Police briefs from Jan. 29th

Grand Forks RCMP briefs including a couple of icy MVAs and a drug bust.

Oliver driver taken to hospitalOn Jan. 29 at 5:18 p.m., RCMP received a call about a single motor vehicle accident five kilometers west of Grand Forks on Highway 3.“An SUV was on its side in the ditch,” said Staff Sgt. Harrison. “Police attended and found that the driver had gotten a ride from a private citizen to the hospital. Ambulance was on scene.”The vehicle was a 1997 Toyota Forerunner. The driver, a 42 year-old female from Oliver, did not have serious injuries.“The accident was attributed to icy road conditions,” said Harrison. Semi hits black iceAt 5:36 p.m. on Jan. 29, police received a report of a semi tractor trailer in the ditch on Highway 3 near East Lake Drive in Christina Lake.“The driver had been travelling west-bound in a Chambers truck, a white 2014 Western Star, towing the tandem chip trailers lost control on black ice resulting in a 360 degree spin,” said Harrison.The trailer ended up down a 30-foot embankment.There were no injuries to the driver, a 39 year-old male from Kelowna.The accident was attributed to the road conditions. Watch theftOn Jan. 31 at 12:01 p.m., RCMP received a report of a theft of a ladies Seiko watch with a silver band and oval face with diamonds around it.
“It was stolen from the high school,” said Harrison. Harrison said it was apparently a teacher who had put the watch down in a classroom when it was stolen.Police have no suspects and no witnesses.Anyone with information is urged to call Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).Drug bustOn Saturday evening at about 9:35 p.m., police apprehended a vehicle they had been advised to be on the look out for regarding an incident which occurred in Castlegar.“Four people were arrested and have been held in custody under charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking,” said Harrison. “Twenty-three pounds of marijuana have been seized from those individuals.”
The investigation is now being conducted by Kootenay Boundary regional detachment general investigations section.“The four individuals are not from this area,” said Harrison. “They are being remanded into custody and will appear in Castlegar court today facing multiple charges.”

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