NEWS RELEASE · 30th December 2014
Kitimat Detachment responded to 66 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday December 22nd 2014 at 6:57 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 37 near Hirsch Creek. Kitimat Fire and Rescue were on scene and assisted a female drive that had been unable to exit from her pick-up truck that had slid off of the roadway. The driver was transported to the Kitimat General Hospital as a precaution. Police assisted by conducting traffic control and deemed that a contributing factor was the icy roadway.
On Tuesday December 23rd 2014 at 12:35 pm, the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop in the lower City Centre mall parking lot. Checks of the driver indicated that he was prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver a 34 year old male resident of Kitimat faces charges of driving while prohibited and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On Tuesday December 23rd 2014 at 5:47 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a third party report of a suicidal male. Police located the male at a nearby residence and he was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to Kitimat General Hospital for an assessment.
On Wednesday December 24th 2014 at 9:21 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a complaint of shots heard by a resident on Smith St. A police officer in the area confirmed that fireworks had been set off and seen in the area.
On Wednesday December 24th 2014 at 11:56 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence in Kitamaat Village. A female reported being punched by her brother and was being treated for a broken nose. Police arrested a male at the scene and he was lodged in Kitimat RCMP cells until he was sober. The 58 year old male faces charges of assault causing bodily harm and will appear in Court in March.
On Thursday December 25th 2014 at 10:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a missing person. The complainant advised that his father departed Kitimat the previous day enroute to Mackenzie but had failed to arrive as expected. Police conducted checks and learned from another family member that the male had arrived but had slept in his car overnight.
On Friday December 26th 2014 at 4:38 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a call from a patient at the Kitimat General Hospital who had woken up and didn’t know how she had gotten to the hospital. Police attended to the hospital to ensure the patient was fine and confirmed with the nursing staff that everything was okay.
On Saturday December 27th 2014 at 8:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint about fireworks being set off near a Kildala residence. Police advised the complainant about the District of Kitimat by-law allowing fireworks (December 24th – January 2nd) and ensured the complainant that patrols would be conducted to ensure compliance with the by-law.
On Sunday December 28th 2014 at 6:26 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of mischief to an abandoned section of Nechako Centre. The complainant reported two sheets of plywood had been removed from doorway and was concerned it posed a hazard. Police attended and cleared the abandoned building and called the property owner who said that they would have someone secure the building.
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.