Trafficking charge laid

Police Briefs week of Feb. 23, from Grand Forks RCMP detachment

Accident on Central

On Feb. 23 at 8:18 a.m., police received a report of a collision near 131 Central Avenue.

“The report was significant debris including a damaged guard rail near the Granby River Bridge,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP detachment. “Approximately 8:45 a.m., the driver reported she collided with the guard rail and advised that she had been feeling sick. Apparently, she traveled off the road to her right in her black 2008 Chevy Equinox.”

Harrison said that upon attendance, police noted that damage on the guard rail as well as damage to the front right of the vehicle.

“It appears the driver made an illegal left hand turn from Riverside Drive onto Central Avenue,” he said. “As a result, a charge for making an illegal turn was issued.”

The driver was a 69-year-old Grand Forks female.

Colin arrested in stolen car with $2K worth of drugs

On Feb. 23 at 6:49 p.m., RCMP received a call of a possible impaired driver.

“As a result, police met up with the suspicious vehicle on Central Avenue and it turned out the vehicle was stolen,” said Harrison. “The truck was stolen in Penticton. The constable arrested a local Grand Forks male. Twas further stolen property in the vehicle including a chain saw and, we believe, other items we seized that we are trying to determine if they were stolen or not, including a very large DJ style sound system complete with amp and large speakers.”

Harrison said police also found over $2,000 worth of drugs. The drugs were heroine, cocaine and some methamphetamine.

The person charged was held in custody and remanded until they can appear in court. Charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, as well as three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, is Darcy Colin, a 40-year-old male from Grand Forks.

Break-in at Whispers of Hope

On Feb. 24 at 8:03 a.m., police received a report of a break-in at Whispers of Hope.

“Apparently, entry was gained through a front window and a certain amount of cash, which was in a safe, was stolen,” said Harrison.

Police have several suspects in mind and are continuing to investigate, he added.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288.

 

 

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