Theft of purse leads to fraud investigation
On March 15, Grand Forks RCMP were made aware of a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred on March 4 at the Paulson Cross Country ski area off of Highway 3. While the driver secured their vehicle, someone came by, broke into the vehicle and stole a purse including credit cards. Once they contacted the bank, it was discovered that the cards had been used at various locations in Christina Lake and Grand Forks. Officers are investigating the matter in hopes of identifying a suspect or suspects.
“We encourage the public to take steps to deter thefts by removing or hiding valuables, and deter thieves from accessing and stealing their vehicles by locking doors, parking in well-lit areas, and not leaving spare keys inside,” said Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. “When traveling to an outdoor recreation area where you will be away from your vehicle, bring with you only what you need, such as drivers license and bank/credit card, and carry on you.”
Nicer weather brings back police check stops
On Saturday afternoon, March 18, officers set up a random check stop on 72nd Avenue and 7th Street in Grand Forks. Over 100 vehicles were checked which resulted in one driver being caught while driving while prohibited who will now have a court date for this matter later this spring. One vehicle was found with no insurance and two drivers were found to be driving that did not have driver’s license. Various warnings were given for drivers who failed to display their N or L signs or failed to produce their drivers license.
Traffic safety remains a priority for the Grand Forks RCMP ensuring that only properly licensed and sober drivers are on the road and that only safe and insured vehicles are on the road.
Stolen truck from Kelowna recovered
On March 19, at 10:20 a.m., Grand Forks officers were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of Negraeff Road, just east of Grand Forks. A while Ford F450 has been parked there since the night before and it appeared out of place. Officers attended and confirmed that the truck had been reported stolen to the Kelowna RCMP on March 1. Evidence on scene was collected and shared with the Kelowna RCMP.