Tuesday, June 15, 2010

From the files of the Prince Rupert Detachment-- June 14, 2010

The latest reports of calls for assistance and investigations from the Prince Rupert RCMP.

The week of June 7 - June 13, 2010 Prince Rupert RCMP received 194 calls for service, 95 of the calls occurred over the weekend and 18 people were lodged in cells over the weekend for being drunk in public.

Summer is full of all kinds of events here in Rupert; running races, parades, funeral processions, bike rodeos and of course more people out walking, biking and skateboarding. RCMP would like to remind motorists to be extra vigilant and make sure to slow down when passing runners and bikers and drive appropriately and be patient when events are being held on roadways.

Please report any theft of license plates or validation stickers, even if the plate does not have valid insurance on it. Criminals use the plates to commit criminal offenses. If you don't report the theft then it will be your door RCMP will be knocking on after your plate had been used in a break and enter or theft.

 The Fairview Restaurant had their window smashed over the weekend. No prints were obtained, but even better than that, the male who did the damage dropped his jacket while he fled the scene. The jacket contained his ID. A warrant will be requested for his arrest.

A few found bikes have been brought into the office this past week. If you have lost a bike please drop by the detachment and provide a serial number or a detailed description of the bike and how it was lost. There was also a pocket bike turned. Items will be held for 90 days and then will be destroyed or auctioned. You can also register your bike with the RCMP so all the information is on file. Just come to the front counter and have your bike or all of its information handy to fill out the form. This is a free service.

An 18-year- old male about 6 foot, slight build with blond hair and blue eyes is making a habit of taking things that don't belong to him. Please contact RCMP immediately if you see a male matching this description committing a crime or behaving in a suspicious manner. You will be asked to provide a good description of the male and specific details of what the male was doing and for how long.

Fires can get out of control very quickly. RCMP had a number of calls this week where fires had been deliberately set to newspaper boxes, on steps in front of an apartment and near a school. Please talk to your children about fire safety and practice it as well.

COPs and Auxiliary were out in full force this weekend helping with traffic at the Parade as well as doing patrols at night. These dedicate volunteers are giving up their leisure time to help make our community safer. The RCMP appreciates their involvement and help especially during these busy weekends.

Please contact Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you have any information on any crime. You can now also send an anonymous tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.

Past reports can be found here.

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