Masset RCMP handle more than 1,200 calls in 2013

The Masset RCMP ended 2013 with a total of 1295 calls for service.

The Masset RCMP ended 2013 with a total of 1295 calls for service. These calls covered the full array, from minor complaints to serious criminal investigations. There was a total of 174 prisoners lodged in cells over the year. The majority of prisoners were in custody due to being drunk in a public place and were held until safe and sober. Masset RCMP also lodged prisoners in relation to serious crimes and in assistance to the B.C. Sheriff Service.

Between Jan. 1 and 6, Masset RCMP were busy and responded to 22 calls for service. The calls for service over the last week included six drunk in public files, four assault investigations, two causing disturbance files, two collision investigations and one break and enter investigation. There was a number of calls for service received on New Year’s Day, most of which involved alcohol.

On Jan. 1, Masset RCMP responded to a report of a fight between two intoxicated males near the old military barracks in Masset. Neither male was cooperative with police, and there were no injuries, so both parties were separated and sent on their way.

On Jan. 2, Masset RCMP received a report of a theft of a women’s wallet that was believed to have occurred during a basketball game in Old Massett on December 27, 2013. There was no money in the wallet when it was stolen, but there were several pieces of identification that the owner would appreciate being turned in to the Masset RCMP if found.

On Jan. 4, Masset RCMP responded to a report of a fight involving a knife near the Masset Recreation Centre. Investigation revealed that during a confrontation between two intoxicated males, one produced a knife and made several attempts to stab and slash the other male. The victim managed to escape without injuries, and the suspect was later located and arrested by the RCMP.

On Jan 4, a male attended the Masset RCMP detachment to report that all four tires on his new Honda ATV had been punctured with a knife on New Years Eve while the ATV was at his residence in Masset.