NEWS RELEASE · 24th December 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 78 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday December 15th 2014 at 3:58 pm, the Kitimat RCMP assisted the Terrace RCMP by arresting a male wanted on an outstanding warrant. Members attended to the residence of the male and placed him under arrest with difficulties. The male was then transported to Terrace to attend court there.
On Monday December 15th 2014 at 5:57 am Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of a single vehicle collision at the end of Cable Car on Hwy 37. Upon attending, the member noted a grey 2007 Nissan Altima in the ditch on the left hand side as if heading north to Terrace. A male was in the ditch being treated by EMS. The male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital with non- life threatening injuries. The roads were extremely icy and Noreth Coast Highways was notified to sand the roads.
On Tuesday December 16th 2014 at 5:22 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended a single vehicle collision on the Kitimaat Village Road approximately 1 km from Haisla Blvd. A tractor trailer unit had slid off the road during a heavy snowfall. There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved. Two tow trucks and a heavy loader were used to extricate the truck and trailer. The road was reopened at approximately 2:45 am.
On Tuesday December 16th 2014 at 3:11 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of an intoxicated individual urinating on the complainant’s front porch. The complainant advised police that her main concern was that the intoxicated individual had left and was under dressed for the weather and wasn’t wearing any shoes. Members followed the footprints left in the snow by the individual which led to another residence. Police knocked on the door and spoke to the owner who advised that the individual had indeed come to the house and was currently sleeping inside. As the complainant was only concerned about the individual’s well being, which was being looked after by the owner of the house, police concluded the matter and left.
On Wednesday December 17th 2014 at 8:51 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an unwanted guest at a residence on Omenica Street. A female complainant stated that a male wouldn’t leave the residence and had her car keys. She refused to name the male. When members arrived at the residence, the complainant advised that the male had left and had returned the keys. She still refused to give police the male’s name as she did not want to get him in trouble with the police. She admitted that they had gotten into an argument and he refused to leave. No violence occurred. File concluded.
On Thursday December 18th 2014 at 1:53 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a Break and Enter and theft from the North Star Inn. Sometime between 8:00 pm the night before and 7:30 am this morning suspect(s) entered the building and stole a mattress and two sets of bed linen. Six other rooms had been entered as well and the doors suffered damage. No suspect at this time.
On Friday December 19th 2014 at midnight, a member of the Kitimat RCMP noticed a male and two others while on patrol. He recognized the one male as one being on a curfew starting at 9:00 pm. By the time the member turned around, the male was inside the Shell store. The member attended and arrested the male for breaching his curfew. A check of the male’s backpack located a loaded pellet gun. Police are recommending weapons charges as well. The male was released on a Promise To Appear for court in February
On Friday December 19th 2014 at 8:40 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible theft of a blue Millar welder that was seen at 6:00 pm in a white single cab light duty truck with the letters HB on the side. The complainant was not sure of where exactly the welder was stolen from. It was later learned that it might have been an employee who took the welder. The investigation continues.
On Saturday December 20th 2014, the Kitimat attended to an assault call on Heron Street. A number of people were drinking and intoxicated. A number of individuals left prior to police arriving. One intoxicated female had been struck on the head with what witnesses says was a lamp. She had a gash on her head and was transported to hospital. The matter is under investigation.
On Saturday December 20th 2014, Kitimat RCMP were called to an assault in front of the Kitimat Hotel. A very intoxicated male was being held against the hotel wall by a Kitimat Hotel employee. It was quickly learned that the male was swinging at everybody present and eventually the patrons turned on him. No witnesses were willing to provide statements. The male, who was very belligerent and refusing to listen to members demands was arrested for being intoxicated in public and lodged in cells as he was unable to look after himself.
On Sunday December 21st 2014, Kitimat RCMP members were called to a threats call in Kitamaat Village. The complainant advised that his brother threw a plate at him and threatened to kill him. Checks showed a warrant for one of the men involved. Members attended and arrested the male without incident although the arrested male was quite upset and was constantly swearing at the members. He was held for a bail hearing the next day.
On Sunday December 21st, 2014 at 1:24 am, Kitimat RCMP members were dispatched to a call of several males fighting and screaming around Tweedsmuir Avenue and Dunn Street. When members arrived they spoke to a female who advised that her intoxicated boyfriend had been causing a scene. No assault had occurred, just verbal argument. The female was waiting for her mother to arrive and pick her up. Members stayed with her until she did.
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.