Police deal with thefts and mischief

Police got report of three males in the Ambassador trailer court believed to be trying to break into the callers home April 26.

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Police on patrol saw a female walking with open liquor in her hand near Poulton Avenue and Tenth Street at 1:15 a.m. April 26.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says RCMP issued her a ticket for consuming liquor in a public place and destroyed the open liquor at the scene.


Police on foot patrol at 4:30 a.m. April 26, saw a female in violating court conditions not to be at the 2035 Sullivan Way apartments.

Sgt. Rose says she was arrested and will face breaching charges in Houston June 17.


Police got a report of an erratic driver on Highway 16 headed to Houston from Telkwa at 5:20 p.m. April 26.

Sgt. Rose says police set up to intersect the driver but didn’t find them, so they called the registered vehicle owner and issued a warning.


Police got a report of three males in the Ambassador trailer court believed to be trying to break into the complainants home at 11:45 p.m. April 26.

Sgt. Rose says police saw all three males leaving the area, arrested them for trespassing by night, and found that all three were bound and in violation of court conditions.

All three are facing charges for breach June 17 in Houston, said Sgt. Rose.


At 1:50 p.m. April 27, police got report of someone in 2035 Sullivan Way in breach of conditions not to be there.

Sgt. Rose says police arrested the female in breach of two conditions by being on the property and under the influence of alcohol.

She was released and will face two breach charges June 17 in Houston, he said.


The main entrance door of the 2035 Sullivan Way apartments was reported April 27 to have been damaged overnight.

Sgt. Rose says police have no suspects or witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Police got a report of a drunk male causing disturbance at a home on Hagman Crescent at 2:30 a.m. April 28.

Sgt. Rose says police arrested the male and lodged him in cells until sober.

While in custody, the male complained of shortness of breath and was brought to the Smithers hospital by Ambulance, said Sgt. Rose.

No charges were laid, he said.


Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 near Tweedie Avenue because a passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.

Sgt. Rose says police found that the driver was impaired by drug-use, issued them a 24-hour driving prohibition and towed their vehicle.


Police were called about a break and enter at 2035 Sullivan Way at 9 p.m. April 28.

Sgt. Rose says the caller said someone had broken into her apartment and stole an x-box  game console.

Police talked to neighbours and identified a suspect but the caller did not want police to proceed with investigation or charges, said Rose.


On April 29, police got a report of an assault that had happened in a home on Hagman Crescent April 27.

Sgt. Rose says police interviewed the complainant and witness and are working to find and arrest the assault suspect.


Police got a report April 29 of mischief at a Nadina Way apartment, where someone had smashed a window with a two by six.

Sgt. Rose says it was believed to have happened in the prior 48 hours and talks with neighbours did not turn up any suspects.


At 1 p.m. April 29, police got a report of a shoplifter at a local business.

Sgt. Rose says the person was gone when police arrived, but they have identified the person responsible.

Investigation is ongoing but charges of theft under $5,000 are anticipated, said Sgt. Rose.


At 3 p.m. April 29, police got a report of a stolen TD 15 Cat winch that had been sitting on a pullout near 18 km on Buck Flats Road.

Sgt. Rose says anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Police got a report of a break and enter at a home in the Houston trailer court at 3 p.m. April 29.

Sgt. Rose says someone had pried open the front door and stole a Playstation 3 controller, several games, and five boxes of laminate flooring.

Police contacted the Forensic Identification Section in Terrace who attended and examined the home, said Rose.

Sgt. Rose says investigation is ongoing and police have identified a subject of interest, but no arrests have yet been made.


A male bound by court conditions turned himself in at 5:30 p.m. April 29, after breaching probation conditions.

Sgt. Rose says the male was arrested and later released and will face charges June 17 in Houston.


Police were asked to help the Fire Department just before 7 p.m. April 29.

Sgt. Rose says a tree had fallen on the power line 2 km east of Houston and caused a small fire, which had extinguished itself.

B.C. Hydro was called to deal with the damaged power lines, said Rose.


Police were called at 2:15 p.m. April 30 about four youth on the train track near Drive In Road and CR Matthews Road.

Sgt. Rose says the youth were not found and reminds people that walking along the CN is dangerous and is trespassing on CN property.


Police on patrol stopped a vehicle near Highway 16 and Highway 118 in Topley at 5 p.m. April 30.

Sgt. Rose says police found that the vehicle had expired insurance, issued the driver a ticket and let the vehicle where it was parked at the store.


At 12:15 p.m. April 30, police got a report of a wallet on Highway 16 at the east end of town.

Sgt. Rose says police didn’t find the wallet, but it was turned in an hour later and then returned to it’s owner.

The owner extends thanks to those who found and turned in the wallet.


Police got a report at 10:45 a.m. May 1 of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 16 near Barrett Hat Road.

Sgt. Rose says police determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and demanded a roadside screen which he failed.

Police issued him a  90-day driving prohibition and impounded the vehicle for 30 days, said Rose.


At 1:40 a.m. May 2, police were asked by ambulance to help them with a hypothermic male on Buck Flats Road.

Sgt. Rose says the male was seen walking across the small creek, not realizing how deep it was and fell in, and got hypothermia from the cold water.

Police helped get the male out from the creek, on the spine board and into the ambulance where he was taken to the Smithers hospital, said Sgt. Rose.


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