REPORTING · 21st January 2015
Kitimat Detachment responded to 83 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday January 12th 2015 at 4:15 am, the Kitimat RCMP were advised of a collision on Highway 37 north of Hirsch Creek Park. The driver stated that at 1:00 am he was enroute to Kitimat when a light bar from a northbound vehicle blinded him causing him to drift into the northbound lane and crash. The driver was uninjured however his red pick-up truck sustained significant damage.
On Tuesday January 13th 2015 at 2:52 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a complaint of an intoxicated male urinating outside a building an Albatross Ave. An officer attended and located the male at Nechako Centre. The male was grossly intoxicated and was unable to care for himself. The officer arrested the male for being intoxicated in public. The male a 41 year old resident of Kitimat was lodged in cells until sober and issued a violation ticket for being intoxicated in public.
On Tuesday January 13th 2015 at 5:26 am, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP stopped a vehicle on Kingfisher Ave. to check the driver’s license of the driver. The driver was identified as being prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. The male driver a 26 year old resident of Kitimat faces charges of driving while prohibited and his vehicle was impounded to 7 days.
On Wednesday January 14th 2015 at 1230 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to City Centre mall for a complaint of shoplifting. Police learned that a male stole some candy and sunglasses from two respective stores. Police obtained witness statements. A short time later the Kitimat library called to report a mischief involving the same male. The files remain under investigation.
On Thursday January 15th 2015 at 8:40 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of an interrupted theft of a snow blower from a residence on Gwyn St. The suspect was observed by the complainant pushing the snow blower on a pathway behind Gwyn St. The suspect fell and abandoned the snow blower and ran when the complainant noticed him. Police attended and seized the snow blower pending return to the owner and a suspect known to police is under investigation.
On Thursday January 15th 2015 at 1:49 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report from male threatening to harm himself and police. Police attended the residence and the male was located. It was determined that the male was intoxicated and did not present a threat to himself or anyone else. As this was the second time that the police had attended his residence today he was arrested for breach of peace and lodged in cells until sober.
On Friday January 16th 2015 from 4:30 am – 6:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP received reports of 5 collisions on Highway 37 between Kitamaat Village Rd. and the Kitimat River Bridge. The collisions consisted of vehicles sliding off of the roadway due to slippery conditions. Motorists reported that they suffered minor injuries and moderate damage to their vehicles. Police have followed up with the road maintenance contractor Nechako Northcoast Construction. The Kitimat RCMP would like to remind motorists to call Nechako Northcoast Construction to report hazards or problems that require immediate service on Highway 37 at 1-800-665-5051.
On Saturday January 17th 2015 at 1:40 am, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP observed a vehicle drive through a red light at the intersection of Haisla Blvd and Kuldo Blvd. The officer initiated a vehicle stop. The driver displayed symptoms of impairment. A roadside breath demand was administered and the driver blew a fail twice. The driver a 46 year old male resident of Kitimat received a 90 day immediate driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On Sunday January 18th 2015 at 12:23 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Highway 37 near the Kitimat land fill. The driver stated that he was southbound on Highway 37 when he hit some black ice and slid into the ditch. The officer did not observe any signs of impairment and the icy roadway was deemed as a contributing factor. The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and did not suffer any injuries however the vehicle suffered moderate damage.
On Sunday January 18th 2015 at 12:48 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence for a report of a suicidal female. The female was located at her residence and apprehended under the mental health act. The female was transported to the Kitimat General Hospital.
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.