Monday, June 8, 2015

Someone has a nasty slice and BC Ferries has the evidence ...

Someone it seems wasn't inclined to use the Prince Rupert Golf Course to test out their driving skills, creating a situation with the potential for injury and/or damage possible owing to the self created driving range.

On two occasions in the last two weeks, members of the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP were called to the BC Ferries lot, where they responded to complaints of golf balls pelting the parking and loading area of the Ferry Terminal at Fairview.

When the responding officers arrived they determined that the golf balls appear to have been coming from the area of Graham Avenue that overlooks the Terminal and while members of the RCMP conducted an investigation in that area, no suspects were found or identified.

The BC Ferries Lot became an impromptu driving range over
the course of two weekends
The two incidents of concern took place on Thursday, May 28th, the most recent one Sunday, June 7th.

Now either someone has a very bad slice, or, the intention was to create damage or injury, with one employee at the BC Ferry Terminal reporting that they had almost been hit by one of the missiles coming in from above.

With that in mind, the RCMP are hoping to put the message out that those responsible should stop their behaviour before someone is indeed hurt.

Despite these calls being obscure in nature, we certainly understand the public safety risks associated with these investigations ... As it appears as though the golf balls were driven from an elevated area above the ferry terminal they could have caused damage to vehicles or property below, and more importantly could have injured someone. -- Constable Matt Ericson, on the nature of a pair of incidents at the BC Ferry Terminal

The case file is now part of an ongoing investigation and should anyone have further information related to the incidents, they are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

You can learn more about the nature of the investigation from this media release of Monday morning.

For more items related to Emergency Service Files see our archive page here.

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