lot on the 4400 block of Lakelse Avenue. The suspect was described as white, approximately six feet, six inches in height, wearing glasses, and with a dark beard. The vehicle was located the next day in Prince Rupert.
   Police are investigating.

Sobering up with police
   Approximately nine people sobered up with police this weekend in relation to disturbance-related calls.
   On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, one man was arrested on the 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue. Saturday saw two men in need of sobering on the 4700 block of Lazelle and the 4800 block of Hwy 16 W. On Sunday, Feb. 16, four men and two women were arrested at locations including the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue, the 3200 block of Eby Street, the 4600 block of Park Avenue, 4700 block of Soucie Avenue, and the 3500 block of Kalum Street. All were released when sobered.

Panda Thief robs Scotia Bank

File # 2020-437

Just before 2pm on February 12th, a man wearing a Panda Hoodie entered the Scotia Bank in Kitimat, BC. The man approached a teller, threatened to use a gun and demanded money. The man then left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was harmed or injured during the incident.

The man is described as 6ft tall and wearing a black and white hoodie with ears on the hood, gloves, jeans and work boots.

If anyone recognizes the person in the photo or has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Man wearing Black and White Hoodie with ears on hood and hands in pocket

Thefts, disturbances, part of weekend calls

Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 204 files from Jan. 13 to 19. About 77 of those files occurred over the weekend, Friday Jan. 17 to Sunday Jan. 19 at midnight. Below are highlights from the weekend’s calls for service.

Sobering up with police
   Disturbance related calls led to more than a dozen people sobering up with police this weekend.
   Friday Jan. 17, saw two men and a woman arrested on the 4400 block of Lakelse Avenue and the 300 block of Williams Creek Avenue. On Saturday, six people were lodged in cells to sober up safely: four men and two women on the 2500 block of Pear Street and the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue.
Sunday saw three men and a woman arrested on the 4600 block of Lazelle Avenue and the 4600 block of Haugland.
   All were released when sober.

Impaired driving
File # 2020-550
   A man lost his license for 90 days after leaving a bar in Terrace early Saturday morning.
   Around 12:37 a.m., Jan. 18, police were conducting patrols when a truck was observed with no taillights. A traffic stop was initiated and, after speaking with the driver, roadside breath tests were conducted. Both tests registered Fail readings, indicating a blood-alcohol content exceeding .08.
   A 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound were issued under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Items stolen from unlocked car
File # 2020-582
   Money and financial cards were stolen from an unlocked car on Hamer Street this week.
   Around 11 a.m., Jan. 19, 2020, Terrace RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle on the 4600 block of Hamer.
   No damage was done to the vehicle.

Chainsaw, generator stolen
File # 2020-590
   Numerous tools were stolen after a seasonal residence was broken into earlier this month.
   On Jan. 19, Terrace RCMP received a report of a break-in on the 18000 block of Hwy 16, around Jan. 4. Among the items stolen were a chainsaw, generator, fuel and other items. 
   Police are investigating.


 

RCMP is HIRING – Recruiting Events coming to Terrace

Ever wondered if you could be a police officer? Want to find out?

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are holding a career presentation and exam workshop in Thornhill on Jan. 31, at the Holiday Inn.

“We are Canada’s national police service and unique in the world, providing policing services at the international, federal, provincial, and municipal levels” said Constable Erika DIRSUS of the RCMP Proactive Recruiting Unit. “The RCMP gives you the opportunity to become a part of something much larger than yourself – or anything you could ever imagine.”

To do the job, RCMP need applicants from all backgrounds who are physically fit, up for a challenge and ready to make a difference wherever they’re posted.Those interested are invited to attend one or both of the following:

CAREER PRESENTATION

  • Friday, Jan. 31, 6 PM

ENTRANCE EXAM WORKSHOP

  • Friday, Jan. 31, 8 PM

LOCATION

  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 3059 Highway 16 East Thornhill

Pre-registration is required for each event. Call 1-877-726-7472, or email lmd_proactive_recruiting@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Be sure to include the following information:

Your name

Email address or phone number

Date and location of presentation

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the presentation with identification.The entrance exam workshop is designed to provide those interested with an opportunity to prepare for the RCMP Entrance Exam. A recruiter will review the various components of the exam and review sample questions. Participants will also walk away with general test-taking strategies, tips and study resources to help prepare for success. Anyone who is, or knows someone who is thinking about becoming a police officer with the RCMP, can learn more at rcmpcareers.ca.

14 Jan 2020 – Thefts, impairs, and breaches part of last week’s file count

   The first full week of January saw Terrace RCMP respond to approximately 208 files. Of them, 90 occurred over the weekend, Friday Jan. 10 to Sunday Jan. 12 at midnight. Below are highlights from the weekend’s calls for service.

Tires stolen from vehicle
File # 2020-314
   A car was left tireless after someone took all four of its wheels and left it on wooden blocks.
   On Jan. 10, around 8:25 a.m., Terrace RCMP received a report regarding the theft on the 4500 block of Scott Avenue. Video surveillance showed a person removing the tires around 1:15 a.m. and tossing them over the fence on the north side of the property, then leaving on foot around 2:15 a.m.
   Police attended to investigate.

Man in custody after a string of offences
File # 2020-333
   Resisting arrest led to more charges for a Terrace man wanted on breach and theft offences.
   Around 4:40 p.m., Friday Jan. 10, a Terrace RCMP officer was patrolling downtown when a man was observed jaywalking in front of oncoming vehicles on Park Avenue and Kalum Street.
The officer recognized the man as being arrestable for breaching his release conditions, pulled over, and told the man he was under arrest. The man walked away and then resisted arrest, which required additional assistance to control and handcuff him.
   Anthony Keenan Pearson, age 20 of Terrace BC, was held in custody for court on two counts of breach, one count of theft from December, and resisting arrest. A court appearance was scheduled for Jan. 13, 2020, during which he was released by a judge with conditions.

Impaired driving
File # 2020-339
   A man was arrested for impaired driving after a truck crashed into a snowbank Friday night.
   On Jan. 10, around 10:15 p.m., Terrace RCMP responded to a report of single-vehicle crash on the 4600 block of Straume Avenue.
Police attended, investigated, and the driver was brought back to the detachment to provide breath samples. Samples taken provided a reading of more than double the blood-alcohol content required for the Criminal Code offence of exceeding .08 mgs per 100 mls of blood, in addition to the offence of impaired driving.
   A man was released with a court date and violation tickets.

File # 2020-369
   A woman lost her licence for 90 days following a vehicle stop early Sunday morning.
   Just after midnight on Jan. 12, police were conducting patrols on Hwy 16 near Eby Street when a vehicle was observed making a wide right turn onto Munroe Street.
Police stopped the vehicle and after speaking to the driver, conducted roadside breath tests, both which registered ‘Fail’ readings, indicating a blood-alcohol content exceeding .08.
   A 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound were served to the driver under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Vehicle stolen from parking lot
File # 2020-351
   A truck was reported stolen from the 4800 block of Hwy 16 W this weekend.
   On Jan. 11, around 11:15 a.m., Terrace RCMP responded to a report of a stolen 2014 black Dodge Ram 1500, BCDL: KM3842. It had been parked at the location overnight from 8 p.m. and 11 a.m.
   Anyone who may have seen the vehicle is asked to contact Terrace RCMP.

Sobering up with police
   Six people sobered up with police in response to disturbance related calls.
   On Friday night, two men and a youth were arrested on the 4700 block of Lakelse Avenue and the 4400 block of Park Avenue. On Jan. 11, a man was arrested on the 5600 block of Ecstall Avenue, and on Jan. 12, a man and a woman were arrested on the 3500 block of Hansen Street.
   All were released when sober.

You know the drill if you have information about crime: Call Terrace RCMP Detachment at 250 638 7400 or Crimestoppers.