Weekly Report August 12th-19th, 2021

Kitimat

2021-08-20 14:03 PDT

Unlicensed driver

On August 12, 2021 at 7:20 am, a Kitimat RCMP police officer performing routine patrols noted a motorcycle driving the highway and the registered owner only had a class 6 learners which was expired. The driver was identified as the registered owner and issued a violation ticket for no driver’s license.

Public intoxication & warrants

On August 13, 2021 at 11:16 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated man passing out near a local business. Police arrived and noted the man’s speech was extremely slurred and that he could not stand up due to his level of intoxication. The man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and later was discovered to have an outstanding warrant. The man was held in custody for a court hearing and was later released on a release order.

Driving prohibition issued

On August 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm, one of the Kitimat RCMP police officers ran police checks on a vehicle which showed the registered owner was to be served a prohibition notice. Police initiated a traffic stop and confirmed the identity of the driver. The driving prohibition was then explained and served and the officer seized their drivers licence. A temporary licence was issued for the day and the driver was cautioned that if they drove after that while prohibited it would result in a charge under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Impaired driver caught

On August 15, 2021 at 8:38 pm, a patrolling Kitimat RCMP officer observed a vehicle driving at an elevated rate of speed on Hwy 37 toward town. The officer then noted the vehicle waver in it’s lane and slow as though it was going to turn but it did not, suddenly taking a sharp turn through a do not enter roadway where police initiated a traffic stop. The officer confirmed the woman’s identity noting a scent of liquor and glassy eyes. An Approved Screening Device Demand was read and a sample that resulted in a Fail was obtained. The woman was arrested for impaired driving and a second test was administered which also resulted in a fail. The woman was then served a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, and a notice of vehicle impoundment. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The woman declined transport home.

Just a nap

On August 16, 2021 at 6:35 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a man who was passed out behind some trees near City Centre. Police attended and located the man who was not intoxicated and was just napping on the grass waiting for a friend. No safety or health concerns were noted.

Boat rescue

On August 17, 2021 at 6:36 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a boat that had run out of fuel at the Kildala Inlet. Search and Rescue was deployed to help bring the boat to safety. A short time later an update was received that the boat had received help from a vessel of opportunity and no longer required police assistance as they were safe. Search and Rescue was updated.

Suspected scam 

On August 19, 2021 at 12:47 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of multiple phone calls coming from different phone numbers happening over several days. The numbers did not come back as active when attempts were made to call them back. The complainant was advised the calls were most likely fraudulent attempts as the callers did not even know their name. The complainant was advised not to provide and personal information should they call back. The complainant was also advised they could register their phone number with the national do not call list which can reduced the amount of telemarketing calls you receive.

Released by

Cst. Jenny Muckle

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

Email: jenny.muckle@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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