Kitimat RCMP Weekly Report: July 23 - 29 2021


2021-07-30 05:32 PDT

Family dispute

On July 23, 2021 at 7:18 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of an unwanted person at a residence in Kitamaat Village. Police attended and learned that a verbal argument between family members had taken place. Both parties agreed to separate for a few hours to calm things down. Both parties were satisfied with the plan.

Noise complaint silenced

On July 24, 2021 at 9:54 pm, Kitimat RCMP received multiple reports of loud music coming from a residence in the Nechako area. Police attended and spoke to the property representative and educated them about the 24-hour noise bylaw in Kitimat. The property representative apologized and agreed to lower the music. No additional complaints of continued noise were received after police attendance.

There’s no place like home

On July 25, 2021 at 4:39 am, Kitimat RCMP received a call about two suspicious men who had parked in the complainant’s driveway. The two men tried to enter the door using the number code deadbolt and left shortly after. Police attended and reviewed the video surveillance where it appeared the two men approached the door thinking it was their own house and quickly leaving once they realized they had the wrong house. Patrols were made to try and locate the vehicle, however the surveillance didn’t capture the license plate. The complainant felt safe and was instructed to call police should they return. No additional calls were received with regards to this matter.

Did you lose keys?

On July 25, 2021 at 5:16 pm, Kitimat RCMP had a set of keys on a lanyard turned in. The keys were located in lower City Centre and remain with police. If you have lost your keys and can describe them, Kitimat RCMP would happily return them to you.

Roommate disturbance

On July 26, 2021 at 11:42 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of an unwanted intoxicated roommate who was causing a disturbance. Police attended and spoke to both parties who agreed to just go to sleep for the night instead. As the attending officer was leaving he heard yelling coming from inside the residence and saw the roommate chase the complainant around the living room and kitchen. The complainant then told police that the roommate had been chasing him with a weapon. The roommate was subsequently arrested and later released with no contact conditions and a future court attendance date.

Impaired driver caught

On July 27, 2021 at 7:40 pm Kitimat RCMP received an anonymous report of a possible impaired driver. Police were able to locate the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop. The officer who conducted the stop was able to smell alcohol as he spoke to the driver and read the Approved Screening Device (ASD) demand. The driver indicated they understood and provided two breath samples which both resulted in a fail. A 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) was issued and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was provided copies of the IRP, Notice of Driving Prohibition and vehicle impoundment form and was transported home.

Beware of fraud

On July 28, 2021 at 12:23 am, Kitimat RCMP were notified of a fraud in which the victim was told they won money, but had to provide a large sum in iTunes gift cards. The victim was then told the IRS had stopped payment and was required to send several thousand dollars. The victim then called police to let them know what happened without sending the second amount of money/gift cards. Investigations are ongoing. Kitimat RCMP would like to remind the public to never pay anyone over the internet with gift cards, and if you aren’t sure if it’s real, contact the police. Find more information to protect yourself from fraud or to report attempted fraud online at

Check stop

On July 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm Kitimat RCMP conducted a check stop program at the Dyke Road and West Columbia Avenue. Police checked approximately thirty vehicles leaving and entering the Dyke Road area. Four approved screening device demands were made. Several verbal warnings were given and one three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition was issued.

Released by

Cst. Jenny Muckle

Media Relations Officer
Kitimat RCMP
Cell: 778-818-0612


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