2023-03-20 Grand Forks RCMP weekly media release

Grand Forks

2023-03-20 09:45 HAP

Dossier nº Grand Forks RCMP 2023: 608; 631; 635

Theft of purse leads to fraud investigation

File # 2023-608

On March 15, 2023, Grand Forks RCMP were made aware of a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred on March 4, 2023 at the Paulson Cross Country ski area off of Highway 3. While the driver secured their vehicle, someone came by, broke into the vehicle and stole a purse including credit cards. Once they contacted the bank, it was discovered that the cards had been used at various locations in Christina Lake and Grand Forks, BC. Officers are investigating the matter in hopes of identifying a suspect or suspects.

"We encourage the public to take steps to deter thefts by removing or hiding valuables, and deter thieves from accessing and stealing their vehicles by locking doors, parking in well-lit areas, and not leaving spare keys inside," stated Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. "When traveling to an outdoor recreation area where you will be away from your vehicle, bring with you only what you need, such as drivers license and bank/credit card, and carry on you."

Nicer weather brings back police check stops

File # 2023-631

On Saturday afternoon, March 18, 2023, officers set up a random check stop on 72nd Avenue and 7th Street in Grand Forks, BC. Over 100 vehicles were checked which resulted in one driver being caught while driving while prohibited who will now have a court date for this matter later this spring. One vehicle was found with no insurance and 2 drivers were found to be driving that did not have driver’s license. Various warnings were given for drivers who failed to display their N or L signs or failed to produce their drivers license.

Traffic safety remains a priority for the Grand Forks RCMP ensuring that only properly licensed and sober drivers are on the road and that only safe and insured vehicles are on the road.

Stolen truck from Kelowna recovered

File # 2023-635

On March 19, 2023 at 1020 AM, Grand Forks officers were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of Negraeff Road, just east of Grand Forks, BC. A while Ford F450 has been parked there since the night before and it appeared out of place. Officers attended and confirmed that the truck had been reported stolen to the Kelowna RCMP on March 1, 2023. Evidence on scene was collected and shared with the Kelowna RCMP.

Diffusé par :

Serg. Darryl Peppler
Chef de détachement
Détachement régional de Grand Forks-Kootenay-Boundary
1608, avenue Central, Grand Forks (C.-B.) V0H 1H0
Bureau : 250-442-8288
Cellulaire : 250-584-5133
Télécopieur : 250-442-0172

Courriel : darryl.peppler@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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