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

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

RCMP identify two suspects following damage to seven vehicles

Kitimat RCMP were called out to investigate damage to vehicles, just one of the files that required their attention during the week of April 15 to April 20.

On April 18, RCMP received over seven reports of damage to vehicles in the areas of Stikine St., Kechika St., Columbia Ave., and Little Wedeene St.

Police have identified the two suspects and the investigation remains active. Anyone that has any additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact RCMP at 250-632-7111 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vessel Checks

Kitimat RCMP conducted vessel checks at MK Bay Marine on April 15 at 1:15 p.m.

Police took the opportunity to educate and ensure boaters had the proper safety equipment, operator competencies and fishing licenses.

Officers reminded all boaters and watercraft operators to have adequate personal flotation devices and proper documentation before heading out on the water.

Impaired Driver

On April 15 at 7:58 p.m., RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement with a vehicle after observing it speeding in the lower parking lot of the City Centre Mall.

Police detected the odour of liquor from the driver and subsequently conducted roadside screening, determining the driver was impaired by alcohol.

The driver received a 90-day roadside driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

RCMP remind drivers to plan their way home if they do choose to consume alcohol.

Residential Alarm

On April 16 at 8:19 p.m., RCMP had a report of a residential alarm on Sparks Ave.

Police attended, and located family members checking on the residence who inadvertently set off the alarm.

Commercial Alarm

On April 20 at 9:20 p.m., Kitimat RCMP attended the BMO bank for an alarm.

Police went to the scene and conducted checks of the business which was secured and the area which was negative for any indication of suspicious activity.

It was determined to be false by attendance.

Warrant

On April 20 at 11:15 p.m., a Kitimat RCMP member was conducting traffic enforcement strategies when they stopped a vehicle with an outside “notice and order”.

Police then initiated a roadside impaired investigation due to signs of impairment. The driver gave two breath samples, both resulted in a “fail”.

The driver was prohibited from driving for 90 days, the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. As a result of the stop, the driver was also identified as having an outstanding warrant out of Vancouver and was held in custody to be brought before the court on that matter.