Thieves rip off grow-ops

RCMP briefs for the early part of October 2014 include to break-ins at legal marijuana grow ops.

Midway RCMP report that in the early morning hours on Friday, Oct. 17 they received a complaint of a man ramming his car into his father’s car while driving from Rock Creek to Midway. Police arrested one man in Greenwood later that morning. Cpl. Judson Mayes said that the investigation continues into charges of assault with a weapon, uttering death threats, and breach of conditions.

Police received a call on Thursday, Oct. 9 about a forcible confinement at a legal marijuana grow operation in the Bridesville area, Mayes reported.

RCMP are investigating allegations that three individuals broke into a residence and stole large quantities of marijuana, leaving one male tied up, who eventually untied himself and called for police for assistance. The investigation is ongoing.

The next day, Oct. 10, RCMP responded to a break and enter at another large legal marijuana grow operation— again in the Bridesville area—where subjects allegedly broke into the property and took large amounts of marijuana. Mayes said the estimated value of the marijuana that was taken was $750,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Also on Friday, Oct. 10, police responded to a call of an adult woman and three teenage children who illegally crossed into Canada; Midway RCMP have apprehended them all. Mayes said the woman would go before an immigration board for a hearing.

The children are in the custody of Ministry of Child and Family Development and the file is still under investigation.