NEWS RELEASE · 6th January 2015
Kitimat Detachment responded to 75 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday December 29th 2014 at 5:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a call from a female stating that she was lost in the area of Fisherman’s trail and Coho Flats trail. The female was with two other adults and a 4 year old and a 13 year old. An officer attended the Rod and Gun Club and hiked to the riverbank where the lost hikers could be spotted approximately 1 kilometer away. The officer sought the assistance of a member of Kitimat Search and Rescue who attended immediately. The family was located at approximately 6:30 pm and escorted out via the Fisherman’s trail. Some downed trees and darkness contributed to the family becoming lost.
On Tuesday December 30th 2014 at 1:20 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a domestic dispute at a Kildala residence. Upon attendance the complainant reported being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend at her residence. The suspect had fled prior to police attendance. Police obtained a statement from the female and are recommending charges of assault to Crown Counsel. On December 31st 2014 the suspect a 32 year old male turned himself in at the Kitimat RCMP detachment and was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking.
On Tuesday December 30th 2014 at 7:48 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a complaint of fireworks being set off at Nechako Elementary School. Police patrolled the area but could not locate anyone setting off fireworks. The complainant was updated.
On Wednesday December 31st 2014 at 4:35 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a minor collision at Haisla Blvd and Lahakas Blvd. Upon attendance the officer noted that the driver of one of the vehicles displayed symptoms of impairment. The driver was read the approved screening device demand and the driver blew a fail roadside. The driver declined an opportunity to provide a second breath sample. The driver a 29 year old resident of Houston, B.C. received a 90 day immediate driving suspension and a 30 day vehicle impound.
On Wednesday December 31st 2014 at 11:59 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male walking northbound on Highway 37 near the Kitimat Air Park. Police located the male who stated that he had left a house party in Kitimat and was walking to his residence in Thornhill. Police encouraged the male to return to the house party due to the weather and time of day. The male cooperated and was returned to a residence in Kitimat. The complainant was updated.
On Thursday January 1st 2015 at 1:08 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of an intoxicated male being a nuisance on Lahakas Blvd. The 21 year old male voluntarily poured out eight beer cans and was able to care for himself. Police escorted him to a co-workers residence as he does not reside locally.
On Thursday January 1st 2015 at 3:36 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a disturbance at a Whitesail residence. Upon attendance a female was being restrained by her son. Police spoke to all parties and learned that a domestic dispute had occurred and that the female had threatened to harm herself. Police spoke to all parties on scene and ensured that they were able to care for themselves. Police are continuing to investigate.
On Friday January 2nd 2015 at 10:34 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a break and enter to a business on Industrial Ave. Two suspects entered the business by breaking the glass door. Once inside the suspects stole a 60 inch Samsung LED Smart television. Police are continuing to investigate.
On Saturday January 3rd 2015 at 5:25 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a single vehicle collision of Highway 37 just north of the Kitimat River Bridge. A female driver had struck a power pole and suffered minor injuries. The female’s vehicle suffered significant damage. Police concluded that the roadway conditions were a contributing factor and notified Nechako Northcoast of the road conditions.
On Saturday January 3rd 2015 at 6:25 am, the Kitimat RCMP were called to a Columbia Ave residence after a unwanted guest complaint. Upon attendance the complainant advised police that her ex-boyfriend was now welcome to stay. Police confirmed that both parties were sober and there were no safety concerns.
On Sunday January 4th 2015 at 11:52 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 37 near the Kitimat River Bridge. The driver stated that he lost control of his SUV and ended up in a ravine. The male had made arrangements to recover his vehicle the following day. Police concluded that road conditions were a contributing factor.
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.