Kitimat RCMP Weekly Report October 1-7, 2021


2021-10-09 03:38 PDT

SOS no emergency

On October 1st, 2021 at 1:28 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a report that an emergency SOS message had been received from a Garmin Inreach which mapped to Hawkesbury Island. The complainant reported that they had been unable to reach the emergency contact. Shortly after speaking to an officer the complainant reported that they had received a message indicating there was no emergency and the message was an accident.

Bear gone on arrival

On October 2nd, 2021 at 9:35 pm, the Kitimat RCMP received a bear complaint from a residence on Turney St. The complainant indicated the bear was in the carport. Upon police attendance the bear was gone on arrival. There was evidence of garbage in the carport. BC Conservation Officer Service was advised.

Prohibited driver impaired driving

On October 3rd, 2021 at 04:20 am, an officer with the Kitimat RCMP conducted a vehicle stop of a vehicle outside a residence which was running and had a male seated in the driver seat. The driver was identified as a prohibited driver under the Motor Vehicle Act. The officer observed an odour of liquor on his breath and read the Approved Screening Device Demand to the driver. The driver blew a fail twice. The driver was issued an immediate 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The male will be appearing in court for driving prohibited at a later date.

More bears in the area

On October 4th, 2021 at 8:06 am, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a bear complaint outside Mount Elizabeth School. The bear was seen by the tennis courts. An officer made patrols and the bear was later observed to be on Smith St. B.C. Conservation Officer Service was notified.

Construction zone complaints

On October 5th, 2021 at 2:00 pm, the Kitimat RCMP were notified of vehicles speeding in the area of Haisla Bridge (construction zone). The complainant reported several vehicles have been speeding and driving carelessly in the construction zone. Enhanced enforcement will be conducted in the upcoming weeks in that area due to active construction in the area.

By-law complaint resolved

On October 6th, 2021 at 10:45 pm, received a by-law complaint on Tsimshian Blvd of a semi-truck idling in the parking lot. An officer attended and asked the driver to locate to a different area.

Theft from motor vehicle

On October 7th, 2021 at 11:00 am, the Kitimat RCMP received a report of a theft from motor vehicle. The owner of the vehicle indicated that he had left his vehicles doors unlocked overnight. The owner stated this morning he noted the door slightly ajar and it appeared the vehicle had been rummaged through. Items stolen include binoculars and a hunting knife. The file remains under investigation.

Prepared by:
S/Sgt. Graham Morgan
Kitimat RCMP

Released by

Cst. Jenny Muckle

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


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