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NEWS RELEASE · 26th November 2012
Terrace RCMP
Two boys ages 16 and 17 yrs of age were arrested Thursday night for an arson attempt in Thornhill.

Police were called to a report of two boys breaking into an unoccupied residence in the 3100 block of Thornhill St. Two sets of footprints led to the rear of the residence where a door had been forced open. A burning roll of toilet paper and paper towel were found on the living room floor.

A fresh motorbike track and footprints in the heavily falling snow led police to a heavily wooded area. Two boys were located and arrested. They were released on various conditions to their parents for a court date of January 15. Charges of break and entering with mischief are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.

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).
Parents
Comment by Walter Fricke on 1st December 2012
A story like this makes a person wonder what the parents are like. Are they responsible parents that teach their offspring the difference between right and wrong. Do they discipline their kids for being bad? It is time the parents of troublesome children are held accountable for their childrens actions. At least until they are 18 years old for Federal illegalities and 19 years for Provincial statutes. It's time these parents stepped up to the plate in their responsibilities to their children and especially society.
Boys will be boys......
Comment by Janice Robinson. on 30th November 2012
Two people, sneaking around a darkened neighbourhood seeking to spark up a potentially damaging fire, and there are only two of us interested enough to comment? If displayed at any age, this kind of dysfunctional behaviour predicts darker things to come, without intervention. I think these fellows are in need of psychological assessments. There is nothing society can do about their stupidity, manifested by their act of fleeing across a snow covered landscape, and hiding in plain sight (lmao), but their potentially psychotic tendencies can be addressed.

Imagine if these two "boys" were females. What would you think then? I think any human with pubic hairs should be considered an adult, when it comes to crime.

(While working in federal prisons, I noted that most males convicted of crimes after crawling through victims' windows at night had experienced childhood sexual abuse. Just saying....)

The Young Offender Act does not do society any favours. It allows young criminals to grow into old criminals, uninterrupted. If one of these boys is yours, good luck to you.
Let me guess...
Comment by Maggiejo Johnson on 28th November 2012
Let me guess...they were bored, right?