POLICE: Violated probations, police looking for driver who hit a tree

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
January 21st, 2013

Two Grand Forks residents were caught red-handed by Grand Forks RCMP for being out past their court-ordered curfew.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15 Grand Forks RCMP were called out to a single vehicle accident at 2:22 a.m. on Carson Road and International Road in Grand Forks. The vehicle, a 1997 Ford Windstar, was blocking one and half lanes of the road and appeared to have hit a deer, said Grand Forks RCMP corporal Richard Lanz.

The driver had left the scene but RCMP soon found him. The 42 year-old Grand Forks resident had been violating a curfew laid out in his probation and was arrested for that violation when RCMP found him.

The second violator was found riding a bicycle in downtown Grand Forks on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 1:20 a.m. When police approached the 52 year-old Grand Forks man they found he was in violation of his court –ordered curfew, which required him to remain in his residence between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Police looking for person who hit a tree

A resident of 14th Street in Grand Forks woke up to a strange surprise on his front lawn Thursday, Jan. 17.

A tree in the yard appeared to have been hit by a vehicle overnight.

“It appears a driver lost control of their vehicle, drove into the front year of the residence, hit the tree then left,” said Lanz.

Police are looking for the person who is responsible for the damage. If you have any information about the incident please call Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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