Logging truck cab stolen from Industrial Park

A logging truck cab was disconnected from the trailer and stolen last Tuesday night, possibly sighted in Prince George early Wednesday.

A logging truck cab was stolen from the Houston Industrial Park last Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, said RCMP Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the truck was disconnected from the trailer during the night and then stolen, and Houston RCMP got a call about the theft at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

At 2:30 a.m. that same night, Feb. 13, a commercial truck was reported to the Prince George RCMP because it was driving dangerously and weaving in and out of traffic, said Prince George media liaison officer Cpl. Craig Douglas.

Cpl. Douglas says the truck was going at such a high rate of speed that they didn’t want to risk public safety by chasing it.

“A truck can be replaced, a human life can’t be,” said Cpl. Douglas.

“Public safety is the foremost. Getting a stolen vehicle is not as important to us as protecting the public,” he said, adding that at the time the truck was spotted, they were unaware of the stolen truck from Houston.

Cpl. Douglas says it was dark and the truck went past RCMP so quickly that they were unable to get a license plate number, so they are not sure whether it was the stolen truck from Houston.

The truck is a 2006 Grey Kenworth with “NEA Trucking” on the door and a grill guard on the front, said Sgt. Rose.

He says the truck was last seen between Quesnel and Williams Lake around 5 a.m. and the case is still under investigation.

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 pickup truck was stopped by RCMP on Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. after being called in by an off-duty Burns Lake RCMP officer for erratic driving, speeding and passing on a double solid line near Palling B.C. between Topley and Burns Lake, Sgt. Rose said.

Sgt. Rose says the driver was stopped and charged with multiple motor vehicle act offences.

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RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 for an illegal left hand turn out of the 7-11 parking lot just after 3 a.m. Feb. 10, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP demanded a roadside screen, and based on results issued a warning, a three-day immediate roadside prohibition, and the vehicle was impounded.

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RCMP got report of an erratic driver on Hagman Crescent just after 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the blue ford pickup truck had a lift kit and was speeding, and caused a woman to fall as she hurried to cross the road in time.

She did not get a licence plate number, and Sgt. Rose asks that anyone with information about who the truck owner may be call Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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A car hit a deer on Highway 16 and Morgan Road at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, but the driver was uninjured and waiting for a friend to pick them up when RCMP came upon the scene, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the deer was killed in the accident and car damage cost the driver over $1,000.

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Someone got locked into their house on Hagman Crescent because of a broken door, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP were called just after midnight Feb. 10 and helped the home owner open the door and get free.

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On Feb. 9, RCMP responded to a noise complaint about people screaming in the 2035 Sullivan Way apartment building hallway just after 4 a.m., said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP went to the apartment that was believed to be housing the noisy people and arrested a drunk female who was loud and argumentative with RCMP and refused to quiet down.

She was lodged at the RCMP station until sober, said Sgt. Rose.