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Bird-watching, police car collision among calls for Kitimat RCMP in weekly report

Police briefs from Oct. 3 to 8

Every week, the Kitimat RCMP publishes a list of several of the calls they responded to that week. Here’s the report from the week of Oct. 3.

Saturday October 3

At 1:40 a.m., the Kitimat RCMP received a call from an employee at a local gas station concerning a man who had not left the property after the gas station closed. An officer attended and spoke to the man, who said he was trying to get home but didn’t have a phone. The man stated he had money for a taxi but needed to go to the bank to get it. Police called a taxi for him and the man went home.

Sunday October 4

At 2:00 p.m., while participating in the Grad car wash at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, the driver of a vehicle in the car wash line up accidentally rear ended a police vehicle that was being washed. There were no injuries, but there was minor damage on both vehicles. Police are continuing to investigate.

Monday October 5

At 2:30 a.m., the Kitimat RCMP responded to a bear call on W. Columbia Ave. The resident reported that a large black bear had broken into a garbage enclosure on the front porch. The Kitimat RCMP attended and scared the bear off, and alerted the Conservation Officer Service about the incident.

Tuesday October 6

At 2:00 p.m., the Kitimat RCMP were called to a residence for a report of unwanted guests. The resident reported that her two friends were at her house and were refusing to leave. The Kitimat RCMP responded and the officers spoke to a man and woman who were intoxicated. The two agreed to leave and police took them to a local hotel.

Wednesday October 7

At 3:00 p.m., the Kitimat RCMP responded to a report of a collision on Hwy 37 by the snowflake. Once there, officers learned that a vehicle driving towards Kitimat was overtaking vehicles when it clipped another southbound vehicle, and caused a vehicle headed towards Terrace to swerve to avoid a collision. The driver of the first vehicle was arrested for alleged impaired driving. The accused is a male from Kitimat, and the RCMP have recommended a number of dangerous driving charges to Crown, including operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation, and driving while over a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08.

Thursday October 8

At 5:40 p.m., the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the Strawberry Meadows area. The resident reported that the driver of the vehicle had been videotaping a neighbour. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the driver of the vehicle and learned that the driver was looking at birds in the area and had been FaceTiming a family member at the time of the complaint.

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