Break and enter on Donaldson

Police Briefs, June 3 issue of the Grand Forks Gazette.

B&E on Donaldson

On May 25 at 8:04 p.m., police received a report of a break and enter from a business on Donaldson Drive.

“An unknown suspect had broken through a mail slot in the door and entered the building,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz of the Grand Forks RCMP detachment. “Stolen from the building was a laptop and some gas cards.”

At this time the matter is still being investigated. “A suspect has come to light from the investigation,” said Lanz.

Youth cause disturbance

On May 26 at 6:50 p.m., RCMP received a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on 16th Street.

“Police attended and noted a large group of youth on the patio,” said Lanz. “Upon approaching, the police noted one individual holding a bag of marijuana. The marijuana was seized.”

No charges were forwarded.

Parking lot hit and run

On May 28 at 1 p.m., police responded to a report of a hit and run in the Overwaitea parking lot.

“An unknown vehicle struck the side door of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier,” said Lanz. “At this time it is unknown what the suspect vehicle was.”

The amount of damage is estimated at around $300. Lanz said the unknown vehicle backed into the parked Cavalier, struck it and then took off.

Marijuana in motel room

On May 28 at 9:10 p.m., police attended a room at the Ramada Inn regarding a previous incident.

“Upon attendance, a strong odour of marijuana was detected coming from the room,” said Lanz. “When the occupant of the room was questioned regarding (the smell), 13 grams of marijuana was turned over to the officer.”

No charges are being submitted.

Hit and run on highway

On May 28 at 3:30 p.m., RCMP received a report of a hit and run that occurred on Highway 3 just outside of Grand Forks.

“The report said that a silver mini-van was trying to pass a tractor-trailer unit and ran out of passing lane,” said Lanz. “The vehicle continued to pass the tractor-trailer and ended up side-swiping a vehicle traveling east by hitting the side mirror of the vehicle.”

The make and model or licence plate of the vehicle was not obtained. There were no injuries.

“There’s not enough information to find the vehicle,” said Lanz.

Single vehicle MVA

On May 30 at 6:30 p.m., police received a report of a single vehicle incident off Cove Road in Christina Lake.

“A white Toyota pick-up went down a westbound embankment,” said Lanz. “The driver of the vehicle sustained a head injury and was taken to Boundary Hospital where he was evaluated by hospital personnel.”

Lanz said the car was going too fast for the rainy and wet conditions of the road and began to hydroplane, crossed the centre line and entered the ditch.

“The driver of the vehicle admitted he had been tired and had just been working for several days in a row,” said Lanz. “The vehicle was removed and the driver was issued a ticket for failing to keep his vehicle to the right.”

The driver was a 34-year-old male from Nelson.

Driver arrested

On May 31 at 10:14 p.m. police were on patrol on Carson Road and observed a vehicle going 150 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

“The vehicle was stopped and the driver did not have a valid driver’s licence and there was no insurance on the vehicle,” said Lanz. “There was also a stolen validation tag on the plate. The driver was arrested and searched.”

As a result of the search, police found a quantity of marijuana and methamphetamines on him.

The driver, a 67-year-old Grand Forks resident, was charged with having no insurance, no driver’s licence, and excessive speeding. The vehicle was impounded due to the excessive speeding charge.

Lanz said that charges are being forwarded for possession of methamphetamines and marijuana.