POLICE BEAT: Industrial Drive business hit three times

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
February 7th, 2012

For three nights in a row a business on Industrial Drive, Grand Forks, has been bothered by a suspect.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Sunday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Jan. 30 a person has attempted entry to a fenced compound area. The person finally did gain access by tunnelling under the fence. Once inside the compound, the suspect moved some stuff around and then left without taking anything, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

“Somebody is obviously curious about what is in that compound,” said Harrison.

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity they’ve seen along Industrial Drive by calling 250-442-8288.

Black ice cause of accident in Christina Lake

A single vehicle, driven by a 64 year-old woman from Christina Lake, sustained more than $1,000 in damage after hitting black ice.

The accident happened on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:15 p.m. just outside of Christina Lake on Highway 3 close to the Paulson Bridge. The driver hit black ice and lost control of her vehicle.

“The vehicle had damage but she walked away,” said Harrison.

Soon after the accident, a passing B.C. Sheriff stopped and called for help.

RCMP officer recovering from accident Jan. 26

The Grand Forks RCMP constable who was in an accident on Thursday, Jan. 26 is expected to return to work over the next few weeks.

“He will gradually return to work. He is more stiff and sore and not yet 100 per cent,” said Harrison. “We expect him to be up and around here in a few weeks.”

The accident happened on Jan. 26 on Highway 3 at Collins Road. A westbound Toyota Prius collided with an eastbound marked RCMP Chevrolet Sierra pick up truck. Both drivers were taken to Boundary Regional Hospital where they were later released. The driver of the Toyota sustained no injuries.

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services has determined that the accident was caused by the Toyota Prius when the driver was inattentive, lost control on black ice, over corrected and then was hindered by loose gravel on the highway before hitting the RCMP pick up, said Cpl. David Barnhart, collision reconstructionist.

The investigation is now nearly concluded. No charges have been laid.

Categories: CrimeGeneral

Other News Stories