Kitimat RCMP weekly report December 1 - December 7, 2022


2022-12-08 10:54 PST

Fender bender violation ticket:

During the evening of December 1st, 2022, the Kitimat RCMP received a call regarding a minor
collision on the 200 block of City Centre. It was reported that both drivers spoke and the driver
of the second vehicle apologized, but did not provide their information, instead offered some
money to pay for the damages, then left. The second driver was later located and identified,
however received a violation ticket for failing to exchange particulars after the collision.

Loud party:

On December 3rd, during the early morning hours, the Kitimat RCMP were advised of a loud
party occurring on the 700 block of Kuldo Blvd, Kitimat BC. Officers attended and was able to
hear the person’s singing and loud music. Once advised of the noise bylaw, the singing and
music was stopped.

Intoxicated in public:

Kitimat RCMP officers were advised of a male attempting to get into vehicles and demanding a
ride on the 500 block of Mountain View Square in Kitimat BC on December 4th. The officers
arrived and located an intoxicated male that would not listen to commands and wanted to fight
with the officers. The male was arrested and lodged into cells. The male was later released after
receiving a violation ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

Driving complaint:

The Kitimat RCMP was alerted to a vehicle towing a trailer, that seemed to having an issue
maintaining its lane, while driving along Highway 37 on December 5th. The vehicle was located
and the driver was found to be sober. It is believed that the trailer that was being towed may
have been loaded with the weight distribution incorrect.

Motor Vehicle Collisions:

As temperatures began to dip, with moisture on the ground during the evening of December 6th,
the Kitimat RCMP responded to two single vehicle collisions on December 6th. The first
collision occurred at approximately at 1800 hours on the Kitamaat Village Rd. The vehicle
rolled after sliding into the ditch. The occupants were taken to a local hospital with minor
injuries. Later in the evening, at approximately 2220 hours, a vehicle on Highway 37 near Cable
Car was reported to have been damaged after sliding off the roadway. The occupants of the
vehicle were also taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Winter driving reminders:

The Kitimat RCMP would like to remind drivers to please take extra time for your commutes as
winter is upon us. Start off by ensuring your tires are winter rated and in good condition. Clear
your windows of ice and snow so you have a clear view of things around you while you are
driving. Also take the time to clear off any loose snow so its not sliding off onto your
windshields or blowing into other vehicles. If you are travelling long distances, have warm
clothes with you, extra water and a first aid kit. Drive a litter slower, prepare for fast changing
driving conditions and most importantly, arrive safe and sound!

Released by

Sgt. Rob Gardner
Operations NCO
Kitimat RCMP
888 Lahakas Blvd, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H9
Office: 250-632-7111
Fax: 250-632-2326


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