RCMP Week in Review August 29 to September 4, 2022


2022-09-06 14:19 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

The Terrace RCMP responded to approximately 281 calls between August 29 and September 4, 2022. of those calls 109 occurred over the weekend from Friday to Sunday. Below are just a few highlights of calls for service received:

On August 29 at approximately 6:30 am, a woman reported to have been pepper sprayed in the downtown area. She was receiving medical treatment from EHS and believed she knew the name of the man responsible for the assault. A few hours later a second report was received of a victim who had been assaulted with pepper spray by a man, again in the downtown core. Police learnt that the victim had also been robbed of his money and the victim provided the same name for the suspect. A short time later, police received a third call from a local store advising that two staff members had been bear sprayed by a man who was in their store. Video surveillance from the store confirmed the identity of the man to be the same as in the first two incidents. Police located the suspect and arrested him shortly thereafter for assault with a weapon. He was also found to be in possession of additional items believed to be stolen. The man was held in custody for court and police submitted their investigation to BC Prosecution Services for consideration of charges. He was subsequently released from custody with a future court date to deal with charges.

On August 29, a man reported that he had been scammed out of $1,200 in a rental property scam. After conversing with someone over Facebook regarding terms and conditions as well as address and pictures, the man sent a bank transfer to the scammer. He later attended what he believed to be the rental property only to discover that the address was not for rent. Police are currently investigating the matter and cautioning the public of the old saying, Buyer be ware. Always look into things a little further to determine if it is real, and if something appears too good to be true, it likely is.

Police were dispatched to a report of a suspicious man waving knives around behind an RV park on Highway 16 West on September 2. Police attended and located the man who was showing signs of intoxication and suspected mental health issues. The man was still in possession of brass knuckles when police arrived but relinquished them willingly. He was arrested safely for various offences and taken into custody. The man was released when sober with an appearance notice for court.

While on routine patrols on September 3, BC Highway Patrol officer observed an older pick up truck with numerous violations and saw that it was struggling to drive. Police conducted a traffic stop and found the driver to be Prohibited from driving. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days, and the driver was issued an Appearance Notice with a court date, Notice of Impound, and a Notice and Order for vehicle inspection.

School is back in session and the Terrace RCMP wish to remind the public to slow down in school zones once again. The RCMP Volunteers will be attending various school zones this September to run the Speed Watch program in attempts to help keep our community safe. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help with this program, please contact the Terrace RCMP at the local number below.

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.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Kelly Cates

Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Terrace
Bureau : 250-638-7400

Courriel : kelly.cates@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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