POLICE BEAT: Youths target snowballs on person’s home

A selection of police calls in Kitimat from February 17 to February 23



February 17

A semi-trailer truck was reportedly blocking traffic in the upper City Centre Mall parking lot. Truck was gone on police arrival. The complainant reported that the driver had gotten a coffee at Tim Hortons and then sat in the truck while blocking traffic. Truck not located.

February 18

Police patrolled for a reported drunk driver after a person reported almost being hit by the other vehicle. No licence plate was obtained. Vehicle was not located.

An alleged fight over $3 brought out officers to City Centre Mall. After receiving the call, officers found one subject of the alleged incident, while the other had already left by bus. The person at the mall said he did not want to pursue matters criminally and would resolve the issue personally.

February 19

A fuel transfer pump was stolen from the back of a truck parked in a driveway. A chain attached between the pump and the truck was cut as were the fuel lines, police report. Nothing else appeared taken. No suspects so far.

February 20

Police were called to a suspicious occurrence when a person found a knife embedded into a tree stump outside their home. The 12″ kitchen knife appeared to have been tossed and was loosely in the wood. A mail carrier said they saw the knife in the street earlier in the week. Police determined the presence of the knife was not a threat or criminal in nature. Knife was seized for destruction.

A reportedly intoxicated male was reported in front of the Chop Suey Kitchen. On police arrival the subject was quite polite and said he was just waiting for a ride after hanging out with friends at the Kitimat Hotel. The person was brought back to the hotel to wait for a cab with friends.

February 21

Officers called after a person reported a group of youths had thrown snowballs at his house. One of the youth was identified and police were able to speak to him the following day. Youth said he was with the group but he didn’t throw any snowballs. Youth told to leave the complainant’s house alone, and he said he would.

February 22

Officers performed a pull-over when a vehicle on Lahakas Boulevard ran a stop sign and cut the officers off. A police check in their systems determined the driver would have to have a six month driving prohibition. Driver was given until midnight before the prohibition went into effect.

February 23

A female at a local bar began convulsing on the floor, prompting a response from emergency services. The person was reportedly fairly intoxicated but it was suspected by the person’s friends that someone had slipped something in to her drink to create such a reaction. Investigation revealed no indication someone may have spiked the person’s drink. The person was reportedly stable later in the night, being treated at the hospital.