POLICE REPORTS: Kitimat jewelry store hit by thief

A selection of police files for between August 18 and August 24

August 18

At 9:45 p.m. the RCMP were called to a complaint of two abandoned pick-up trucks in the middle of the Kitimat River near the boat launch off Chinook Avenue. Trucks were gone on police arrival and it appears the trucks had tried to cross the river and got stuck temporarily.

August 19

At 10:40 p.m. the police were called to a reported scream in the Wakita Street area. Police arrived and found three ATVs, one being towed. It was learned that a male had fallen off the ATV which resulted in the reported scream.

August 20

A call from Kitimat Modernization Project security reported an intoxicated female whose vehicle was in the ditch near the KMP camp. Police arrived and found that the vehicle had crossed the centre lane and oncoming traffic before hitting the ditch. The driver was “grossly impaired” and refused to provide a sample of her breath. The 29-year-old driver from Nanaimo was given a 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

August 21

A road check on Haisla Boulevard at 12:15 a.m. caught a 31-year-old male from Chilliwack driving impaired.

At 5 p.m. a theft was reported from the jewelry store in City Centre Mall, where a male suspect took off with seven rings and left on foot. Police were later alerted that the suspect also stole a digital projector from a nearby computer store. Police are still investigating.

August 22

At 1:45 p.m. a report of seven youth smashing a bus stop window was called in. The incident at Columbia and Kuldo Boulevard is being investigated as the youths fled once police arrived.

At 12:20 p.m. a black bear was reported at a home on Duncan Street. The bear left before police arrived.

August 23

A chainsaw was found in the area of Columbia Avenue.

August 24

A disturbance in Mountainview Square at 2:20 p.m. was reported, which began when one woman took exception to another woman photographing her dog in a vehicle. The woman was worried about the dog’s welfare. Police spoke to both parties, no charges.

At 5:30 p.m. the police were called to an ATV collision on Teal Street. An 11-year-old boy had fallen off the back of one and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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


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