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NEWS RELEASE · 6th August 2015
Kitimat RCMP
During the week of July 27th 2015 –August 2nd 2015 the Kitimat RCMP responded to 77 calls for service some of which are as follows:

On Monday July 27th, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Saunders rd. It was determined that an unlicensed driver had driven into the ditch with speed as a causal factor. All intoxicated passengers were unhurt. A violation ticket was served on the driver.

On Thursday July 30th the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint from a concerned citizen saying that two males were igniting a flammable liquid in their driveway. The RCMP attended and spoke with a male from the residence who admitted to pouring gasoline on the driveway and lighting it. The males were spoken to about how dangerous and reckless this was. Although unrelated, both males were passengers in the single vehicle collision mentioned previously.

On Friday July 31st the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle possibly being operated by an intoxicated driver with children present. The vehicle and driver were located and the driver returned to the Kitimat RCMP Detachment and determined to be impaired by alcohol. The driver will face criminal charges in Kitimat Court in September 2015.

On Saturday August 1st the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of fireworks being set off in a playground area. The complainant was concerned about the possibility of fires being started. The investigation revealed that unknown persons had been setting off roman candles.

The Kitimat RCMP wish to remind members of the public that fireworks are only permitted in Kitimat during certain times of the year, however the Fire Chief may issue a permit to persons wishing to purchase low hazard fireworks for special festive occasions

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.