On Nov. 9 at 10:30 p.m., Grand Forks RCMP received a call of a domestic assault in progress.
“While the call was being made, the operators could hear an intoxicated male in the background yelling and swearing,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz. “Police attended and located the two parties. It was found that the male had kicked the female a couple of times.”
The male, a 43-year-old resident of Grand Forks, was arrested and brought to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment. Police found that a small amount of marijuana was located on his person.
“The male has been released from custody to appear in court at another date for the assault,” said Lanz. No serious injuries were reported.
Car in ditch
On Nov. 11 at 1:23 a.m., police were advised of a car in the ditch east of town near Collins Road.
“Police attended and found the vehicle which was stuck in soft sand,” said Lanz. “There was no real damage done to the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle felt he might’ve fallen asleep.”
The driver of the vehicle was a 27-year-old male from Castlegar.
Car lands on roof
On Nov. 11 at 9:44 a.m., police were called to a single vehicle collision along Highway 3 just south of Athelston-Hartford Road.
“Police attended and located a 2006 Honda Civic on its roof in the west bound lane of traffic,” said Lanz. “The vehicle lost control on a corner and spun clockwise hitting a rock embankment, which then made the vehicle roll over on to its roof.”
The driver, a 29-year-old male from Grand Forks, sustained minor injuries. the roads were slippery at the time.
Car over embankment
On Nov. 12 at 1:07 p.m., RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 by Wilgress rest stop.
“Police attended and observed a blue Dodge Caliper down the embankment,” said Lanz. “The vehicle lost control and skidded around the corner and went over the embankment.”
Roads were wet and slippery. “It was snowing at the time of the incident,” said Lanz.
There were no injuries. The driver was a 52-year-old female from Vernon.
Another snow-related accident
On Nov. 12 at 1:15 p.m., police responded to another motor vehicle incident near Son Ranch road. “A white Suzuki Sidekick lost control on icy and snowy roads,” said Lanz. “The vehicle did roll. The driver sustained no injuries in this incident.”
The driver was an 83-year-old male from Greenwood.
On Nov. 12 at 4:58 p.m., a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Fork Road and Highway 3 was received by the RCMP.
“One vehicle travelling west on Highway 3 driving a red Isuzu when a vehicle traveling south on North Fork Road attempted to go across the highway in front of the westbound vehicle,” said Lanz. “There were no serious injuries but the occupants of the vehicles were transported to Grand Forks’ hospital for observation.”
The south-bound driver was an 83-year-old male from Christina Lake, while the Isuzu driver was a 43-year-old male from Grand Forks.
Another accident by Wilgress
On Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. another motor vehicle incident was reported by Wilgress Lake rest area west of Grand Forks.
“A truck lost control on black ice and went down into the ditch,” said Lanz. “There was extensive damage done to the vehicle, which was a 2000 Mazda pick-up.”
The driver of the vehicle was a 37-year-old male from Surrey, B.C.
Driver blows a fail
On Nov. 13 at 11:16 a.m., a vehicle was stopped on Fourth Street in Grand Forks.
“The driver displayed signs of impairment by alcohol,” said Lanz. “A roadside screening device was used and the driver of the vehicle blew a fail. As a result the driver was issued a 30-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.”
The driver was a 49-year-old male from Grand Forks.
Driver squeals tires
On Nov. 14 at 12:40 a.m., police were called to a vehicle that was squealing its tires at the end of Carson Road.
“Police attended and located a vehicle stuck in the dirt off the road,” said Lanz. “After an investigation, it is believed that the male had been consuming liquor as there was some beer in the vehicle. The male was not impaired but was issued a 24-hour prohibition.”
The driver, a 29-year-old male from Grand Forks, was also issued a violation ticket for having open liquor in the motor vehicle. “He was also issued a motor vehicle act offence for failing to keep his vehicle to the right of the road,” said Lanz.
Late night hijinks
On Nov. 16 at 12:40 a.m., a vehicle parked in the high school parking lot in Grand Forks was checked by the RCMP.
“One person was in the vehicle,” said Lanz. “Upon further inspection it was noted that the male had been drinking inside the vehicle. On further examination a rifle was also found in the vehicle along with a large bag of marijuana.”
The male, a 29-year-old resident of Grand Forks, has been issued a promise to appear in court for possession of marijuana and having an unauthorized possession of a firearm. “These items were seized,” said Lanz.