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NEWS RELEASE · 18th June 2015
Kitimat RCMP
Kitimat Detachment responded to 90 calls for service during this period. Some of which are as follows:

On Monday June 8th 2015 at 9:23 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a collision on Highway 37 near the Kitimat Land fill. A southbound motorcycle had to make an emergency stop after a northbound dump truck turning left into the land fill cut him off. The driver of the motorcycle suffered minor injuries. The driver of the dump truck was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield on left turn.

On Tuesday June 9th 2015 at 10:29 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle from a vehicle parked at a business on Columbia Ave. The theft occurred overnight. The suspect(s) stole the complainant’s purse. The file remains under investigation.

On Wednesday June 10th 2015 at 9:18 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a two vehicle collision on Highway 37 near Onion Lake. A northbound vehicle rear ended a construction vehicle stopped on the roadway. The driver was arrested for impaired driving. At the Kitimat detachment the driver provided two samples of breath samples that were more than twice the legal limit (200 mg% and 180 mg%). The driver a 20 year old male from Terrace was served with a 90 day driving prohibition and was released from custody on a Promise to Appear for court in August.

On Thursday June 11th 2015 at 11:57 am, the Kitimat RCMP attended to Meldrum St. for a report of an abandoned 911 call. Upon attendance no one was home at the residence. Police conducted checks and attempted to locate the owner at her place of work. Police later received a call from the complaint stating that she did call 911 for a medical emergency.

On Friday June 12th 2015 at 8:15 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle from a vehicle parked on Gull St. The theft occurred overnight. The suspect(s) stole the complainant’s wallet. Police attended and the complainant advised that his vehicle had been left unlocked. Police are continuing to investigate.

On Saturday June 13th 2015 at 9:19 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a report of a man down near Nechako Elementary School. Police attended and located an intoxicated male who was treated by Kitimat Fire and Rescue paramedics. The male was cleared for cells and arrested as he was unable to care for himself. The male was released once sober and was issued a violation ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

On Sunday June 14th 2015 at 2:02 am, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on Lahakas Blvd near Haisla Blvd after observing a vehicle stationary at a green light. The driver displayed signs of impairment and a breath demand was read. The driver blew 2 “fails” on approved screening device roadside. The driver a 31 year old female from Kitimat received a 90 day immediate roadside driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.

On Sunday June 14th 2015 at 2:30 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended a single vehicle collision on Highway 37 near the orange bridge approximately 30 km north of Kitimat. Upon attendance police spoke to a driver and two occupants who suffered injuries after the driver fell asleep and the vehicle left the roadway. The driver was issued two violation tickets.

On Sunday June 14th 2015 at 11:40 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a collision on the Bish Creek FSR. A pick-up truck travelling southbound at the 6.8 km mark veered off the roadway and the vehicle rolled on the pullout area. The driver was the lone occupant of the truck and he was ejected from the vehicle. The driver was treated at the scene by paramedics and transported to Kitimat General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The deceased is a 27 year old male from Victoria. Alcohol, speed and failing to wear seatbelt are believed to contributing factors.

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.