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NEWS RELEASE · 23rd September 2015
Kitimat RCMP
During the week of September 14th 2015 – September 20th 2015 the Kitimat RCMP responded to 64 calls for service, some of which are as follows:

On Monday September 14th a mischief report was received that occurred to a parked utility trailer. The complainant said that unknown persons has cut and punctured a tire on their trailer sometime in the previous week. The complainant is unsure who/why this may have occurred.

On Tuesday September 15th an off-duty member was operating a marked police vehicle after running some errands for the Kitimat RCMP Detachment when he observed a vehicle spin it’s tires and drive aggressively away from a stop sign in a school zone. A vehicle stop was initiated and it was determined that the vehicle was being driven by a prohibited driver with an outstanding warrant (also for a driving offence). The vehicle belonged to an acquaintance, and was impounded for a week. The driver was released with a court date for November 2015 in Kitimat.

On Friday September 18th a report of a professional driver driving while on their cellular phone was reported. The RCMP spoke with the driver who admitted to being on the phone stating that there was a serious mechanical problem with the vehicle, and their supervisor had contacted them to discuss it, and the call was brief due to them driving at the time.

On Saturday September 19th a Kitimat RCMP member was patrolling in the service center area of Kitimat when they observed a vehicle driving erratically in its lane leaving a liquor establishment. A vehicle stop was initiated and the driver admitted to consuming liquor. An impaired investigation was started and the driver provided two samples of breath and determined to be at a blood alcohol level where their license was revoked for 3 days and their vehicle impounded.

On Saturday September 19th a report of an abandoned SUV on the Dyke Rd near the pollution control stations was reported to the Kitimat RCMP Detachment. Through investigation a vehicle was located that had lost/broken off its passenger front wheel while off-roading. The vehicle was leaking a small amount of fuel, and there were no persons around. The vehicle was towed away from the scene, and the owner advised of its removal. The vehicle was found to be in contravention of a MVA charge, and the registered owner was issued a Violation ticket.

On Sunday September 20th the Kitimat RCMP Detachment received a request from the Terrace RCMP Detachment to “Be on the Lookout” for a possible impaired driver as it travelled Hwy 37 from the Terrace area to Kitimat. The suspect vehicle and driver were located and a vehicle stop was initiated. The driver smelled of liquor and admitted to consumption. An impaired investigation was started and the driver provided two samples of breath and determined to be at a blood alcohol level where their license was revoked for 3 days and their vehicle impounded.

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.