A driver thought that his tall load could make it under this overpass near the Kitimat Modernization Project site

Poor weather leads to a few traffic incidents between December 16 and 22 in Kitimat

A selection of police files for the week of December 16 to 22.



December 16

A Chevy Silverado and a Ford F150 collided at the intersection of Haisla Boulevard and Tsimshian Boulevard. The Silverado had been coming down Lahakas and was going to make a left turn at the light. The other vehicle was heading north on Lahakas. The Silverado tried to stop but slid and hit the vehicle. Extensive damage to both vehicles but only minor injuries reported for the Silverado driver. Police describe the weather conditions at the time “horrible.” Due to conditions no charges were pursued.

December 18

Police were called to a report of suspicious people going through vehicles on Bulkley Street. The caller said there were two males and one female. RCMP made extensive patrols in the area but the suspects could not be located.

A work crew reported beer cans and cigarette butts were found in the stairwell of the unoccupied North Star Inn. The caller also reported two DeWalt drills were stolen. Video surveillance showed three teenagers entering the unlocked lobby. RCMP officers could identify the teenagers and police say they will be following up on this file, but it is still under investigation.

An intoxicated male was found on Columbia Avenue after a caller reported the person at around 4:30 p.m. Police took the individual to his mother’s home but with no one answering, he was placed in holding cells until sober. He was given a violation ticket.

December 19

Police were handling a report of an intoxicated male who was kicked out of the BC Liquor Store. Police had found the suspect, who showed signs of intoxication, but a friend of the individual arrived and promised to take care of him. Police were satisfied the friend was sober and could care for him.

December 20

A driver of a bus reported that someone passing him on the highway at 4:25 a.m. clipped the mirror of the bus and knocked it off. There were no descriptions of the vehicle. The file is closed as there was not enough evidence to investigate.

December 21

A report was phone in at 12:30 a.m. that the caller’s stepfather and her boyfriend were allegedly in a fist fight in a home on Petrel Street. The step father had left by the time the police arrived. Police determined that the four individuals were likely drinking and  the fight began with an argument. The boyfriend did not want to pursue any charges relating to this incident. The step father was contacted and told not to go back to the home, to which he agreed.

There were a number of traffic incidents this day. An RCMP member already dealing with a motor vehicle incident on Highway 37S was alerted by a passing motorist of another possible MVI on the hill up from the Kitimat River Bridge. The officer later discovered a Ford Explorer off the road, resting against some trees, about five metres down the bank. Police found the registered owner with the vehicle later on return who said he was uninjured and had lost control on the icy highway. The vehicle was recovered with minor damage, and police found no signs of intoxication.

At 2 a.m. a man was located intoxicated near Haisla Boulevard and Tsimshian Boulevard. He could not provide an address where a sober person could care for him so he was placed in the holding cells until sober.

December 22

A caller reported that there was a possible domestic disturbance in her building on Baxter Avenue. Police attended to the suspected unit but there were no signs of injuries or struggle in the unit and the assault report was deemed unfounded.

Police are investigating an alleged assault after a female called police to report that her boyfriend was hitting her. The woman was located at the scene provided and was taken to Kitimat General Hospital by paramedics. Meanwhile the RCMP tracked the suspect to a nearby residence and arrested him. He was reportedly intoxicated. When members went to the hospital to follow up with the woman, staff told officers she had gotten up to use the bathroom and never returned. Police were not able to immediately locate her, and police say they do not know the exact nature of what had happened, “as she has not clearly stated what occurred.” Police are still investigating.

At 7:21 p.m. a caller reported hearing a bang and believing a vehicle may have hit an apartment building on Stikine Street. When police arrived they saw a vehicle had driven between Wedeene Street and Stikine Street and may have hit a gas meter. There were no witnesses to the event. Pacific Northern Gas was called to deal with a gas leak following the incident.

Police followed up to a report of a man possible calling for help near Dyke Road near the water treatment plant. A person walking her dogs in the area said there was a man in the area calling for his small dog. Police did not find that person, and the file has been concluded.

If you have information about these or any other crimes please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display and calls are not traced. If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward.