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NEWS RELEASE · 17th December 2013
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 71 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On December 9th, 2013 at 18:53 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from a female young person that she had been assaulted by a friend on Egret St and wanted her removed from the home. Members attended. Upon arrival the complainantís father was returning home from having taken the friend to another " friend's place" as he put it. According to the complainant, the friend had been taking and wearing her clothing and when the complainant objected, the friend had grabbed her arm and at one point pushed her face. The complainant was uninjured and uninterested in pursuing things further as the friend had been removed and was unlikely to return. File concluded.

On December 9 at approx 1300 hrs a complainant attended the Kitimat RCMP to turn over some credit cards, social insurance card, care card, store cards and a BC drivers license belonging to a person who resides in Terrace, BC. The complainant found the cards while he was cleaning out his rental property on Wedeene St, Kitimat. It is believed that the cards were taken in January 2013 when the person's vehicle was stolen in Terrace. As the unit has been vacant for the last month it would be difficult to prove who was in possession of cards. A member made some queries and found a contact number for the person. Arrangements for the cards to be sent to Terrace RCMP for return to be made. File still under investigation.

On December 9 at approximately 0900 hours a complainant attended the Kitimat RCMP Detachment to report a mischief file involving a commercial vehicle parked in behind the Kitimat Hotel on 5th and Industrial Avenue. A member attended and observed a commercial vehicle with three rocks sitting on the hood and several large cracks in the windshield. The doors were left unlocked however nothing was stolen from inside. Unknown if anyone actually entered the cab. Estimated $400 in damage. No suspects or evidence. Photos were obtained and placed in hard copy. NFAR. File concluded.

On December 10 a complainant attended Kitimat RCMP detachment to report her boyfriend was highly intoxicated on alcohol and cocaine and was being extremely aggressive and trashing their residence on Quail St. The complainant asked members to help remove the boyfriend from the residence as she feared he may hurt himself or others given his current state. Further checks revealed that the boyfriend had an unendorsed warrant out of Terrace, BC. Members attended the residence where the boyfriend was placed under arrest. The boyfriend was visibly intoxicated as he was slurring his words, had a flushed face, and strong odour of liquor on breath. He became combative with officers when asked to comply with requests to put hands behind back. He attempted to strike officers multiple times with his fists, and was eventually brought down to the ground where he attempted to kick officers multiple times. One of the members was bitten by him other left index finger and required medical attention. Officers attempted to grab limbs of his while on ground with him as he continued to attempt to strike with both hands and feet. Eventually OC spray was deployed to his face and he became less resistant enough for officers to handcuff him. He was then transported him to Kitimat Cells where he was lodged without incident. Kitimat RCMP are seeking charge approval for Assault Police officer against the accused. File still under investigation.

On December 12 at approximately 02:23hrs a complainant called Kitimat RCMP to report that a black Honda Civic with 5 occupants had just been on his property on Halibut St and stolen some Christmas decorations (Mrs Claus and Santa Claus Figurine)from his front lawn. The complainant reports that he got in his own vehicle and followed the Honda until it turned off onto Kitamaat Village Rd. A member then located Mrs Claus on side of roadway standing by herself. He subsequently located the suspect vehicle and pulled it over near the log sort area. The member spoke with the male driver and one female and 3 other male passengers. All were young persons. The member questioned the occupants who admitted to stealing Mrs Claus, but stated that Santa Claus did not exist. The member warned occupants for being naughty, and served a violation ticket on the male driver for Fail to Produce DL, and Drive Contrary to restriction for having too many passengers as Dispatch could not find DL info for the driver and he told the member he possessed a full "N" license. Later however, police checks confirmed the driver to be untruthful as he only possessed Learners license. Member followed up with the complainant who advised he did not want charges pressed on the youths and he was happy with outcome. The member then spoke with the parents about the incident. The driver then attended detachment and brought his Learners license with him. The member then served him with a violation ticket for not having Supervisor 25+ years, Driving past 00:00hrs and Not displaying "L", as he had not been truthful about which license he possessed. The figurine was returned to the complainant who was extremely thankful. File Concluded.

On December 12 at 0320 hrs a complainant contacted Kitimat RCMP to report that there were two males and one female in the street outside a residence on Bittern St, Kitimat that were intoxicated with the female lying in the middle of the roadway. A member attended where he located the three individuals at the corner of Bittern St /Cormorant Ave. All three were arrested for cause disturbance and placed in the rear seat of police vehicle. The female was transported to her residence as it was believed that she was only 17 and released into the care of her mother. One of the males ( an adult) was transported to his fatherís residence and the other male also an adult was transported to his auntís residence. Members were dispatched again to the femaleís residence a short time later where they learned she was actually 18, an adult. Upon arrival the female was observed outside yelling. She was arrested for Cause Disturbance and transported to Kitimat RCMP detachment cells to sober up. She was released later in the morning into her motherís care with no charges. File concluded.

On December 13 at approximately 2156 hours Members were on the Kuldo extension running a check stop. A member checked a vehicle having a male in the drivers seat, a very small child in the middle seat and a female in the passenger seat. The child was not in a booster car seat as required for his age or size. The driver was advised that the vehicle could not leave until the proper booster car seat was in place for the child. A member offered to drive the female to get the car seat for the child. Another member asked the driver for his Driverís license which he advised he did not have on him. The member made enquiries to ensure the driver was who he said he was and when checked with the police database, it was determined that the driver was a prohibited driver. He advised he did not want to pay the government $1000 to get his license back. He advised he did want to give the government anything. He was served an Appearance Notice for court and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On December 14 at approximately 05:06hrs a complainant reported to Kitimat RCMP 1 male and 1 female staggering down the middle of Haisla Blvd near Haisla Bridge. The complainant reported that he almost hit couple, as they were wearing dark clothing and in middle of road. Members attended but did not locate any persons on or near roadway. Given such short time delay, members surmised that individuals must have gotten in taxi, or vehicle as they were not observed when members arrived shortly after call was placed.GOA. NFAR. File Concluded.

On December 14, at approximately 1449 hours a complainant called Kitimat RCMP to report a suspicious male running up and down the street on Gander Cres, Kitimat, BC. The complainant reported that male was screaming outside. Members attended the location and found a young male outside with a female. The male asked police if they had received a call and he was told yes. He started to cry and the female explained that he had just lost his dog and that's why he was sad and screaming outside his residence. Members helped him to find his dog. His dog was found inside his residence. The young male appeared relieved to find his dog. The complainant went outside and spoke with one of the members briefly and said that he got scared by the young male screaming as loud as he was. The member explained that he was looking for his dog. The young male did not appear intoxicated, just very emotional. Dog found, the young male sober and relieved to find his dog. This file is concluded.

On December 14, 2315 hrs, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint a camp security worker that he had been assaulted at the KMP gatehouse on 1 Smelter Site Rd. Members attended and spoke with the complainant who advised that a male had verbally abused him. The complainant said that the male told the complainant that "He doesn't belong in this Country". The complainant was upset but no physical assault had occurred. The male had been drinking but was able to care for himself. The male apologized to the complainant. The complainant decided it would be all right for the male to return to his room for the night. Police checks, negative. The complainant was satisfied with outcome. No further police action required. File concluded.

On December 15, 0245 hrs, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from KMP security that a very intoxicated male was swearing at the guards and they would like him removed from the KMP camp gate on 1 Smelter Site Rd. Members attended. Upon arrival the members learned that the male had since left security and ran into the nearby wooded area on Smelter Site Rd. Members located him in the wooded area. He had slurred speech, unstable footing, glassy eyes, strong odour of liquor on breath. As he was no longer welcome to enter the KMP camp and was unable to care for himself, he was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. Police checks , negative. He was transported and lodged in Kitimat Cells without incident and was to be released when sober without charges. As he sobered up he became belligerent with members and guard and complained of being treated like an animal. He had urinated all over the cell and blew his nose on the cell camera. He spent the majority of his time in custody pacing around the cell and yelling. At 1037 hrs, he was released as he was sober and able to care for himself. File concluded.

On December 15 at 0337 hours the Kitimat RCMP Detachment received a complaint from a complainant reporting waking up to a big crash at her residence on W Columbia Ave. She reported someone had broken her window next to her front door with a rock. No one at the residence saw anyone do it. Members attended and observed large window with two large holes and shattered glass inside and outside. Estimated damage to window is $2000.Two large rocks were located inside. Photos obtained. Patrols of area made. No suspects at this time. Still under investigation.

If you have information about these or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display and calls are not traced or recorded. If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award.