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NEWS RELEASE · 3rd July 2015
Kitimat RCMP
During the week of June 22nd – June 28th the Kitimat RCMP participated in the following events; Dare Graduation at St. Anthony’s Elementary and the Flag Raising Ceremony at Heritage Park co-sponsored by the Kitimat Multicultural Society and the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce. There were 99 calls for service some of which are as follows:

On Monday June 22nd 2015 at 3:09 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to Nechako Elementary School for a disturbance – utter threats. The principal reported that a parent was upset and threatening towards him after their child had lost their glasses while swimming in the lake while on a field trip. Police attended and spoke to both parties. The parent acknowledged that he was wrong to lose his temper. Police updated the principal.

On Tuesday June 23rd 2015 at 11:06 am, two neighbours on Saguenay St exchanged verbal threats outside a residence. One male bear sprayed the other male in the face. Police attended and spoke to both parties. A 32 year old male resident of Kitimat was arrested and faces charges of assault with a weapon and was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

On Wednesday June 24th 2015 at 12:20 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Dyke Rd near the water treatment plant. The driver of the pick-up truck who was not familiar with the roadway left the roadway and ended at the bottom of a steep embankment. The driver was not injured. The damage to the pick-up truck was estimated at $5,000 and was towed out in the morning.

On Thursday June 25th 2015 at 8:30 pm, an officer observed a male staggering on North Lahakas Blvd. near the detachment. The male was spoken to and was found to be intoxicated. The male was on a probation order with conditions not to consume alcohol. The male was arrested and was released following a bail hearing with a court date on July 9th 2015.

On Friday June 26th 2015 at 11:38 pm, the Kitimat RCMP while patrolling observed a male sitting on the stairs of Nechako Elementary School with an empty bottle of whiskey. The male was unable to stand on his own and displayed signs of impairment. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in public and was transported to Kitimat detachment cells until sober. The male was served with a violation ticket for being intoxicated in public.

On Saturday June 27th 2015 at 1:13 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver. An officer located the driver in a vehicle in the Upper City Centre parking lot and the driver displayed signs of impairment. The driver was read an ASD demand and provided two fail reading roadside. The driver a 35 year old male from Maple Ridge was issued an immediate 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 90 days.

On Saturday June 27th 2015 at 5:26 pm, the Kitimat RCMP attended to a grocery store for a report of a shoplifter who had left the store with stolen meat. Store staff was alerted to the theft after staff at a nearby restaurant was asked for bag to transfer the meat to. Police have obtained video surveillance of the male and are continuing to investigate.

On Saturday June 27th 2015 at 6:06 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a dog left unattended in a vehicle in the upper City Centre parking lot. Police attended but could not locate the vehicle described as a black jeep.

On Sunday June 28th 2015 at 5:48 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a vehicle that was travelling on Highway 37 from Terrace to Kitimat and had crossed the solid yellow line. An officer located the vehicle on Highway 37 in the area of the Kitimat landfill. The driver was spoken to and was not impaired but admitted to being tired. The driver received a verbal warning.

On Sunday June 28th 2015 at 1:00 pm the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver in the area of Dyke Rd. The vehicle was located and the driver displayed signs of impairment. An ASD demand was made and the driver blew two fails roadside. The driver a 25 year old resident of Kitimat was served with an immediate 90 day roadside 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.