Bathroom drug user caught and other Kitimat RCMP files

A selection of police files in Kitimat from February 16 to February 22.

February 16

A complaint to police reported a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot without a proper permit. Police say the registered owner, once contacted, said a family member had borrowed the vehicle that day.

A lost cell phone turned over to the detachment was returned to its rightful owner.

February 17

Police attended to a roll-over collision on Highway 37 near the Kitimat River Bridge. The driver said they were heading northbound when he hit black ice and slid off the road. Driver received only minor injuries and another driver on the road had taken him to the Kitimat hospital.

At 7:38 p.m. the RCMP were called to a business on Industrial Avenue for a break and enter. The front door of the business was smashed but no entry was made. A suspect vehicle was seen fleeing the area as police arrived and was later found abandoned. Police are continuing to investigate.

February 18

A restaurant reported a fraud attempt to the RCMP after someone claiming to be from BC Hydro threatened to shut off the business’ power. A person over the phone told the restaurant that if an outstanding power bill wasn’t paid in 30 minutes the power would turn off. The restaurant operater knew the bills were paid up and did not give the caller any way to collect money. The police were called right away and they are investigating the incident.

At 8:48 p.m. police were called to check on a possible impaired driver on Kuldo Boulevard after another driver said it was driving erratically. Police found the vehicle and found the driver to be sober.

February 19

At 7:02 pm. the police opened a file after being told a driver on the highway heading to Terrace had been passed by another on a double-solid line. The Terrace RCMP were notified of the call.

February 20

At 9:22 p.m. police were notified of a hit and run in a business parking lot on Tsimshian Boulevard. Witnesses told officers a pick-up truck hit a parked vehicle and did not stop. The next day police found the suspect vehicle and the driver admitted that they had left after hitting the car. A ticket for failing to remain after a collision was given.

During a vehicle pull-over a man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for breach of undertaking from the Terrace RCMP. The man was taken to the Kitimat RCMP cells and remanded in custody to appear in Terrace court.

February 21

At 1:19 p.m. a home on Partridge Street was reported broken in to. The complainant said the person entered the home through an unlocked front door and stole a sweater and the keys to a vehicle. Police are still investigating.

February 22

Police caught a man snorting cocaine off the toilet paper dispenser in a toilet stall at the Kitimat Hotel at 3 in the morning during a bar walk. The man was arrested for posssession of cocaine. The 23-year-old Kitimt man was released on a promise to appear in April in court.

Anyone with information on these or other files should call the RCMP at 250-632-7111 or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477.