Logging truck drives into house

Police Briefs, Grand Forks RCMP Detachment, June 24 Grand Forks Gazette.

Truck runs into house

At 1:22 p.m. on June 16, police responded to a motor vehicle incident involving a logging truck with trailers on Highway 3 and Granby.

“The logging truck was travelling west on Highway 3 when it was coming around the curve by Granby Road and went off the road right and drove into the house that is on the corner,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz of the Grand Forks RCMP detachment. “An odour of gas was coming from the area and Fortis Gas was called.”

Lanz said the investigation indicated that the vehicle was not speeding and possibly that the driver was having a medical emergency at the time.

“The driver sustained injuries in the collision and was transported to the Grand Forks hospital,” said Lanz. “The matter is still being investigated at this time.”

Lanz said a gas line from the house was ruptured as a result of the collision.

“FortisBC attended and shut the gas off,” he said. “The commercial vehicle inspector attended and inspected the vehicle for any mechanical defects, which there were none.”

The driver was a 73-year-old male from West Kelowna.

Missing person found

On June 16 at 5:24 p.m. police received a call of a missing person.

“Police began an investigation and search and rescue was called,” said Lanz. “Through the investigation, the person was located on the Trans Canada Trail heading downtown.”

The person, a female from Grand Forks, was returned home with no further police action required. There were no injuries or charges in the case.

Drunk in public

On June 19 at 9:44 p.m., police received a call of an intoxicated male on Market Avenue in Grand Forks.

“The male was located and was being aggressive and screaming at people on the street,” said Lanz. “The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. The male was also consuming on the street.”

Lanz said the accused, a 63-year-old Grand Forks resident, was locked in cells and was issued a violation ticket the following morning for consuming in a public place and being intoxicated in a public place.

Driver fails breath sample tests

On June 19 at 11:42 p.m. RCMP conducted a road block on 68th Avenue and Highway 3.

“One vehicle was checked and an odour of alcohol was noted coming from the driver,” said Lanz. “A roadside demand was given and two breath samples were obtained. Both results were a fail.”

The driver, a 55-year-old male from Kelowna, was issued a 90-day IRP (immediate roadside prohibition) and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

“The male was also issued a violation ticket for having open liquor in the vehicle,” said Lanz.

Motorhome pulled over

On June 20 at 12:25 a.m., RCMP conducted another road check on Highway 3 and 68th Avenue and stopped a motorhome.

“The driver of the motorhome also displayed signs of impairment,” said Lanz. “An odour of liquor was noted and an ASD demand was read. He provided breath samples and the results were fail.”

The driver, a 57-year-old male from Osoyoos, also received a 90-day driving prohibition and the motorhome was impounded for 30 days.

Youth assault male

On June 20 at 4:44 a.m. police were called to a complaint of assault and mischief that occurred at Christina Lake.

“Two youths were found ransacking boats at Christina Lake,” said Lanz. “A male heard this and confronted the two youth responsible. When he confronted them he was assaulted by one of the males and the males departed.”

Lanz said the two males responsible were located. Both were young offenders who live at Christina Lake.

“Charges are being approved for assault and mischief as they were throwing fire extinguishers and whatever else they could find in the boat out and causing damage to the equipment on the boats,” said Lanz.

Collision sends SUV driver to hospital

On June 20 at 12:14 p.m., RCMP responded to a three-car motor vehicle incident on Central Avenue at 10th Street in Grand Forks.

“One male has received serious injuries from the crash,” said Lanz. “One vehicle was travelling east when he noticed an SUV following a truck pulling a trailer travelling west cross over the double solid line and struck the east-bound vehicle. When the east-bound driver applied his brakes and was hit, the driver behind him ran into the back of the east-bound vehicle.”

The driver of the SUV, a male from Burnaby, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Boundary Hospital.

“At this time it is uncertain of the cause of the accident but indications are it could’ve been a medical situation,” said Lanz.

Break and Enter

On June 20 at 2:09 p.m. police received a call of a break and enter to a compound where a 2000 Chevrolet pick-up had been stolen.

“Information later was received that the vehicle had been located abandoned in Kelowna,” said Lanz.

The investigation is continuing regarding the person who stole the vehicle. “Entry was gained into the compound by cutting the lock,” added Lanz.

Cougar destroyed

On June 21 at 4:35 a.m. police and B.C. Conservation Officer were called to a residence on Kettle River Drive after a cougar had been scared up a tree.

“The cougar had a fawn in its mouth,” said Lanz.

Lanz reported that the cougar had to be put down and the fawn actually got up and went off with its mom.


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