POLICE REPORT: Man shoots own foot

A 46-year-old male from Grand Forks reportedly shot himself in the foot while chopping firewood.

Man accidentally shoots own foot

Police were contacted about an incident that occurred up on Almond Creek Forest Service Road on the morning of Oct. 30 at 9:35 a.m.

A 46-year-old Grand Forks male was reportedly cutting firewood and had a 22-calibre rifle with him, when he shot himself in the foot.

“Investigation is ongoing because it appears there may be some offenses in regard to the weapon,” stated Grand Fork’s RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison.

Harrison also cautioned, “Be careful with firearms.”

Motor vehicle accident

A bicycle operated by a 24-year-old Grand Forks male was hit by a motor vehicle on Oct. 28 at 1:25 p.m.

There was no damage to the bicycle or car but the male received a scraped and bruised elbow when he was hit. He was taken to the hospital and then released.

The driver of the motor vehicle was a 53-year-old female from Grand Forks.

The collision occurred because the bicycle was ridden on the sidewalk and the vehicle backing out of the driveway did not expect to see it there.

“We would caution the bicycles are not to be driven on the sidewalk,” Harrison advised. “When you’re driving your bicycle, wear a helmet.”

Stolen car found and returned

A white 1990 Cavalier that had been stolen from the Grand Forks Arena parking lot was reported found 16 kilometres up on North Fork Road on Oct. 24 at 1:25 p.m.

The vehicle was reported missing on Aug. 17 and was located in an embankment.

Harrison said the vehicle has been returned to the owner.

Missing Yamaha trail bikes

Later the same day at 4:14 p.m., two trail bikes were reported stolen from a shop in Eagle Ridge.

A 2003 white Yamaha and a 2000 blue and white Yamaha are currently still missing.

“If anybody has any information on the two stolen trail bikes, we’d like to know,” said Harrison.

Grand Forks RCMP can be reached at 250-442-8288.

For the record

In an article last week entitled, Shotgun fired in Midway, it stated a 61-year-old Midway man was injured from a discharged firearm. The gunshot fired in the home of the male did not injure him.

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