Police seize marijuana plants; accident closes block

Police briefs, from the Aug. 26 issue of the Grand Forks Gazette.

Only minor injuries were reported in this motor vehicle accident that happened last Wednesday

Marijuana found

On Aug. 11 at around 8:30 p.m. police were on patrol at Christina Lake regarding a property file.

“While they were at the property dealing with the initial complaint they observed some marijuana plants growing in the garden,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz. “The plants were seized as the owner had no medical marijuana licence to grow.”

No charges were forwarded.

Windows broken

On Aug. 13 at 12:47 p.m. a report was received regarding vandalism to a car parked on Riverside Drive. The car had both its driver’s side and passenger’s side windows broken.

“It appears the damage was done by a high-velocity projectile such as a BB gun or slingshot,” said Lanz.

At this time there are no suspects.

Cocaine found

On Aug. 14 at 2:15 a.m. police were conducting a patrol on Morrissey Creek Road when a vehicle approached the check stop.

“After a conversation with the driver, a search of the vehicle was conducted,” said Lanz. “Cocaine and magic mushrooms were found in the vehicle. The matter is still being investigated.”

Skateboarder busted

On Aug. 16 at 12:05 a.m. police were on patrol on Central Avenue when they observed a person on a skateboard riding in the middle of the road.

“The person also appeared to be concealing beer as he rode his skateboard down the highway,” said Lanz.

The skateboarder, a 19-year-old male from Grand Forks, was issued a violation ticket for consuming liquor in a public place.

Window punched out

On Aug. 17 at 11:20 p.m. RCMP received a report about a window being broken at a residence.

“Through the investigation it turned out that  boyfriend/girlfriend were having an argument and the window was punched,” said Lanz.

No charges are being forwarded.

Traffic stop yields glass bong

On Aug. 20 at 10:30 p.m., police were conducting a traffic stop on Morrissey Creek Road when they noticed beer on the floor of a vehicle.

“As a result the vehicle was searched and along with liquor, a glass bong used for smoking other substances was located,” said Lanz.

No violation ticket was issued. The liquor and bong were seized for destruction.

Driver received roadside prohibition

On Aug. 21 at 1:03 a.m. police checked a vehicle on Riverside Drive. “The driver of the vehicle had an odour of liquor coming from his breath,” said Lanz. “An approved screening device demand was read and two samples were obtained.”

Both readings resulted in fails and the driver, a 28-year-old male, was served with a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

Accident closes block

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, a three-vehicle motor vehicle accident closed a block on 72nd Ave. for a short time to allow emergency services into the scene. Only minor injuries were reported.

 

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