RCMP investigate complaints about dangerous dirt bikers

Police got a report of two dangerous dirt bikers who almost hit a family of pedestrians near Houston Secondary School.

At 11:45 p.m. May 16, police stopped a vehicle with one headlight out on Mountainview Drive near Four Seasons Park.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says police found that the driver had a license scheduled for a driving prohibition because of unpaid fines.

Police served the driver with a three month driving prohibition and seized their drivers license.


Police got a report at 10:15 a.m. May 17 of an erratic driver on Pearson Road.

Sgt. Rose says the caller reported that they’d been walking down the street and were nearly run over by a vehicle backing out of a driveway.

Police got a licence plate number and description of the driver and passenger and are continuing efforts to find and charge the driver or registered owner, said Sgt. Rose.


At 1:40 p.m. May 17, police got report of erratic dirt bikers on Hungerford  Drive and Gillespie Road. (check spelling)

Sgt. Rose says the caller reported that in the evening May 16, they’d been walking with their children on a trail near Houston Secondary School and were nearly run over by two male dirt bikers.

The dirt bikers didn’t slow down and police are continuing efforts to identify the bikers, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says this is one of three similar files in that area in the past week, where dirt bikers are not slowing down when passing pedestrians on the walking trails.

Police encourage dirt bikers to slow down and pass safely and they encourage the public to contact police as soon as possible if they see erratic dirt bikers, so that police can get to the area quickly and identify the bikers.


A 2010 Ford Explorer hit a deer in the 9000 block on Highway 16 at 6:49 p.m. May 17.

Sgt. Rose says occupants were not injured, but the deer was injured and had to be put down.


Police got a report of mischief at a home on Hagman Crescent at 10 p.m. May 17.

Sgt. Rose says a female had broken a window of the callers home and was identified to police.

Police are continuing efforts to locate and arrest the female, said Sgt. Rose.


At 8 a.m. May 18, Smithers RCMP reported that there was a truck headed to Houston on Highway 16, with two males, one reportedly brandishing a handgun.

Sgt. Rose says police stopped the truck and found a replica firearm, a small pellet gun, in the vehicle.

Police cautioned the males about the perception made if other people saw them with it and sent the males on their way without charge.


Police got two reports of an assault at an apartment at 2035 Sullivan Way at 2:30 p.m. May 18.

Sgt. Rose says police arrested a female for assaulting her male partner, lodged her in cells until sober and released her to face assault charges in Houston court July 15.


A vehicle rear-ended another vehicle stopped near the construction on Highway 16 near Benson Road at 2:50 p.m. May 18.

Sgt. Rose says no one was seriously injured, both vehicles were towed, and police charged the second vehicle driver with following too closely.


Police were called about two overdue boaters on Babine Lake at 10:30 p.m. May 18.

Sgt. Rose says the boaters didn’t show up for a previously arranged social function so the complainant started searching for them and called police.

Because it was dark, police were unable to start a search for the boaters, but at first light the next morning they called the Provincial Emergency Program Office and Search and Rescue Manager, said Sgt. Rose.

Rose says police started efforts to get an aircraft to search for the boaters but the complainant found the boaters before the aircraft arrived.

The boaters were both in good health and had broken down due to engine trouble.


Police got a report of a disturbance at Poulton Avenue near the Houston curling rink at 1 a.m. May 19.

Sgt. Rose says police found and arrested a drunk female for being drunk in a public place and lodged her in cells until sober.


Police got a report of disturbance at Four Seasons Park at 2:45 a.m. May 19.

Sgt. Rose says Emergency Health Services told police that a male and female had been arguing in the park and the female fell and got minor injuries while attempting to stop the male from leaving in his vehicle.

The people were not from Houston so Sgt. Rose says efforts are continuing with the Burns Lake RCMP to find and interview the victim and witnesses, said Sgt. Rose, adding that its unknown at this time if they will pursue charges.


At 2:30 p.m. May 19, police saw a female in breach of conditions at 2035 Sullivan Way.

Sgt. Rose says she was not permitted to be at that building so police arrested her, held her in custody until sober and released her to face breaching charges in Houston June 17.


Police were at 2035 Sullivan Way for an unrelated investigation and heard a disturbance inside of a unit at 4:45 p.m. May 19.

Sgt. Rose says police warned the occupants to keep the noise down, left, and heard more yelling about 10 minutes later.

Police returned and talked with occupants, and arrested one of the pair to prevent an assault, lodged them in cells until sober and released them without charge.


Police got a report of possible shots fired in the Ambassador Trailer Court on 11th Street at 10:45 p.m. May 19.

Sgt. Rose says police found and talked with several people who said the noises were from fireworks.


Police got a report of a black pickup truck doing donuts in a field on 6th Street at 11:20 a.m. May 20.

Sgt. Rose says the truck was gone when police arrived, and with little detail or description of the vehicle, police were unable to identify the owner of the vehicle.

Police remind the public that if they report an erratic or dangerous driver, to give as much detail as possible including the license plate number and the make, model and colour of the vehicle.

Police also remind drivers that if they are caught stunting, they are subject to a seven day impoundment.


A vehicle hit Super Valu at 12 p.m. May 20, putting a hole in the brick wall.

Sgt. Rose says the driver was gone when police arrived, but returned a short while later and was issued a ticket for failing to remain at the accident scene.

No one was injured in the crash, said Sgt. Rose.


West Pacific Region Traffic Services based in Smithers were doing long weekend enforcement along Highway 16.

Sgt. Rose says they issued a number of speeding tickets and on May 20 just after 1 p.m. stopped a vehicle for excessive speeding just east of Williams Crescent.

The driver was issued a ticket for excessive speeding and the vehicle was impounded for seven days, said Rose.


Police got report of a male collecting bottles around Jule Road at 11:35 a.m. May 21.

Sgt. Rose says this is the same area where, a month ago, police dealt with the male stealing recyclables.

The male claimed to be collecting bottles on behalf of an organization and his motive  is unknown, said Sgt. Rose.

Police found the male and warned him that if he was mis-representing himself he would be arrested and charged with fraud, Sgt. Rose said.

Police ask residents to be wary of giving bottles to anyone without identification related to the organization they claim to be representing.


Police got a report of an erratic motorcycle being driven up Butler Avenue at 2:10 p.m. May 22.

Sgt. Rose says police could not find the suspect driver but learned that they may have been connected with a motorcycle demonstration and display held by a Prince George company.

Police talked with organizers and asked that they remind their test drivers of the rules of the road and cautioned them that if drivers were caught driving erratically or stunting it would be impounded for seven days, said Sgt. Rose.

No more complaints were received, said Rose.


Police got a report of a drunk person banging on doors at 2035 Sullivan Way at 10:45 p.m. May 22.

Sgt. Rose says police arrested the drunk female, lodged her in cells until sober, and released her without charge.


Police got a report of a drunk male disturbing customers at 7-11 at 4:30 a.m. May 23.

Sgt. Rose says the male was capable of caring for himself so he was sent on his way and warned that he would be arrested if he returned.


Sgt. Rose says that police got two false 911 calls and five noise complaints in one week, May 16 to 23.