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Arson suspect held in Grand Forks fires

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Arson suspect held in Grand Forks fires

The sun rose on the smouldering ruins of one Grand Forks hotel while another was damaged in two incidents the RCMP say are suspicious, reports the Grand Forks Gazette.

RCMP officer resigns after stealing computer

Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by in Cranbrook

RCMP officer resigns after stealing computer

A Cranbrook RCMP officer resigned after his superiors learned he stole a laptop computer that was meant to be evidence, reports Annalee Grant for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Cranbrook senior fighting RCMP over charges

Posted on 12. Jan, 2012 by in Cranbrook

Cranbrook senior fighting RCMP over charges

The RCMP pulled Margaret MacDonald, 82, over eight months and demanded a breathalyzer test. She couldn’t blow hard enough because of a medical condition and so she’s facing a charge of failing to provide a breath sample among other charges, reports Barry Coulter for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Abandoned sawmill houses grow op. Again.

Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by in Crime, Salmo

Abandoned sawmill houses grow op. Again.

In 2009 the RCMP followed rare birds and found a grow op in an abandoned sawmill. This winter, police followed the whiff of B.C. bud and found a new grow op in the same sawmill. The birds were there too.

The find started with an unrelated traffic check stop along an area of Highway 6 and the right wind blowing resulted in the search of a rural property near Midway.

Facebook predator in Trail facing charges

Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by in Trail

Facebook predator in Trail facing charges

The Trail RCMP are recommending several charges against a man who used Facebook to lure young boys, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

RCMP nail five drug dealers

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by in Castlegar, Crime

RCMP nail five drug dealers

A four month investigation, dubbed Project E-NARTHEX, undertaken by the Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit has resulted in police identifying six drug traffickers in connection with a number of offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Man who found RCMP spy cam wants compensation

Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by in Grand Forks

Man who found RCMP spy cam wants compensation

Last week it came out the RCMP had placed a motion-triggered camera outside a Kootenay man’s home. Now he wants compensation from the police, reports Cassandra Chin for the Nelson Star.

Dion Nordick was living in Grand Forks when he found the camera, the same kind as those used by hunters to track game in the wild.

RCMP surveillance cameras found with crime-scene photos

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by in Grand Forks

RCMP surveillance cameras found with crime-scene photos

A former Grand Forks resident seized two RCMP surveillance cameras aimed at his home and found photos from police crime scenes, including a body, reports the CBC.

Courts release babysitter on bail

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by in Cranbrook

Courts release babysitter on bail

The courts have released a woman charged with the death of a Cranbrook toddler, reports the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Tammy Bouvette is facing second-degree murder charges related to the death of a 19-month-old girl.

RCMP talks moving ahead

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by in Politics

RCMP talks moving ahead

The mayor observing talks between the provincial and federal governments says negotiations are improving, reports Jeff Nagel for the Revelstoke Times Review.

The talks to renew the contract that provides RCMP service to much of the province have been rocky at best, with the province of B.C. musing about how they’d provide a provincial police force should talks fail.