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).