NEWS RELEASE · 16th September 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 88 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On September 8, 2014 at 2:23 am, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a female youth coming home intoxicated and throwing things around the house and causing problems. Members attended to find a number of people outside the residence looking for the youth who had run out of the house clad only in her underwear. She was located and taken back to her residence. The parents stated that she was not welcome there that night. Members arrested her for being intoxicated in a public place and transported her to the Kitimat Detachment. While en route to the Detachment, the youth was given a cell phone to try and make other arrangements for the night. She called home and parents agreed she could come home. 30 minutes after dropping the youth at home, Kitimat RCMP received a call advising that the youth had run off again. Extensive patrols were again made and the youth was located late the next day.
On September 8, 2014 at 18:30 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a wallet that had been taken from the complainantís vehicle when it was parked in front of the lower City Centre mall. The vehicle was left unlocked with the wallet in plain sight. Residents are reminded once again to lock your vehicles, keep the keys with you and keep valuables out of sight. This is one of five complaints this week of items being stolen from vehicles.
On September 9, 2014 at 8:47 am, a Kitimat RCMP member was dispatched to an abandoned 911 call from a business located in Service Centre. Upon attendance, it was learned that 911 had been dialed by mistake and everything and everybody was ok.
On September 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a residential alarm. While responding to the call, police were called by the alarm company to cancel the alarm call.
On September 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm, Kitimat RCMP was called by the hospital in regards to a patient that had left the hospital in a wheelchair on his own. They advised that there was no need for the police to apprehend the patient but wanted police to check on him and see if he needed assistance. Members made patrols to locate him but learned that he had returned to the hospital.
On September 10, 2014, at 8:50 pm, a complainant attended the Kitimat RCMP Detachment to report an Uttering threats matter. After taking statements from the complainant and two other witnesses, Kitimat RCMP requested Terrace RCMP to locate and arrest the suspect. Terrace RCMP located the accused person the next day. The matter is currently before the courts.
On September 10, 2014, at 11:58 pm, Kitimat RCMP were called by a complainant who was at work but wanted police to attend to his residence as his wife was having a heated argument with her sister who refused to leave the residence. Members attended to the residence to find that the two sisters had calmed down. The two sisters were spoken to and the one sister who didnít live there agreed to leave and discuss the matter again at a better time.
On September 11, 2014 at 9:46 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of fraud by a Kitimat resident who advised that an unknown someone had been making unauthorized withdrawls from his account at the Credit Union. The Kitimat RCMP continue to work with the bankís fraud department on this matter.
On September 11, 2014 at 9:59 pm, Kitimat RCMP members were called by a complainant who advised that a young woman had left her residence and going to hitch hike to Vancouver and the complainant was concerned for the young woman as she needs essential medication. Members located the young woman on the road and discussed the situation with her, including the perils of hitch hiking in this day and age. She agreed to return to her residence where she took her medication and went to bed.
On September 12, 2014 at 7:38 am, Kitimat RCMP were called regarding a woman passed out in the stairwell of the apartments on Kingfisher Ave. member attended and arrested a 38 year old female for being intoxicated in a public place and lodged in cells until she was able to care for herself. She was also issued a Violation Ticket for the offence.
On September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm, Kitimat RCMP responded to call from an off duty member reporting a known prohibited driver driving towards Kitimat on Highway 37. A member who was responding saw the vehicle go past him and attempted to make a U turn and pull the vehicle over but was pulled instead into the ditch by the loose gravel. The suspect vehicle carried on and the member radioed ahead to have another member attend the area to look for the vehicle. The vehicle was located at the Kitimat Air park. The driver was located at his residence paying for a taxi and denied being the driver of the vehicle at the Air Park. A charge of Driving While Prohibited is being forwarded.
On September 13, 2014 at 2:25 am, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from a resident who reported on this crisp morning she was walking home when she happened upon a large black bear sitting outside her residence. The bear, being rather heavily invested in the complainantís improperly stored garbage had not been disturbed by either her presence or her attempts to frighten it. This presented a problem for the complainant as the bear was between her and the front door. Members attended and found a trail of garbage leading to the bushes near Cranberry Street and no bear in sight. The complainant was advised it was safe to return home.
On September 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm, Kitimat RCMP were called by a complainant who was very angry about the loud noise being caused by the fireworks being set off for the 60th anniversary of Rio Tinto Alcan. The complainant felt that she should have been warned about the event despite the announcements on the radio and newspaper as it is very upsetting to her animals. She was advised that the fireworks should be concluded now.
On September 14, 2014 at 1:30 am, a member on patrol noted two individuals standing in the street yelling at each other when the female started pushing the male. The member intervened and separated the two. The female who was very intoxicated, was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and transported to the Detachment where she remained until she could care for herself and released later in the day with a Violation Ticket.
On September 14, 2014 at 6:14 am, members were requested to attend to a residence for an unwanted guest. The complainant had called police to report that his roommate was at the residence partying and being loud. Further, he advised police that the roommate had friends over that were refusing to leave. The complainant was upset at the fact that his roommate was intoxicated as well. The complainant was advised that this was not a police matter as a person is allowed to be intoxicated in his own residence and the friends are guests of the roommate and until he wants them removed there is no offence. This is a problem for the roommates to iron out and come to some sort of understanding.
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.