During the week of August 24th 2015 – August 30th 2015 the Kitimat RCMP responded to 58 calls for service, some of which are as follows:
On Tuesday August 25th the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of from a member of the public stating that they had read through social media that someone was planning on assaulting 2 people, believing them to be causing a majority of the recent crimes in Kitimat. The complainant had advised members of the families of these people in advance. The person who made the post was spoken to by members of the Kitimat RCMP and advised that this type of behavior is unacceptable, and that threatening persons & identifying them by name in crimes they have not been charged with on social media can spiral out of control. The suspect was apologetic, and had already taken down the post.
On Tuesday August 25th the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of several males and a female loading firearms into a vehicle. The complainant was concerned for his safety, as they had been identified in the previously mentioned file by name, was now concerned for their safety. Kitimat RCMP members arrived on scene and spoke with all parties and it was determined that the firearms being loaded were paintball guns, and this had nothing to do with the previous threats file. The complainant admitted to possibly embellishing their story, as they were still “jacked up” about being outed as a local thief.
On Sunday August 30th early in the morning the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a piece heavy machinery being stolen from a business in the Service Center area of Kitimat. The machinery was being driven on Haisla blvd toward Kitimat. The RCMP members arrived immediately, and the complainant identified a suspect on scene who was subsequently arrested. The suspect was released with a court date in October 2015 in Kitimat. The business was contacted, and they reclaimed and drove the machine back to their compound.
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.