Tuesday, June 01, 2010

From the files of the Prince Rupert Detachment-- May 31, 2010

Another week of investigations and revelations about crime in the city.

The week of May 24 to May 30, 2010 Prince Rupert RCMP received 211 calls for service.

 Our newest member had to count $65 in nickels and dimes this past week while he booked in a male for being drunk in public. Can someone say low Mountie on the totem pole!

 RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence on Hays Cove and seized drugs as well as drug trafficking equipment; scales are not something most people usually have displayed on their coffee tables. The male was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

RCMP attended after they received a complaint of a fight at the OK Corral...I mean the Rupert Square Mall parking lot. It appears two males got into a heated discussion about a driving incident. One male pulled a knife and the other countered with his belt. It could not be determined who the victim was in this incident and neither of the males involved wanted charges laid.

The bright suns seem to have a negative effect on drivers Wednesday morning, which resulted in two vehicle accidents on McBride. It doesn’t happen often here, but the sun can reduce visibility. Make sure you drive according to weather conditions and make sure lane changes are being made safely; shoulder checks are not just a good stretch for your neck.

Remember our young 18-year-old who keeps failing to appear on court and keeps getting released and committing new crimes? He was arrested again for breaking into a locked garage. The male was located by RCMP inside the garage and appeared to be loading up on tools. The Identification Unit attended, but I should hope his red hands would be enough evidence for a conviction.

A counterfeit $20 bill was received at a local bank through the ATM machine. It only takes a few seconds to check the security features on bills. If you need more information on counterfeiting, please call Prince Rupert RCMP to set up a training date for owners and employees.

A 17-year-old male was charged with impaired driving over the weekend. Shortly before he was stopped on Wantage Road, he had informed another officer that he and his friend were going to walk home. I guess he changed his mind. The young man blew over the legal limit and was released on a court date. His father then arrived to pick him up. I am sure the ride home helped to sober up the young man.

There were 12 noise complaints called in with eight of them occurring over the weekend. Make sure to keep an eye on your stereo volume. The noise bylaw is in effect 24 hours a day. A neighbourly knock on the door may alleviate the situation as well.

A laptop, printer and cash register were stolen from the McBride Street Market earlier in the week. Break-in tools were seized for prints.

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.

Past reports can be found here.

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