NEWS RELEASE · 26th January 2015
Kitimat Detachment responded to 73 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:
On Monday January 19th 2015 at 6:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of dirt bikes driving through the Hirsch Creek golf course. The complainant was concerned about the damage to the course due to the wet weather. Police conducted patrols but could not locate the dirt bikes. A witness reported seeing the dirt bikes heading towards the high school.
On Monday January 19th 2015 at 7:03 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a deceased moose blocking a lane of traffic on Highway 37 at the 22 km mark. The Kitimat RCMP attended to the scene and the moose had been removed from the roadway. There was evidence that a vehicle had struck the moose however a search of the area was negative for a vehicle and police did not receive a report from the driver of the vehicle involved.
On Tuesday January 20th 2015 at 1:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended a noise complaint from a residence on Oriole St. The complainant reported hearing banging and yelling from a neighbouring residence. Police attended and spoke to the subject of the complaint and warned him of the noise by-law and ensured his well-being.
On Tuesday January 20th 2015 at 4:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault in the area of Mallard St. Upon attendance a male known to police reported he was assaulted and had some money and snacks stolen. The male was not able to describe his assailant and there was a significant time delay. The male was treated at the hospital for minor injuries. The file remains under investigation.
On Wednesday January 21st 2015 at 6:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an assault with a weapon on Albatross Ave. The complainant stated he was hit on the head with some pliers by a male known to him. Police arrested the suspect a short time later at a residence after receiving a disturbance complaint. The male a 32 year old residence of Kitimat, faces charges of assault with a weapon and was released on strict conditions.
On Wednesday January 21st 2015 at 7:52 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a suicidal female at a residence. The female had self-harmed herself and was communicating with a third party. Police located the female and apprehended her under the Mental Health Act and transported her to the Kitimat General Hospital.
On Wednesday January 21st 2015 at 11:58 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence to conduct a curfew check. The youth was not home. Police are recommending charges of “fail to comply with undertaking.”
On Thursday January 22nd 2015 at 11:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of a female on the ground outside a residence on Albatross Ave. Police attended and located a female who had just been released from the hospital and was suffering from pain. Police escorted her to her residence where there was someone able to look after her. The complainant was updated.
On Friday January 23rd 2015 at 11:50 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a theft from the Kitimat Modernization Camp. The complainant reported that his work boots were stolen from the lunchroom. No suspects have been identified.
On Saturday January 24th 2015 at 5:57 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence following a complaint from a male that stated he had received a call from a bailiff to repossess his vehicle. Police spoke to the bailiff and confirmed that he had called the male. The police advised the complainant of the civil process.
On Sunday January 25th 2015 at 6:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a collision on Highway 37 at the 20 km mark. A pick-up truck traveling northbound struck a moose that was crossing the highway. The driver and passenger were not injured. The vehicle suffered moderate damage and the moose was deceased. B.C. Conservation and the highway maintenance contractor were advised.
On Sunday January 25th 2015 at 6:20 pm, an officer with Kitimat RCMP observed a vehicle traveling over 100 km/hour on Haisla Blvd. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was served with an excessive speeding ticket (40km/hour over the posted speed limit) and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
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.