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NEWS RELEASE · 19th November 2014
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 87 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On Monday November 10th 2014 at 1:08 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of a male and female drinking alcohol in public outside City Centre Mall. Police attended and located the two person’s one of whom had an open beer can. Police poured out the beer and ensured they left the area.

On Monday November 10th 2014 at 8:50 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a emergency beacon activation from a remote area near the Kemano River. A mountain goat guide had slipped and had fallen down the mountain. Police contacted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and search and rescue helicopter from CFB Comox was activated. On November 11th 2014 at 8:40 am the helicopter spotted the male however he was deceased. The male a 26 year old from Alberta was removed from the mountain and the police and BC Coroner continue to investigate.

On Tuesday November 11th 2014 at 1:20 pm, an employee at the KMP camp reported a co-worker missing to the Kitimat RCMP. The complainant stated that the female employee did not show up for work as expected. The Kitimat RCMP followed up with friends and family. Police were advised that the female was fine in the evening and spoke to the female the next day to ensure she was okay.

On Wednesday November 12th 2014 at 2:14 am, the Kitimat RCMP were notified that a vehicle had just been stolen from Starling St. The Kitimat RCMP patrolled for the stolen vehicle and at a short time later located the vehicle mobile. The vehicle pulled over once the police officer activated his emergency lights and the driver fled on foot. The driver was arrested following a short foot chase. The youth a 16 year old male resident of Kitimat will be appearing in court on charges of possession of stolen property.

On Wednesday November 12th 2014 at 8:54 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of theft from the Child Development Centre on Kingfisher Ave. The complainant reported that her black Volcom gortex jacket was stolen last week. Currently there are no suspects.

On Thursday November 13th 2014 at 4:25 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended a 2 vehicle collision on Ptarmigan St at Haisla Blvd. Vehicle # 1 was eastbound on Haisla Blvd and stopped to make a left turn onto Ptarmigan St when it was rear ended by vehicle # 2. The driver of the vehicle # 1 was transported to Kitimat General Hospital with minor injuries and the driver of vehicle # 2 was issued a violation ticket for “follow too closely.”

On Friday November 14th 2014 at 10:03 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a female who was trying to hitch hike to Vancouver from the Kitamaat Village Rd. The attending police officer was familiar with the female and put the female in touch with her parents.

On Saturday November 15th 2014 at 1:30 am, an officer of the Kitimat RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Tsimshian Blvd. The driver displayed symptoms of impairment and was detained for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The driver was read a breath demand and transported to the detachment for the purpose of providing a breath sample. The driver refused to provide a breath sample and faces charges of refusing to provide a breath sample and impaired driving. The 52 year old male resident of Kitimat will be appearing in Kitimat Provincial Court in December.

On Saturday November 15th 2014 at 8:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of suspicious persons on the grounds of Kitimat City High School. Upon attendance police located some males in the covered area. The males were socializing and were walking on a make shift tight rope. One male was served with a 2 month driving prohibition as he was flagged by Road Safety B.C. to be served with the driving prohibition.

On Sunday November 16th 2014 at 2:45 am, the Kitimat RCMP conducted a bar check of the Kitimat Hotel. Police observed a 16 year old male and a 17 year old male inside the premise consuming alcohol. The youth were removed from the establishment and their parents were advised. The establishment was served with a Licensed Premise Check (LPC) and the case has been referred to the Liquor Inspector.

On Sunday November 16th 2014 at 9:17 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were advised of a theft from Big Jim’s Spirits store. A promotional sweater had been stolen. The police are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspect.

The Kitimat RCMP would like to remind drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions by ensuring that their vehicles are equipped with winter tires. Police urge motorists to drive relative to the road and weather conditions and to allow more time to travel to their destination. RCMP, Nechako North Coast Construction, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and ICBC will be conducting a winter preparedness check point on Saturday November 22nd on Highway 37 at Onion Lake from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Highway conditions are updated via the Drive BC
website (www.drivebc.ca).

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.