NEWS RELEASE · 6th January 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 60 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On December 23rd 2013 at 1453 hours, a member was dispatched to a collision at Haisla Boulevard and Third Street Kitimat, BC. A complainant called police to report a collision between a grey 2011 Mazda and 2000 Red Pete built Semi Truck. The complainant who was a passenger in the Mazda advised police they were sideswiped by the semi as they were parked on the side of the road. He advised police the driver of the semi did not stop and drove off. Police spoke with the semi driver who advised police he did not know his trailer collided with the vehicle as it is a solid steel frame. The Mazda had damage to driver side rear bumper and quarter panel. Approx. damage $1000. No injuries. Statements taken. Photo Taken. MV6020 completed. No charges. No further police action required. Concluded Here.
On December 23 at 2109 hrs, a complainant called police to report an abandoned white mini van parked in Oriole St in Kitimat. Vehicle parked out in street causing traffic hazard. Member attended scene at 2134 hrs and observed white Plymouth mini van parked approx 4 ft from curb. Neighbour told member vehicle had been there past few days and had impeded snow plough and traffic. R/O located at her residence and stated vehicle had broken down, she called tow company the previous day but was unable to reach one. R/O ok with vehicle being towed off the rd but didn't have money this date to pay so vehicle taken to Dollar Towing yard for the interim. R/O stated she would deal with the vehicle after Christmas and was provided with file number and contact info for Dollar towing. Complainant updated, neighbours happy to see vehicle removed. File concluded.
On December 24th 2013, Kitimat RCMP received a 911 call from a pay phone at the CITY CENTRE MALL. Member attended and found the phone with receiver hung on the phone. All businesses in the area closed and no people in the area. 911 deemed false. Concluded
On December 25th 2013 at 2027 hours, Members assisted the BC Coroners Office with a non suspicious sudden death in Kitimaat Village.
On December 25th 2013, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that fireworks were being lit off in the parking lot area of the RIVERLODGE RECREATION CENTRE. The caller advised dispatch he could see the fireworks but could not see the people. He believed there might be a dark truck or car related but was unable to see any plates or determine if the vehicle was associated. A member attended and did not locate any people in the area. Patrols made in the Konigus St area with negative results. No damage observed to the building. File Concluded.
On December 27th, 2013 at approximately 11:42 Kitimat RCMP received a request that RCMP check on the complainant’s neighbour on Chilko St. The complainant was concerned as he had not seen his elderly neighbour in several days. The front door to the neighbour's residence was open and the driveway had not been cleared of snow, which it usually is. Members attended and found the neighbour to be well. He stated that he had decided it was too cold for him to go outside and shovel snow. He then commented on young one of the members looked, taught the other member how to click two pieces of wood together to make a rhythm (similar to playing spoons) and offered to play his accordion for the officers. He stated he had had his phone service disconnected. The complainant was updated. File concluded.
On December 27th, 2013 at approximately 14:10 a landlord contacted the Kitimat RCMP to request assistance evicting a couple from a residence on Little Wedeene St. The landlord had an Order of Possession which he had served on December 23rd, requiring the couple to vacate the residence by December 25th. Member informed the landlord that the RCMP does not have legal authority to enforce the residential tenancy act and that changing the locks on the residence while the couple were still residing in the home, legally or not was illegal without an order from the Residential Tenancy Branch stating he could do so and he could be fined $5000. The member provided the landlord with a handout detailing how an Order of Possession can be enforced. File concluded.
On December 28 at 0359 hrs, a complainant called police to report that her ex boyfriend/husband had been drinking at the Kitimat Hotel and had just left in a grey Chev pickup heading to an address on Wedeene St. Member attended to Wedeene St and observed a grey Chev crew cab pickup in driveway. The complainant was called back and she explained she saw her ex- boyfriend/husband with friends in the Hotel drinking and then the vehicle drive by her later as she walked on hwy. She admitted to not actually seeing who was driving vehicle. The complainant and the ex boyfriend/husband are involved in civil proceedings over divorce. File concluded.
On December 28 at 1842 hrs a complainant contacted Kitimat RCMP to report that he had clipped a moose (rear end of the moose) that was walking north bound on edge of roadway with the vehicle he was driving, green 2001 Dodge pickup. He did not observe the moose till he was within 5 ft of it. The complainant informed dispatch that the vehicle was still drivable and appeared to have little if any damage. Moose struggled to make it way off the roadway and made it approx 15 ft before lying down in the snow. The complainant was enroute home to Terrace and left as the road conditions were very bad. Member attended and observed that the moose had a twisted rear left leg and was unable to stand up or walk. Attempts were made to scare it off to see if it was able to be mobile but the moose remained in the same spot after a few attempts to move. The member then used a RCMP approved shotgun and put the moose down. Conservation and Hwy informed. Moose was not impeding traffic. Hwy would attend when available to move the moose. The road conditions were very poor. Member observed that it was dark, snow was falling fast/heavy and the roads had not been ploughed as of yet. File concluded.
On December 28th, 2013 at 20:05 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that a male was in his residence, intoxicated and refusing to leave. Members attended. The male showed signs of alcohol consumption but still had normal speech and appeared to have normal balance. Although displeased with police presence the male agreed to leave the residence and was transported by members to the residence of a friend. Members observed as the male knocked on the door, spoke with his friend and entered the residence. Prior to parting ways members gave the male a stern warning that as he had been consuming alcohol, should RCMP have to deal with him again that night he would be brought to Kitimat cells. File concluded.
On December 29th, 2013 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from a parent that her son had just been chased around Kitimat for an hour by two other boys, who had been threatening to beat him up. She stated that this had been an ongoing issue since the summer. A member spoke to the son who stated that a third boy had also been present the other two boys. He stated that no physical contact had been made and that he and some friends were running from the boys because of past issues. According to police information, the boys (all under the age of 15) have allegedly coerced younger children into fighting each other by threatening to harm them if they did not. The boy are well known to police with a large number of interactions recorded. Matter is still under investigation.
On December 29th 2013 at 2129 hours, member was dispatched to a traffic incident in the area of Gannett Crescent, Kitimat, BC. The complainant called police to report a Navy Blue Harley Davidson Edition truck has been speeding up and down above noted street and she is concerned as children often play on the street. Member attended and conducted extensive patrols in the area but was unable to locate the truck. Unknown where or to whom the truck belongs. No Licence plate obtained. File concluded.
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.