Crime Report: Prince Rupert RCMP respond to man with a knife threatening others

Sometime between five p.m. on July 5, 2011 and three a.m. on July 7, 2011, a grey 2009 grey GMC Sierra pick-up truck was broken into at the Alaska Ferries Terminal parking lot.

  • Jul. 18, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Sometime between five p.m. on July 5, 2011 and three a.m. on July 7, 2011, a grey 2009 grey GMC Sierra pick-up truck was broken into at the Alaska Ferries Terminal parking lot. Several mens clothing items were stolen as well as a blue Acer Aspire Laptop, with a Logitech mouse, dell laptop bag, and a Telus sierra wireless air card. A gold man’s wedding band and a silver and emerald graduation ring was also stolen from within the vehicle. Crime affects everyone in our town in different ways and now it appears that our tourists are being affected as well.

This leaves a very sour thought of our community in some tourists mind when they become a victim of crime. One way to make this right is to assist in locating and returning the stolen articles.

If you have any information regarding this theft please contact Cst. Muirhead of the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. This is a reminder to not leave valuables in your vehicle, especially not in plain view and lock all your doors and windows when you exit your vehicle.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, a black wallet was found close by the Highliner Inn and turned into the Prince Rupert RCMP.  If this wallet could be yours, please contact Cst. Clamens at 250-627-0700. Be prepared to provided a detailed description of the wallet to claim it.

On Friday, July 15, 2011, the Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a complaint of three males being threatened by a lone male with a knife in the 600 block of 5th Avenue West. The lone male wanted to fight  the complainant.

The suspect was identified by the complainant and located a short distance away in his residence by police. The suspect refused police entry to the home.

A warrant was obtained and executed, and the suspect surrendered after reading the warrant through an open window. The suspect was arrested and transported to the police detachment where he was later released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking.

The Prince Rupert RCMP bike patrol is back in action this summer and pounding the pavement looking for people consuming liquor in public places, minors in possession and minors consuming liquor in a public place, each violation carries a fine of $230.00.

A person found intoxicated in a public place will also be issued a violation ticket that has a fine of $115.00.  Along with the fine the liquor will either be seized or destroyed at the location.

Police Officers will not only be looking for these types of violations but other criminal activity such as drug deals, selling of stolen items and suspicious occurrences. Feel free to flag down any of the police officers on bicycles to say “Hi” or point them in the direction of any incident you believe appears suspicious or criminal in nature.

Please contact Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you have any information on any crime. You can now also send an anonymous tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.