Photo of the Kitimat RCMP detachment. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Police warn against drinking in public

Kitimat RCMP report for May 27 - June 2

Kitimat RCMP warned one group against drinking in a parking lot as one of the incidents attended to from May 27 to June 2.

On May 30 at 7:45 p.m. Kitimat RCMP received a report of people drinking in the parking lot of the Kuldo Restaurant.

Police attended. The complainant wanted police to speak with the people about drinking in the parking lot. Police obliged, ensuring the group had a designated driver and the group was receptive. Police remind the community that consuming alcohol in public could result in a violation ticket.

Commercial Alarm

On May 27 at 5:33 p.m. Kitimat RCMP attended a local business for a report of a panic alarm. An employee inadvertently set the alarm off while cleaning. Confirmed false.

Impaired Driver

On May 28 at 12:00 a.m., Kitimat RCMP observed a vehicle driving eastbound on Alexander Blvd. The vehicle was travelling at a slow rate of speed. Police attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop for approximately one block after the emergency lights and sirens were engaged.

The driver was identified by a valid driver’s licence, and exhibited signs of impairment. A roadside investigation was conducted, resulting in the driver being prohibited from driving for 24 hours.

90-Day Immediate

Roadside Suspension

On May 28 Kitimat RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver near Kechika St. Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle driving north on Kuldo Blvd.

Police observed the vehicle swerve lane to lane several times, turning right at Haisla Blvd. A traffic stop was conducted, the lone occupant driver exhibited signs of impairment by alcohol.

Police initiated a roadside impaired investigation. After multiple attempts, the driver finally provided a suitable breath sample, resulting in a “FAIL”. The driver was advised they were prohibited from driving for 90 days, the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Commercial Alarm

On May 28, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. and again at 12:58 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm at a local bank. Police attended and determined the bank was secure, with nothing suspicious noted. Deemed false by attendance in both instances.

Prohibited Driver

On May 28 at 9:40 p.m., a Kitimat RCMP officer was on patrol and observed a vehicle with a driver they recognized as being a prohibited driver.

Police conducted queries on the police database system and effected a traffic stop on that vehicle. The driver was identified and confirmed to be prohibited from driving, having no licence.

Police arrested, chartered and warned the driver for driving while prohibited, the driver was released at scene with documents to attend court at a later date. The vehicle was driven away by a qualified and licenced driver.

Wrong bus shelter

On May 30 at 6:28 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of possible drugs being used at the bus shelter near the mall. Police attended the area, obtained updated information that indicated it was a different bus shelter in another location. Police conducted extensive patrols with negative result.