RCMP Officers in Grand Forks kept busy this summer

B.C., Grand Forks

2021-09-01 11:04 PDT

File # Grand Forks RCMP

As summer starts to wind down, Grand Forks Mounties take stock of what was another busy summer. File count was higher for the town of Grand Forks this summer compared to the same period in 2020. From July 1 to August 31, 2021, Grand Forks officers attended to 577 calls for service compared to 531 during the same time in 2020. However, calls at Christina Lake dropped from 205 in 2020 to 142 in 2021. One reason for the drop was that normal seasonal policing was suspended this year as resources were needed to assist with all the wildfire activity throughout the province.

A breakdown of the files for Grand Forks: 8 x Theft Under $5000; 6 x Theft from Motor Vehicle; 4 x Theft of Bike; 4 x Break and Enter (residence); 5 x Insecure Premise; 15 x Cause a Disturbance; 82 x Suspicious Person/Vehicle; 15 x False 911 calls; 11 x Assaults; 40 x Check Well-Beings; 4 Missing Person; 12 x Vehicle Collisions; 29 x False Alarms.

It was a busy summer for my officers, says Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. On top of the calls for service that we respond to, a considerable amount of time is set aside for other areas of policing, such as proactive measures (traffic enforcement and curfew checks), mental health matters, and other social issues, in particular homelessness and drug/alcohol addiction matters."

Released by

Sgt. Darryl Peppler

Detachment Commander
Grand Forks - Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment
1608 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
Office: 250-442-8288
Cell: 250-584-5133
Fax: 250-442-0172

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

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