Traffic calls take up RCMP time between November 11 to 17

A selection of calls RCMP dealt with over the past week.

A selection of Kitimat RCMP’s 66 calls for service between November 11 and November 17:

November 11

Three vehicle collisions were recorded for this date. The first at 9:37 a.m., at Kuldo Extension near Legion Road. The driver’s vehicle spun and hit a concrete barrier at the bottom of the hill, and the driver was treated for a minor head injury. Driver not driving in erratic manner, RCMP state, and the road was covered in frost at time.

The second incident took place around 7 p.m., when a vehicle hit some trees at Kuldo Boulevard and Quatsino Boulevard. No driver present but was later found who indicated he had already called ICBC. Driver indicated some pains but not enough for him to go to the hospital.

Finally, just before midnight, a single vehicle was reported in the ditch on Haisla Boulevard, in the direction of the Rio Tinto Alcan site. The driver was on scene when police arrived and they found no sign of impairment. Snow considered main factor.

November 12

A caller reported to RCMP of a possibly impaired driver coming into Kitimat on the highway. The grey rental vehicle was reportedly swerving on the road. The vehicle was gone by the time RCMP arrived and could not be located.

At 7:46 p.m. the RCMP attended to a complaint that a person at a home would not leave. On police arrival the person in question appeared  to be ready to leave. A taxi was called.

November 14

RCMP responded to an call about a fight between five people on Albatross Avenue. There was a possible report a person fell from a balcony as well. RCMP could not find any evidence of that situation taking place. An officer came upon a couple a short distance away, and the woman was reportedly yelling. They were warned that more yelling would result in an arrest for causing a disturbance. Police say “both the female and male walked away somewhat quieter than when they were found.”

A reportedly drunk male was reported to police at 3:54 p.m., who was apparently asleep on a bench inside the mall. Police took him to cells for the night and was released when sober in the morning, without charges.

Someone called the RCMP at 10:49 p.m. to report that she had seen an unknown man dressed in blak walk from behind her neighbour’s house on Wathl Creek Road in Kitamaat Village. RCMP patrolled the area but no one matching the description was found.

November 15

RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to an abandoned townhouse on Alexander Avenue. An officer met with the manager who has apparently been dealing with break and enter issues at the location for years. The police have no suspects and the manager requested more frequent patrols at night.

A caller at 9:38 p.m. reported a person in our around their garage on Liard Street. The caller said someone had opened the lock from the shed and taken a single sheet of plywood. There was no sign of forced entry or suspicious activity around the garage. The attending officer said there would be patrols for suspicious persons.

November 16

A large fight of between seven and eight people was reported inside Wee Geordie’s Pub at 10:31 p.m. When police arrived a waitress said all involved had left except for one male. An officer took the mildly intoxicated individual to his home. The alleged fight was deemed consensual.

November 17

A bus and a pick-up swiped each other near the cemetery. Both vehicles were towed due to wheel damage. It appeared that the pick-up was speeding relative to conditions and did not have snow tires. Charges are pending.

A vehicle slid and rolled off the road on Dyke Road near Riverlodge. The driver was not injured, but car significantly damaged. Still under investigation but winter tires were on the vehicle.

If you have information about these or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display and calls are not traced or recorded. If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award.

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