On Friday, May 24 at approximately 01:02 a.m. officers located a red Jeep Grand Cherokee with expired vehicle registration. The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Grandois (10/01/87), attempted to flee when a traffic stop was initiated.
The pursuit began on the 1200 block of University Avenue and continued westbound on 4th Avenue North where the suspect vehicle drove through University Park. The vehicle’s tires became deflated after running over several rocks and the driver fled on foot. The vehicle came to rest near the 2300 block of University Avenue. The speeds of the pursuit were moderate.
A perimeter was quickly established and a K-9 track was initiated from the 2300 block of University Avenue. At approximately 01:31 AM Joshua Grandbois was located in the back of a trailer in the alleyway of the 2300 block in between University Avenue and 2nd Avenue North. Grandbois was taken into custody without further incident.
Joshua Grandbois was placed under arrest for fleeing in a motor vehicle, fleeing (other than the driver of a motor vehicle), driving under suspension, reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and a Grand Forks District Failure to appear warrant for Child Support. Citations were issued for failing to display current tabs and No Liability Insurance.
The Grand Forks Police Department was assisted by UND PD.