Grand Forks police recover stolen truck and trailer full of family’s belongings

B.C., Grand Forks

2022-01-23 10:38 PST

File # Grand Forks RCMP 2022-180

Grand Forks, BC – On January 22, 2022, Grand Forks RCMP recovered a truck and trailer filled with a family’s belongings.

In the early hours of January 22, 2022, while a family was asleep in their hotel room at the 2700 block of Central Ave in Grand Forks, BC, their Ford F350 truck with an attached 18 foot enclosed cargo trailer was taken. The family, which includes a one-year old child were in the progress of moving to the east Kootenays, had their entire life packed in the trailer. Officers attended and immediately began their investigation.

Throughout the day, officers followed up on a few investigative leads which led to one of the family credit cards being used at local businesses in the downtown core. Officers descended on the area and located a female in possession of the credit card, along with other stolen items. A 41-year-old woman from Grand Forks was arrested, taken into custody and later released on an Appearance Notice for court on April 5, 2022 at the Grand Forks Courthouse.

After it was suggested to the family to use social media to their advantage, and post this incident on Facebook, police received a tip around 230 PM, that the truck/trailer were up the North Fork area by Borrel Forest Service Road. Officers attended and located the truck and trailer. All the family’s belongings were present and accounted for.

This crime is still under investigation as it is believed other persons were involved. A great effort was put into this file by my officers in actively investigating this matter throughout the day, said Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. The worry and despair that this family must have gone through is unimaginable, and we are just glad that we were able to recover their belongings. Sgt Peppler went on to say that the investigation is still continuing and police hope to make additional arrests and forward charges to Crown Counsel.

If you have any information about this crime and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288

Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 

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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