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NEWS RELEASE · 13th January 2014
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 73 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On January 6th, 2014 at 04:25 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver. The complainant stated that she observed a male wearing a grey toque and black jacket exit an older style, white, four door vehicle near the Ford dealership, vomit and then return to the vehicle. The unidentified male then nearly collided with the complainant. Last known direction of travel was south, towards the Kitimat Modernization Project. Members made patrols but were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description. Conclude Here.

On January 6 a complaint was received of a possible impaired driver at A&W drive thru. The complainant reported that she observed male crack open beer while waiting for food in drive-thru and drink from it. The driver was observed driving a red Ford F-150. A member attended and spoke with the driver and observed him drinking President's Choice Brand Orange Cola, which could be mistaken for beer can. The driver stated he had not consumed any alcohol, and none could be observed inside vehicle. He also did not display any symptoms of impairment. File Concluded.

On January 6, 1738 hrs, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that a white van was driving over the yellow line, slowing down and then speeding up heading towards Kitimat, near the Cable Car subdivision on Hwy 37. The complainant was concerned the driver could be possibly be impaired. A member did a patrol and located the van and performed a traffic stop on Haisla Blvd. Vehicle was a white 2000 Ford Cube Van. Member spoke to the female who stated that there was lots of traffic on the Hwy tonight and that she was being passed by a number of vehicles. She said that she was driving cautiously due to the high volume of traffic. She was found to be sober. File Concluded.

On January 7, 1616 hrs, Kitimat RCMP a complaint of a hold up alarm at a business at City Centre Mall. Members attended and were met at the door by an employee who said that she had accidentally set alarm off while doing a large order. Everything inside the store appeared in order. No one in distress. Alarm deemed false by attendance. File concluded.

On January 7, 1556 hrs, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that on 2014-01-06 at 1430 hrs, the complainant was assaulted by his wife in their home while attempting to remove belongings at a residence on Smith St. The complainant said he was punched approximately 10 times. He left and was seen by a doctor at the emergency room at Kitimat General Hospital approximately 3.5 hours later. He said that he did not report the incident yesterday as he has been busy trying to find a place to stay. He provided a statement to the RCMP as did his cooperative wife. He doesn't want charges however feels he has to as his lawyer advised him. The matter is now in the hands of the Crown Prosecutor who will have to decide whether or not to lay charges in this matter. Still under investigation.

On January 7, 2014 a complainant contacted the Kitimat RCMP Detachment stating that a male he recognized and complained about previously was now passed out on the landing of Albatross Apartments. Members attended and found a male asleep snoring, but smelling strongly of liquor and body odour. The members were able to wake the male up eventually. He said he had friends at several locations that would care for him, and members was in agreeance if they agreed to care for him. At both locations attended there was no answer. Members arrested CARRIERE for being drunk in public, and lodged him in the Kitimat RCMP Detachment cells. One of the members later re-attended the Detachment and provided the male with new clothes and allowed him to shower and released him without charges. File concluded.

On January 8 at approximately 02:27hrs members attended the Kitimat Hotel at 506 Enterprise Ave in response to abandoned 911 call coming from Hotel phone. Officers spoke with a hotel employee who took them to each room in hotel where employees or patrons were staying. He stated that any one of the hotel rooms could be associated to phone number provided by dispatch. Each person spoken to stated they were fine and that they did not call 911 from their hotel room. No persons appeared in distress, nor did they ask for police assistance. The employee stated that a male staying in one of the rooms was not there anymore, but could not produce any name/identification, nor a description of male. He stated that male did not check into hotel, but was just staying in one of the rooms after the bar closed. At this point no reason to believe any criminal offence, nor anything suspicious has occurred. File Concluded.

On January 8 1023 hrs members responded to report from complainant that he and his common-law spouse had been physically fighting inside residence in front of their 2 children. Incident was over a cell phone which led to the complainant trying to get it from his common-law. Assault involved wrestling, several punches and a bite. Primary aggressor identified as the common-law and was subsequently arrested for assault. No alcohol/drugs involved. No other witnesses. Injuries sustained by the complainant include: black eye, bite mark on forearm, scratch marks on neck and arm. The common-law sustained a swollen finger and a small scratch mark on right hand. Victim Services offered to the complainant who accepted the offer. MCF advised and will be following up with both parties. The common-law was released via PTA/UTA with conditions to refrain from contact with the complainant. Matter still under investigation.

On January 9 at 0343 hrs, RCMP received two calls reporting a young female out walking in the Kitimat Village sick and not dressed for the weather. Members attended. The young female stated she was staying with her mother at a residence in the village (which she had no idea what the address was) and had been "kicked" out after a family dispute. She was wearing slippers, shorts and wrapped in blanket soaking wet, stated she had been suffering from flu and vomiting last 7 days or so, had not eaten in 12 hrs nor had any fluids. EHS was called assessed her and determined that a visit to hospital was in order. She was also provided with phone # to Dunsmore house as she claimed she wanted out of her mother's place and had no where else to go. File concluded.

On January 10 at 0655 hrs an abandoned 911 call was received from a number which is registered to a male from Pitt Meadows, BC. Dispatch was unable to make voice contact on return calls. Location of phone was in the area of Rio Tinto Alcan workers camp, 2 Alcan Way, Kitimat. A member attended and with the assistance of head of security the member was able to speak with the male. The member was informed that 911 was called by error as he was turning his phone on for the day. The male was not in distress or required medical assistance. Call deemed false. File concluded.

On January 10th, 2013 at 11:30 a complainant attended the Kitimat RCMP detachment to report that 10 sheets of pressure treated plywood and a generator had been stolen from a work site on Wozney St overnight. The generator was a red King Canada 7000 WATT generator with black roll cage valued at $782.88. The sheets of plywood are valued at approximately $300. No suspects at this time however it is believed that the thief used a truck and had an accomplice. The matter is still under investigation.

On January 10 at 1525 hrs a complainant contacted Kitimat RCMP to report that while she was at Envision Credit Union on Wakashan Blvd, Kitimat she received a text from a number she did not recognize which stated "The bank is going to robbed." The next text informed her that she was wearing a nice white bow in her hair. The complainant became panicked, informed the bank representative of the text and immediately returned to her place of work. Members attended to determine whether the text was going to acted on. As members were speaking with the complainant it was determined that the text was received from an old friend of hers who was also in the bank. The friend did not intend for the text to be taken the way it was. He thought that she would see that it was him that texted the message but was unaware that she had just purchased a new phone the day prior which did not recognize numbers with names yet. The friend was informed that he could be arrested for public mischief for his actions. A member spoke with bank manger who stated he would be satisfied if the friend apologized to all bank personnel and to the complainant. All parties satisfied with apology. File concluded.

On January 10 member responded to report from a complainant that his grandmother had accidentally mixed her medications and was shaking, hallucinating, and getting dizzy. He was concerned for her well-being and phoned for assistance. Police attended and observed the grandmother being treated by EHS and appeared to be speaking fine. No one else in residence other than the complainant. Found nothing to warrant further police involvement. The grandmother was transported by EHS to Kitimat General Hospital. No further action req'd, concluding here.

On January 11th 2014 at 2101 hours, a member was dispatched to a report of an impaired driver at Kitimat Modernization Camp located at 2 Alcan Way Kitimat,BC. The complainant called police to report a male was in custody of Security Staff as he was driving under the influence of liquor at above location. Security Guards observed the male driving erratically(spraying gravel) at above location and was subsequently stopped by security. The male driver was confrontational and was placed under arrest by Security Guard. The member spoke with the male who had glossy eyes and admitted to consumption of liquor. When questioned about last drink , he stated "A while a go" and "Minutes ago"-(This statement would be inaccurate as he was in the custody of security and then was talking with police).The Alcohol Screening Device (ASD) demand was read and two separate ASD tests administered. Both registered a 'Fail'. A 90 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibition was issued to the driver and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. No further police action required. Concluded here.

2014-01-11, 0445 hrs, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from the Hospital emergency room that a female was upset, yelling and swearing at the staff and is no longer welcome at the Kitimat General Hospital. A member attended. The upset female told the member that she doesn't believe that her son received the proper medical attention he required. The woman’s adult son had already left the Hospital as he felt better and wished to go home. Her son was waiting in the parking lot for her. Nursing staff told the woman that if her son became ill again he could return anytime for treatment. The member advised the woman that it was time to leave and escorted her to the parking lot without incident. No further action required. File concluded.

On January 11 at approximately 15:43hrs a complainant called Kitimat RCMP to report an unknown youth asking for donation to the Army Cadets. The complainant checked online and discovered the Army Cadets were not canvassing having just completed a bottle drive. The suspect was described as a male youth in mid teens, short black hair, wearing brown shirt and brown pants, and was also carrying small black clipboard. Time delay approximately 3hrs, patrols negative. A member spoke with a local Army Cadet Captain who advised no such activities taking place that day, as well that Army Cadets would be wearing full fatigues/uniform if out in public. Media release prepared and forwarded to NCO to be sent out. File Concluded.

On January 12th 2014 at 0225 hours, a member was dispatched to a liquor act complaint at the Kitimat Hotel located on Enterprise Avenue, Kitimat,BC. The complainant called police to report a male is under age and drinking at above noted address. The member attended and located the young man who indicated he snuck in with some older friends. He was driven home by the member where his mother was waiting for him. The member then returned to the Hotel and issued a violation ticket to the Hotel for allowing a minor in the liquor establishment. No further police action required. Concluded here.

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