POLICE BEAT: Rock Creek woman thrown from vehicle, airlifted to Kelowna

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
July 3rd, 2012

A 33 year-old woman from Rock Creek was ejected through the sun roof of her car after hitting the ditch, Monday, July 2 at 7:37 p.m.

Highway 3 was closed for two hours while ambulance and Midway RCMP attended the accident on Highway 3, two kilometers west of Midway. The woman had been driving her 2006 Pontiac GC west when she drifted onto the gravel shoulder, over corrected her steering, struck the ditch at such a speed that the vehicle was airborne, flipped and was left resting on the roof, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

The driver, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, had not been wearing her seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle through the sun roof, said Harrison.

She was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital where she was said to be in “good condition”, said Harrison.

An accident analyst was on scene and a full investigation of the situation is under way.

Driver charged after falling asleep while driving

A 72 year-old man from Surrey, BC has been charged with driving without due care and attention after hitting the ditch with his 2006 Volvo on Highway 3.

Police were called to the scene on Thursday, June 28 at 7:46 p.m. for the single vehicle collision on Highway 3 about five kilometers from East Lake Drive in Christina Lake.

The driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel, crossed the center line, left the road and collided with the ditch, said Harrison.

The man was taken to the Boundary Regional Hospital for observation. Police had him provide a breath sample for alcohol and he blew .11 millograms (.08mg is considered legally intoxicated).

Vehicle keyed for second time behind Jogas

A 2006 Ford Focus was keyed again while parked behind Jogas on Market Avenue in Grand Forks.

The incident was reported to Grand Forks RCMP on Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. The roof of the vehicle had been keyed causing $500 in damage, said Harrison.

This wasn’t the first time the vehicle had been targeted. On Wednesday, June 13 the same vehicle was keyed down the side. Police have no suspects at this time, but the investigation continues on this very concerning incident, said Harrison.

Copper target again in housing development

Yet another home has been stripped of copper wire in Grand Forks.

This time a person who may have been riding a bicycle took the copper wire out of two homes that are being constructed on 19thStreet and 60thAvenue in Grand Forks.

The incident was reported to police on Tuesday, June 26 at 10:23 a.m.

“Between the loss and the damage I would estimate $1,000 in damages,” said Harrison.

This is one of many copper theft incidents Grand Forks RCMP have had to respond to over the past few months. Harrison said it is not unusual to see a rash of copper thefts when copper prices are high.

Jewellery stolen from unlocked home

Jewellery and a flash light were stolen from a home on 81stAvenue in Grand Forks.

The theft was reported to Grand Forks RCMP at 10:15 a.m. when the homeowner returned home after being away for a few days.

The home had been left unlocked at the time, said Harrison.

“He just learned a lesson about locking his door,” said Harrison of the homeowner.

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