A flat deck truck caught fire in the rest stop at the top of Hungry Hill at 10:45 a.m. May 6. RCMP Sgt. Rose says the driver said the truck began to smoke as he was driving so he pulled into the rest stop and the truck caught fire. The driver wasn’t injured but the truck was completely destroyed

A flat deck truck caught fire in the rest stop at the top of Hungry Hill at 10:45 a.m. May 6. RCMP Sgt. Rose says the driver said the truck began to smoke as he was driving so he pulled into the rest stop and the truck caught fire. The driver wasn’t injured but the truck was completely destroyed

Truck burned at Hungry Hill rest area

Weekly police report records fires, accidents, drunk driving and a discovered missing person from Mackenzie.

A vehicle hit a moose on Highway 16 near Knockholt Loop Road at 3 p.m. May 2.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says the moose rolled over the vehicle and then took off into the trees, but the driver was uninjured and got a ride to town before police arrived.

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Police got report at 5 p.m. May 3 of an unmanned blockade on Austin Road, a forest service road north of Babine Lake, and they referred it to Fort St. James RCMP, said Sgt. Rose.

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Police were called about a fire in the brush behind the Houston Christian School at 5:30 p.m. May 3.

Sgt. Rose says the fire department put out the fire and police talked to witnesses who said they’d seen three youth six to eight years old running from the place where the fire started.

Sgt. Rose says police did not identify the youth, described to be four to five feet tall, two wearing black t-shirts and one in a red t-shirt and black shorts.

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 stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 near Poulton Avenue at 11 p.m. May 3.

Sgt. Rose says police demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed, so they issued a 90-day driving prohibition and impounded the vehicle for 30 days.

Sgt. Rose adds that police found the driver was already prohibited from driving, so he will face charges for that June 17 in Houston court.

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Police got a report of drunk and loud youths on Goold Road at 11:40 p.m. May 3.

Sgt. Rose says police ran patrols but did not find the youth.

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Police stopped a vehicle on 14th Street who was seen driving erratically through the public library parking lot at 11:35 p.m. May 3.

Sgt. Rose says police smelled alcohol, demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed, so they issued a 90-day driving prohibition and impounded the vehicle for 30 days.

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Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 16 near Hamblin Frontage Road at 12:30 a.m. May 4.

Sgt. Rose says police found that the vehicle had no brake lights, no running lights, poor tires and poor exhaust, so they removed the vehicle from the Highway and the driver was issued an inspection notice.

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A vehicle hit a truck and trailer 3 km up the Morice River Road at 6:20 p.m. May 4.

Sgt. Rose says the truck and trailer slowed down to make a left turn and the other vehicle driver claimed that the dust blocked the brake lights.

There was significant damage to that vehicle but none to the truck and trailer, and no one was injured in the crash, said Sgt. Rose.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way at 8 p.m. May 4.

Sgt. Rose says a female had tried to fight with someone, flipped a table over and then left, and police were unable to find her.

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Police on patrol saw a female suffering from a medical condition at 1 a.m. May 5.

Sgt. Rose says police called Emergency Health Services who came and treated the female.

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Following a report at 3 a.m. May 5, police separated an argument between two drunk males at a home on 15th Street, sending the nonresident away, said Sgt. Rose.

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Police were called about a stolen snowmobile which was broken down and parked at 46 km on the Morice River Road at 10:30 a.m. May 5.

Sgt. Rose says a passerby had actually picked up the sled to bring it to police, so the sled was returned shortly after.

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A flat deck truck caught fire in the rest stop at the top of Hungry Hill at 10:45 a.m. May 6.

Sgt. Rose says the driver said the truck began to smoke as he was driving so he pulled into the rest stop and the truck caught fire.

The driver was not injured but the truck was completely destroyed, said Sgt. Rose.

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Power lines went down on Highway 16 near Morgan Road at 4 p.m. May 6.

Sgt. Rose says Lakes District Maintenance stopped highway traffic for almost two hours and B.C. Hydro was contacted to remove the downed line.

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Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 near Tweedie Avenue for a vehicle offence at 10 a.m. May 7.

Sgt. Rose says police found that the vehicle was associated with a missing person from Mackenzie, discovered the missing person was there and notified the Mackenzie RCMP.

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Police got a report of a male riding a Pocket Rocket on the roads near Butler Avenue at 3:30 p.m. May 8.

Sgt. Rose says the young male was identified riding the scooter and was warned not to ride on the roads because he could be charged for not having insurance.

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Police got a report of a dog fight at a home on Sullivan Way at 8:30 p.m. May 8.

Sgt. Rose says police found the dog owners arguing but there is no enforceable animal bylaw related to this situation in Houston, so police separated the women and told them they would have to deal with costs connected to the fight through civil court.

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Police got a report of a theft from vehicle at 9:30 a.m. May 9.

Sgt. Rose says the owner said his wallet was stolen overnight from the console of the unlocked vehicle, parked on Tweedie Avenue at 7 p.m.

Police have no suspects and Sgt. Rose says this is another example why people should lock their vehicles and not leave valuables in parked vehicles.

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Sgt. Rose says police had seven noise complaints in seven days. They attended, spoke with people but were unable to charge anyone because the municipality has no bylaw.