Prince Rupert RCMP arrested a man with a machete on March 25. (File photo)

RCMP briefs: Man with machete arrested

Prince Rupert RCMP made six arrests for public intoxication March 21-22

Man with machete arrested

On March 25, Prince Rupert RCMP were called at 7:10 p.m. about a man calling a woman on the phone saying he was going to kill her spouse. Corporal Devon Gerrits said Prince Rupert RCMP are investigating other incidents involving the suspect from earlier that day. When police found the man and arrested him, they discovered he had a machete with him. He was held in police custody for possession of a weapon and attended court on March 26.

Impaired driving

Someone called to report his parents’ truck was stolen from Summit Avenue just before 1 a.m. on March 23. Police found the pickup truck in the 700 block of Sloan Avenue. The driver failed a roadside screening device and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. The truck was towed and impounded for 30 days. Gerrits said the truck was not stolen.

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Man caught breaching probation twice in one day

During a police patrol on Third Avenue West, officers found a man who was ordered not to consume alcohol was drinking out of a can of beer. He was arrested for breaching his probation order. Earlier that day, on March 20, the same man had already been arrested for drinking on Sixth Street. After the second arrest, the man was taken into custody until his court date, when he was found guilty and sentenced to jail for three days with a charge of $100.

Between March 21 and 22, six people were arrested in Prince Rupert for public intoxication. Gerrits said this number is not overly unusual in the area.

Read weekly RCMP briefs from Prince Rupert here.



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