NEWS RELEASE · 15th October 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 83 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday October 6th 2014 at 00:33 am, a complaint was received by the Kitimat RCMP of an individual possibly wanting to commit suicide. The individual was located by police on top of a cliff. The individual was apprehended and taken to Kitimat General Hospital for examination and committed.
On Monday October 6th 2014 at 2:56 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle that had been parked at the Nechako Centre for at least a week. The last registered owner was contacted and advised that the vehicle had been sold. Did not know the contact information for the new owner. The vehicle was towed to the DOK compound. If not claimed by the owner, the vehicle could be sold to recoup storage and towing fees.
On Tuesday October 7th 2014 at 5:44 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were requested by Terrace RCMP to follow up on a tip they had received about a person who had been reported missing at their point. Members followed up by checking a couple of addresses that the missing person might have been at. Members did not locate the individual and advised Terrace RCMP accordingly.
On Tuesday October 7th 2014 at 10:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP were advised of an abandoned vehicle parked for 6 months. A member contacted the last registered owner who advised that the vehicle had been sold “months ago”. The vehicle was towed to the DOK compound. If not claimed by the owner, the vehicle could be sold to recoup storage and towing fees.
On Wednesday October 8th 2014 at 12:32 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were advised of a possible fraud case where the complainant believed his checkbook had been stolen and his name forged on cheques which were cashed at two local banks. This matter is still under investigation.
On Wednesday October 8th 2014 at 4:57 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint regarding vehicles leaving debris on Highway 37 while on their way to the dump. The complainant cited a specific incident involving a truck from a container service losing a stream of drywall material while on the road October 6th. This is a violation of Section 35.04 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations which requires loads to be secured in such a way that material is not lost from the vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.
On Thursday October 9th 2014 at 5:56 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were requested to attend to the Alexander Townhouses for a break and enter call. According to the complainant, someone had broken into the electrical room at the residence and caused damage to the electrical box. The complainant stated he had received a complaint from tenants that their power had gone out and attended the room to find marks on the door that looked like someone had picked the lock and tampered with the fuses to cut the power.
On Friday October 10th 2014 at 3:36 am, the Kitimat RCMP stopped a vehicle that an officer noted had crossed the center line at least twice and applying the brakes numerous times for no apparent reason. Upon approaching the driver, the member noted the odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath and the slurred speech. The 29 year old male blew into the Roadside Screening Device twice and failed both times. He was issued a 90 day driving Prohibition and the vehicle impounded for 30 days. He was also given a Violation Ticket for having no operator’s licence.
On Friday October 10th 2014 at 7:06 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a patient wandering off the grounds of Mountainview Lodge. There is no legal impediment to the patient leaving the grounds but staff were concerned for his safety. The patient was located by members who called staff and advised them he was safe and would be returning later.
On Friday October 10th 2014 at 9:25 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were called to a disturbance at a residence. According to the complainants, one individual armed with a machete began taunting another individual armed with a knife. Both men backed off. Both men were warned and told to stay away from each other. After discussion with police, neither men wanted to pursue charges against the other.
On Saturday October 11th 2014 at 11:57 pm, Kitimat RCMP were called to a disturbance at a residence. While enroute to the call, members were called off by the complainant who advised that police were no longer needed. A member who was nearby, turned down a different street in time to see a male go running by down a path. The member stopped the car and noticed some bushes moving at the edge of the path. It appeared to be a male lying down trying to hide from the member. The member helped the 32 year old male who was intoxicated to his feet. He was subsequently arrested for being intoxicated in public and taken to cells. Shortly afterwards, he was released into the care of his mother.
On Sunday October 12th 2014 at 7:30 am, the Kitimat RCMP received an alarm call to a local business. Upon arrival, the member spoke with an female employee who advised it was her first day of work and unfortunately, she didn’t know the proper alarm code.
On Sunday October 12th 2014 at 12:44 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a noise complaint from a complainant who advised that a nearby neighbor was playing loud music and that the base was keeping her and her family awake. A member attended and identified the source of the music as a wedding at the Luso Canadian Club approximately 400 m away. The member attended the club and spoke to a member of the band who advised they would try to turn down the volume on the next set. Kitimat RCMP did later receive another from the same complainant but were unable to attend due to other matters taking place until the function was over.
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.