NEWS RELEASE · 8th October 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 89 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday September 29th 2014 at 2:30 am, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Nalabila Blvd. The driver was served with a 5 month driving prohibition as he was flagged by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. A temporary driver’s license issued so that the driver could proceed home.
On Tuesday September 30th 2014 at 4:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were advised by C.N. police of a truck and trailer stuck of the train tracks on Saunders Haul Rd and 9th St. The driver of the truck could not be established. The Kitimat RCMP have forwarded information to C.N. police to further the investigation.
On Wednesday October 1st 2014 at 6:40 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were called to the Kitimat Hotel for a complaint of two intoxicated patrons. A 43 year old female and a 55 year old male were arrested for being intoxicated in public and lodged in Kitimat RCMP cells for their own safety. Both individuals were released once sober.
On Thursday October 2nd 2014 at 7:21 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were called to the Chilly Dancer Pub for a complaint of a disturbance. A male was agitated after he was refused service for allegedly stealing a cardboard cutout the previous week. The male was spoken to and agreed to leave.
On Friday October 3rd 2014 at 5:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP assisted the Ministry of Children and Families at a mental health call. The male had thrown his medication on the roadway and was threatening to kill himself. The male had left prior to police attending. Police located the male in the City Centre area and he voluntarily went to the hospital. All parties were updated.
On Friday October 3rd 2014 at 7:10 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended a report of a theft of fuel from the Haisla Marina. Fuel was stolen from a boat and a fuel line was cut. The file remains under investigation.
On Saturday October 4th 2014 at 8:40 pm, an officer conducted a traffic stop after a vehicle travelling on Quatsino Blvd with no head lights or tail lights turned on. Checks of the driver revealed he was a prohibited driver under the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver a 30 year old male from Kitimat faces charges of driving while prohibited and will be appearing in Kitimat Provincial Court in December.
On Saturday October 4th 2014 at 11:45 pm, the Kitimat RCMP conducted a bar walk at the Kitimat Hotel. A female was seen acting suspiciously and the officer investigated further and seized cocaine from the females purse. 1.8 grams of cocaine was seized. The file remains under investigation.
On Sunday October 5th 2014 at 2:00 am, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop with a driver who was observed speeding on Columbia Ave. The driver displayed symptoms of impairment. The driver blew a fail (over 100 mg%) followed by a warn (60-99 mg%). The driver a 30 year old female from Kitimat was issued an immediate 3 day driving prohibition.
On Sunday October 5th 2014 at 1:48 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to the Haisla Bridge for a report of a collision. Upon attendance a dodge Dakota was found to have extensive front end damage. The driver stated that she tapped her brakes and fish tailed. The driver was transported to Kitimat General Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was issued a violation ticket for speed relative to conditions.
On Sunday October 5th 2014 at 7:00 pm, an off duty officer of the Kitimat RCMP recognized a female who is a prohibited driver driving on Lahakas Blvd. Another officer conducted a vehicle stop and the driver was confirmed as being a prohibited driver. The driver was also wanted on an endorsed warrant for driving while prohibited (failed to attend court last week). The driver a 28 year old female from Kitimat faces new charges and will appear in Kitimat Provincial court in December.
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.
Pictures of Sunday's Accident Contributed by Karen Conn0lly