Every week, the Kitimat RCMP publishes a list of several of the calls they responded to that week. Here’s the report from Jan. 15 to 21:
Intersection power outage
On January 15 at noon, the Kitimat RCMP arrived at the intersection of Haisla Blvd. and Kuldo Blvd. following the weekend’s power outage, which was affecting the traffic lights. Multiple complaints were received that drivers were not treating the non-operational traffic lights as a four way stop. Two police officers maintained traffic control. Power was restored at approximately 1 p.m.
On January 16 at 9 p.m., a Kitimat RCMP officer conducted a vehicle stop after watching a vehicle drive on the shoulder of the road. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol. The driver blew 56 mg per cent into the roadside screening device and was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.
On January 17 at 3:20 p.m., the Kitimat RCMP responded to a ‘check the well-being’ file. The woman reported that she was unable to contact her sister-in-law. While the Kitimat RCMP were conducting follow-up, dispatch advised that the Terrace RCMP had located the sister-in-law in Terrace and everything was okay. The woman was updated.
Intoxicated driver x2
On January 18 at 3:15 a.m., the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of an impaired driver heading to Terrace on Hwy 37. An officer caught up to the suspect’s vehicle near Onion Lake. The woman appeared impaired and failed the roadside screening device twice. She received an immediate 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On January 19 at 10 p.m., the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked on the street and was unlocked when someone stole some tools and a wallet from the back seat. On January 20, the caller advised that their wallet was found at Nechako Centre. The file remains under investigation.
COVID mask safety
On January 20th just after 5 p.m., the Kitimat RCMP responded to a report that a woman that had entered a retail store lowered her mask and spat on the floor. Police spoke to the caller and reviewed the video surveillance. The file remains under investigation.
On January 21 at noon, the Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint at City Centre mall. Police located one man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Terrace RCMP. The man was released with a new court date.