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REPORTING · 20th June 2013
Walter McFarlane
On Monday, June 17th, Staff Sargent Phil Harrison presented his Monthly Policing Report for May.

Under detachment News, Dare Classes continue, there have been four transfers taking effect. Two members were looking for a house and will be in Kitimat in Mid-July. Members took multiple training courses.

Under statistics, there were 407 calls in the month of May. Harrison expressed the summer is the busiest time of the year.

There was one sexual assault reported in May, one assault causing bodily harm. There were 9 common assaults, 9 threats against persons bringing the total to 46. This means there has been way more threats uttered against people in 2013 then there were in 2012. Harrison blamed a part of it on the internet.

“We seem to get a lot of calls now from people being on Facebook and people not realizing that when you threaten someone online, it’s still a crime and people are beginning to find that out now,” said Harrison.

There were three thefts of vehicles last month bringing the total to 14, 12 cases of Mischief to property, 15 instances of causing a disturbance, 4 people possessing Marijuana and 5 cases of impaired driving.

He wanted to remind people: this is bear season and the Conservation Officers are the people to call concerning bears unless the bears are an immediate threat to people and property. If the Conservation Officers cannot attend, the RCMP will be there.

Councillor Phil Germuth wanted know what constituted a bylaw call. He was told most of the time, they are noise related.

Councillor Rob Goffinet wanted to know more about the home invasions from Last week. “In one day, we had three home invasions. They were retaliations and most of them had to do with the Drug Culture in the town,” said Harrison. He said it was against people involved in the Drug Trade.