POLICE REPORT: Tow truck driver needs tow of his own, and other files

A collection of Kitimat police files from July 14 to July 20.

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July 17

A pedestrian reported nearly being hit by a vehicle while crossing Farrow Street and Tweedsmuir Avenue. Person said she had assumed vehicle would stop but had to jump back to avoid being hit. The pedestrian, however, didn’t want police to speak to suspected driver.

A stolen 2011 black H&H flat deck trailer was reported from the KMP construction site. Police are investigating the incident. The trailer had a B.C. licence plate 21654D and is valued at $5,000.

July 18

Police called a tow truck to remove a vehicle after police stopped a prohibited driver. When the tow truck arrived the officer noticed signs of impairment in the tow driver.  The driver was given two tries at a roadside screening device and failed both attempts. The 34-year-old Kitimat driver received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. A tow truck from Terrace had to be called in to impound the Kitimat-based tow truck.

Police were called to a reported stabbing on Columbia Avenue at 12:15 a.m. Police say the victim heard a disturbance outside him home and went outside to confront a small group of young males. Three ran off but one stayed. The male challenged the resident and ended up stabbing him in the chest. The victim was treated at the Kitimat General Hospital. Police are looking for a suspect, described as a Caucasian male in his twenties.

A grizzly bear was reported on Wozney Street at 7:45 a.m. The bear was reportedly attracted to a barbecue. Police have contacted the Conservation Officer Service on the sighting.

July 20

Police were called to help in removing an intoxicated person from the Kitimat Hotel. The intoxicated male “ran away from police and tripped a couple of times prior to being arrested for being intoxicated in public.” The 33-year-old male was held in cells until sober and given a violation ticket for being intoxicated in public.

Anyone with information on these or other crimes are asked to call the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111, or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477.