FOR the week of February 28 – March 06, New Hazelton RCMP responded to a total of 92 calls, a 37 per cent increase over last week.
– March 1, a male was found passed out at an ATM in a local bank. He was found to be intoxicated and was arrested and subsequently released without charge.
– March 2, police responded to a complaint of several intoxicated persons causing a disturbance at the basketball court in Hazelton. One male was found to be intoxicated contrary to his release conditions. He attempted to resist police upon arrest but was taken into custody. Charges are pending.
– March 3, while on routine patrol a vehicle was found to be driving erratically on Hwy 16. Police stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be impaired by alcohol. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days, the driver was suspended for 90 days and fined.
– March 5, damage to the exterior of the Upper Skeena Development Centre was reported.
– March 6, several cows were reported loose on Hwy 62 near Two Mile. The cows were returned to their pen by the owner with assistance from the RCMP.
– Outstanding warrants: Christopher Charles Johnson for assault and Benjamin Harold Gawa-Johnson for failing to appear.
Tip of the week – Users on Facebook have been approached and told that they have won a sweepstakes prize but need either tax money or a delivery charge to deliver the prize. The money is forwarded but the prize is never received.