Kitimat RCMP weekly report November 9th - November 15th 2023


2023-11-16 16:05 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at and

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au et

Fail to comply:

While on routine patrol in downtown Kitimat on November 10th, a Kitimat RCMP officer recognized a vehicle that had previously been provided an inspection notice due to vehicle deficiencies. A traffic stop was initiated to ensure that the owner of the vehicle had complied. It was found that the vehicle was not inspected or repaired, as such, the vehicle owner was issued another inspection order, the vehicle was immediately removed from the roadway via a tow truck and the owner was issued a violation ticket for failing to comply with an order. (2023-4313)

Hit and run:

The Kitimat RCMP was advised of a hit and run that occurred in a parking lot on the 900 block of Lahakas Blvd S on November 10th, 2023. Sometime between 1:50 pm and 2:40 pm and unknown vehicle had struck a parked vehicle, causing extensive damages to the driver’s side door and the rear assenter door. The investigation is ongoing and the area is being canvassed for cctv footage. (2023-4314)

3-day Immediate roadside prohibition:

A Kitimat RCMP officer was made aware of a vehicle by the way it was being operated while on patrols in Kitimat during the evening of November 11th. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation into the impaired operation of a motor vehicle was started. After providing two samples of breath into an approves screening device, the vehicles driver was found to have been drinking alcohol before driving. As a result, the driver was issued a 3-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 3 days. (2023-4328)

Breath sample refusal:

A driver who refused to provide a breath sample was given a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition on November 11th after a report of a possible impaired driver was made to the Kitimat RCMP. A concerned citizen was able to provide a good description of a vehicle that was driving in a manner that was concerning. The investigating officer located the vehicle a short time later and found the driver sleeping behind the wheel, resulting in the impaired driving investigation and 90-day driving prohibition for refusing a breath sample. The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days. (2023-4329)

Fallen tree:

A hazard on highway 37 was called into the Kitimat RCMP on November 12th, 2023. It was reported that a tree had fallen, and was blocking the south bound lane. The investigating Kitimat RCMP officers attended to assist with traffic control to ensure no vehicles ran into the hazard. They were able to assess the situation and assist in clearing the tree of the roadway to reopen the lane. (2023-4338)

Supplying liquor to a minor:

An investigation into supplying a minor with liquor resulted in a 20-year-old Kitimat resident receiving a $525 violation ticket under section 77(1)(a) of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. The fine was issued November 13th. The investigation revealed who the suspect was. The suspect was located, resulting in the charge. Minors can also be provided a violation ticket for $230 under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act section 78(1)(c) for the consumption of liquor. (2023-4346)

Road rage:

On November 14th, the Kitimat RCMP received a complaint of a road rage incident that had occurred. It was reported a vehicle had honked at a driver who had stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle that honked then followed the complainant’s vehicle and when they stopped, the suspect got out of the vehicle and yelled profanities. While this was occurring, the suspect vehicle was blocking traffic. The investigation officer was located and spoken to about their behavior. A violation ticket was also issued for driving without consideration. (2023-4360)

Intoxicated in public:

On November 15th, the Kitimat RCMP were dispatched to the 900 block Wakashan Ave for a possibly intoxicated person. The investigating officer located the suspect, who was arrested for causing a disturbance by being intoxicated in public. The suspect was lodged into the Kitimat RCMP cells, being released without charge once sober. (2023-4374)

If you have any information of crimes that have occurred in the Kitimat area, and would like to report it to the police, you can report through Northern BC Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You will stay anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you may receive a reward of up to $2000.

Diffusé par :

Serg. Rob Gardner
S.-off. des opérations
GRC de Kitimat
888, boulevard Lahakas, Kitimat (C.-B.) V8C 2H9
Bureau : 250-632-7111
Télécopieur : 250-632-2326

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