Police Report Jan. 27-Feb. 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle; copper wire stolen; break-in, and more.

Semi truck accident

On Jan. 27 at 7:17 p.m., police responded to a call about a semi truck jack-knifed on Highway 3 at Eholt Road near the rest area.

“The semi was reported to be blocking three lanes of traffic on the corner,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “Members attended and found a Sutco Contracting tractor trailer in the eastbound lane jack-knifed with two empty trailers. They were blocking the eastbound lanes. The driver stated he was driving westbound when the truck encountered black ice on the downgrade corner and was unable to maintain control.”

No other vehicles were involved. There were no injuries.

Copper wire stolen

On Jan. 28 at 7:21 a.m., RCMP received a report of a copper wire theft from the contractor storage yard at FortisBC’s garage.

“Stolen from the compound were two 20lb copper reels, two 30lb copper hand coils and 30 lbs of (grade) two/zero wire,” said Harrison.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288.

Missing motor vehicle incident

On Jan. 29 at 4:29 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle incident near the Paulson Bridge on Highway 3 reported by a B.C. Ambulance crew who were passing through the area.

“A black four-door car had gone off the road and into the ditch,” said Harrison. “When the police arrived on scene there was no sign of the accident or the vehicle. However, it appears the vehicle was later located in the Trail area.”

Harrison said the Trail RCMP detachment handled a similar accident that was likely the same one.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

On Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m., RCMP received a report of a pedestrian motor vehicle accident with minor injuries.

“A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Fourth Street and Central Avenue in Grand Forks,” said Harrison. “Police attended and spoke with the driver and the pedestrian. It was determined that the driver was making a left turn onto Central as ononcoming vehicle had on its high beams.”

Harrison said the driver brushed against the pedestrian in the cross walk, who he couldn’t see, causing the pedestrian to fall to the ground.

“The pedestrian sustained very minor injuries,” Harrison added. “He said he felt a thump and was knocked to the ground by the vehicle. Impact speed was very slow and the driver stopped as soon as he nudged him.”

The pedestrian suffered a sore hip and leg and small scratch on his hand from falling to the ground. B.C. Ambulance attended and checked out the pedestrian on the scene before releasing him.

The driver, a 58-year-old male from Grand Forks, was driving a 1992 Ford Ranger pick-up. The pedestrian was a 71-year-old male from Grand Forks.

No charges were laid.

Licence suspended, vehicle impounded

On Jan. 31 at 11:19 p.m., an RCMP constable observed a vehicle leaving the parking lot at the Christina Lake Community Hall and it appeared the driver may have been impaired; the constable pulled him over.

“The driver denied consuming any liquor; however, the constable could smell liquor coming from him,” said Harrison. “At that point a demand was given and he provided a sample into the roadside screening device. As a result, it indicated a warm which resulted in a three-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle being impounded for three days as well.”

The individual is a 36-year-old male from Christina Lake.


On Feb. 1 at 10:27 a.m., RCMP received a report that some time between Jan. 29 and Feb. 1, someone gained access (broke into) a home that was being used as a shop.

“It appears that entry was gained by breaking a window,” said Harrison. “Stolen was a compressor, two drills, two brad nailers, two socket sets and a lap top computer.”

At this time police have no suspects and no witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to call Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288.

Single vehicle collision

On Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m., RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Highway 3 west of Grand Forks.

“The driver had already left the scene,” said Harrison. “He was taken to the hospital by a friend for a laceration on his forehead. The driver was traveling east on Highway 3 near Sleepy Hollow Road when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the road to the left. Snow and slippery road conditions contributed to the crash.”

Damage to the vehicle was over $5,000 to the blue 2008 Mazda B2300. The driver was a 59-year-old male from Grand Forks.

Stolen TV

On Feb. 1 at 1:11 p.m., RCMP received a complaint of a stolen television from Extra Foods in Grand Forks.

“The suspects were arrested in the matter and the investigation is proceeding,” said Harrison.

Arrested was a 34-year-old male from Grand Forks. Also involved, police believe, was a 33-year-old female, also from Grand Forks.


On Feb. 1 at 4:38 p.m., police received a minor mischief complaint.

“It looks like somebody on Boundary Drive took a black spray paint can and spray painted a Property Guys real estate sign,” said Harrison.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.