Police report car crash into local business

Police report disturbances, breaches, thefts and accidents in Houston the past week.

Police got report of an accident on 9th Street at 11:30 a.m. May 11. Sgt. Rose says the driver of a small passenger car hit the side of a business

Police got report of an accident on 9th Street at 11:30 a.m. May 11. Sgt. Rose says the driver of a small passenger car hit the side of a business

Police got a report of a male and female screaming at each other in the 2000 block of Sullivan Way at 12:30 a.m. May 10.

Sgt. Rose says police made patrols of the streets and apartment building but did not find the subjects of the disturbance.

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Police got a report of two males damaging the washroom at Jamie Baxter Park at 9 a.m. May 10.

Sgt. Rose says police found both males and learned that they were simply playing hacky sack in the area and no damage was found on the washrooms.

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Police got information that someone wanted in the Houston area was en route from Granisle to Burns Lake in a particular vehicle.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP from Houston and Burns Lake searched but did not find the vehicle.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the male and his whereabouts is unknown.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way at 5:30 p.m. May 10.

Sgt. Rose says police arrested a person found to be in breach of court conditions, and released them with a first appearance in Houston court June 17.

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A black Samsung cell phone was dropped off at the Houston RCMP Station at 7:30 p.m. May 10.

Sgt. Rose says the owner is unknown but a photo on the phone shows two people holding a fish.

If anyone knows the owner, they are asked to contact the Houston RCMP.

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Police stopped a vehicle speeding on Highway 16 at 9:30 p.m. May 10.

Sgt. Rose says police detected alcohol and demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed.

The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days, said Rose.

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Police saw a pickup swerve on Highway 16 near Morgan Road at 11:15 p.m. May 10.

Sgt. Rose says police stopped the vehicle, smelled alcohol and arrested the driver.

At the station, the driver gave two breath samples, failed, and released to face charges for impaired driving in Houston June 17, said Rose.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at a home on Hagman Crescent at 1:45 a.m. May 11.

Sgt. Rose says a female said she was assaulted by her spouse so police arrested the male released him on conditions, and he will face charges in Houston June 17.

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Police arrested someone in breach of conditions at a home on Hagman Crescent at 4 a.m. May 11.

Sgt. Rose says the person was charged for failing to comply with probation conditions.

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Police got report of an accident on 9th Street at 11:30 a.m. May 11.

Sgt. Rose says the driver of a small passenger car hit the side of a business, damaging the wall and window.

No one was injured and the driver was issued a violation ticket, said Rose.

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Police got a report of a disturbance on Pearson Road just after midnight May 12.

Sgt. Rose says police found some people shooting a potato gun and a minor with alcohol.

They were warned but not charged, said Sgt. Rose.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way at 3 a.m. May 12.

Sgt. Rose says police knocked, got no response, and in order to ensure the safety of occupants, policed forced open the door and found a male and female inside.

The female was uncooperative with police and upset that they had kicked in her door, and the male was arrested for breaching court conditions, said Rose.

The male was then released and will face charges in Houston June 17.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at a home on Hagman Crescent just after 5 a.m. May 12.

Sgt. Rose says police found a female had attempted to hurt herself, took her into custody and to the Smithers hospital for assessment and treatment.

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Someone turned an antique firearm over to police for destruction at 8 a.m. May 12.

Sgt. Rose says the person had found the firearm in their attic and did not know who was the owner.

For the month of June police will have a province-wide amnesty that will give prosecution immunity to anyone who voluntarily surrenders any firearm, restricted ammunition or prohibited device, weapon or ammunition during that time.

This amnesty does not apply to any firearm used in an offence and does not include transporting a firearm in a vehicle, so if people want to take part in the amnesty they should not bring firearms to police but should contact police to come and collect them.

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Police got a report of a suspicious male at a home on Goold Road at 9 p.m. May 12.

Sgt. Rose says a male knocked on someone’s front door and tried to walk in uninvited, and when police attended they found the male was special needs and reminded him not to walk into the homes of strangers.

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At 9 a.m. May 12, police and B.C. Conservation set up a truck stop in Topley to enforce  B.C. hunting and game laws and the Motor Vehicle Act.

Sgt. Rose says the check point did not lead to any charges but police want to remind the public that they may encounter such check points and should be familiar with the hunting and firearms legislation.

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Police were called to assist Emergency Health Services after they got report of an overdose at 2 p.m. May 13.

Sgt. Rose says that when police arrived, the patient had already been taken to the Smithers hospital for assessment and treatment.

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Police got a report of some youth with liquor at the Twain Sullivan School playground at 8:30 p.m. May 13.

Sgt. Rose says police did foot patrols of the area but didn’t find the youth.

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Police got report of two youth damaging a vehicle parked at a home on 11th Street at 9 p.m. May 13.

Sgt. Rose says police went, identified the two suspects who thought the vehicle was abandoned, and turned the youth over to their parents.

Police talked to the vehicle owner who doesn’t want to press charges but wants the youth to cover the cost of damages, and police are considering restorative justice verses formal charges, said Sgt. Rose.

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Police got a report at 4 p.m. May 14 of a stolen bike at Cataline Court.

Sgt. Rose says police got a limited description of the bike and learned that the bike was stolen sometime in the preceding two weeks.

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

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Police got a call at 5:30 p.m. May 14 from a cyclist who was nearly hit by a semi truck transporting an Atco trailer on Highway 16 in Topley.

Sgt. Rose says they could not give a license plate number and police patrolled the highway between Topley and Houston but could not locate the suspect vehicle.

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Police got report of an assault at a home on the Tatchet reserve at 1:45 May 15.

Sgt. Rose says before police arrived the victim had allegedly gone to a home in Granisle.

Police went to the Granisle home and could not rouse anyone, and went to the Tatchet home and could not rouse anyone, said Sgt. Rose.

The case is still under investigation.

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Police got report of two unwanted males at a home on the Tatchet reserve just after noon May 15.

Sgt. Rose says the males were warned to avoid attending or contacting the complainant and no more reports were received.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at the Northwest Community College at 1:45 p.m. May 15.

Sgt. Rose says a male was harming himself and when confronted by staff, he harmed himself with a knife in the cafeteria.

The male was gone when police arrived but was located at a business in the Houston mall, and police arrested him under the Mental Health Act, talked to him and brought him to the Smithers hospital where he was committed by a doctor, said Sgt. Rose.

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Police got a report of a purse lost between Mountainview Road and Pearson Road at 10:45 a.m. May 16.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204.