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NEWS RELEASE · 17th March 2015
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 60 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On Monday March 9th 2015 at 4:28pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle with red and blue covers on a light bar on the roof. The complaint feared that the own/operator may have been attempting to imitate a police vehicle. Through investigation the light covers were only red, and the operator was spoken to at a later time about the concerns of the complainant.

On Monday March 9th 2015 at 9:14 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male in a vehicle. The Kitimat RCMP attended and made contact with the vehicle operator. It was determined that the male was intoxicated by alcohol. A Criminal Code investigation was conducted and the male was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

On Tuesday March 10th 2015 at 9:00am, the Kitimat RCMP received a wallet that had been found and given to a local bank. The Kitimat RCMP member located the owner of the wallet who was currently not in Kitimat, and made arrangements for them to attend the RCMP detachment once they returned back to Kitimat.

On Tuesday March 10th 2015 at 2:44pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a mischief to a vehicle. The complainant said that they found a gaping hole in the tire of their vehicle, and felt that it had been cut/slashed by unknown persons. The complainant did not know who would have done this. The investigation yielded no suspects or witnesses.

On Tuesday March 10th 2015 at 1800hrs the Kitimat RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence on Bulkley St. Through investigation it was learned that property stolen from a construction site in Kitimat in July 2014 was being stored at this residence. The search warrant yielded over $1000 in stolen construction tools. The homeowner was not at the residence at the time of the search warrant execution. This file is still under investigation.

On Wednesday March 11th 2015 at 1226am, the Kitimat RCMP responded a drug overdose. While the paramedics conducted aid to the victim, RCMP officers located 45 small bluish pills near the victim. These pills were pressed with “CDN” on one side and “80” on the other side. Pills similar to these have been reported in the media as being counterfeit OxyContin. The pills have been forwarded for analysis. Anyone who doesn't feel well after taking drugs, or who sees someone else in medical distress, should call 911 immediately

On Wednesday March 11th 2015 5:20am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from a distraught complainant stating that their ex had made allusions to burning their house down. Through investigation the complainant was determined to be withholding much information about the “suspect”, and their complaint may not have been as serious as initially reported. The Kitimat RCMP is monitoring the on-again-off-again relationship in the future, for follow-ups.

On Thursday March 12th 2015 at 2:41pm the Kitimat RCMP attended to a two vehicle collision hit & run in the parking lot at 724 Kuldo Blvd. The complainants stated that they observed a white vehicle back up into their vehicle and depart the scene. The complainant could not get the license plate before the suspect vehicle took off. Damage was estimated to be below $1000, however the Kitimat RCMP would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision, or to the driver of the suspect vehicle.

On Thursday March 12th 2015 at 6:24pm the Kitimat re-attended the same residence as the threats complaint on March 11th 2015. On this occasion the parent could no longer control their child and requested police assistance. Upon entering the residence, the Kitimat RCMP members observed drug paraphernalia and drugs open and in plain view. Approximately 55grams of marijuana and several ½ burnt marijuana cigarettes were seized without charges. The Ministry of Child & Families was contacted to attend and assist with the child’s behavior.

On March 12th 2015 at 8:08pm a complaint of a group of people fighting and a woman screaming was received from area of Nightingale and Nechako Centre. The Kitimat RCMP members attended and made extensive patrols without locating anyone. The complaint was called back and advised that no one had been located.

On March 13th 2015 at 4:45pm a complaint of a minor 2 vehicle collision at the Alcan boat ramp near hospital beach was received. The initial complainant advised that the second party was not exchanging information. The Kitimat RCMP attended and noted the damage to be under $1000, and facilitated the exchange of information.

From the ICBC website;
The Motor Vehicle Act requires all individuals involved in a motor vehicle accident to remain at the accident scene, to render assistance and to exchange vehicle registration and license information with all parties involved in the accident.
Note that if you leave the scene of the accident without reporting to the police and/or exchanging information with the other parties, you may be charged under the Motor Vehicle Act or may be held in breach of your contract of insurance with ICBC.

If anyone has knowledge of these crimes or any other or who is responsible, please contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their web site at www.crimestoppers.ca. They are open 24/7. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display and calls are not traced or recorded. You do not have to give your name, address or telephone number and you do not need to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2000.00.