POLICE REPORT: Suspicious persons call leads police to tight rope walkers

A selection of police files for between November 10 and November 16.

November 10

At 1:08 p.m., sent a man and woman on their way after pouring out their beer they were found with outside the City Centre Mall. Police were responding to a call of drinking in public. The couple left the area.

November 11

A worker was reported missing from the Kitimat Modernization Camp. Police followed up and found that the co-worker was actually fine and safe.

November 12

Police tracked down a stolen vehicle from Starling Street. An officer conducted a traffic stop and the driver fled on foot. After a short foot chase, a 16-year-old resident of Kitimat was caught and will appear in court for charges of possessing stolen property.

At 8:54 a.m., the police were called to a report of a break-in at the Child Development Centre. The complainant says a black Volcom gortex jacket was taken. There are currently no suspects.

November 13

There was a two-vehicle collision on Ptarmigan Street and Haisla Boulevard. A vehicle heading eastbound on Haisla stopped to make a left turn to Ptarmigan and was rear-ended by another vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle was taken to the hospital for minor injuries while the other driver was given a ticket for “following too closely.”

November 15

A traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. found a possibly impaired driver on the road. The driver was taken to the RCMP detachment to provide a breath sample but the driver refused, and police say the individual faces charges of refusing to provide a breath sample and impaired driving. The 52-year-old Kitimat driver will face court in December.

On a call of suspicious persons, the police went to Kitimat City High at 8:30 p.m. and found some males in the covered area of the school, socializing and walking on a make-shift tight rope. One male, it turns out, was flagged by Road Safety B.C. to be served a driving prohibition and was issued a two month one at the scene.

November 16

Police found a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old male inside the Kitimat Hotel consuming alcohol during a bar walk. The youth were taken away and parents were called, while the bar was served a Licensed Premise Check and the case has been referred to the liquor inspector.

At 9:17 p.m. police were called to a theft from Big Jim’s Spirits store, where a promotional sweater was taken. Police are reviewing the surveillance tapes to identify the subjects.


The police say that with the weather getting colder drivers need to be prepared for winter driving. That means having vehicles equipped with winter tires. Also police urge drivers to drive relative to road conditions and allow more time to travel to their destination.

A winter preparedness road check will be conducted on November 22 on Highway 37S at Onion Lake between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.


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