POLICE BEAT: Copperwire targeted in new home

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
May 28th, 2012

The theft of copper wire from a new house construction on Riverside Drive in Grand Forks caused $7,000 in damages to the structure and loss of the wire on Friday, May 25.

Grand Forks RCMP were called out to the site at 4:24 p.m.

The house had already been wired when the culprit ripped out the wire from the walls, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison. The suspect touched nothing else, leaving behind tools and other supplies.

In previous years copper wire theft has been a problem said Harrison. Copper has a high resale value on the current market.

Inattentive driving causes accident

A 32 year-old female driver from East Vancouver has been charged with failing to keep her vehicle in the right lane after she drove 20 feet off Highway 3.

Grand Forks RCMP and the ambulance attended the single vehicle accident on Monday, May 21 at 4:37 p.m. on Highway 3, four kilometers west of Christina Lake.

The female driver lost control of her 2000 Honda Civic when she turned around to talk to a passenger sitting in the backseat, said Harrison.

“This accident could have been a lot worse,” said Harrison.

She crossed over into the east bound lane and ended up facing west about 20 feet down a bank, said Harrison. Neither the driver or the two passengers were hurt in the incident.

The charge carries a fine of about $160.

No one hurt in latest deer caused accident

Yet another case of deer versus vehicle happened on Highway 3 just west of Grand Forks on Friday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The driver, a 52 year-old woman from Kamloops, struck a deer as she was driving eastbound to Castlegar. She hit the deer with her front driver-side bumper, smashing in the light. The deer was stunned but got back up and took off into the wilderness. While smashed up in the front, the vehicle was still operable and the driver was uninjured, said Harrison.

“She wasn’t familiar with our deer and that they can come of nowhere to get you,” said Harrison.

Paint equipment stolen from Fortis site

Two low-pressure spray guns, a cordless drill and five pressure gauges where among the items of painting equipment stolen from a Fortis BC contractor trailer on Monday, May 21.

Grand Forks RCMP were called to the site located on Como Road in Grand Forks at 5:54 p.m. that day. Police have no suspects or witnesses in the case. Anyone with information can call the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vehicle damaged in owner’s driveway

The window of a truck canopy parked in the driveway of a residence was broken sometime around Wednesday, May 23.

Police visited the residence on 7th Street in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m.

“The owner doesn’t know when it happened,” said Harrison, adding that there have been several such mischief incidents in Grand Forks this month.

Categories: CrimeGeneral