Kitimat RCMP rescue Mrs. Claus, and other files

A selection of calls for service for the RCMP between December 8 and December 15.

A selection of the 73 calls for service for the RCMP between December 8 and December 15:

December 9

Police were called to a complaint of assault from a young female, Alleging she was assaulted by her friend in her home. The complainant said that her friend had been taking and wearing her clothing and when she objected is when the alleged incident took place. The friend was transported to another house and the complainant was not interested in pursuing matters after that.

A person clearing out a rental unit in Kitimat found a number of credit cards, a drivers license and other government IDs and handed them to police. Police believe that the cards were taken in January when the cards’ owner’s vehicle was stolen in Terrace. Since the unit was vacant for a month police say it would be challenging to prove who possessed the cards, but the file is under investigation.

A commercial vehicle parked behind the Kitimat Hotel was reported with damage around 9 a.m. Police noted three rocks on the vehicle’s hood and large cracks in the windshield. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle. Estimated $400 in damages.

December 10

A woman reported that her boyfriend was highly intoxicated and extremely aggressive and wanted the police to remove him from the home.

Police found that the boyfriend had an unendorsed warrant from  Terrace and placed him under arrest. However the male allegedly became “combative” with officers, attempting several times to punch them during the arrest. Police say he allegedly continued to try to kick officers even once he was brought to the ground, leading officers to use pepper spray in order to get the handcuffs on. Police are seeking approval of charges for assaulting a police office.

December 12

A Honda Civic with five passengers was reported to police as driving onto a property on Halibut Street, and the occupants reportedly stole a Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus figurine from the front lawn. Police found Mrs. Claus on the roadside on Kitamaat Village Road, and the officer eventually located the suspect vehicle and pulled it over near the Minette Bay log sort. The occupants admitted to stealing Mrs. Claus but claimed that there was no Santa Claus figurine. “The member warned occupants for being naughty,” and issued violation tickets to the driver for failing to produce a driver’s license, and for having too many people in the vehicle, as the officer was told the driver had an N license. The figurine was returned to a thankful owner but it wasn’t the end for the driver, when it was discovered later he only had a learner’s license. That meant three more tickets, one for not having a qualified supervisor in the car, another for driving past midnight, and for not displaying an L.

Around 3:20 a.m. the police were called  to Bittern Street on a report of three intoxicated people in the street, with one of them, a female, laying in the middle of the road. Police located three individuals later and eventually arrested them for causing a disturbance. All three were brought to separate homes to the care of others. However police had to be called back to female’s home where she was reportedly outside and yelling. She was arrested again and this time brought to the Kitimat RCMP cells to sober up. She was released in the morning to the care of her mother and no charges are being pursued.

December 13

During a traffic check on the Kuldo Extension just before 10 p.m. found a vehicle with a child in a middle seat with no booster seat as required for a child of his size. He was with a male and female in the car. While police offered a ride home for the female to retrieve a car seat — the police couldn’t let the vehicle go until the child was properly seated — the driver wouldn’t produce a drivers license. Police checks determined the driver was prohibited. According to the police report, “He advised he did not want to pay the government $1,000 to get his license back,” and that he didn’t want to give the government anything. He ended up having to anyway as the vehicle was impounded for seven days, and he was served an appearance notice for court.

December 14

Police responded to a call of two people staggering on Haisla Boulevard near Haisla Bridge, but on police arrival they could not be found, and it is believed they may have found a ride or taken a taxi from the area.

A report of a suspicious person yelling on Gander Crescent brought out the police. However it was nothing criminal, it turns out, but a man and woman searching for a lost dog. The male was visibly upset at the loss of the pet. Police joined the effort to the locate the dog, which turned out to be in the person’s home.

A Kitimat Modernization Camp security worker called police around 11:15 p.m. after being allegedly verbally abused by a male who had reportedly told the worker he “didn’t belong in this country.” Police had the male apologize to the worker and the complainant was satisfied with the outcome.

December 15

At 2:45 a.m., police were called back to the KMP cap, this time for an intoxicated male who was allegedly swearing at the guards. Police had to track the suspect down when they arrived as he had run into a nearby wooded area. He was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the detachment cells. Police say as the male sobered up he became belligerent and complained of being treated “like and animal.” Police reported that the person urinated “all over the cell” and blew his nose on the cell camera. Despite all that police did release him once sober in the morning and have closed the file.

Police are investigating a broken window at a home on Columbia Avenue. They say they got the report at 3:37 a.m., with the homeowner saying her window next to her front door was broken with a rock. Police took a look at the damage, which they estimate to cost $2,000. Two large rocks were located inside. No one saw anyone do it, and the police are still investigating the file.

If you have information on any of these or other police files, contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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