POLICE BEAT: Paint and cash stolen from First Impressions Flooring

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
July 25th, 2012

Cash, a Toshiba desktop computer and 60 (3.79 litres) one gallon cans of Cloverdale Paint in a variety of colours was stolen from First Impressions Flooring, Wednesday, July 18.

Grand Forks RCMP were called out to the 3rd Street business at 9:47 a.m. that day after the break and enter was discovered.

Entry appeared to have been made through the rear door of the store, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

He is asking the public’s help in reporting any unusual activity they may have seen that evening or if the stolen items happen to appear somewhere.

If you have any information to share, please call the detachment at 250-442-8288 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Nelson driver looses license and car for drunk driving

An 18 year-old Nelson man had his driver’s license suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days for driving drunk.

Grand Forks RCMP were called out to Christina Lake when a gray Volkswagen Golf was seen driving irratically down the road. A check stop was conducted and the driver failed the alcohol screening device, said Harrison.

“He won’t be driving for the next 90 days and it will cost him a small fortune to get his license back,” said Harrison, who reminds people that vacation time or not, police have a zero tolerance for drinking and driving.

Over $400 in copper wire stolen from Kenmore Road

Various rolls of copper wire and a 100 foot (30.48 meter) industrial extension cord are among a collection of things stolen from a property on Kenmore Road in Grand Forks.

The theft was reported at 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18.

“(The extension cord) had a quad receptacle box at each end, so it was kind of unusual,” said Harrison, of the things stolen, adding that among the varying degrees of wire stolen was some armoured wire, which is coated in silver aluminum.

Police do have a suspect in mind and the investigation continues, said Harrison.

Clarification in last week’s Police Beat

In the Monday, July 16 Police Beat The Boundary Sentinel reported that a 30 year-old man from Grand Forks had been reported drunk in Christina Lake and had been kicked out of the Crow and Bear Pub. To clarify, the man had not been served at the pub, but had arrived there already drunk and was refused entry by the owners.

Police then attended when the same man was found driving a friend’s vehicle while impaired and in violation of previous restrictions involving the use of an interlock alcohol screening device.

Categories: CrimeGeneral