POLICE BEAT: St. Patrick’s Day mischief included rock throwing and burning bag
St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t as quiet as police might like, thanks to a few mischievous residents.
The first incident was reported to Grand Forks RCMP on Sunday, March 17 at 11:45 p.m. A small group of teenagers – about three – were seen dropping debris and hurling rocks and snowballs at vehicles driving down Highway 3 in Christina Lake.
When police got there they found several youths running along the side of the highway but police were unable to determine if they’d been part of the prank, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.
Twenty minutes before police were called three teens had thrown rocks at a passing commercial vehicle and damaged the window, said Harrison.
“This is a very dangerous practice – someone could have been hurt or killed,” said Harrison.
The next prank involved a burning paper bag on the doorstep of a residence on Boundary Drive in Grand Forks.
The homeowner discovered the paper bag on the front porch and reported the incident to police at 7:54 a.m., but the event likely happened overnight, said Harrison.
He said this wasn’t the first time that particular house has been targeted – it has also been egged. There were no damages to the house or property.
Police are asking the public to come forward if they have any information about these cases. You can call the Grand Forks RCMP detachment directly at 250-442-8288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Stolen iPad on 25th Street
Trying to open a rear door on a 25th Street house in Grand Forks sure paid off for one thief.
The person got away with a $500 iPad when the discovered the back door was unlocked, said Harrison.
The serial number from the stolen iPad has been registered with the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) and if it is located, there might be a better chance of it being returned to the owners.
However, Grand Forks police do not have any suspects in the case at this time.