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

RCMP called out to assist firefighters at blaze

Kitimat RCMP report for April 8 to April 14

Kitimat RCMP officers were called to assist at a structure fire April 13, just one of the incidents requiring their attendance during the week of April 8 to April 14.

Assistance at the fire on Kuldo Boulevard came in the form of preventing traffic and pedestrians from entering the area while members of the Kitimat Fire Department worked to put out the blaze. One family pet was rescued but sadly, two others perished.

There were no injuries reported and the RCMP and fire department are investigating.

Police respond to disturbance

On April 8 at 9:17 a.m., Kitimat RCMP received a call for a disturbance at the Tim Hortons, located at 125 City Centre.

The caller stated that she saw a woman standing in the middle of the road waving cars down.

Police attended, located the female and were able to transport her to the hospital where she was assessed by medical professionals.

Impaired driver

On April 9 at 2:25 a.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of an impaired driver that left the Chilly & Dancer Pub.

Police were able to locate the vehicle a short distance later, determined through a roadside investigation that the driver was impaired by alcohol.

The driver was prohibited from driving for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded.

Impaired driver

On April 10t at 2:55 p.m., a Kitimat RCMP member, while on patrol, observed a vehicle that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit.

After police queries, the vehicle was noted to have inactive insurance since February 9. Police were able to effect a traffic stop with the vehicle, determined through a roadside investigation that the driver was impaired by alcohol.

The driver was prohibited from driving for 90 days, the vehicle impounded and the driver also received a violation ticket for no insurance and speeding against area sign.

Check well being

On April 11 at 1:41 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of intoxicated youths near Kildala Elementary School. The caller was concerned for the safety of the youth.

Police were able to locate the youths and contacted their parents to have them come pick up their children. They were released to their parents’ care without charges.

Break and enter

On April 12 at 11:42 a.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of a break and enter to the kiosk at the landfill. Three Milwaukee 18-volt batteries were taken.

If anyone has any information with regard to the break-in, please contact Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111 or to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.