NEWS RELEASE · 2nd September 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 99 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday August 25th 2014 at 2:43 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a stolen 250 cc dirt bike from a residence sometime between August 24th at 10:30 pm and August 25th at 2:00 pm. It was last seen unlocked and leaning up against the house. The dirt bike was recovered on the next day and returned to itís owner.
On Monday August 25th 2014 at 3:05 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received of an attempted theft of a quad. The complainant advised that he keeps his quad in a locked shed and when he went to work at 4:00 am he noticed the quad stuck behind his toyhauler in the driveway. Residents are advised use extra security on their motorbikes and quads. Kitimat is currently undergoing a rash of thefts of these items. Please ensure that Vehicle Identification Numbers are recorded somewhere for easier return if and when they are located.
On Monday August 25th 2014 at 3:15 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of a man down, possibly intoxicated behind Nechako Elementary School by the trail where there is a log. Members attended and made extensive patrols of the area on foot but could not locate anyone fitting the description or needing assistance.
On Tuesday August 26th 2014 at 6:13 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report from a complainant who thought that his ex-roommate had stolen his 42 inch Samsung television set sometime that day. The complainant stated that the TV was about 4 years old and does not have a receipt or a serial number for the TV. He was not interested in pursuing charges but just wanted the TV back. It was explained to the complainant that without there being any witnesses, no proof of ownership or serial numbers for the TV proving that the TV was stolen would be very difficult at best. The roommate was contacted by police and denied having anything to do with the missing TV. The TV remains missing.
On Wednesday August 27th 2014 at 00:02 am, the Kitimat RCMP were called to a disturbance where a complainant feared that violence might escalate when the complainantís boyfriend came into the kitchen while preparing coffee for him and smashed the coffee pot. The boyfriend had become upset because she did not put a lid on it and therefore smashed the coffee pot. Members attended and spoke with the individuals who assured them that life was good and that there would be no further problems tonight.
On Wednesday August 27th 2014 at 10:56 am, the Kitimat RCMP received two reports of vehicles having been gone through sometime during the night. It is unknown if anything other than some small change taken from one of the vehicles. No damage was reported. Police remind residents to always lock the doors to their vehicles and keep any valuables out of sight.
On Thursday August 28th 2014 at 12:40 pm and then again at 12:59 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received two separate reports of passed out males, one at Nechako Centre and one at Kingfisher Avenue. Both men were arrested for being intoxicated in public, lodged in cells to sober up and released with a violation ticket for public intoxication.
On Friday August 29th 2014 at 1:48 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of rocks being thrown at a camper. Members attended and spoke with two highly intoxicated individuals. It was learned that there obviously more to this story but that the male had been throwing rocks at the camper to get the femaleís attention so he could retrieve his cigarettes and sleep in the truck. In doing so, he had inadvertently broken one of the windows. The male was instead driven by members to an alternate location for the evening.
On Friday August 29th 2014 at 11:37 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a black wallet from a good Samaritan who had found it in the Nechako Centre. Contact was made with the owner and arrangements to have it couriered back to him were made.
On Saturday August 30th 2014 at 01:08 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a complaint of a fight occurring at the Kitimat Legion. Caller had stated that 4 to 5 males were about to start a fight. Members attended but there was no fight in progress and no one was forthcoming with any details of any fight.
On Saturday August 30th 2014 at 7:15 pm, a member of the Kitimat RCMP was patrolling Highway 37 and noticed a white pickup approaching him at a high rate of speed. RADAR was activated and the vehicle was clocked doing 145 kph in a 100 kph zone. The 30 year old male from Victoria, BC, was given a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was towed and impounded.
On Sunday August 31st 2014 at 12:34 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to an unwanted guest call where a female had been allowed to attend the residence to visit the complainantís son. She then began drinking and then got out of control smashing things and trying to fight people. Members attended to find the very drunk female outside of the residence sitting on the ground. Members gave her a ride to her motherís residence who agreed to take her in and look after her.
On Sunday August 31st 2014 at 8:13 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of another car that had been gone through sometime overnight. All that was missing was a large zip-loc bag of flour.
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.