Kitimat RCMP Weekly Report September 17-23, 2021

Kitimat

2021-09-24 06:08 PDT

Fraudulent emails

On September 17, 2021 at 5:54pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a fraud that had taken place. The complainant reported receiving an email from what he thought was a family member requesting $400.00 in Itunes gift cards. After the complainant send the first amount, he received a secondary request for an additional $500.00 in Itunes cards. The incident was reported to the Anti Fraud Centre. Kitimat RCMP would like to remind the residents of Kitimat that if you get an email or call asking you for things like gift cards, to verify with the people they are claiming to be before sending anything as this is a common theme for fraud.

911 non emergency 
 

On September 18, 2021 at 9:45pm, Kitimat RCMP responded to an abandoned 911. The phone owner was able to be tracked to a residence in Kitimat, BC where the attending officer spoke to the only occupant of the house. The woman showed her cell phone to the officer which showed a call log of dialing 911. The woman confirmed there was no emergency and she had been trying to figure out settings on her phone and must have inadvertently called.

Fender bender
 

On September 19, 2021 at 4:49pm a man attended the Kitimat RCMP detachment to report a collision that occurred near City Centre Mall in Kitimat, BC. The man reported a driver failed to yield when exiting the parking lot and side swiped his trailer which rendered it un-driveable. The driver was issued a violation ticket for Fail to Yield After Stop - $167.00. Please obey all road signs and proceed with caution when safe to do so.

Child safe and sound
 

On September 20, 2021 at 9:44am, Kitimat RCMP received a report from one of the local elementary schools who stated a child had run away from school and possible went home. The attending officer confirmed the child had gone home after being upset and was safe and unharmed.

Elderly man okay

On September 21, 2021 at 4:01pm, Kitimat RCMP received a call requesting a wellness check on an elderly man who wasn’t able to be reached by his care worker. Police attended the man’s residence where he eventually came to the door and verified he was okay and didn’t need medical assistance.

Intoxicated in public
 

On September 22, 2021 at 2:37pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of an intoxicated man who was stumbling around and had spilled beer on himself in lower City Centre, Kitimat, BC. Police attended and located the male who was unsteady and had slurred speech, however appeared to be able to care for himself. The male was cautioned about his drinking behavior and transported to a family member’s residence to ensure he was cared for.

Noise bylaw

On September 23, 2021 at 4:00am, Kitimat RCMP received a noise complaint from an apartment building in the Nechako area of Kitimat, BC. Police attended and verified the apartment had recently had a warning for noise complaints. Police were able to hear loud talking, music and noise coming from the apartment where there was several occupants. The main occupant was served a noise Bylaw ticket which is a $100 fine.

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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