Police got a report of a missing four-year-old in the Jewel Road area at 2:30 p.m. May 23.
RCMP Sgt. Rose says that police initiated a search and notified search and rescue, but before Search and Rescue were deployed, the child was found hiding in a neighbour’s back yard.
The child was returned unharmed, and they “didn’t know what the big fuss was all about,” said Sgt. Rose.
May 24 at 10:22 p.m., police got a report of a suspicious male hanging out at Idylwild Cold Bear and Wine but the male was gone by the time police arrived.
Sgt. Rose says the male later returned and stole two 40 oz. bottles of liquor, and left on foot after being confronted by an employee and told to return the liquor.
The next day, police got a report of a break and enter into a home on Nadina Avenue, where someone had broken the back door window and stolen keys and some money around 10:45 p.m. the night before – not realized until morning.
Police called the forensic identification section from Terrace, and they found fingerprints and footwear impressions inside the home.
While investigating that break and enter, police talked to staff at Sullivan Motor Products who told them that they had found a drunk male in one their motorhomes and gave police a description of the male.
Sgt. Rose said shortly after that, a male matching that description was found on a bike on Highway 16.
Talking with him, police found that he matched the clerk’s description of the male responsible for the theft of liquor the night before.
Police arrested the male for shoplifting and found that he was also in breach of court conditions.
They searched the male and examined his footwear and found that it matched the prints found at the break and enter the night before.
They also searched the motorhome the male had trespassed in and found the keys stolen from the home.
The male was charged for theft under $5,000, break and enter, and breach, and he appeared in court May 27 and remains in custody with another court date later this month.
Police on patrol saw two males arguing outside of a local liquor business at 2 a.m. May 26.
Sgt. Rose says the males didn’t see police and began fighting.
Police arrested one of the males for assault after he punched the other and knocked him to the ground.
Talking with the two drunk males, police learned the males both consented to the fight and neither was interested in charging the other, but police still arrested the primary offender and lodged him in cells until sober, in order to prevent further disturbance.
Police got a report of a break and enter at Bulkley Valley Foods on Tweedie Avenue at 4:55 a.m. May 26.
Sgt. Rose says police didn’t find anyone inside but found items disturbed and abandoned near the point of entry.
Police seized numerous items, the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
At 1:19 p.m. May 26, police got a report of a theft from vehicle during the previous night near a home on Hagman Crescent.
Sgt. Rose says the glovebox was rifled through but the only thing stolen from the unlocked vehicle was a pack of gum.
Police encourage people to lock their doors and not leave valuables visible inside their vehicles.
Police got a report of a man laying in the ditch of Highway 16 near Estates Road at 1:42 p.m. May 26.
Sgt. Rose says police talked to the male who advised that he’d fallen the day before and got facial injuries.
Based on their interaction, police felt he may have had a concussion so they called the ambulance to take him to the Smithers hospital, said Sgt. Rose.
Police found that the male was wanted in Terrace, so they arrested him, gave him a new court date, and released him to ambulance because medical treatment was priority, said Sgt. Rose.
Police and Traffic Services from Smithers did a checkpoint at Highway 118 and Highway 16 in Topley from 2 to 4 p.m. May 29.
Sgt. Rose says 150 vehicles were checked, and an impaired driver was stopped, given a 90-day driving prohibition and their vehicle was impounded.
Rose says they also seized a small amount of marijuana from a vehicle but because of the small amount, did not pursue charges.
Police in the area on Sunset Lake Road near Topley saw a male dirt biking on the road and found he was prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code and suspended from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Sgt. Rose says the male was arrested and released with a promise to appear in the Houston court July 15.
He was also issued a ticket for having no bike insurance, said Rose.
Police got a report of a disturbance at the campground at Sunset Lake at 3:15 a.m. June 15.
Sgt. Rose says police went and found multiple parties who were drunk, two of whom wanted to leave to avoid further conflict.
Police talked to them and it was unclear whether an offence had occurred, so they gave the people transportation from the area.
Police got a report of a a drunk male walking in the Avalon subdivision at 5:58 p.m. June 1.
Sgt. Rose says the male was in breach of conditions and was arrested and lodged until sober with a promise to appear in Houston court July 15.
Police got a report of mischief at the Houston Shopping Centre on June 2.
Sgt. Rose says police learned that sometime between 6 p.m. the night before and 3 p.m. June 2, two glass windows at the south entrance were broken.
No entry was gained or property stolen, and police ask anyone with information to call Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A vehicle hit a moose on Highway 16 near Anns Road at 10:02 p.m. June 2.
Sgt. Rose says the vehicle had no damage, no person was injured, but the moose had a broken leg and had to be put down by police.
Police got a report of a disturbance at a home in Tatchet at 11:26 p.m. June 2.
Sgt. Rose says police were invited into the home, saw a number of drunk people, some of whom fled through another door.
While checking the home for other occupants, police found and seized four unsafely-stored firearms.
Sgt. Rose says the file is still under investigation and charges are expected.
Police got a report of a domestic assault at a home in the 2000 block of Sullivan Way at 7:38 p.m. June 3.
Sgt. Rose says police went to the home and talked to the caller before making two arrests: one in breach of court conditions and the other for assault and breach of conditions.
Both were lodged in cells, and one was later released with court appearance in Houston July 15 and the other was held to attend court in Smithers the next day where she was released with a second appearance in Houston July 15.
Police went to a home on Sullivan Way to serve an accused with a summons at 11:19 p.m. June 4.
Sgt. Rose says they found the subject was in breach of other court conditions and was arrested, brought to the Houston Detachment and later released to face breach charges in Houston court July 15.
He will appear for the charges connected with the summons June 17, said Rose.
Sgt. Rose says in the 14 days before June 6, police dealt with nine false 9-1-1 calls, 10 traffic complaints and seven noise complaints.