Wednesday, May 05, 2010

From the files of the Prince Rupert Detachment -- May 3, 2010

While crime didn't stop, the crime report did take a break last week, but they're back on track with tales of the week that was from the RCMP's Prince Rupert detachment.

From the files of the Prince Rupert Detachment a review of some of 193 calls for service for the week of April 26th - May 2nd, 2010

The week of April 19 to April 25, 2010 Prince Rupert RCMP received 224 calls for service. The week of April 26 - May 2, 2010 Prince Rupert RCMP received 151 calls for service. During these two weeks the RCMP attended 44 calls dealing with people being drunk in public, 39 calls for causing a disturbance, 21 noise complaints and 17 assaults.

Thank you to the public for continuing to call in tips with regards to the attempted abductions. The GIS unit is investigating this file and have been interviewing witnesses and following up with suspect vehicle sightings. In a possible related event, on April 26 around 11:00 p.m., a 23 year old female was walking alone on Sloan and McKay and was approached by a man in a older truck offering her a ride. The man swore at the female and drove away after she refused the ride.

A package was stopped from flying when crew members detected a strong smell coming from box.. The box contained approximately a pound of marijuana and drug trafficking equipment. The package was dropped off by a female and was intended to be picked up by a male in Lax Kw’alaams. I wonder how they will explain their way out of this situation? A big thumbs up to the staff who stopped this shipment.

Sunday afternoon a motorcycle driver and deer collided on Park Avenue. The driver was flown to Vancouver for extensive injuries he received to his right hand. The driver also sustained road rash to his lower body. The RCMP traffic analyst determined the driver was going approximately 65 km/hour in a 50 km/hour zone. A reminder to all motorcycle drivers to make sure to wear protective gear while riding. It can safe your life, plus it looks pretty cool.

Summer is fast approaching, or so the calendar says. An increase in tourists and visitors to Rupert means that stores get busier and sometimes cashiers feel too rushed to take the time to verify credit, debit and cash security features. Prince Rupert Auxiliary members are available to train owners and staff on security features and how to avoid being a victim of counterfeiting and identity theft. Some owners of Rupert Square mall have already taken advantage of this training. Contact Cst. Stevenson for more information.

When roads and highways start to clear up, people start to speed up. RCMP attended seven calls of vehicle collisions over the past two weeks. Make sure to Share the Road with motorcycles and bicycles and to be more vigilant of animals and children on roadways during the Summer months. For the budget minded people, the smallest fine you can receive for speeding is $138. Excessive speeding (60 km over limit) gets you a whopping $483 ticket.

A male was pulled over early Saturday morning after almost hitting a parked vehicle. The driver had a strong odor of liquor on his breath, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, poor balance and if that was not enough, when the police lights were flashing behind him he pulled safely over into the middle of the road instead of to the curb the side of the road. The driver refused to provide a breath sample by swearing and spiting at the officers. The male will appear in court for impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample. Failing to provide a sample carries the same penalty as blowing over the legal limit, but that is sometimes a hard concept to relate to a drunk person. A little less paperwork though!

A boat owner was surprised when he went to do some maintenance on his boat and found two firearms on board. The owner called police who seized the rifles for prints.

 Please contact RCMP at 250-624-2136 if you have any information on any crime

Past reports can be found here.

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