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NEWS RELEASE · 20th May 2015
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 88 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On Monday May 11th 2015 at 11:32 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a disturbance at City Centre Mall. Upon attendance police learned that two adults females were involved in a fight. After speaking with both parties and witnesses the fight was deemed to be consensual.

On Tuesday May 12th 2015 at 7:20 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a driving complaint from near Highway 37 and Oolichan Ave. The complainant stated a southbound vehicle passed his vehicle on a blind corner and almost struck a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction. Police attempted to locate the suspect vehicle but could not locate it.

On Wednesday May 13th 2015 at 7:54 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report from a resident near Kuldo Blvd and Liard St stating that dump trucks are using their engine brakes and throwing gravel everywhere. Police attended and spoke to the foreman of the nearby construction site who stated he would address the issue.

On Thursday May 14th 2015 at 5:50 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from Gannet Cres. The vehicle a dodge caravan was recovered on Highway 37 at 9:00 am. The file remains under investigation.

On Thursday May 14th 2015 at 1:49 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver. Police located the vehicle at Lahakas Blvd and Haisla Blvd. The driver had slurred speech and a strong odour of liquor on her breath. A roadside screening device was administered. The driver blew two “fail” readings. A 42 year old female from Kitamaat Village received a 90 day immediate driving prohibition and 30 day vehicle impound.

On Thursday May 14th 2015 at 9:49 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of shoplifting from a liquor store at Nechako Centre. The complainant reported that two females entered the liquor store and one female stole a bottle of liquor while a second female dropped a bottle of liquor on the floor. Police are reviewing the video surveillance and charges are pending.

On Friday May 15th 2015 at 3:54 pm, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on Kingfisher Ave. The driver was identified as being prohibited from driving under section 234(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver faces charges of driving while prohibited and his vehicle was impounded to 7 days.

On Friday May 15th 2015 at 10:35 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of a collision on Highway 37 near Oolichan Ave. Upon attendance police learned that a northbound vehicle struck a moose. The collision cause minor damage to the vehicle and minor injuries to the driver. The moose did not survive and the following day was removed from the northbound shoulder by the highway contractor.

On Saturday May 16th 2015 at 9:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP set up a drinking and driving road check on Haisla Blvd at Eurocan Way. At 10:05 pm a southbound vehicle was stopped. The driver initially denied consuming any liquor however the investigation revealed that he had consumed liquor and a roadside screening device demand was made. The driver blew 2 “fail” readings. The driver a 27 year old male from Red Deer received an immediate roadside prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impoundment. At 10:33 pm a southbound vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed signs of impairment. A roadside screening device test was administered and the driver blew 2 “fail” readings. The driver a 57 year old male from Powell River received a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.

On Sunday May 17th 2015 at 2:20 am, the Kitimat RCMP set up a drinking and driving road check on Haisla Blvd in the service center area. At 2:37 am, a northbound vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed signs of impairment. A roadside screening device was administered. The driver blew two “warn” readings. The driver a 30 year male resident of Quebec received a 3 day immediate driving prohibition. At 2:40 am, a southbound vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed signs of impairment. A roadside screening device test was administered. The driver blew 2 “fail” readings. A 24 year old male from Kitimat received an immediate 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.

On Sunday May 17th 2015 at 10:42 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a residence following a report of an unresponsive male passed out in the bathroom . Upon attendance police located a 39 year old male in cardiac arrest. Kitimat Fire Department attended to the scene and conducted CPR and the male was transported to Kitimat General Hospital where he was revived. The investigation revealed that the male overdosed on a fentanyl laced “oxy” pill. Police are continuing to investigate. Police are warning the public that fentanyl laced products are in the area and can be fatal if misused. Police encourage anyone suffering ill effects or an apparent drug overdose to seek medical attention immediately.

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.