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NEWS RELEASE · 14th November 2012
Terrace RCMP
Police have arrested three 14 yr old boys for a car shopping spree that led to an assault with a knife.

On November 13 at approximately 2:30 AM police received a call that persons were attempting to break into a white Dodge Ram truck parked in a driveway on Soucie Ave. The owner of the truck confronted the persons attempting to break into his vehicle. Two ran but the owner caught the third by the jacket. This boy attempted to assault the owner with a knife in his hand. The owner defended himself from the attack by striking the boy to the ground. He was detained by three people till police arrived and arrested the 14 yr old boy.

Footprints in the snow then led police to the two boys who had fled. They were found hiding in a heavily bushed area and arrested without incident.

"If your vehicle was in the area of Hamer Ave, Soucie Ave, or Olson Ave and victim of a break and enter and/or theft report this to the Terrace RCMP immediately. Footprints from the thieves were observed in these areas leading up to numerous vehicles. We are also looking for backpacks that were possibly tossed by the thieves in the area of McConnell Ave and Sparks St, " says Cpl Mark Alexander, watch commander general duty Terrace RCMP.

Charges of failing to comply with probation order x 2, theft under $5000, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, trespass by night, and possession of property obtained by crime are being forwarded to Crown Counsel on one of the 14 yr old boys. Police have had 43 occurrences with him and are requesting he be held in custody.

The other two boys are held to be released on Judicial process with charges of theft under $5000, trespass by night, and possession of property obtained by crime.

If you have information about this crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).
to Terry
Comment by Adam on 15th November 2012
a 14 year old boy pulls a knife on a guy (whose truck was being broken into by said 14 year old boy) ,,, 2:30am on a tuesday and somehow it's societys fault?

HA!

Give your head a shake.

My 14 year old boy has respect for authority and society because that's how my wife and I and the boys mother have taught him to be. These three soon to be career criminals haven't been taught respect for authority or society. If they had, they wouldn't be brandishing knives and breaking and entering at 2:30am ON A TUESDAY!!
Where were the boys' parents? Keeping a lookout? If so, they did a crappy job...
Blame?
Comment by Terry on 15th November 2012
It takes a whole village to raise a child . The way that our society is being destroyed by government /business it is no wonder this is happening . It takes two parents working to maintain an existence .and the cracks are so wide many fall through . There is enough blame to go around for everyone to share . If we all did just a little to make this world better Then perhaps it would be safer to cast stones in our glass house .
to Moe
Comment by jay kuso on 15th November 2012
while I dont disagree with the frequent flyer comment, I do however have a few issues with the judicial system taken the blame for the kids. Where are their parents that they are out at that time of the morning. I believe the parents have to take a little more responsibility in the upbringing and nurturing then passing the blame onto the various legal forces that catch them. Or how about city council investing in youth programs or other extra curriculars for at risk, while hockey and the ski hill are great, these activites are not always avaliable to certain people or of interest. Finding the young people something to do with their time will usually prevent them from doing something that has an adverse affect on their early life.
Frequent Flyers
Comment by Moe Naguib on 14th November 2012
What`s sad is these youths are frequent flyers through our courts system, They're descending down a path of failure and appointment's. Police, judges, prosecutors all make good incomes processing these frequent flyers of our court system but they themselves end up as the cash cattle of the system and possibly dying an unpleasant early death as a result of their life choices. Its a shame really.