Police Briefs from the Grand Forks RCMP detachment

Grass fire by Extra Foods; car hits deer; suspended drive nabbed

A grass fire last Friday by Extra Foods could have been much larger if it weren't for immediate intervention.

Grass fire

On Sept. 19 at 4:19 p.m., RCMP received a request from Grand Forks Fire/Rescue to assist with a grass fire.

“Investigation determined that an unknown white male in his mid 20s, with dark hair in a Mohawk style, ignited a roman candle [a type of firework that ejects one or more stars or exploding shells] and began to shoot it around the parking lot at Extra Foods,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “The male then shot it into the grass field adjacent to the parking lot, causing a grass fire.”

The male tried to extinguish the fire with his feet, said Harrison. “He then got into the passenger seat of a Ford F150 and fled the scene.”

There was no property damage other than the fire. Police are still investigating and would like to “speak to the individual who carelessly caused the fire,” said Harrison.

Car hits deer

On Sept. 20 at 8:58 a.m., police received a report of a motor vehicle accident near Lafferty Pit 15 kilometres east of Christina Lake on Highway 3.

“An individual struck a deer causing a considerable amount of damage to his vehicle,” said Harrison. “The airbags deployed and, thankfully, he didn’t sustain any injuries.”

The vehicle was a 2010 Nissan and was driven by a 75-year-old male from Langley. RCMP did not attend the scene of the accident.

Suspended driver nabbed

On Sept. 20 at 11:14 p.m., a male was pulled over by RCMP during a roadside check and found to be a suspended driver.

The driver, a 47-year-old Grand Forks male, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic, which was impounded. He was issued an appearance notice for court,” said Harrison. “He was charged with driving while suspended.”

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