Grand Forks RCMP: Man threatens constable with rock in Gilpin Road area, peppered sprayed

A 39-year-old Grand Forks man has been charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest amongst other things.

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On July 2 at 6:42 p.m., at the Edwards Road and Gilpin Road area, RCMP saw a motorcycle with two people, who were not supposed to be together.

“Two of the constables on patrol were driving on Whitehall Road when they spotted a motorcycle with two riders on it heading south. They passed the officers and the officers recognized one of the riders, who was known to be under suspension and not allowed to drive, and noticed the passenger was a person (the rider) was on no-contact orders from the court,” explained Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison.

The motorcycle fled, drove off the road, smashing into a fence, according to Harrison, and the female passenger sustained a broken collarbone while the male fled the scene on foot and a constable pursued.

“He threatened the constable with a very large rock. The constable deployed pepper spray, which was ineffective and the suspect escaped,” Harrison said.

Peter Kazakoff, 39 from Grand Forks, was arrested Friday afternoon (July 5) and was held in custody and has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, breach of probation order, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

Harrison said Kazakoff had his bail hearing on Monday.