During the week of July 6th 2015 – July 12th the Kitimat RCMP responded to 103 calls for service some of which are as follows:
On Monday July 6th, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle that had been vandalized in the Kitimat Service Center. Through investigation it was learned that the 2 vehicles had been broken into. A mountain bike, fishing gear and insurance papers were stolen. The vehicle was examined by the Terrace RCMP Forensic Identification Section, video surveillance in the area is being reviewed also. Anyone with information on this crime is requested to contact the Kitimat RCMP Detachment.
On Tuesday July 8th the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter to an apartment building. A male was observed kicking a door and gaining entry. Members attended the area and located a male matching the description that initially ran, but was caught. The male screamed and resisted arrest. The male is well known to the Kitimat RCMP Detachment members. Two apartments were found to have been broken into in the building. Terrace RCMP Forensic Identification Section attended to assist the investigation. The male was released by a Justice of the Peace on strict conditions and a curfew.
On Wednesday July 9th a report of a disturbance near the Giant Spruce road was received. Through investigation it was learned that a fight between two males had occurred earlier. One male later returned with a weapon and caused damage and uttered threats to the other male. Once police arrived on scene and attempted to arrest the offending male, he was belligerent and aggressive towards police. The male was initially held but later released by a Justice of the Peace on conditions.
On Saturday July 11th a male contacted the Kitimat RCMP Detachment stating that while in the Service center area of Kitimat, he had lost his BC drivers License, Boaters license and his Possession acquisition license. He stated to the member that he felt he lost them the week prior and no one had yet contacted him. The public are reminded that if any personal identification is ever located to please bring it to the Kitimat RCMP Detachment, and the RCMP will make attempts at locating the rightful owner.
On Sunday July 12th while on patrol a Kitimat RCMP member observed a vehicle commit a motor vehicle act offence. The driver showed signs of alcohol impairment and later provided two samples of breath reading “fail”. The driver received a 90 day driving prohibition, and a 30 day vehicle impoundment. Later it was determined that the driver did not have permission to have access to the vehicle, as it was reported stolen by the registered owner. Criminal charges of Take Motor vehicle without consent were laid against the driver.
The Kitimat RCMP has recently started a Twitter Account, ,,,KitimatRCMP. This account will be used to allow the public st stay connected with the latest news and alerts from the Kitimat RCMP. This account is not monitored 24 hours a day and the public are advised to call their local police to report a crime or 911 in an emergency.
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.