REPORTING · 25th November 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 68 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday November 17th 2014 at 6:02 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an erratic vehicle southbound on Highway 37 from Onion Lake. The vehicle was travelling at approximately 50 km/hr and was braking constantly. Patrols for the vehicle were negative.
On Tuesday November 18th 2014 at 7:12 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a complaint of a traffic incident on Highway 37 near Hirsch Creek Bridge. A southbound semi-truck was stuck on an icy portion of the Highway. Police directed traffic until a sand truck arrived and the semi-truck was able to proceed on the Highway.
On Wednesday November 19th 2014 at 5:49 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an erratic vehicle southbound on Highway 37 approaching Kitimat. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Haisla Blvd and Kingfisher Ave. The driver displayed signs of impairment and a roadside breath test resulted in 2 fail readings on the approved screening device. The driver a 27 year old male from Terrace was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound. Open liquor was also found in the vehicle.
On Thursday November 20th 2014 at 12:02 am, the Kitimat RCMP were dispatched to the KMP camp for a disturbance in a housing trailer. Upon attendance police learned that an intoxicated male had threatened another male and was becoming unruly. Police arrested the male to prevent continuation of the offence and he was lodged in Kitimat RCMP cells until sober.
On Thursday November 20th 2014 at 9:44 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to the 800 block Enterprise Ave for a report of a hazardous situation. Upon attendance police observed a hydro pole that had been snapped at the base from an apparent collision with a vehicle. BC Hydro attended to the scene and the repaired the pole. The suspect vehicle did not remain on scene.
On Friday November 21st 2014 at 5:21 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a sudden death on Chilko St. A 43 year old female was found deceased. Foul play is not suspected and the B.C. Coroner and Kitimat RCMP continue to investigate.
On Friday November 21st 2014 at 11:50 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were conducting a road check on Haisla Blvd when an approaching vehicle made a u-turn. Police stopped the vehicle and the driver had an odour of liquor on his breath. The driver was asked to provide a breath sample roadside and provide two “warn” readings. The driver a 46 year old male from Smithers received a 3 day driving prohibition.
On Saturday November 22nd 2014 at 12:55 am, the Kitimat RCMP were conducting a road check on Haisla Blvd when an approaching vehicle stopped short of the road check. The driver displayed numerous signs of impairment. A roadside breath demand was read and the driver blew a fail on two approved screening devices. The driver a 38 year old male from Kitimat received a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.
On Saturday November 22nd 2014 at 12:55 am, the Kitimat RCMP were conducting a road check on Haisla Blvd. Police stopped a vehicle and the driver was unable to produce his driver’s license. Further checks revealed the driver was prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver a 36 year old male from South Hazelton faces charges of driving while prohibited.
On Saturday November 22nd 2014 at 1:10 am, the Kitimat RCMP were conducting a road check on Haisla Blvd. The driver of a vehicle was stopped and symptoms of impairment were observed. The driver blew a fail on a roadside screening device and declined an opportunity to provide a second sample. The driver a 24 year old male from Quebec received a 90 day driving prohibition and 30 day vehicle impound.
On Sunday November 23rd 2014 at 12:01 am, the Kitimat RCMP were called to the Kitimat Hotel for a report of an intoxicated male who was refusing to leave the area. Police arrested a 21 year old male who was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The male was lodged in Kitimat RCMP cells until sober.
On Sunday November 23rd 2014 at 3:13 am, the Kitimat RCMP were called to the Kitimat Hotel for a report of an assault. The manager reported that there were 3 – 4 people fighting outside the establishment. Upon police attendance witnesses reported that there was yelling and a punch may have been thrown between two parties. No one involved wished to speak to police.
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.