Grand Forks RCMP Report – Aug. 21

A bike vandal and his alleged victim come to an agreement in the latest police report for Grand Forks.

Bike Vandal, victim settle up

On Aug. 12 Grand Forks RCMP received a report regarding mischief to several bicycles located at a residence on 19th Street at around 3 a.m.

“The suspect was identified and, in fact, the complainant talked to the suspect and he offered to fix the damage he did and so police are no longer involved,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison.

“They came to an agreement.”

No charges were filed against the suspect.


Male charged with public intoxication

A complainant called the RCMP to complain of a drunk male passed out at a picnic table at Fifth Street and 72nd Avenue at 9:05 p.m. on Aug. 12.

“Police attended and ended up arresting a male for being drunk in a public place,” said Harrison.

“He was held in custody until he sobered up.”

The suspect is a 40-year-old man from Grand Forks.


Collision in parking lot

Police were called to a collision at the Overwaitea Foods parking lot on Aug. 13 at 4:09 p.m.

“The constable arrived to find the two vehicles involved and clearly determined that one of the two drivers was at fault,” said Harrison.

“That driver was charged with failing to yield at an uncontrolled intersection.”

The person charged is a 20-year-old male from Grand Forks.


Hit and run

A hit and run on Second Street and Central Avenue was reported to Grand Forks RCMP at 5:04 p.m. on Aug. 13.

“The complainants were sitting in their motor home park and heard a crash,” said Harrison.

“They looked out and saw a white vehicle departing having hit a Ford Ranger that was parked on the side of the road.”

The Ford Ranger sustained some damage to the front side.

The Ranger was apparently pushed into a motor home, causing the motor home some damage.

There were no injuries. No licence plates were obtained and police are still seeking any information.


Woman arrested for driving without licence

A 42-year-old Grand Forks female was found driving a vehicle on Fifth Street without a licence on Aug. 14 at 9:39 p.m.

“Police intercepted her and recognized her as being a person who was suspended from driving,” said Harrison.

“Subsequently, their was a recommendation for a charge for unlicenced driving has been made and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.”


In summary

Staff Sgt. Harrison said, overall, the summer has been busy for the Grand Forks RCMP but reports of criminal activity have been down.

“We’ve attended an awful lot of traffic-type matters and false 9-1-1 calls from people pocket dialing 9-1-1,” he said.

“It happens an awful lot. In a one week period we probably get five to 10 of those type of calls.

“It’s rather frustrating.”

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