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NEWS RELEASE · 13th May 2015
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 66 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On Monday May 4th 2015 at 6:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP assisted the Smithers RCMP by arresting a Kitimat youth who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft and fraud. Police attended the youths’ residence and arrested the youth. The youth was released following a bail hearing with court his next court appearance scheduled for May 12th 2015.

On Tuesday May 5th 2015 at 9:05 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of a female who had been bitten by a dog on Hallman St. Upon attendance a female reported that she was walking on the street when an off leash dog bit her on her leg. The female required treatment at the Kitimat General Hospital. Police located the owner of the dog who was apologetic. The file has been referred to the Kitimat Humane Society.

On Wednesday May 6th 2015 at 2:49 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of a male down at Nalabila Blvd and Quail St. Upon attendance a 56 year old male was located intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in public and was lodged in Kitimat RCMP cells until sober. The male was issued a violation ticket for being intoxicated in public.

On Wednesday May 6th 2015 at 6:28 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of vehicles speeding on Blueberry Ave. The complainant reported that some vehicles are travelling at 90 km/hr. The Kitimat RCMP spoke to the complainant and increased enforcement can be expected in the area.

On Thursday May 7th 2015 at 7:10 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a missing 14 year old youth. The youths’ father reported that his son did not attend school and he was concerned about his sons’ whereabouts. Police conducted follow-up and when re-attending the complainants residence observed the missing youth returning home.

On Friday May 8th 2015 at 2:21 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on Haisla Blvd. A second call was received and police located the vehicle in Kitamaat Village driving in an erratic manner. A female driver displayed symptoms of impairment and the driver was read a breath demand. The driver blew a “fail” twice on the roadside screening device. The driver a resident of Kitamaat Village was issued with an immediate 90 day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On Friday May 8th 2015 at 5:54 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of a domestic assault in the Kitamaat Village. Upon attendance police spoke to a male and female. The female stated that a male had punched her and pushed her down the stairs. Police arrested a male for assault and he was transported to the Kitimat RCMP cells. A bail hearing was held and the male was remanded to Terrace Provincial Court on Monday May 11th 2015.

On Saturday May 9th 2015 at 10:52 am, the Kitimat RCMP assisted the Kitimat Fire Department at a residential house fire on Wedeene St. A small fire had started in the bedroom. No injuries were reported. The fire was not suspicious in nature and the fire department is investigating further.

On Sunday May 10th 2015 at 12:16 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a single vehicle collision on Kitamaat Village Rd. Upon attendance the driver was no longer on scene. The driver was contacted and stated that she swerved to avoid a deer. The vehicle was towed out of the ditch later in the day.

On Sunday May 10th 2015 at 10:48 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of an impaired driver on Highway 37 approaching Kitimat. The Kitimat RCMP located the suspect vehicle on Haisla Blvd and conducted a traffic stop. The driver displayed symptoms of impairment and the officer formed suspicion that the driver had consumed alcohol. The officer read the driver a breath demand and the driver blew a “fail” twice on the roadside screening device. The driver a resident of Quebec was issued with an immediate 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

If anyone has knowledge of this crime 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.