NEWS RELEASE · 3rd February 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 61 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On January 27th, 2014 at 14:45 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male at Kingfisher Ave and Albatross Ave. The male was described at approx. 5'11, white hair, around 60 years old wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket. RCMP received a second call about the same individual, stating that he was moving along Kingfisher Ave toward Mount Elizabeth Secondary. Members made patrols but did not locate the individual. Patrols of the streets and playground areas along the walking paths near the schools were checked without any luck. File concluded.
On January 27, 2014 at 1450 hrs Kitimat RCMP received a report that a male was passed out on the third floor landing at the apartments on Albatross Ave, Kitimat and was in the way of workers that were renovating the apartment building. A member attended and located a heavily intoxicated male. At the moment the male does not have a fixed address and could not provide an address where a sober person could care for him. The member arrested him for being intoxicated in public and transported him to Kitimat RCMP cells to sober up and prevent continuation. He was released once sober and served a Violation Ticket. File concluded.
On January 28th, 2014 at 15:40 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned 911 call with no voice contact. Subsequent call backs went to voice mail after several rings. Later in the evening the phone was turned off. The cell phone pinged off of the cell tower at 1110Kingfisher Ave. Member obtained GPS coordinates for the phone which are in a wooded area just southwest of service centre. The accuracy of the coordinates was only 2.7km. The RO of the number is out of Kelowna. KMP is within the radius of the GPS coordinates so it is likely that he is employed there. Member contacted security at KMP, however they were occupied with evacuating KMP as the fire alarms were going off and were unable to conduct a check for The RO at that time. It was later learned that the owner of the phone had been calling 911 about a fire that had started at the KMP camp and had then been evacuated. Conclude Here.
On January 28th 2014 at 2015 hours, a member was parked roadside at Haisla Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue when a dark pick up truck was observed turning onto Haisla Boulevard from Kingfisher Avenue. The member recognized the truck to be associated to a prohibited driver. The member conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Mountainview Square Kitimat, BC. The member immediately identified the driver as a prohibited driver and arrested him for prohibited driving. He released on Appearance Notice with court date in March. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days.
On January 29th, 2014 Kitimat RCMP received notification from the Canadian Firearms Program that the firearms licence belonging to a Kitimat resident had expired and they were still in possession of a prohibited weapon. Member attended the last known address of subject. Current resident advised previous residents had moved to Alberta.
On January 30, 2014 at approx 2130 hrs Kitimat RCMP received a report that a male was passed out on the third floor landing at a residence on Albatross Ave, Kitimat. Members attended and located a mild to heavily intoxicated male sitting on the floor of the third floor landing. He was found with a 1/4 full bottle of Brights 74 Sherry-Apera (20% alc - 750mL) in his possession. The male dumped the remaining alcohol once outside the building. At the moment he does not have a fixed address and could not provide an address where a sober person could care for him. He was arrested for being intoxicated in public and transported to Kitimat RCMP cells to sober up and prevent continuation. Shelter for homeless was opened this day due to cold weather but will not accept individuals who are intoxicated. He was released once sober and served VT for being Intoxicated in a Public Place. File concluded.
On January 30th 2014 a report of a 3 vehicle collision was reported to the Kitimat RCMP at the intersection of Lahakas Blvd & Hwy 37c (also known as Haisla Blvd). Member attended and noted a white cube van facing southbound 1/2 in the northbound lane in contact with a red Ford Edge straddling the center divider. Through speaking with those involved it was learned that the cube van was being towed when it broke free and continued driverless into another vehicle. Driver of the tow truck was charged with Insecure Cargo (MVAR 35.03(3)). No injuries. Photo's of scene taken, statements obtained. Damage totals $6000. Vehicles driveable. Kitimat Fire Dept arrived on scene for soap spill from cargo van. File Concluded.
2014-01-31, at approximately 0459 hours, Kitimat RCMP were called regarding an intoxicated male at the RBC Royal Bank. Members attended and witnessed a male laying where the ATM machines are. The male was shaking and had his hoody over top of his head. Members moved the hoody and noticed dry blood and fresh injuries on male. Ambulance called. Male very intoxicated. Member could barely understand him. Member asked what happened and male said he could not remember, but said he got assaulted. Male could not say why he thought he was assaulted. Male had no idea what had happened, did not know with whom he was or if he was with someone. Male was transported to Kitimat General Hospital. Members attended. Male said he blacked out. Member obtained photographs of injuries. Member believes that that fell based on the injuries. All injuries are scratches and scrapes. There is no swelling and/or bruising that would of been caused by a hit. Member advised the nurse to call police if male is being released. At this time there is no witness and male does not remember what happened to him. Member firmly believes that all male’s injuries were caused by a fall. No evidence to support any assault charges, Injuries consistent with intoxicated fall.
On January 31, 2014, at 0710 hrs, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a motion alarm at a residence on Albatross Ave. A member attended. Residence was found secure. All doors and windows secure. Nothing visible inside residence seemed in disarray. Property representative contacted by the member who advised the PR on status of residence. Alarm deemed false by attendance. File concluded.
On February 01, 2014, at approx 0240 hrs members on patrol attended a local drinking establishment located in Kitimat to conduct a bar walk. Bar was found to have approx 30 patrons inside. One of the members observed a male look at him then immediately turn and head for the male washroom. He stood at the doorway of bathroom and appeared to be speaking with an individual inside the washroom. Members attended to the bathroom where they observed a medium built, aboriginal male walk away from the bathroom counter area and proceed to make an attempt to enter a washroom stall. The member informed HARRY to stop and return to the counter area as he could see that the male had his right fist closed and appeared to be holding something. When the male opened his hand, two flaps of cocaine were observed in the palm of his hand. He was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and escorted outside to a marked police vehicle where a more thorough search was conducted. Cash and 8 more flaps of cocaine were found on his person. He was then arrested for Possession for Purpose of Trafficking as well. He was transported to Kitimat RCMP and after contacting a lawyer, was released by PTA for Kitimat Court on April 3, 2014 at 0930 hrs. HARRY also given UTA to not be in possession of cellphone/electronic communication devices. SUI
On February 01 at 0836 hrs, a complainant attended the Kitimat RCMP Detachment to report a domestic assault that had just occurred. The complainant reported to a member that his Common Law spouse had come home drunk that morning and chased him out of the house with a knife. The complainant left and came straight to police. Members attended the residence and located the spouse highly intoxicated and attempting to nail the front door shut from the inside with a hammer and nails. Members spoke with spouse who claimed she came home drunk, that the complainant roughed her up and she was defending herself but also went on about past incidents between the couple of a similar nature. The spouse was arrested for assault with a weapon, hand cuffed and removed to cells until sober and to find another place to stay. The complainant provided an audio statement detailing the incident which culminated with spouse brandishing a fishing knife and chasing him from the residence. The spouse was put in contact with Legal Aid lawyer while incarcerated. The spouse, who was irrational and un-cooperative while in custody, was released on a Promise To Appear with an Undertaking including conditions of not to consume alcohol and to have no contact with the complainant.
On 2014-02-02 COM called Kitimat RCMP to report MVI involving Chevy Trailblazer. COM stated that Chevy) had gone off dirt road near Kokanee Ave and hit trees in ditch. Members attended and observed Chevy with extensive front end damage and no occupants. Shortly after members arrived Mico Towing arrived with Driver who admitted to driving vehicle with a passenger on board. No signs or symptoms of impairment observed. Driver admitted they took passenger’s mother's vehicle while she was out of town and that they both did not possess drivers licences. Both youth's stated they were driving too fast on dirt road when they lost control and started to fishtail before leaving roadway and hitting tree in ditch. Driver issued VT#AH71510757 for No DL and Fail to Keep Right and driven home to parents house by Member. As Driver is a youth, VT was explained to father. Member obtained statement on scene from passenger. Approximate damage to vehicle 10,000 and most likely write-off. Driver and passenger subsequently attended hospital and released, concussion, chipped tooth. Driver stated her nose was sore from hitting steering wheel and neck was stiff. Member encouraged parents to take her to hospital to be evaluated. Driver and father to attend detachment following shift to provide statement.
On February 02, 2014, at 1849 hours the Kitimat RCMP Detachment received a report of an abandoned 911 call from a residence on Kokanee Ave. Call back attempts made however no answer. Members attended and knocked on the door several times with no answer. The TV was on and several lights. Officers walked the perimeter knocking on all doors with no luck. The back door was unlocked so officers entered announcing police presence. No one was located in the house however members noted blood in the upstairs bathroom floor/sink. Members had Dispatch call KGH emergency to see if the owners of the house were there. This was confirmed. Officers attended emerge and spoke with both the homeowner and his wife and determined the homeowner had injured his finger on a table saw. 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.
Comment by Kla on 12th February 2014
You need to be more careful about your vetting. I noticed you left an accused's name in a synopsis. :)