During the week January 3rd 2016 – January 9th 2016 the Kitimat RCMP investigated 57 files/complaints, some of which are the following;
- 2 complaints of Mischief
- 2 complaints of Theft under $5000
- 2 complaints Break & Enter
- 1 complaint of Arson
- 4 complaints involved drugs, alcohol or intoxicated persons
Two occurrences of Break & Enter to residences were investigated; however both were later determined to be unfounded. Each investigation was quickly resolved, with neither revealing any loss of property or damage.
Based on the investigations the Kitimat RCMP Detachment is reminding the public to ensure that their residences are locked and all keys accounted for prior to leaving them.
The Kitimat RCMP are advising the public of yet another phone fraud. In this fraud an unknown caller identified themselves as “Immigration Canada” and requests the victim send large sums of money as their “paperwork” is not complete and they may face deportation.
If a unsolicited phone call is received and the caller is requesting or demanding large sums of money, please do not hesitate to call the Kitimat RCMP Detachment or review the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (i.e.: telemarketing), advance fee fraud (i.e.: West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.
If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
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.