POLICE REPORT: Illinois scammer threatens Kitimat woman over phone

A selection of police files from between May 12 and May 18.

May 12

Police say a window was smashed by a rock at Kitimat Valley Institute sometime over the weekend. Police have no suspects in the case.

May 13

A male allegedly threatened a woman over the phone while the man was trying to sell what was likely a window scam. The complainant, who told police she was not concerned about her safety, told the caller she knew the sale was a scam and the man then threatened to find her and hurt her. Police determined the call came from Illinois in the United States. The complainant was told to report the incident to the government website that handles scams and frauds over the phone.

May 14

Police were called about a complaint of harassment at the Giant Spruce Park. The caller himself was intoxicated, police say, and could not provide specific details. When police arrived the complainant said that the person camping next to him at the river had “a beef” with him. When spoken to the neighbour said he didn’t even know the person before he had come over asking “if he had a problem.” There were no further issues and nothing criminal took place.

May 15

A black Compaq laptop computer was taken in an alleged break and enter from a home on Kuldo Boulevard. An external hard drive was also taken. The laptop displays the name “Dianne” when turned on.

Also taken was a disabled Remmington .308 rifle with scope. The police are continuing to investigate.

Police responded to a reported break and enter on Wren Street but on attendance discovered a couple who were simply housesitting.

May 17

An officer was called on a noise complaint at a townhouse complex on Lahakas Boulevard. The officer could hear loud music on walking out of the RCMP detachment on the same street. The property representative told the officer he would turn the music down, but the music was turned up again as the officer was walking away. The officer returned with a bylaw ticket for excessive noise. Although upset, the property representative did turn down, and keep down, the music after that.

May 18

A grizzly bear was reportedly sighted and reported to police in the area of Riverlodge on Columbia Avenue. The bear was reportedly seen with two cubs. Police patrolled the area but did not find the bears.

Around 4:45 p.m. an abandoned 9-1-1 call was dialled from a payphone in the City Centre Mall. Police suspected a group of three males may have made the call but there was no proof they had. They were warned of the consequences if it was them.

Call the RCMP at 250-632-7111 if you have information on this or any other crime in Kitimat.

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