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NEWS RELEASE · 12th March 2014
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 61 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On March 3, Complainant attended Kitimat RCMP Detachment to report that a roommate has not been home or seen since March 1 at approximately 1800 hrs when the roommate had attended work. Subject of complaint has not attended or been seen at their two places of work either. Police attended identified worksites and confirmed information of attendance. Business cards left with property representatives and informed to contact Kitimat RCMP if subject is found or attends work. Subject is added to CPIC as missing as whereabouts is unknown. At this time it is believed that subject of complaint may be on an alcohol/drug binge as subject is known to be a heavy drug and alcohol user. Complainant is nervous as subject was last seen with persons unknown to complainant. Email sent to Kitimat RCMP members. On March 4 Police were updated by complainant that subject had come home last night and everything was fine. Officers spoke with subject on the phone, who stated that subjectís phone battery died, and that subject had been out with friends and had not wanted to come home. Officers suggested subject notify employers as well as roommates next time as Police had been actively looking for subject. Subject removed from CPIC. File Concluded.

On March 4, Kitimat RCMP was dispatched to an alarm call at a local business. Complainant reported the front window of the business had been broken. Complainant waited in the parking lot with the property representative. Officers arrived on scene and viewed that the bottom half of the glass front door had been broken with a bar bell. Officers determined that there was nobody inside of the business. There was a television on the ground of the store and one that was missing. The coaxial cables where the televisions used to be were cut. Officers photographed the front entrance and the television area, and then seized the bar bell and television. Forensic Identification Section was contacted. File remains under investigation.

On March 4, Kitimat RCMP was dispatched to a disturbance complaint at a local pub. Complainant stated that the subjects of complaint were refusing to pay and leave. Officers arrived on scene and viewed two individuals in the parking lot. Subjects stated that they had paid their bill and were visibly upset by the presence of police. Officers went inside the pub and clarified that subjects had in fact paid their bill. The subjects separated and went their own way. Complainant was satisfied with subjects leaving and no further police assistance was required. File is concluded.

On March 5, a report of an intoxicated young person in a local apartment building was received by the Kitimat RCMP. The description of the male matched that of a young person Officers had dealt with only minutes prior, who had been dropped off near the building of this current report. Officers attended and located subject of complaint, who was now showing signs of heavier intoxication, with slurred words and constant talking. Subject led Officers to subjectís residence; however, it was locked with no one in it to provide care. Subject arrested by Officers and lodged in cells without incident. Officers released subject the morning of March 6 to guardian. Subject served with a violation ticket for being drunk in public. File is concluded.

On March 5, Kitimat RCMP received a report of an intoxicated person at a local church. Complainant advises the subject was too intoxicated to walk home and complainant wanted subject removed. Officers attended and observed an intoxicated individual who is known to Police displaying numerous symptoms of impairment such as slurred words, glossy eyes, strong odour of liquor and unsteady balance. Officers helped subject outside and attempted to find a sober and willing caregiver. Attempts were negative so Officers arrested subject for Drunk In Public and transported subject to Kitimat Cells where subject was lodged without incident. Subject released next morning and issued a Liquor Control and Licensing Act violation ticket without incident. File is Concluded.

On March 6, Kitimat RCMP was dispatched to a report of a theft of a 6 pack of Budweiser beer from a local liquor store. Complainant provided a description of subject, who was located a short time later holding one can of Budweiser beer. Subject was arrested for Theft Under $5000. Subject denied stealing the beer, claiming it was given to them. Subject released on paperwork. Witness on scene knows subject and told complainant that witness watched subject take the beer. File remains under investigation.

On March 6, while on foot patrol, Officers observed a vehicle known to be driven by a prohibited driver. Officers approached the vehicle when it parked and observed driver exit the driver door. Officers asked driver if driver had a driver license, negative. Officers conducted police queries and confirmed that driver was prohibited from driving since January 22, 2012. Officers also confirmed the plate on the vehicle was stolen as of December 20, 2013 from Terrace, BC. BC Plate didn't belong to the vehicle it was attached to. Driver states he had borrowed plate from a friend. Officers issued driver an appearance notice for Kitimat Court as well as a Vehicle Impound form and violation ticket for driving with no insurance. Pictures obtained of vehicle and driver. Vehicle was towed and impounded by Dollar Towing. Registered owner was contacted by Officers. Registered owner was aware that driver had the vehicle. Driver was supposed to transfer vehicle into driverís name last year. License Plate located on CPIC and returned to ICBC. File remains under investigation.

On March 7, Kitimat RCMP received a report of someone just driving a snowmobile through complainantís yard, causing damage to a light on a dolly trailer. Complainant followed the tracks to a neighborís home on the same street. Unknown extent of damage as the trailer is buried under the snow. Complainant knows at this time that a light cover has been broken. Complainant wanted a police file made to document the damages. Officers established contact with complainantís neighbor and explained the circumstances surrounding the investigation. Subject of complainant stated contact by Police was understandable, and advised that subject would prefer to deal with the matter privately with complainant to repair the damages. Officers advised complainant of the situation, and explained that there was insufficient evidence for any further police action (criminal charges). Complainant appreciated the actions taken, and understood that the file would be concluded. No further action required. File is concluded.

On March 7, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a residential alarm. Officers attended and spoke to the Property Representative who said that the alarm code had been entered incorrectly. No one found in distress or anything suspicious. Alarm deemed false by attendance. File concluded.

On March 8, the Kitimat RCMP Detachment received a report of a male trying to get into a local liquor store. Officers attended and observed the subject sitting down at the front door. Officers spoke with the subject and noted a strong odour of liquor on subjectís breath and slurred speech. Officers had a difficult time understanding the subject. Subjectís clothing had vomit on it and there was a strong odor of vomit. Subject was very unstable on feet. Officers believed subject to be unable to care for self as subject was highly intoxicated. Officers arrested subject for being intoxicated in a public place and transported to cells and lodged without incident. Subject was cooperative with police throughout interaction. Dayshift officers released subject the next morning and a violation ticket was issued. File is concluded.

On March 8, Kitimat RCMP responded to a report of several vehicles being struck while parked at a local apartment complex. Upon arrival Police met with subject of complaint who admitted to driving the snow removal equipment that day in the parking lot. All the vehicles struck showed evidence of being struck by the Bobcat loader (tracks in the snow, damage to vehicles). Photographs and vehicle details obtained with the file number provided to available parties. Subject of complaint served a Violation Ticket for Unsafe Driving of Maintenance or Construction Vehicle. Collision paperwork completed at the office for pickup by involved parties. Registered Owner of the Bobcat advised of the police file for reference. File is concluded.

On March 9, Kitimat RCMP was dispatched to a report of an individual smashing a window of a vehicle parked at a residence across from her home in Kitimat. Complainant reported Subject of complaint was sitting in the car. Officers arrived and located vehicle with broken glass around rear driverís side passenger window smashed and subject of complaint sitting in driverís seat. Subject highly intoxicated with almost incoherent speech. Subject displayed minor facial injuries and was saying "Ow, Ow.". Subject arrested for Mischief. Registered Owner of vehicle spoken to and reports that subject had been at registered ownerís residence for the past few hours drinking Tequila and beer when subject "snapped" and starting fighting with other occupants. Registered owner and subject fought briefly then subject left. Registered owner had no interest in participating in charges for mischief etc, and had minor injuries from fight. Subject re-arrested for Intoxicated in Public and lodged in cells until sober and to prevent continuation of any more offences. Liquor Control and Licensing Act violation ticket was issued to subject on release when safe and sober. Subject then transported home. Subject was polite and cooperative once sober. File concluded.

On March 9, Kitimat RCMP received a report of an abandoned 911 call was received from a local business. Only static was heard by call taker, line busy on call back. Officers attended and found the business closed, door secure with no sign of anyone inside. Property Representative was contacted by Officers and stated that there had been issues with the office phone line this date and Telus phone Co. had been called for repairs. Property Representative attended location with Officers and confirmed there were no issues in the office and made another call to Telus for repairs. File is 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.