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NEWS RELEASE · 14th April 2014
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 92 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On April 7 Kitimat RCMP were dispatched to an anonymous complaint of drug dealers having a party with minors at a residence. Police arrived on scene and could hear music and some people talking from outside. Police spoke with the owner of the residence who stated there were 5 people inside, none of them minors. Owner stated they would stop partying, and noise would be kept to a minimum. The music was turned off, and no noise could be heard from the outside. No further action required. Concluded.

On April 7 Kitimat RCMP received a report of an intoxicated Caucasian male in his early 20's sitting outside on the front step of a residence, swaying back and forth. Police arrived and found male on the front step near public accessible area. Male would only provide his first name and refused further info. Male was very intoxicated. Police arrested the male for causing a disturbance. Upon safety search of male, Police located 3.2g of marijuana in a sandwich bag inside his pocket and seized same. Male was identified. Male could not provide reason for being at this particular residence. Male transported to detachment and lodged in cells with no incident. Male is to be released upon sobriety, no charges. File is concluded.

On April 8, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that a male had taken a spare set of keys to Complainantís residence and was now out drinking at a local residence. Complainant explained that she feared the male may attempt to access the residence while in an intoxicated state and become violent. Complainant voiced concerns for the safety the family. Complainant was unable to explain why it was believed that the keys were taken by this male. Police attended location provided for male and located same. Male was intoxicated and claimed not to have any keys. Unfortunately for male, he was no longer welcome at the current residence and was locked out while speaking with police. Male was arrested for cause disturbance and lodged in Kitimat cells for the night, effectively preventing him from returning to complainantís residence while intoxicated. No keys were found on his person. Conclude Here.

On April 8 Kitimat RCMP received a complaint that somebody had syphoned gasoline from complainantís boat within the last two days while at the Haisla Marine. Complainant stated the boat was already cleaned up a bit as water was left inside the hull from the suspects. Complainant stated they had to pump water out to prevent the boat from eventually sinking. Complainant reported the dollar amount is unknown but had approximately 30 gallons of fuel inside of it. Complainant to contact Police with amount of fuel lost and if any damage was done to the boat. Kitamaat Village First Line Security already aware of fuel theft at docks. Complainant wanted to report incident for documentation purpose. File concluded.

On April 9, Kitimat RCMP received a report that a grey minivan with u/k plate had passed complainant on hwy 37 near Humphrey Creek travelling at around 130 km/h. Complainant advised that the vehicle was now in a local business parking lot. Police attended location and located vehicle in question. Driver located in a nearby business. Driver was warned about driving too close and speeding. Driver stated they were in a hurry this date and had to catch a flight. Driver stated the warning would be heeded and was polite and cooperative. Complainant updated by way of phone call. File concluded.

On April 9, Kitimat RCMP received a report of drugs being found in a living unit at the Kitimat LNG Site workers camp. Police attended site and Complainant advised that the male occupant of room checked out day previous, house cleaner located suspicious item in room. Police were escorted to appropriate room and located a plastic Bic pen body with an unknown white residue inside sitting in night stand. Nothing else found in room. Complainant advised to dispose of item at scene as there was no hazard and no proof of drugs to be seized by police. Complainant and staff thanked member for attendance and were encouraged to contact police again with any related concerns or drugs being found on site. File for info only. File concluded.

On April 10, Kitimat RCMP received a report from Complainant that someone had taken funds from a bank account using an interact card. Money taken: $342, occurred near March 31st. Complainant advised that the appropriate bank has been advised and that no one else has access to the account. No one else knows the Pin number and the card was in a jacket pocket. Complainant is currently living with a sister and appeared to be very intoxicated when speaking with Police via phone. Police are to follow-up with Complainant at a later date. Complainant advised to obtain bank statement and attend detachment so that transaction can be investigated by police. Still under investigation.

On April 10, Kitimat RCMP received a report that a known male was in complainantís apartment building asking to be let into Complainantís unit. Male believed to be intoxicated, and was not wanted at the residence. Police attended and could not find male in the building or surrounding area. No further calls, patrols negative. Concluded here.

On April 11, Kitimat RCMP were on patrol when a vehicle was noted to be driven by a local male known by Police to not have a driverís license. Police performed a traffic stop with the male who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Queries conducted confirmed that driver was a Serve driving prohibition, Vehicle Impound candidate. Police issued driver with above documents as well as a Violation Ticket for No driverís license. Vehicle was impounded and towed by Dollar Towing. Registered Owner of vehicle notified. File concluded.

On April 11, Kitimat RCMP received a report of possible gun shots in the area of Haisla Blvd and Widgeon St. Complainant could not provide any other details, only advising that a flash was seen and a bang was heard. Multiple police units flooded the area for patrols with nothing suspicious noted. Police spoke a group who were enjoying a bonfire. The group advised that they had seen, and heard, what they believed to be a bear banger go off. No suspects or other reports. Concluded here, Complainant advised of the likely source of the noise.

On April 12, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an unknown male in the boot room of Complainantís home. Police arrived to find male standing in the boot room without his shoes. Male was noted to be in an intoxicated state as he was swaying side to side, mumbling to himself, and had an odour of liquor on his breath and person. Police arrested male for Breach of the Peace. Complainant was very upset from the ordeal but appreciated police actions. Male lodged into cells to be held until sober and released without charge. No criminal charges to be pursued due to level of intoxication. Police attempted several times to advise male of his Charter Rights, but all attempts were met with mumbling and laughing. Male was noted to be displaying cyclic aggressive behaviour associated to drug use. Male released when sober. Male had no recollection of the nightís events stating he was drinking with friends and next thing he remembers is waking up in police cells. Male was apologetic and surprised stating he usually doesnít act that way when drinking.

On April 12, Kitimat RCMP were dispatched to reports of 2 house fires. Kitimat Fire Department attended scenes and managed to contain fires without incident. Scenes secured to prevent contamination prior to Forensic Identification Section attendance. No injuries. Still under investigation.

On April 13, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a medical distress alarm from a local residence. Police attended scene and met with paramedics on scene as well. Elderly resident possibly set off medical alert pendant that hangs around neck. Resident checked by paramedics and found to be fine. Alarm system reset with assistance from Security Company as resident could not remember pass code or verbal password. No concerns, Concluded.

On April 13, Subject of Complaint was brought to the Kitimat RCMP front door by a local shuttle service. Subject had been drinking this night but was too intoxicated to provide shuttle operators with location of residence. Police spoke with Subject, who was found to be almost incoherent but was able to provide name and I.D. Subject transported to residence. Subject polite and cooperative with members and thanked them for helping out. 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.