During the week of July 20th 2015 – July 26th 2015 the Kitimat RCMP responded to 77 calls for service some of which are as follows:
On Tuesday July 21st, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle on fire at a business in the Service Center area of Kitimat. It was learned upon attendance that 2 vehicles had been damaged by fire, 1 completely. Through investigation it was determined that it in fact was arson that caused the fire. The file is still under investigation.
On Friday July 24h the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of vehicle stolen from an apartment building parking lot. A subsequent file of discarded items on a rural road revealed items from the stolen car had been removed and tossed out. A later complaint was received of a burned out vehicle. This turned out to be the stolen vehicle. These files are still under investigation.
On Friday July 24h the Kitimat RCMP attended to a 3 vehicle collision on the Haisla Bridge stopping traffic in both directions. A pickup truck was located lying on the driver side, its boat trailer had disconnected, and an older sedan had suffered massive front end damage. Investigation revealed the trailer had begun to swerve over the metal bridge, the truck driver over corrected and lost control. 2 persons were taken to hospital with injuries. It was also learned that the truck driver did not hold a valid license and will be compelled to court in October 2015.
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.