RCMP recover stolen logging truck

RCMP recovered the logging truck cab that was stolen from the Houston Industrial Park Feb. 12.

RCMP recovered the logging truck cab that was stolen Feb. 12 from the Houston Industrial Park.

The 2006 Kenworth truck, stolen from 3005 West Third Street in Houston, was found abandoned near the Red Rock Scales in Prince George on Feb. 17, said RCMP Sgt. Rose.

Investigation into the Kenworth truck theft, led RCMP to a seemingly related theft that same night, Feb. 12, from a pickup truck on Third Street in the Industrial Park, said Sgt. Rose.

Seven hundred litres of fuel, extension cords, space heaters, a Mastercraft socket set and a red tool box were stolen from the pickup, Sgt. Rose said.

Sgt. Rose says that the night of the Kenworth truck theft, when Prince George RCMP spotted a truck driving dangerously, they stopped the pickup truck driving behind the logging truck, just to see if they were related or had any knowledge of the truck.

RCMP found that the driver of the pickup had no licence, so the vehicle was impounded and the driver brought home, said Sgt. Rose.

A few days later, Feb. 15, RCMP found that the truck was actually stolen from Fort St. John, and inside the truck RCMP found most of the items stolen from the pickup in Houston, as well as other items stolen from other communities, said Prince George media liaison Cpl. Craig Douglas.

Sgt. Rose says the case is still under investigation and the driver of the stolen truck will likely face charges for possession of stolen property.

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RCMP got report of an attempted fraud Feb. 19 shortly after 12 p.m., said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says a male caller phoned suggesting they were the person’s neighbour and claiming they were in the police station in need of bail money.

The caller said their voice didn’t sound like the person’s neighbour because they had a broken nose, and asked for banking and credit card information, Sgt. Rose said, adding that the person who got the call did not give the information to the caller, but hung up and called the RCMP.

Sgt. Rose would like to remind people that such a call is likely a fraud and if someone is in custody and needs bail money, RCMP will likely call first.

Sgt. Rose says if anyone has experienced similar calls or attempted frauds, they can call RCMP.

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A vehicle on Hungerford Drive had two tires slashed on the passenger side between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, said Sgt. Rose.

Anyone with information is asked to call Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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A homeowner in Ambassador Trailer Court got into an argument with an associate Feb. 16 just after 10 p.m., and called RCMP to remove the person from their home, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the person was removed and arrested for being drunk in a public place, lodged at the RCMP station until sober.

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A van got into an accident on Hungry Hill at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19, and it looks like he fell asleep, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says fire rescue and an off-duty paramedic giving first aid along with two civilians to the lone-occupant driver, who was visiting from Alaska.

The driver was brought to the Smithers hospital and treated for minor, non-life threatening injuries and charges are expected against the driver, said Sgt. Rose.

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A truck crashed on Highway 16 just west of Topley, and both the driver and occupant suffered minor injuries, but did not need to be brought to the hospital, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was towed and based on evidence, RCMP demanded a roadside screen.

The driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and a ticket for not having their drivers license, said Sgt. Rose.

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RCMP were called at 10:45 p.m. Feb. 20, about a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says a male threatened a female associate and left before RCMP arrived.

RCMP are looking to arrest the male for uttering threats and failing to comply with conditions of his probation order and the case is still under investigation, said Sgt. Rose.

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That same night, RCMP found a second male breaching his probation, arrested him and released him after he faced 2 charges of breach before justice.

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Several males were reported to be fighting on the second floor of the 2035 Sullivan Way apartments at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Sgt. Rose said.

Sgt. Rose says that upon RCMP arrival, the males had left and were not located, and no charges will be laid as neither of the males came forward about the fight.