The Terrace RCMP were very busy New Year’s Eve of 2014. The 12 hour period from 6 PM to 6 AM saw police responding to approximately 33 calls. Eleven people were lodged in Terrace Cells, six of these people for intoxication.
The combination of people celebrating the holidays, excessive alcohol consumption, and ice rain on the highways kept us very busy responding to all manners of calls. We were prepared with extra members on shift, but none the less it was hair straight back for everyone all night, says Cpl Shawn McLaughlin, Non Commissioned Officer in Charge of D Watch.
Here are some of the events reported:
- A blue 1998 Ford F150 truck was pulled over for going 147 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on Hwy 37 near Onion Lake. The 27 yr old driver was issued an excessive speeding violation and the truck he was driving was impounded.
- Domestic dispute. A 40 yr old man fled the scene but was located by police and arrested for assault, breaching a condition of probation of not to be in contact with the woman, and obstructing a police officer. He was held for court. Checks determined that the woman was also breaching a condition of her probation of not to consume alcohol. The 37 yr old woman was arrested and held for court.
- An intoxicated man yelled and intimidated a worker at the Damp Shelter on Sparks St. Police arrested the 52 yr old man.
- A blue 2000 Pontiac Montana slid off the road, down an embankment, and came to rest on the railroad tracks near the 100 km marker on Hwy 16 west. The 30 yr old driver escaped from the vehicle, which was then struck by a train that was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision. No injuries.
- Police responded to a call of a suicidal man. While investigating this complaint a police officer was assaulted by a 40 yr old woman who was arrested. Charges are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.
- A taxi driver was assaulted by a fare. A group of taxi drivers apprehended the man and held him for police. Police arrested the intoxicated 24 yr old man. Under investigation.
- A brown 2001 GMC Jimmy lost control, hit the ditch, and went down a steep embankment on Hwy 37 south of Lakelse Lake Rd. The 23 yr old driver was uninjured.
- A party with underage drinking was shut down on Laurel Ave.
- A brown 2014 Honda Civic was pulled over on Old Lakelse Lake Dr. The 21 yr old driver provided a sample of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in a warn. She was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle she was driving was impounded.
- Police observed a man walking down Lakelse Ave matching the description of a person just recently released from Prince George Regional Correction Center on probation conditions of adhering to a curfew. Checks were done. Investigation determined that the man provided a false name to police and he was breaching his curfew condition. The man was arrested and held for court.
- An amorous encounter became out of the range of a person’s tastes. This led to comments being made and offence taken. Things became physical and police were called. The people involved were spoken with and a resolution reached.
- Noise complaint. Police spoke with a person who was installing a wood stove at 3 AM.
- An intoxicated man attempting to get gas for his red 2000 Chevrolet Tracker at the Husky on Lakelse Ave. The 60 yr old driver provided a sample of breath into a roadside screening device that resulted in a fail. He was served an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.
- An intoxicated woman assaulted everyone in the room of a motel room then drove off in a red 2006 Chevrolet Uplander van. Police located the van on Kalum Lake Rd being driven by a man who did not have a driver’s licence with the woman in the passenger seat. The vehicle was towed.
- Familial dispute. A 26 yr old intoxicated man assaulted a man. Police arrived to find the man being held down by a man and a woman to prevent further violence. The 26 yr old man was arrested.
- Five incidents of false alarms/911 calls.
- Two people wandering the streets of Terrace were checked and found to have outstanding warrants for their arrest that were executed. A 35 yr old woman and an 18 yr old woman spent New Year’s Eve in Terrace Cells.
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 or by textingTERRACE 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.