POLICE BEAT: Horse shot, police looking for suspects
A horse was shot on a rural property at the corner of Almond Gardens Road and Spragett Road in Grand Forks, Sunday, Feb. 26.
Police were called out to the property at 12:59 p.m. where they found an 11 year-old Arabian Cross shot in the chest and neck area with what appears to be a single high calibre bullet, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
“The seriousness of this case is quite concerning,” said Harrison. “We’re sure this was not a random shot. We believe the suspect targeted the horse.”
The horse had been shot so badly that the owner had to put the animal down.
Grand Forks RCMP are asking the public’s help in apprehending the person responsible. If you have any information please call the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288 or for an anonymous tip contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Gas siphoned from parked vehicle
Despite a locked gas cap, a thief managed to siphon off $20 of gasoline out of a parked truck on Donaldson Road in Grand Forks.
The theft happened sometime in the evening of Saturday, Feb. 18 to a GMC Sierra pick-up truck parked on the road.
“With the price of fuel going up I think we’ll be seeing more of these (kind of crimes),” said Harrison.
The locked gas cap was damaged.
Donaldson Road business hit
Some heated tile flooring and light fixtures were stolen from a business on Donaldson Road in Grand Forks sometime between Thursday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Grand Forks RCMP were contacted about the crime at 8:05 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The suspect broke in, stole the items from a locked storage compound and left. Police noticed a set of dual tire marks in the snow at the scene of the crime.
“We suspect a dual wheeled pick-up may be involved. Anyone with information, we’d like to hear from you,” said Harrison.
In addition to the above activities, Grand Forks RCMP were kept busy with a lot of “fender benders” that happened over last week due to the increment weather, said Harrison.