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NEWS RELEASE · 12th February 2014
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 78 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On February 03 at 1946 hrs, a complainant called police to report that a male was at the Fire hall looking to gain access to the emergency shelter that operates upstairs at the hall. There had been an extreme weather alert issued for the area due to below freezing temperatures, however there were no volunteers to operate the shelter this date. Member attended Fire hall and picked up a sober male who had been given a meal by the fire fighters and transported him to the detachment cell block for the night as there were no other options available. The male was very thankful, polite and cooperative and released in am. File concluded.

On February 03 1600 hrs members attended areas of Forest Ave and Hirsch Creek rural roads and trails in response to a request from a Conservation Officer reporting that an individual may be hunting wolves in those areas contrary to his suspended hunting licence. The conservation officers advised they would be attending the Onion Lake area conducting patrols for the individual and asked that Kitimat members make patrols near Hirsch Creek and Forest Ave, as they had received reports that he was going to hunt some wolves near those areas and wanted to know if anyone wanted its carcass, so that it wouldn't go to waste. Members made patrols of the areas for the individual but were unable to locate him. The conservation officers advised that they too were unable to locate the individual and thanked members for response, members advised that any related information would be forwarded. Concluded here.

On February 04, at approximately 1530 hours, a complainant attended Kitimat RCMP to report her boyfriend missing. The complainant last saw her boyfriend on February 2 at 2014 hours when he dropped her off at home. The complainant advised that the boyfriend lives at the Camp.

A member attended the KMP and met with security staff and checked in at the boyfriendís room where it was clear to the member that someone was living there. Later the security supervisor contacted a lady who is a office manager for the company the boyfriend works for who advised that the boyfriend was at work yesterday and completed his 10 hour shift. The boyfriend was also at work this morning and the office manager physically saw the boyfriend at work. It was clear that the boyfriend was not missing and is at work. Member followed up by speaking with the boyfriend over the phone who was surprised that he had been reported missing. The complainant was advised that the boyfriend was okay. File concluded.

On February 05, at approximately 1640 hours, Kitimat RCMP received a call that a male was passed out in the bushes by the liquor store at the City Centre Mall. Members attended and looked for the male without success. One of the member located another male in the mall who said he knew where the male was. Members followed him to the bushes behind the apartment building on Tsimshian Ave, Kitimat, BC. Where they located the male who was highly intoxicated and freezing cold. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. Due to the fact that the male was outside for several hours in -15 degree weather with the wind, members transported him to KGH to be checked out. The male was checked by medical staff and deemed fit for incarceration and lodged into RCMP cells for the night until sober. In the morning while being released it was explained to the now sober male, the severity of what occurred and that he needs to attempt to remain sober so he can stay at the emergency shelter while Kitimat is going through a extreme cold spell. Members provided the male with a hooded sweat shirt to help the male cover his head while walking around town throughout the day. File concluded.

On February 5th, 2014 at 16:37 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male walking on Haisla blvd toward Kitamaat Village Rd. The complainant was concerned that the male could be hit by a car as he was stumbling and falling. Male described as non-white and wearing a black hoodie and back pack. Members made patrols but did not locate the male. A member spoke with the complainant roadside at the view point who stated that the male had been very close to Kitamaat Village Rd and she believed he had been picked up by a vehicle headed in that direction. File Concluded.

On February 6th 2014 at 1844 hours, a member was dispached to an assault complaint on Starling Street, Kitimat, BC. The complainant called police to report he was punched in the face by another male. The member attended and spoke to another witness who stated the male punched the complainant as a result of the complainant slapping the witness. The witness advised police that the male was standing up for the witness. The member then spoke to an intoxicated complainant who stated he was punched by the male however, he does not want any police action. The complainant had a bloody lip and declined to be checked over by ambulance staff. The male had left the residence prior to police arrival. Neither the witness or complainant wished police to pursue any further action. All parties intoxicated. No further police action required. File concluded.

On February 07 at approximately 0830 hours the Kitimat RCMP Detachment received a complaint that a 2001 Grey GMC Yukon had been stolen around 0200-0230 hours from his residence on Davies street. The complainant also advised that another one of his vehicles was broken into causing approximately $300.00 damage and the keys to the Yukon were taken as well as an iphone. No suspects at this time. At 1040 hours the vehicle was located across from a residence on Sturgeon St., involved in a single vehicle collision. Vehicle was taken to Kitimat RCMP for forensic examination. Matter still under investigation.

On February 8th, 2014 at 02:06 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that an intoxicated male was sleeping in the Tim Hortonís and wouldn't leave. member attended and found a male sleeping in one of the booths with a coffee and half eaten bagel. The male smelled of liquor, slurred his speech and gave inappropriate answers to questions e.x. gave his birth date three times when asked for his address. Upon standing, he was very unsteady. He claimed that he had been drinking alcohol that night and was also a diabetic but had checked his sugar and it was ok. The member arrested the male and lodged him in Kitimat cells, as he was unable to provide a name and address for someone sober who could care for him. The male was released in the morning when sober and served Violation Ticket for being Intoxicated in Public. File concluded.

On February 08 at approximately 23:45hrs a complainant called Kitimat RCMP to report possible gun shots or fireworks approximately 1km east of Albatross Ave. The complainant stated he was not familiar with firearms but he heard at least 10 loud pops. Members made extensive patrols in area as well as all around town and towards Kitamaat Village without observing any suspicious activity. Unknown if gunshots or just fireworks at this point. NFAR. File Concluded.

On February 09 members were conducting bar walk at one of the local drinking establishments in Kitimat when a bar employee stated male had attempted to enter bar using false ID. The employee stated he recognized the young male as he had been caught in bar some weeks prior by Kitimat members (Kitimat file 2014-120 refers) and served VT. The employee stated the male left on foot after being confronted by employees. Members attempted to locate the young male but were unsuccessful. The employee gave members the bank card and Fake BCDL used by the young male. Members then attended the residence of the young male and spoke to the young male and his parents. The member lectured the young male for approximately 30 minutes abou this behaviour, as this was second time in recent weeks that he was inside a licenced establishment. He admitted that he had bought the fake ID online and that he had a second piece as well. He brought out second piece and his mother cut up both pieces in front of him and the member. The member served the young male with a Violation Ticket for Presentation of False Identification. File concluded.

On February 09 at 1033 hrs, a complainant reported that a drunk woman named " Madeline" had broken into her home and then claimed the complainantís vehicle was hers and tried to enter the vehicle. No weapons reported only a highly intoxicated suspect. Member attended scene at 1043 hrs and was pointed to the female subject of complaint walking between the town house complex toward Alexander Ave. A highly intoxicated SOC was arrested for Intox in public as she was attempting to get into the unit next door to the SOCís residence and locked with a pad lock. SOC smelled heavily of Liquor, had slow, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. SOC was apparently trying to get to her home on Alexander Ave and had been partying all night next door to the complainantís residence and walked inside by mistake. The complainant stated nothing damaged nor any injuries sustained while chasing SOC out of her residence. SOC transported to cells until sober. LCLA ticket for Intox in Public issued to SOC when released. SOC picked up by husband and had no memory of what she had done. 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.