REPORTING · 8th November 2014
Kitimat City Council received the monthly policing report for September from Staff Sergeant Phil Harrison on Monday, October 20th.
He expressed there are two vacancies and two members who are away with a medical condition. There were two new members coming in at the end of October, beginning of November.
Members of the RCMP took training courses and participated in the Fire Truck Pull in September.
Into the statistics, September dropped in the number of cases: they were at 397 in September. The RCMP were down in most categories. Threats against a person were up. There were a total of 4 break and enters, but they are down for the year compared to 2013. One of the four was unfounded. There were 15 cases of causing a disturbance bringing the total for the year to 144.
Motor Vehicle Act Tickets are up by 38 bringing the total to 323. Last year, they were at 7 and 135 for the year. “We’ve almost tripled in our tickets,” said Harrison.
Councillor Rob Goffinet thanked him for his report. He wanted to know what the four crimes for the year which were thefts over $5000. He was told there was one case where all the appliances were missing from a suite when the land lord took it over.
Councillor Edwin Empinado asked if the break and enters were the same person. He was told they are still under investigation but the RCMP believe it was the same culprit.