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NEWS RELEASE · 24th March 2015
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 67 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On Monday March 16th 2015 at 1:30 am, a member of the Kitimat RCMP on patrol observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle was stopped and investigation revealed the male driver had a class 7 drivers license with six persons in the vehicle. Further the driver gave reason for the officer to suspect alcohol was in the driver’s body and so two breath samples were obtained on a Roadside Screening device which indicated a “warn”. The driver was issued a 3 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and a violation ticket for Driving contrary to Restrictions.

On Monday March 16th 2015 at 3:50 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male inside the Kitimat City Centre mall. Police attended and arrested the intoxicated male who was then lodged into cells overnight and released in the morning when he could look after himself. He was also given a violation ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

On Tuesday March 17th 2015 at 6:01 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of threats on Facebook. Member attended the complainant’s residence and spoke to the complainant and her daughter to whom the threats were allegedly made to. After discussion, the complainant did not want anything further to be done and just wanted to have the incident reported for informational purposes. The daughter has since blocked the other party from her Facebook and the mother has changed phone numbers.

On Tuesday March 17th 2015 at 8:45 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver. An officer made a patrol and located the suspect vehicle parked at the Kitimat Hotel but no driver was present. Later, at a checkstop on Haisla Blvd., the suspect vehicle entered the checkstop. The 56 year old male driver from Boston Bar, showed signs of impairment and provided a sample of his breath on a Roadside Screening Device which resulted in a “fail”. He was subsequently detained and taken to the Detachment to provide a breath sample into the breathalyzer. After being put in contact with Legal Aid, which he hung up on and not wanting to contact any other lawyer he was brought before the breath technician to provide two samples of his breath which he refused to do. He was then served with a 24 hr notice of driving prohibition and released on a promise to appear for court.

On Wednesday March 18th 2015 at 00:54 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a roommate intoxicated and out of control smashing up the residence. Police attended to a residence on Saguenay Street and attempted to calm down and speak to a very intoxicated female. The residence was in disarray with furniture broken and strewn about. The female would not be calmed down and continued screaming obscenities to the police at the top of her lungs. At one point she charged one of the attending officers and pushed him back. She was then arrested for assault and lodged for the night until she was able to care for herself. The apologetic female was released without any charges the following morning.

On Wednesday March 18th 2015 at 1:23 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence on West Columbia Avenue in response to a males fighting complaint. Upon arrival and investigation, the police learned that one male went to the residence to complain about the loud music. A confrontation ensued and the complainant was struck on the head with a metal pipe. A 26 year old male has been arrested for Assault with a Weapon and released on a Promise to Appear for court in Kitimat May 14, 2015.

On Thursday March 19th 2015 at 7:05 pm, the Kitimat RCMP responded a complaint stemming from suspicious Facebook advertisement. The complainants expressed concern that somebody was selling illegal firearm magazines online. Through investigation it was learned that the magazines were in fact legal in that they were pinned at 5 rounds. Complainants advised of outcome.

On Thursday March 19th 2015 2:31 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from a complainant regarding an erratic driver southbound on Highway 37. The complainant advised that she had been cut off by a semi truck and provided police with the license plate of the offending vehicle. She wished for the police to speak to the driver but didn’t want any further involvement. Police spoke with the company manager the truck belongs to and explained what had transpired. The manager advised he would follow up with the driver.

On Friday March 20th 2015 at 10:48 pm, two complaints were received at the Kitimat RCMP regarding dirt bikes or ATVs ripping up the green space area around the Roy Wilcox school. Members attended but the culprits were long gone.

On Friday March 20th 2015 at 2:25 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence on Albatross Ave. in regards to a complaint of a man and woman yelling. Police spoke with a male and a female who admitted they had been arguing but no physical interaction had occurred. The residence did not show any signs of a struggle nor did the inhabitants show any signs of an altercation. Both individuals were advised to go to bed and deal with their issues when sober.

On Saturday March 21st 2015 at 00:53 am, members of the Kitimat RCMP were conducting a vehicle roadcheck on the Kuldo extension when a rental vehicle entered. The 36 year old male from Quebec showed signs of impairment and when asked, provided two failed samples of his breath into two different Roadside Screening Devices. He was then prohibited from driving for 90 days and his rental vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He was then given a ride back to his residence.

On Saturday March 21st 2015 at 6:52 pm, Kitimat RCMP were advised of 3 missing kids who had gone hiking at the Coho Flats just off of Baxter Street. The kids, aged 7, 9 and 11 were last seen at 1:00 pm. The RCMP activated SAR but before they could mobilize, the kids were located. They had gotten lost on the trails and another searcher on the trail located them. Due to the difficult terrain and darkness coming in, a boat was arranged to go up the river and retrieve the kids. The kids were retrieved unharmed and returned to their parents. The Kitimat RCMP would like to thank Connor Hodes and John Chisholm for their assistance in this file.

On Sunday March 22nd 2015 at 4:57 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a disturbance on Haisla Blvd. The complainant advised he could hear a female kicking on the main door to get into the building for the past two hours. Police attended and located a very intoxicated female attempting to get in using her car keys. As her mother lived in the building and was home, police made contact with her and she agreed to look after her daughter and care for her in her state of intoxication.

On Sunday March 22nd 2015 at 8:44 pm, Kitimat RCMP were dispatched to a possible domestic on Kingfisher Avenue. Upon arrival, police learned that a dispute had taken place between the female complainant and her ex-boyfriend where he had at one point, grabbed her by the throat. She was not injured and was adamant she did not want charges pressed. She advised that when she called the police and told her ex-boyfriend she was calling the police, he left. She just wanted the ex-boyfriend spoken to and told to stay away from her. Police located the ex-boyfriend at his residence, spoke to him about the incident and he agreed to stay away from his ex-girlfriend.

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.