POLICE REPORT: Plane flies dangerously close to houses

March 25

At 10:45 a.m., Grand Forks man Rodney Matkovich was arrested for possession of marijuana, hashish, driving while prohibited and driving without a license.

Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison said the hashish would be valued at $1,410 on the street.

The man was remanded in custody to appear in court in Grand Forks April 12 on those charges.

March 26

At 6:39 p.m., police received complaints of a low flying aircraft east of Grand Forks near Gilpin.

Harrison said the complaint was that the plane flew by four times and was extremely dangerous because it was flying only about six feet above the Kettle river.

“(It was) too close to the houses on the bank,” Harrison says.

“The matter is under investigation.”

Police have identified the aircraft and are now in the process of finding who was flying it.

The matter is under the Aeronautics Act.

“We don’t get those often,” Harrison said.

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