Beware of CRA scam

Police Briefs, from the Oct. 28 Grand Forks Gazette

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CRA scams

Police are once again warning residents to be wary of callers saying they are from the Canadian Revenue Agency and if they don’t pay, someone will come over and arrest them.

Cpl. Richard Lanz said a number of people in the Grand Forks area have called in and said they were hit although no one has lost any money.

There is the Black Book of Scams available at the police station for anyone interested in seeing the variety of scams out there.

Driver given three-day prohibition

On Oct. 19 at 1 a.m. police were called to 68th Avenue and 21st Street regarding a loud vehicle playing music.

“Police attended and located the vehicle in question,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz. “As a result of the investigation, open liquor was found in the vehicle and charges for having open liquor in a motor vehicle were issued.”

The driver, a 30-year-old female from Grand Forks, was read an ASD demand and the results were a warn.

“A three-day driving prohibition was given to the driver,” said Lanz. “The vehicle was impounded for three days.”

Driver given driving prohibition

On Oct. 19 at 6:08 p.m., police checked a vehicle going west on Central Avenue as they received several reports of this vehicle possibly driving erratically.

“The vehicle was stopped and an odour of liquor was noted,” said Lanz. “An ASD demand was read and the result was a warn.”

The driver, a 43-year-old Grand Forks resident, was given a three-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for three days.

Vehicle goes over bank

At 9:44 a.m. on Oct. 20, police were called to a single motor vehicle incident at the corner of Granby Road and Valley Heights Drive.

“A vehicle was coming down the hill from Valley Heights and failed to stop at the stop sign at the bottom of the hill,” said Lanz. “The vehicle went across the road and over the bank and ended up colliding with a fence and stopping against a tree.”

There was extensive damage done to the vehicle. Minor injuries were sustained.

“A violation ticket was issued for failing to keep right,” said Lanz.

The driver was a 76-year-old female.

Hit and run

On Oct. 23 at 10:29 a.m., police received a report of a hit and run on Fourth Street in Grand Forks.

“It is believed that two vehicles were angle parked on Fourth Street,” said Lanz. “When one of the vehicles backed out of the parking spot, it ended up colliding with the vehicle next to it.”

Lanz said there was damage to the vehicle which was hit, a Honda Civic. The suspect vehicle is a Chev pick-up.

“The owner of the pick-up has been located and spoken to,” he said. “The matter is still being investigated.”

Both drivers were from Grand Forks.

Vehicle fails to yield

On Oct. 23 at 9:11 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the corner of Spraggett Road and Highway 3.

“A vehicle, a Chevy Impala, approached the intersection and went to make a left turn on Highway 3,” said Lanz. “That vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled out. The vehicle was then hit by a GMC pick-up.”

Lanz said that both vehicles sustained extensive front end damage and had to be towed from the scene.

“Minor injuries were reported,” he said. “A violation ticket was issued for failing to yield after stop.”

The ticketed driver was a 70-year-old female from Grand Forks.

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