NEWS RELEASE · 19th August 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 109 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday August 11th 2014 at 1:40 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a stolen ATV from a residence on Alexander Ave. The ATV is a 2014 camouflage colored Polaris. Police are continuing to investigate.
On Tuesday August 12th 2014 at 10:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a report of a collision on Dyke Rd. The driver reported that his side tires caught some lose gravel and sucked the vehicle into the ditch. The vehicle a Ford f-150 suffered extensive damage. The driver admitted speed and oversize tires may have contributed to the collision. The driver was taken to Kitimat General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
On Wednesday August 13th 2014 at 2:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to several reports of shots heard near Tweedsmuir Ave. Upon further investigation a residence on Tweesdmuir Ave was located and the occupants admitted to setting of fireworks. Warning issued.
On Thursday August 14th 2014 at 12:30 am, an officer of the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop after observing a vehicle cross the center line on Wakashan Ave. The driver displayed numerous signs of impairment. The driver blew a fail into a roadside screening device. The driver, a 35 year old residence of Terrace, was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.
On Friday August 15th 2014 at 1:40 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a missing 65 year old male from Little Wedeene St. The complainant reported that he had not seen his friend for three weeks. The Kitimat RCMP attended to the residence and observed that the missing male no longer appears to reside at that address. The Kitimat RMP are continuing to investigate.
On Friday August 15th 2014 at 7:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a missing 32 year old male from Gannet Cr. The complainant reported not seeing her roommate for two days. The Kitimat RCMP conducted follow-up and the Terrace RCMP located the male the following day passed out in the complainant’s vehicle.
On Saturday August 16th 2014 at 4:50 am, the Kitimat RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding on Haisla Blvd. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol and the officer noted liquor on the driver’s breath. The driver blew two fails into the roadside screening device. The driver, a 33 year old male from Prince George, received a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.
On Saturday August 16th 2014 at 8:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence on Wedeene for a disturbance. Upon attendance one male had been stabbed. Police arrested a 48 year old male at the scene and he faces charges of assault with a weapon. Police are continuing to investigate.
On Sunday August 17th 2014 at 9:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a report of a found scooter on Moore St. The complainant advised that a blue and white e-bike scooter was left abandoned on the sidewalk. Still under investigation to locate owner.
On Sunday August 17th 2014 at 7:50 pm, a complainant turned over a cell phone that was found while shopping at Overwaitea Foods. Still under investigation – locate owner.
On Sunday August 17th 2014 at 8:00 pm, a complainant advised the Kitimat RCMP of a suspicious occurrence in the area of Kingfisher Ave and Meldrum St. The complainant had observed a male taking photos of his and his neighbours ATV. The suspect was described as a Caucasian male, 5ft8 with tattoo’s on his arms and neck. Police could not locate the suspect.
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.
Impaired Driving Offences comment reply
Comment by Kirstin Rudolph on 25th August 2014
I find it disturbing that Mr Walker appears to be viewing the levying of fines in regards to impaired driving offences as nothing more than a cash cow. Since the institution of the .05 sanctions, deaths due to impaired driving have dropped well over 50%. Think about it - there are hundreds of people still alive today that would otherwise not be without these new sanctions. Yes, they may have generated some revenue after all expenses are accounted for, but I think the important thing to keep in mind is the cost of a life. How much money would it take to replace your loved one? Personally, no amount of money can give back what a drunk driver took away from my family.
Perhaps you are right, Mr Walker, that we should drop the limit to .02, or better yet, to .00. Dropping the BAC limit to .02 has been considered both here and abroad, and zero tolerance is in place in many European countries. Could it make the Province money as a revenue stream? Possibly - although after administration costs, court fees, etc, it is highly unlikely. Will it save lives? Yes. And THAT is the driver behind the implementation of the .05 sanctions. This province, and every other jurisdiction that has adopted BAC limits of less than .08 has done so to SAVE LIVES. And guess what? It works! End of discussion. The fines are levied as a deterrence to future offenders or re-offenders, not to generate revenue for the sake of filling the government coffers. If you don't want to pay the fines, don't drink and drive. Life is all about our choices - choose well.
Impaired Driving Offences......
Comment by Larry Walker on 20th August 2014
I understand they are way over last year and wish to raise the following question...
How many offences were for over .08 and how many fall under the new provincial limit of .05?
Just thin of how much more revenue you could rake in if it were dropped to .02.