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NEWS RELEASE · 16th October 2015
Kitimat RCMP
During the week of September 14th 2015 – September 20th 2015 the Kitimat RCMP responded to 71 calls for service, some of which are as follows:

On Monday October 5th a vehicle was observed turning too sharply and striking a curb in Kitimat. The suspect vehicle was stopped and an impaired driving investigation initiated as liquor was detected on the driver’s breath. The driver provided two samples of breath which were determined to be at a blood alcohol level where their licence was revoked for 90 days and their vehicle impounded for 30 days.

On Wednesday October 7th a vehicle was checked for speeding and found to be traveling well in excess of the speed limit on the Kitamaat village Rd. A vehicle stop was initiated and it was determined that the driver did not hold a valid BC drivers licence. The vehicle was impounded and several traffic violation offences were issued.

On Wednesday October 7th a vehicle stop initiated by a member observing a traffic violation resulted in a 24hour prohibition from driving as the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs. During the investigation a small amount of drugs were seized also.

On Friday October 9th a member of the public attended the Kitimat RCMP Detachment with a compressor that they had located. Should this compressor belong to you, please contact the Kitimat RCMP Detachment, identify the make/model/description, and it can be returned to its rightful owner.

On Saturday October 10th several reports were received all at once of fights at a local bar in Kitimat. Through investigation it was learned that several non-Kitimat residents had come to Kitimat for the purpose of intimidation and assaulting local residents involved in the local drug scene. Several persons were injured and taken to local hospital. Persons arrested were later released on strict conditions, including not to be found within Kitimat BC. Court dates have been set for December 3rd 2015

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.