NEWS RELEASE · 11th September 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 107 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On September 1, 2014 at 7:55 am, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a bicycle floating in the water under the bridge near the Esso station. Member attended and retrieved the black children’s bicycle which will be held for 60 days and then turned over to the District of Kitimat for disposal. If you are missing a black BMX type of bike contact the Kitimat RCMP to see if it is yours.
On September 1, 2014 at 11:20 am, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of harassing email. The complainant wanted the police to tell the sender to stop sending emails to her. The matter was investigated and it was determined that no threats were made. However, both parties were advised to have no contact with each other.
On September 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm, a Kitimat RCMP member was dispatched to a theft from vehicle complaint which had occurred sometime between 1:30 pm the previous day and now. Some small change and a blue ipod was taken. A number of vehicle have been targeted by thieves lately and the public is reminded to keep valuables out of sight and to lock their doors. Most of these thefts are circumstances of opportunity for thieves passing by. The more you can do to deter thieves the less likelihood of being a victim you are.
On September 3, 2014 at 12:42 am, Kitimat RCMP received a call from a male requesting assistance. The caller stated he had a seizure and was having convulsions but didn’t know where he was. Members kept the caller on the phone while activating their sirens and were able to locate the caller, have EMS attend and take the caller to the hospital for medical assistance.
On September 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm, Kitimat RCMP responded to a threats made call. The complainant stated that a female had threatened to kill her sons whom she believed had stolen her daughter’s bicycle. After conducting an investigation involving three other witnesses, it was determined that the female did in fact yell at the boys but did not threaten to kill them. The person of interest in the matter was spoken to as well and was advised that it was not a good way to deal the problem.
On September 4, 2014, at 12:22 am, Kitimat RCMP were advised of a female banging on the complainant’s door advising she is lost. The caller now stated that the female was attempting to flag vehicles down. A member attended to find a female walking on Kuldo Blvd., who was obviously very intoxicated. She was arrested and lodged in cells overnight and released in the morning.
On September 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a bear cub in the trees near the overpass on Haisla Blvd. member attended and located the cub who was hanging out in the tree. There was no sign of Mama bear anywhere. It was felt that it was not an immediate threat to the public and was left alone to make its own way out of the area.
On September 5, 2014 at 3:48 Kitimat RCMP members were called to a possible domestic dispute as a male and female could be heard yelling. Members attended to find a 16 year old male and a 12 year old female arguing over some alleged stolen money. A parent was on hand but evidently did not feel that the matter was getting out of hand. Both children were warned to keep their arguments to a point that they are not disturbing the outside world.
On September 6, 2014 at 1:20 am, a member on patrol ovserved a grey van driving without any tail lights on and make a very strange lane change. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver exhibited signs of impairment such as odour of alcohol, slurred words and bloodshot eyes. The 48 year old male provided two samples of his breath which produced “Fail” readings on two different Roadside Screening Devices. As a result he was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impoundment.
On September 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm, Kitimat RCMP responded to call reporting shots fired near Banyay Street. Further reports came in that someone was setting off fireworks near Starling Street. The one setting off the fireworks claimed he was from Quebec and today was a special day in Quebec and they usually set off fireworks. He was advised that fireworks can only be set off at certain times of the year in Kitimat and agreed to hold off on setting off anymore until Halloween.
On September 7, 2014 at 3:32 pm, Kitimat RCMP were called to a complaint of Break and Enter in progress at a residence. The complainant advised that the owners were not home and male wearing a ball cap had gone into the backyard and entered the garage. Members attended to find the homeowner home and the “suspect” in the garage having a beer. The “suspect” is well known by police as a local “homeless “ person. The home owner allows the suspect to sleep in the garage and feeds him from time to time as well. The complainant was updated as to the arrangement in order to eliminate further calls.
On September 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm, Kitimat RCMP were called to a residence to assist with calming down a foster child that occasionally has extreme temper tantrums. Tonight, he appeared to be having one as he was breaking things and throwing things around. Members arrived to find the child sitting by a camp fire. After some lengthy discussion between the member and the child the member departed after noticing that the child was apologizing to the foster parent as he left.
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.
RCMP....good job, well done
Comment by Larry Walker on 14th September 2014
It is nice to read a report as good as this one. No bears killed and difficult situations handled with care and compassion. It would appear to me at least, that "domestic disputes" are up in Kitimat but this is to be expected with our current business activity.
Comment by CC on 12th September 2014
Reading the police report from Calgary is such a treat. I loved the missing bag of flour from the last report.
But yes Dwight, this person that is taking care of this homeless person - I am SO IMPRESSED and delighted.
We all need to step up and take care of each other more.
Don't know who this is but they deserve a medal.
Comment by Dwight Magee on 11th September 2014
Anyone who take in a homeless person and tries to help them is a hero in my opinion.
The “suspect” is well known by police as a local “homeless “ person. The home owner allows the suspect to sleep in the garage and feeds him from time to time as well. The complainant was updated as to the arrangement in order to eliminate further calls.