The damage to the front window of Fashion and Flowers boutique on Market Avenue. (Lorna Macdougall/Submitted)

‘Alcohol involved’ in downtown crash

Police briefs from Grand Forks RCMP.

Grand Forks RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in a recent break and enter.

According to a press release distributed by Grand Forks RCMP over the weekend, officers responded to a break-in at the Winnipeg Liquor Store on Friday at 11:30 p.m.

Unknown suspects used a rock to smash out the window and stole “various” bottles of liquor once inside the store.

Vehicle Incident

RCMP are also advising the public of an accident on Jan. 26. The motor vehicle incident occurred at 239 Market Avenue, the Fashion and Flowers Boutique. According to police, a vehicle struck the building before reversing into another vehicle nearby.

The building suffered significant damage.

“RCMP members determined that alcohol was involved,” RCMP Sgt. Jim Fenske said in the press release.

Charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and mischief over $5,000 are being recommended.

Anyone with information on either crime is asked to call the RCMP, Cst. Calvin Tabert (Fashions and Flowers incident) or Cst. Renee Thomson (Liquor Store incident) at 250-442-8288. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)/

Tools recovered

Grand Forks RCMP is advising that three brad nailers were recovered last week. They were found in the 7300 block of Second Street. The items can be claimed at the detachment by providing identifying information or proof of purchase.

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