Kitimat RCMP Weekly Report September 24 - 30, 2021


2021-10-02 01:57 PDT

Impaired driver located

On September 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver. After extensive patrols the vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated. There was only one woman in the vehicle and a strong odor of liquor was detected by the on scene officer. An approved Screening Device (ASD) Demand was read to the woman and a test was administered with a result of FAIL. The woman was arrested, chartered and warned for Impaired Operation and requested a second ASD test. The second test result was also a FAIL. The woman was served a 90-day driving prohibition, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment and the vehicle was towed. The woman was transported from scene by the attended officer.

Abandoned vehicle

On September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm, a Kitimat RCMP police officer was patrolling Highway 37 and noted a vehicle that appeared to be abandoned. The officer ran police checks on the vehicle and identified the owner and confirmed it was not stolen. Police tape was added to the vehicle to let people passing by know that police had already attended. The officer spoke to the vehicle owner who already had arranged to get a trailer to tow the vehicle.

Disturbance derailed

On September 26, 2021 at 2:49 am, Kitimat RCMP received a disturbance report at a residence. The complainant reported a party at a residence, which had now spilled on the street, with yelling and sounds of a fight. Police officers attended and located people leaving the residence. The property representative told police he had a party and that there were still some people inside, however there was no fights. The man was spoken to about Covid restrictions and advised that the people inside of the residence need to clear out. Officers remained in the area, noting several taxi's arriving to transport people from the residence. No further action taken.

Black bear scare

On September 27, 2021, at 2:56 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a black bear in the Kildala area. The complainant reported that there was a bear trying to get into her residence through an exhaust vent and was eating garbage outside her residence. Police attended and located the bear near Columbia Ave. and Yukon St. The bear got scared and ran up a tree. Police spoke to the complainant again who said the bear tried to get into her house first, possibly because she was baking and then got into the garbage outside. Police gave the woman a verbal warning for the unsecure garbage, and she said would remove it. No further police action was taken at this time.

Compassionate transport

On September 28, 2021, at 7:18 pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible intoxicated person walking away from Kitimat on Highway 37. The complainant stated that she observed a male walking toward Terrace, poorly dressed, on the side of the road, and thought that he may be intoxicated. A police officer located the man on the side of the highway and spoke to him. The man did not want to return to Kitimat, stating he wanted to go to Terrace. The man was not dressed weather appropriate so the officer transported him to Terrace to ensure his safety.

Medical call

On September 29, 2021 at 3:24pm, Kitimat RCMP received a call about man who had passed out. Police attended and identified the man who was conscious and breathing. The man was very unsteady on his feet and there were also some potential medical concerns. An ambulance was called and the man was transported to hospital.

Insecure premise

On September 30, 2021 at 1:04pm, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a local business being insecure and there did not appear to be anyone inside. The complainant reported that they walked through the unlocked door, but did not notice anyone inside and saw that the store open sign was off so called police to report. Police attended and cleared the building, finding no damage or persons inside. The business owner attended afterward and walked through with police, confirming that nothing was out of place and that they must have missed locking the door.

Released by

Cst. Jenny Muckle

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


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