NEWS RELEASE · 16th July 2014
Kitimat R.C.M.P. Detachment responded to 112 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday July 7th 2014 at 1:45 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a theft from a camper trailer that was parked adjacent to the giant spruce. The point of entry was through a rooftop vent. Items stolen include a lap top computer and fishing gear. The Kitimat RCMP recovered some of the stolen items from the residence of a local youth. Charges are pending against a 15 year old male from Kitimat.
On Tuesday July 8th 2014 at 7:12 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of a group of young people smoking marihuana near the wading pool on Nalabila Blvd. An officer attended and seized 1.8 grams of marihuana from the youth. No charges are pending.
On Wednesday July 9th 2014 at 11:00 pm, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on Nalabila Blvd. after the driver was observed crossing the center line. The driver displayed numerous signs of impairment. An approved screening device was administered roadside and the driver blew two fails. The driver a 26 year old male from Kitimat received a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.
On Wednesday July 9th 2014 at 11:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of possible impaired vehicle on Tsimshian Blvd. An officer located the vehicle a short time later outside the Kitimat Hotel. The driver displayed symptoms of impairment. An approved screening device was administered roadside and the driver blew two fails. The driver a 20 year old male from Prince George received a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.
On Friday July 11th 2014 at 7:02 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a theft from vehicle from Yukon St. The complainant reported that her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle overnight. The complainant found the purse nearby next to a found chainsaw. The complainant’s wallet and credit cards were turned into the Kitimat RCMP later in the day with $40 missing.
On Friday July 11th 2014 at 10:30 pm, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP observed a vehicle overtaking a taxi in the fast last on Hasila hill. The vehicle was clocked on radar traveling 40 km/hr above the posted speed limit of 60 km/hr. Vehicle stop conducted. A 22 year old female was issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.
On Friday July 11th 2014 at 11:20 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a grizzly bear that had approached a tent in the area near the Giant Spruce. Witnesses report a female grizzly bear and two cubs in the area. Conservation attended but the grizzly bear could not be located.
On Saturday July 12th 2014 at 9:50 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of an overturned kayak on the Kitimat River between Nalabila Creek and Wedeene River. The Kitimat RCMP contacted Kitimat Search and Rescue. Police located three males near the highway who stated that they had underestimated the current on the river and accidently flipped the kayak. No one was injured.
On Saturday July 12th 2014 at 5:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP assisted a B.C. Conservation Officer in attempts to locate a grizzly bear that has been seen near the Kitimat River Fish Hatchery. The grizzly bear was not located. Signs have been posted in the area warning the public about the grizzly bear.
On Saturday July 12th 2014 at 10:30 pm, a vehicle struck a moose on Highway 37 approximately 20 kilometers north of Kitimat. The vehicle suffered minor damage and two occupants of the vehicle were not injured.
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.