A transport truck went off the road 16 km up the Morice River Road at 11 a.m. July 1. RCMP Sgt. Rose says efforts were made to contain the contents of the overturned truck

Rollovers and accidents on Morice River Road

A transport truck went off the road 16 km up the Morice River Road at 11 a.m. July 1, and Sgt. Rose says the driver was issued a ticket.

Police got a report of an incident at Huckleberry Mine at 11:42 a.m. June 27.

Sgt. Rose says the injured person was taken to the Smithers hospital by Ambulance before police arrived, and the case is still under investigation.


Police got a request to help the B.C. Ambulance at a home on Hagman Crescent at 1:43 a.m. June 28.

Sgt. Rose says it was a self-inflicted wound, and the person refused needed medical aid.

Police arrested the person under the

Mental Health Act and brought them to the Smithers Hospital for treatment.


Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 and Buck Flats Road at 6:24 p.m. June 30.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was stopped because police got information from the Smithers RCMP that the occupants may have been involved in a criminal offence.

Police saw signs of driver impairment and demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed, so they issued the driver a 90-day roadside prohibition and impounded the vehicle for 30 days, said Sgt. Rose.

He adds that the driver was also arrested for a Smithers assault and released to face charges in Smithers court.


A transport truck went off the road 16 km up the Morice River Road at 11 a.m. July 1.

Sgt. Rose says efforts were made to contain the contents of the overturned truck, and the driver was issued a violation ticket.


At 3 p.m. July 1, police got report that a vehicle had hit a deer the day before near Francois Lake.

Sgt. Rose says the occupants weren’t injured but the deer was put down because of their injuries.


In keeping with their annual performance plan, police ran a check point 9 p.m. to midnight July 1 on Highway 16 and Estates Drive.

Sgt. Rose says they stopped about 100 vehicles and found all drivers to be sober and licensed.


A vehicle drove off Highway 16 and hit several large trees near Merkley Frontage Road at 12:38 a.m. July 2.

Sgt. Rose says the driver said he was avoiding a deer, and had no serious injuries.

Charges are not expected as alcohol was not a factor, said Sgt. Rose.


Police got a report from the Burns Lake RCMP at 9:45 a.m. July 2, that a possible impaired driver was heading to Houston on Highway 16.

Sgt. Rose says police stopped the commercial vehicle near Drive In Road, talked with the driver and reviewed the log books.

Police found that the driver had not had adequate rest and there were inconsistencies in the log book, and the driver got tickets for both violations, said Sgt. Rose.


Police got a report of a suspicious situation at a home on Butler Avenue at 4:09 p.m. July 2.

Sgt. Rose says police talked with the people who said that their dog had dug up what appeared to be a human bone in their backyard.

Police seized the bone, but found no other bones in the area, and they continue efforts to determine if the bone is human, said Sgt. Rose.

It is suspected to be from an animal, he added.


Police were called to help the B.C. Ambulance on Lahti Road at 5:52 p.m. July 2.

Sgt. Rose says police attended and found that an elderly female had passed away.

Police passed the information on to the B.C. Coroners Service.


Police got a report of an assault in a home on Hagman Crescent at 7:50 p.m. July 2.

Sgt. Rose says police talked to the people and arrested a male who was alleged to have assaulted a female.

The male was later found to have been defending himself from assault from a female, and he was released without charge.

Sgt. Rose says efforts continue to find and arrest the female for assault.


Policegotareportofadisturbance on Bold Road at 2:16 a.m. July 3.

Sgt. Rose says two males were found in an argument, and alcohol was involved.

Police arrested one male to prevent further issues and released him without charge when he was sober.


Police got a report from the CN police that a vehicle was almost hit by a train at Highway 16 and Benson Avenue.

Sgt. Rose says police found the vehicle owner based on the licence number, but they denied having been in the area or involved.

It’s unclear whether there was an error in the licence plate number reported, Sgt. Rose said.


Police got a report at 7:26 p.m. July 3 of an accident on the Telkwa mountain range.

Sgt. Rose says a side-by-side had rolled over and the driver was ejected from it.

A friend brought the injured person to the parking lot, where he was brought to the Smithers hospital for observation, Sgt. Rose said.


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