Kitimat RCMP Weekly Report September 10-16, 2021


2021-09-21 17:19 PDT

Impaired driver stopped

On September 10, 2021 at 12:06am, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver near a construction site in Kitimat, BC. Police observed the vehicle stopped and saw a woman get out of the driver’s seat. As the officer approached the woman he noted she had an odor of liquor, glassy eyes and that she was loud and unsteady on her feet. An approved screening device demand was read and the woman provided a sample that achieved a Fail result. The woman was arrested for impaired driving where she was transported back to Kitimat RCMP detachment where she provided two breath samples and was served with a driving prohibition as well as a violation ticket for no driver’s license and fail to obey a flagger. The investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle fire

On September 11, 2021 at 8:21pm, Kitimat RCMP received a request to assist with a vehicular fire near Saunders Haul road in Kitimat, BC. Police were advised that the driver of the vehicle had rolled it over and it caught fire. When police attended Kitimat Fire was already on scene and had put out much of the blaze. No impairment was detected from the driver and neither the driver or the passenger was injured.

Unfounded party complaints

On September 12, 2021 at 02:06am, Kitimat RCMP received a complaint about a party happening in one of the apartment buildings near Nechako Centre in Kitimat, BC. Police attended the building and were unable to locate any unit having a party and the complainant refused to provide personal details so no follow up was able to be made.

Impaired driving refusal

On September 13, 2021 at 6:33pm, Kitimat RCMP received an anonymous report of a possible impaired driver coming from City Centre Mall. The complainant stated they saw a beer in the hand of the driver but they had left the area of the mall. Police were able to locate the vehicle and sole occupant/driver shortly after. The man tried to walk away from his vehicle and police when police initiated the traffic stop. Police informed the man he was being investigated for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The man said he had driven himself home from the mall and was just going to go to bed. The police officer who initiated the traffic stop read an approved screening device (ASD) demand to the man who refused repeatedly to provide a sample of breath. It was explained multiple times to the man that refusing an ASD demand would result in the same consequence as providing a Fail sample, however the man continued to refuse. The man was served a 90-day driving prohibition as well as a 30-day vehicle impoundment and his driver’s license was seized.

Lost belongings recovered

On September 14, 2021 at 7:20pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a theft from Onion Lake. The
complainant stated they had left some hiking supplies and other belongings outside their vehicle and driven away. When the complainant realized and returned ten to fifteen minutes later all their belongings were gone without a trace. The following day all the missing belongings were turned in to the Terrace RCMP.

Mischief to building – looking for leads

On September 15, 2021 at 7:56pm, a Kitimat RCMP Police officer was patrolling and noted spray painted designs around 3 walls of the Eagle Centre Theatre. Police are looking for any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this mischief to come forward with information.

Bear Call

On September 16th 2021 at 11:30 pm the Kitimat RCMP responded to a residence on Dunn St following a bear complaint. The complainant stated that a black bear had punched through the screen door to get a bag of garbage. The bear had left prior to police attendance and patrols were negative. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service was advised.

Released by

Cst. Jenny Muckle

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


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