POLICE REPORT: Alcohol a source of problems in several files

A selection of police files for between September 8 and September 14.

September 8

A female youth was reported coming home intoxicated and causing problems in the home. Police eventually found the youth, who had left the home clad only in her underwear. On return home parents said she wasn’t welcome in the home and police took her to the detachment. She was offered a phone to call to make arrangements other than spending the night in cells and she made an arrangement with her parents to come home. Thirty minutes after being dropped off at home police were called saying the youth had run off again. She was found late the next day.

A person reported a wallet having been taken from a vehicle while parked in the Lower City Centre parking lot. Vehicle was left unlocked and the wallet was in plain sight, police say. RCMP are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and keep valuable out of sight, as this is one of five complaints this week of items being stolen from vehicles.

September 10

A person was arrested in Terrace relating to uttering threats in Kitimat. A person reported to police the allegation of uttering threats by a person, and investigation resulted in the Kitimat RCMP requesting the Terrace detachment to find the individual in question. The matter is now before the courts.

September 11

The Kitimat RCMP are working with an unnamed bank’s fraud department after a person complained to police about unauthorized withdrawals from their account.

At 9:59 p.m. the police were requested to track down a young woman who was attempting to hitchhike to Vancouver. The caller was concerned about her health. Police found the woman and spoke to her about the risks of hitchhiking, and she agreed to return home.

September 12

A 38-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication after being found passed out in the stairwell of an apartment building on Kingfisher Avenue. She was given a violation ticket and placed in cells overnight until sober.

An off-duty officer reported to the detachment of a known prohibited driver heading towards Kitimat on the highway. A responding police cruiser ended up in the ditch due to loose gravel during a U-turn, but another officer located the vehicle near the Air Park. The driver himself was later found at his home paying for a taxi, and denied being the driver in the vehicle at the Air Park. Police are forwarding a request for charges to the Crown for driving while prohibited.

September 13

A woman was startled to find a black bear blocking her way between herself and the front door of her home as she walked home around 2:20 a.m. The bear was “heavily invested in the complainant’s improperly stored garbage” and didn’t notice her or her attempts to scare it off. Police attended and found a trail of garbage leading to the bushes near Cranberry Street and told the woman it was safe to go back home.

At 11:11 p.m., police were called by a resident who was very angry about the loud noise caused by the fireworks set off for Rio Tinto Alcan’s 60th anniversary celebrations at the Riverlodge. The woman said the fireworks were upsetting her animals. She said that she should have been warned about the event despite the announcements on the radio and the newspaper, police say.

September 14

At 1:30 a.m. an officer on patrol saw an argument taking place in the street between a man and a woman. The woman starting pushing the man and the officer intervened, noticing the woman was very intoxicated. She was held in a cell until she could care for herself and was given a violation ticket.

A person called policed at 6:14 a.m. to report his roommate being intoxicated and partying with other people in the home, none of whom would leave. Police informed the caller it was not a criminal matter as the person is allowed to be intoxicated in their own home and the friends are guests of that person as well.