Tuesday, June 22, 2010

From the files of the Prince Rupert Detachment-- June 21, 2010

Some of the details of another week of crime fighting and assorted other calls for assistance for the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP.

The week of June 14 - June 20, 2010 Prince Rupert RCMP received 194 calls for service.

School is not even out for the Summer and one 17-year-old upcoming grad has already racked up one charge for impaired driving due to alcohol(post grad night celebrations) and this past week was stopped and was charged with impaired driving due to drugs. All doors are open when you are a young grad, but charges and conviction have a way of closing certain ones. Make smart, healthy choices and keep all your options open, you never know which door you will want to walk through one day.

Prince Rupert Court House had their first conviction of impaired driving due to drugs this past week. The 36-year -old local man received a $1,000 fine and a one year driving prohibition. I am sure when he goes to re-new his insurance after the year prohibition it will be a little on the high side, pardon the pun.

RCMP responded to eight assault calls this week, one resulted in a male receiving several staples to his head while another assault involved the use of a golf club as a weapon. Some people do make the choice to engage in high risk activity like fighting. This choice can lead to severe consequences like injuries and charges if the fight suddenly turns from a consensual to a non-consensual fight.

A counterfeit $100 American bill was turned into Police. The bill was found discarded on the street. It is a criminal offense to buy, possess or introduce counterfeit currency into Canada and can result in up to 14 years in jail. If you think you are in possession of a counterfeit bill or someone tried to pass you one, contact the RCMP immediately. 

Police had to put down a deer this week that had been struck by a vehicle. Animals are on the Highway, on city streets and in yards for the next few months. Motorists need to be focusing on driving, not talking on handheld devices, fidgeting with GPS and radio units, yelling at kids or letting minds wander. Maybe if the motorists that hit the animals had to walk up to them and shoot them through the head while they bat their long angelic eye lashes, it may help improve their driving skills.

The Community Policing Access Centre located below City Hall is open every Saturday from 12-4 pm. Come down and check out all the information available about drugs, home and business security, recruitment, senior safety, child find and many others. An Auxiliary RCMP will be there to answer any questions you have. If citizens would like extra patrols in their neighborhood around their homes while they are away please attend the CPAC office and inform the Auxiliaries of these locations. The Citizens on Patrol are available to do these extra patrols.

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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