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  JULY, 14, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

No One is Above the Law

Mounteis shut down pot shops

CST MIKE RAIL

 

everal people were taken into custody and later released by RCMP following the execution of Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrants at two marihuana outlets.

 

Police received complaints of alleged illegal cannabis sales from locations in the 8000-block of Ashwell Road and the 100-block of Old Dyke Road.  During the weeks following, officers of the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) gathered evidence in their investigation leading up to the searches.

 

On Thursday July 12, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m. CRU officers executed CDSA search warrants at the addresses.

 

Drugs believed to be marihuana and cash were seized by officers during the searches. 

 

“Evidence will be reviewed to determine whether police will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecutors Service for their assessment of CDSA charges,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

  JULY, 14, 2018 

PORT COQUITLAM  RCMP

POLICE  LOOK  FOR  HELP  IN  COLD  CASE

Crimes against community

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

n July 2, 1998, a man’s body was discovered by someone walking their dog near the Port Coquitlam Cemetery. In spite of a composite drawing, a DNA profile, and help from forensic experts, police have not been able to identify the mystery man. Now, we’re asking for your help to solve the puzzle and return the man to his family.

The mystery man’s body was found in a heavily wooded area in the 4100 block of Oxford Street, Port Coquitlam. A forensic anthropologist estimated that the man had already been dead between 2 and 10 years. He also had some unique features that may help identify him:

• Age: Between 35 and 50 years old when he died,
• Height: Between 168 cm to 183 cm (5’ 6 to 6’),
• Mixed ancestry Caucasian/First Nations: Wearing blue dress pants and remnants of a red T-shirt,
• Bad teeth: Visible tooth decay and a missing upper front tooth which was probably removed at least one year before his death,
• Osgood Schlatter disease: This condition develops during adolescence and appears as a bump on the shin below the knee. It is commonly found in young people who play physically demanding sports such as soccer or hockey,
• A healed broken nose: It may have appeared slightly lopsided or crooked.

The mystery man’s apparent poor health indicates he may have been homeless or leading a transient lifestyle and the RCMP would like to get him back to his family.

If the mystery man sounds like someone you recognize, or you know a family who lost someone, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask for Constable Michael Keller (file 1998-25600).

 

  JULY, 14, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Cops Shut Down Stolen Items Sold Online

Crimes against community

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

On July 4th Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress, where they were encountered by a man allegedly armed with an axe and hammer.

Shortly before 5:00 am, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to the report of break and enter in progress in the 1000 block of 30th Ave, Vernon BC after receiving a 911 call from the resident of the home. The resident stated someone had just broken the window of their front door and was attempting to gain access by reaching through the broken window to un-lock the door from the inside.

The home owner, an 84-year-old Vernon woman, managed to prevent the suspect from gaining entry to her home by hitting the man on his hands with her cane, but he was able to get keys and gained entry into the attached garage.

Police quickly arrived at the residence and found the suspect male still in the garage. Reportedly armed with an axe and a hammer the suspect male became combative towards the officers.

The officers attempted to negotiate with the male to drop the weapons, however he allegedly made it clear that he wasn’t going to jail and would do anything to prevent that," says Cst. Kelly Brett. The officers used a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) in an effort to subdue the male, however had to deploy the device twice as the male continued to fight with police.

A 34-year-old Vernon man, Justin INVERARITY, was taken into custody and has since been charged with break and enter, attempted theft of a motor vehicle, mischief, assault and breach of probation. INVERARITY was held in custody until his next court appearance of July 12th, 2018.

The actions of the man clearly could have resulted in serious injuries to himself, the victim, or our officers," says Acting Operations Officer, Sgt. Tory ROMAILER. We commend our officers for their quick response and ability to re-solve a violent situation safely.

  JULY, 14, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

MAN  STEALS  FROM "HONOUR" FRIDGE

Suspect takes items but doesn't leave money

CST KELLY BRETT

 

n June 20th, 2018 the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were made aware of an alleged theft that took place from a farm located on Redwing Road, Vernon BC. Owners of the farm advised police that a male entered the honour system fridge, located on the property, helped himself to a dozen eggs and allegedly left without putting payment into the jar. Approximately 3 days later, the same male returned and reportedly took over $100 worth of organic meat from the fridge.

"Since the first report made to police, the same male has returned to the property 4 additional times and collected various items from the fridge including meat and eggs, without leaving any sort of payment behind," says Cst. Kelly Brett.

 

To a small local farm, thefts like this can be devastating and may jeopardize the way the farm continues to conduct business.

An additional suspect has now been identified in one of the thefts from the farm, however the police are seeking further assistance in identifying the male seen in the surveillance footage.

"We are confident with the media and public’s assistance we will be able to identify the male seen in the surveillance video," Adds Brett.

 

  JULY, 14, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Cops Shut Down Stolen Items Sold Online

Crimes against community

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

s a result of a successful investigation by the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT), a large retail theft operation has been shut down and a sizable amount of offence related property has been forfeited by the BC Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO).

In March 2017, Surrey RCMP’s PCTT began an in-depth investigation into the sale of stolen merchandise on online marketplaces. Officers identified and arrested two individuals who were allegedly stealing select branded merchandise from multiple clothing stores and then allegedly selling the stolen merchandise online. Search warrants were executed on a condominium located in Surrey, a rented storage unit located in Maple Ridge, and a vehicle believed to be used to transport the stolen goods. A large amount of merchandise and other stolen goods were recovered with an approximate value of $122,000.

In April 2017 the Surrey RCMP Asset Forfeiture Team (AFT) referred the offence related property to the BC Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) for review. In July 2018 the Surrey RCMP AFT received notice from the CFO indicating that the condominium and vehicle were successfully forfeited and that the net proceeds paid into the Civil Forfeiture account were approximately $102,000.

Alan Smith is now charged with several offences including Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Assault a Peace Officer, Obstruct Peace Officer, and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime. Kimberly Gascon is now charged with Theft Under $5,000. Both individuals are still awaiting trial.

“Civil forfeiture complements police efforts to curb significant property criminals in their communities and ensure people feel safe in their homes,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “The scale of this particular forfeiture should serve as a warning to those pursuing similar activities in Surrey.”

‎"Seizure of offence related property is an excellent tool for police to remove the profit incentive for organized criminal networks to commit offences in our communities,” says S/Sgt Mike Hall Acting Pro-Active Enforcement Officer. “Our Asset Forfeiture Team works cohesively on many files with many different investigational units and this is a great outcome for the team after all their hard work.”

B.C.’s CFO works to undermine the profit motive behind unlawful activity by taking away tools and proceeds of that activity. The vast majority of cases the office pursues have links to drugs, gangs and organized crime. Proceeds fund the forfeiture program and support local crime prevention activities in communities throughout the province.

 

  JULY, 14, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

POLICE  NAB  FOUR  NEFARIOUS  CHARACTERS

Four thugs arrested

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

n observant North Vancouver resident is being thanked for calling police after observing four persons acting suspiciously in the alley behind their residence.

The incident occurred on St. Georges Avenue at approximately 1 am on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The suspects were observed exiting a BMW vehicle, acting suspicious, and appearing to have intentions to break into a neighbouring residence. Responding quickly to the call from the resident, police arrived to find two males and two females in the alley. Once the four suspects were identified by police it was found that one of the males and one of the females had outstanding warrants and both were breaching court orders.

The vehicle the suspects were observed in had recently been reported stolen from the Lower Mainland area. The license plates on the vehicle were also recently stolen off another vehicle.

All four suspects were arrested for being in possession of stolen property.

Police regularly encourage residents to call police when they hear or observe something suspicious. This reported incident may have unfolded much differently had police not received the call from the resident, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. This is also an opportunity to invite residents to join your local ‘Block Watch’ to help keep their community safe. Neighbourhoods with an active Block Watch show a decrease of crime in their area!

 

  JULY, 9, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

DRUGS, CASH, WEAPON SEIZED

Nine arrested

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP have arrested 9 people and seized illicit drugs, cash, and a handgun as a result of a targeted investigation into drug trafficking and gang activity.

On July 4, 2018, the Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Unit, with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 12800-block of 108 Avenue.

As a result of the investigation police seized:

Approximately 12 doses of suspected cocaine
Approximately 100 doses of suspected heroin / fentanyl
Approximately 290 doses of suspected crystal methamphetamine
Approximately 980 doses of suspected cannabis
Approximately $3,400 in cash
A Colt .44 Special handgun
Packaging and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking
A stolen 1987 Yamaha sports motorcycle

Out of the nine individuals arrested, two were Priority Target Offenders (PTO) who are currently active in our community. Charges have not been laid as the investigation is on-going.

“We are pleased with the results of this investigation,“ says Staff Sergeant Joe Johal of the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit. “Together with our integrated partners, our Community Response Unit continues to press forward against drug trafficking in Surrey, to target those individuals whose activity puts the public at risk.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

  JULY, 9, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

DISTRAUGHT MAN RAMS COP CAR

Suspects remains at large

CST KELLY BRETT

 

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officer’s vehicle is rammed by a suspect evading police Sunday morning near Head of the Lake Road, Vernon.

On July 8th, shortly before 2:00 am, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to reports of a distraught male causing a disturbance outside a residence in the Willow Shore Crescent area, near Head of the Lake Road, Vernon BC. A male could be heard yelling and screaming, while banging on the door of a residence.

Officers responded to the area, however prior to their arrival, the male fled in a small grey 4 door vehicle. Police located the suspect vehicle shortly after at the Head of the Lake Road and Highway 97, where it had come to a full stop. An Officer attempted to initiate a road side stop with the suspect vehicle, at which time the suspect drove toward the police vehicle, colliding with the driver’s side front end causing significant damage.

After colliding with the police vehicle, the suspect vehicle took off at high rates of speed back down Head of the Lake Road says Cst. Kelly Brett. There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop and each stop is considered high risk. Adds Brett. This officer is fortunate he was not injured during this incident.

Extensive patrols were made for the vehicle and suspect driver, however both were not located. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-546-3028.

 

 

  JULY, 9, 2018 

RCMP DRUG ENFORCEMENT

Two Drug Operations Busted

Chemicals in PoCo and Lab in Burnaby

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

n late 2017 a suspected fentanyl trafficking group was identified operating in the Coquitlam area, and on June 29, 2018, search warrants were executed at two locations in Burnaby and one location in Port Coquitlam. With the assistance of the RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team and the Burnaby RCMP, the suspected opioid lab was located and dismantled in the 6500-block of Nelson Avenue, Burnaby, while bulk chemicals were located and seized in Port Coquitlam.

An expert evaluation of the lab’s capabilities from Health Canada is still underway to determine the volume of synthetic drugs that could have been produced every day.

The first suspect, a 35-year-old Burnaby man, faces potential charges related to drug trafficking and has been released pending a full report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. The second suspect, a 26-year-old Burnaby man, is in custody after having his parole revoked; he also faces new potential charges related to drug trafficking.

If you have information that might help police investigate similar drug labs, please call your local police. You can reach the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550.

If you have a tip and need to stay anonymous, call Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS) or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

WOMAN SHOT NOT INTENDED TARGET 

Police release photos of suspects, look to the community for tips

CPL ELENORE STURKO


 

he Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is re-launching an appeal for information from the public to assist in the investigation of a shooting which occurred one year ago.

 

On July 9th, 2017, at approximately 3:30 pm, the Surrey RCMP received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting between parties associated to two vehicles in the 7700-block of 147A Street. The Surrey RCMP attended to the location and located an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound. Although investigators believe this was a targeted shooting, it is believed that the victim was not the intended target.

 

A photo of two suspects was captured on home surveillance video and is now being distributed to the public to assist in identifying them. The suspects are also believed to be associated to a red pickup truck which was located on fire a short distance away in the 9000-block of 150th Street. The pickup was determined to be stolen out of the Vernon area earlier in the day on July 9th.

 

“Over the course of the last year, investigators have collected vast amounts of evidence which they are continuing to examine,” says Sgt Chad Greig. “We believe there are people with information that will assist us in bringing this investigation to it’s conclusion, and we ask you to contact us and help bring some closure for an innocent woman.”

 

Anyone with information about this incident, the stolen vehicle out of Vernon, or the suspects is asked to please call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

 

FORT ST RCMP

MAN  FOUND  GUILTY  OF  SEXUAL  ASSAULT 

Police look for more similar crimes involving Dunlop

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON
 

n Friday March 23rd, 2018, a Provincial Court Judge found 60-year-old Grande Prairie resident, Randolph Byron DUNLOP guilty of Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Break and Enter to Commit and Indictable Offence, and Forcible Confinement. DUNLOP received an 8-year prison sentence and a lifetime weapons prohibition.

 

In 1994, a Fort St John woman was sexually assaulted by someone unknown to her. The case determined that DUNLOP, wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm broke into her home, tied her up and sexually assaulted her. DUNLOP had also cut all phone lines to the home before breaking in.

 

DUNLOP fled the scene but not before leaving his DNA behind. It was through this DNA evidence, Fort St John RCMP were able to link DUNLOP to the crime. DUNLOP was arrested at his residence in Grande Prairie, Alberta in 2014. While DUNLOP resided in Alberta, he was known to have worked in the Fort St John area in the 1990s.

 

A conviction occurred in the 1994, and the Fort St John RCMP are now actively working with police in Alberta to see if DUNLOP is associated to other similar unsolved investigations.

 

In order to further the investigation, the RCMP are releasing a photo of DUNLOP and are asking anyone who may have information about other related incidents that could assist with the police with their ongoing efforts, to please call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100

 

  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SUSPICIOUS  ACTIVITY 

Police believe woman forced into car against her will

CPL LENORE STURKO

 

UPDATE

On July 9th at approximately 12:30am, Trina Bird and Terrance Desnomie were both located and unharmed in the Vancouver area. Surrey RCMP would like to thank the public, media, and our policing and community partners for their assistance in this incident.

 

he Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is requesting the public’s assistance to locate two individuals and a vehicle associated to a suspicious occurrence yesterday morning in the Whalley/City Centre area.

 

On July 5, 2018 at approximately 11:30 am, Surrey RCMP responded to a suspicious occurrence in the area of 108th Avenue and King George Boulevard. Police received reports that witnesses observed a woman being forcibly confined in a small black car in this area. Police are concerned for the woman’s well-being.

 

The woman has been identified by police as Trina Bird. Bird is 40-years-old and described as a First Nations female, 5’6” tall, 190 lbs., with long black hair (may be dyed pink), and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white dress.

 

Investigators are also looking for a person of interest identified as Terrance Desnomie. Desnomie is 41-years-old and described as a First Nations male, 5’9” tall, 196 lbs, with black hair, a moustache and stubble, and brown eyes.

 

The vehicle police are looking for is a black 2015 Nissan Versa bearing a British Columbia License Plate of FE2 30D. 

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

 

LIONS BAY RCMP

SEA  TO  HIGH  DRUG  BUST 

Year-long investigation leads Mounties to Upper Bayview Road

CPL SASCGA BANKS

 year long investigation by the Sea to Sky RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) culminated in a Search Warrant execution yesterday morning in Lions Bay. On July 4th at 8:00 am the Sea to Sky GIS along with the Clan Lab, LMD Emergency Response Team, and the Forensic Identification Section executed a Drug Search Warrant at a home on Upper Bayview Road.  Two people at the residence were taken into custody and were later released.

Along with drugs, paraphernalia, and lab equipment, police seized a significant quantity of evidence they believe to be connected to the "proceeds of crime" including cash and vehicles.

"Our team is focused on public safety and in this particular investigation, we had concerns about organic solvent extractions from Cannabis Marihuana plant materials, and the trafficking of these highly potent Marihuana Products" stated Sergeant Jeff Shore. "The process of producing marihuana extracts is highly dangerous, even in controlled environments. These extractions can place the producer, neighbours and first responders at extreme risk."

The Sea to Sky GIS team continue their investigation and ask anyone with any information regarding the this investigation are asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.solvecrime.ca

 

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 

 

RIDGE MEADOWS RCMP

WOMAN'S  VEHICLE  SHOT AT

Victim in hospital with serious injuries after hitting a hit power pole

CPL AMANDA HARNETT

idge Meadows RCMP is seeking information from the public in relation to a shooting which occurred over the Canada Day long weekend.

On Sunday, July 1, at around 9pm, police responded to a call of a single car accident. A 2014, Dark Grey Fiat 500 was travelling East bound on Old Dewdney Trunk Road in Pitt Meadows when it had collided with a power pole located between Lougheed Hwy and Reichenbach Road. 

When police arrived it was discovered the accident had been the result of a shooting where the driver of the Fiat, a 36-year-old, North Vancouver woman, was the target.

Police have identified two alleged suspect vehicles;

Suspect vehicle number 1

• Silver Ford Focus hatchback with Manitoba plate
• Female Driver
• Male passenger

Photo is representation only and not actual suspect vehicle.

Suspect vehicle number 2

• Late model Black or dark coloured pick-up truck
• Unknown make and model
• Male driver
• No photo available

The female victim is known to police. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the shooting and was transported to hospital. Police are looking for any witnesses, video or dash cam footage.

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 

 

SQUAMISH RCMP

SAR,  POLICE,  SEARCH  FOR  THREE  FAILS TO  LOCATE 

All resources were used to locate the swimmers, search now in recovery mode

CPL SASCHA BANKS

 

UPDATE: "RCMP URT, ERT Specialized Aerial and Swiftwater Teams and Squamish SAR worked throughout the day to complete the complex recovery of all three people from Shannon Falls" stated Corporal Sascha Banks. "Currently all teams are being cleared from the area until then the park remains closed.  I can't say enough about the incredibly skilled work done today by the RCMP teams along with Squamish SAR.

 

n July 3rd, 2018, at 11:55 am Squamish RCMP received a call from BC Ambulance regarding three people who were swimming in one of the pools at the top of Shannon Falls. The individuals were with a group of friends when they slipped and fell into a pool 30 metres below.

Squamish Search and Rescue (SAR), Lions Bay SAR, BC Ambulance, Squamish Fire, BC Parks, and Squamish RCMP attended to the scene in order to coordinate the search efforts.

"SAR teams, multiple Helicopter Units, and RCMP have been working in all capacities to locate the three people" stated Corporal Sascha Banks. "At around 8:30 pm last night teams were able to confirm the location of the three people in one of the lower pools. The RCMP and Squamish SAR have transitioned to a recovery of the bodies from the pool but the terrain is extremely difficult, very dangerous, and the water flow will be heavy with the warm temperatures today, increasing the risk to those in the recovery effort."

Specialized RCMP and SAR teams are already on site this morning. Until the joint operation is completed Shannon Falls and any trails leading to the pool system at the top of Shannon Falls are closed to the public.

  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

MAN  DIES,  MAN  IN  SERIOUS CONDITION  AFTER  PARADE  MISHAP

Two fall from pickup truck

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

 

his afternoon at 12:43 pm, Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a trailer at the intersection of Simon Ave and Gladwin Road.

 

Emergency services arrived on scene and located an injured elderly man who had been travelling in the back of a dodge ram pick-up truck which had left from the Canada Day parade procession. The man had fallen from the pick-up truck and was struck by a trailer it was pulling.  The elderly man was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Service with serious injuries. Sadly, the passenger has succumbed to her injuries.

 

The driver of the pick-up truck remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

 

APD Patrol Officers, General Investigation Officers and Collision Reconstructionist are investigating.

 

Names of the victim will not be released at this time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the man killed in this tragic accident.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

SHOOTING  ON  BIRCH

18-year-old suspect arrested

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

UPDATE: Victim died from injuries. Police express condolences to the family. Suspect in custody

 

his evening, at 6:14 pm, the Abbotsford Police received a 911 hang up phone call alerting them to a possible shooting at a residence in the 2500-block of Birch Street.  The BC Ambulance Service arrived at the residence and located a male, in his early 20’s, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

 

The male was transported by BC Ambulance Service to hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

 

An 18-year-old male has been arrested and remains in police custody.

 

Currently, Major Crime Detectives, Forensic Identification Section and Patrol Officers are investigating.

 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

GUN, DRUGS  AND  BRASS  KNUCKLES SEIZED

Two men in custody facing charges

CST ELENORE STURKO

 

s a result of proactive patrols, Surrey RCMP have arrested two men and seized a handgun, along with a quantity of drugs in the Newton area.

On June 26, 2018 members of the Surrey RCMP Drug Unit were on patrol in the area of 64 Avenue and King George Boulevard when they observed individuals in a car allegedly conducting activity consistent with drug trafficking.

Officers arrested the driver and passenger of the car. Incidental to their arrest they located and seized 20 individual packages of suspected cocaine, 3 individual packages of suspected heroin, approximately $600 in Canadian currency, a 9mm Luger handgun, and a set of “brass knuckles”.   

Kyle Avender, 34-years-old, of Surrey has been charged with 2 counts of Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, 1 count of Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, and 1 count of Possession of a concealed weapon.

Daniel Ashenden, 33-years-old, of Surrey, has been charged with 1 count of Failure to comply with conditions not to possess a prohibited weapon.

Both men are currently in custody. Their next court appearance is scheduled for June 29.

“We are actively engaged in locating and arresting individuals who pose a significant risk to public safety,” said Inspector Shawna Baher, Surrey RCMP Proactive Enforcement Officer. “These arrests are part of the continued effort by our officers to target those involved in the illegal drug trade that perpetuates violence in our city.”

Anyone with more information about suspicious activity is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 

 

MAPLE RIDGE RCMP

TEN-YEAR-OLD  SHOT

Police are looking for witnesses

CST CLINT VAN BLACKEN

 

idge Meadows RCMP are investigating a firearms injury involving a young Maple Ridge boy.

On, Thursday, June 28, at around 3:40 pm, police received a report of a 10-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound which occurred in the 24000-Block of 110th avenue. The boy was transported to hospital. The scene has been secured by police.

This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety. The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.

Police are requesting any witnesses who heard or saw anything in the area around this time to please contact Corporal Deborah Kelly at 604-467-7669.

If you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.solvecrime.ca. Crime Stoppers may pay a reward of up to $2,000 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

 

  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

Woman Arrested in

Big Drug Bust

Search Warrant produces hundreds of pre-packaged drugs and cash

CST KELLY BRETT

n June 22, 2018, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP completed an investigation into a drug trafficking group supplying heroin/fentanyl mix, cocaine and methamphetamine to the Vernon and surrounding areas.

Members of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Target Policing Unit arrested a 34-year-old woman in the area of 35A Street and 41st Avenue. The woman was found to be in possession of heroin/fentanyl mix and cocaine packaged for street level sale and a large quantity of Canadian Currency.

Following the arrest, police executed a residential search warrant at a condominium complex in the 3100-block of Beaver Lake Road in Lake Country. The search of the residence resulted in the seizure of large quantities of drugs (heroin/fentanyl mix, cocaine and methamphetamine) packaged for street-level sale along with Canadian Currency.

The heroin/fentanyl mix was packaged in 0.1 and 0.2 gram weights for a total of 523 street level portions. The crack cocaine was packaged in 0.2 and 0.4 gram weights for a total of 457 street level portions. The methamphetamine was packaged in 0.4 gram weights for a total of 82 street level portions.

"This investigation targeted persons controlling the drug supply above the street level dealer and will have a significant impact on the group's operations in our community" states Sgt. David EVANS of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Targeted Policing Unit. "It serves as another example of our detachment's commitment to targeting those responsible for trafficking drugs, including fentanyl in our community"

The street value of the drugs seized is estimated at $30,000.00. The woman was released from custody on conditions for a future court appearance to face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking all three drugs.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK-AGASSIZ RCMP

MISSING  MAN  SOUGHT

Police say last sighted near Agassiz Bridge look to the community for tips

CPL MIKE RAIL

he RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Ronald Garry Beckley, 53, of Chilliwack. Mr. Beckley was last seen by a friend on June 24, 2018, near the Highway 9 Agassiz/Rosedale Bridge.

Mr. Beckley is described as:

• Caucasian male.
• Height: 185 cm (6’1”).
• Weight: 91 kgs (201 lbs).
• Hair: Greying.
• Eyes: Blue.
• Associated to a grey Dodge RAM pickup truck bearing BC plate MK 8581

As the RCMP continue to search for Mr. Beckley they are asking the public remain watchful for him.

“Investigators have not dismissed the possibility that Mr. Beckley could be travelling outside of the Fraser Valley. Police and family are concerned for his well-being,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ronald Garry Beckley is urged to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211, or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

NORTH VANCOUVER RCMP

Man Repeatedly Exposing Himself to Kids

Police actively looking for pervert

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

ollowing a series of reports of indecent acts, police on the North Shore are urging residents to be vigilant and to review personal safety measures with any children in their care.

Since late May, 2018, West Vancouver Police and North Vancouver RCMP have collectively received five reports involving a male driver, in his vehicle, calling out to young children, asking them to come over to his vehicle to give him directions.

In four of the reports, children actually went over to the side of the suspect vehicle and noticed that the suspect male had his genitals exposed. Fortunately in all cases, the children aged ten to sixteen years, quickly moved away from the vehicle and the suspect drove away without further incident.

The male suspect has been described as being 40 to 50 years of age, olive skinned, stocky build, and having short black hair. Clothing descriptions of the suspect have varied. The suspect vehicle in all cases has been described as being a newer model Nissan Rogue SUV, grey in colour.

Despite extensive patrols by police following the individual reports the suspect and vehicle have not been located. North Vancouver RCMP and West Vancouver Police continue to actively investigate these reported incidents.

Police are jointly issuing a composite drawing of the suspect along with an appeal for anyone with any information that could assist investigators to contact either North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 or West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300.

Police urge parents to review personal safety measures with youth in their care and to promptly report any suspicious persons or vehicles.

For more personal safety tips go to BC.RCMP.CA.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

NORTH VANCOUVER RCMP

One-Man Crime Spree

RCMP say stolen property staggering

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

fter having committing multiple offences of break and enter, theft, and fraud, a 26-year-old male has been arrested by North Vancouver RCMP.

Found in his possession were numerous stolen items which included blank cheques, credit cards, keys, driver’s licences, passports, computers, banking documents, USB drives, key fobs and an embossing machine (used in the production of fake credit cards).

In early June, 2018, the North Vancouver RCMP Uniform Crime Reduction Team (UCRT) started their investigation into various reports of mail thefts from apartments and thefts from vehicles and residences in the North Vancouver area. As the police investigation continued it became clear that one person of interest was in fact responsible for the majority of the offences.

On June 13, 2018, RCMP arrested Cody Parent, a Surrey resident, for several counts of Break and Enter, Theft, and Possession of Stolen Property. RCMP executed a search warrant pertaining to his residence and discovered an assortment of stolen property including stolen mail identified with various addresses from the Lower Mainland. Police are continuing their investigation into identifying owners of the stolen property with the anticipation laying additional criminal charges against the accused.

Cody Parent allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards and identification to purchase a new BMW vehicle. That vehicle has subsequently been seized by police as property obtained by fraud.

Cody Parent is being held in custody on alleged charges of Break & Enter and Breach of Court Order.

The amount of recovered personal stolen property is staggering, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. Police are reminding citizens to be extra vigilant in protecting all of their personal identification, credit cards and valuables, which once stolen may all be used fraudulently.

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN  SHOT

WOMAN ASSAULTED, SURREY POLICE SAY INCIDENT TARGETED

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

t approximately 11:25 pm, police responded to several 911 calls from people who reported hearing the sound of gun shots. Officers attended and located an injured woman who had been assaulted, and a man who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, inside of a residence. Both victims were transported to the hospital. The suspect in this incident fled the scene prior to police arrival.

 

As a result of the preliminary investigation, police believe this was a targeted incident The victims and suspect are believed to be known to one another, and the victims are known to police. 

 

The Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has taken conduct of this investigation and are asking witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward to police.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

MAPLE RIDGE RCMP

HORSE  HIT  BY  VEHICLE

Police say horse had to be euthanized, passerby injured

CPL AARON PARADIS

n Friday, June 22, at around 3:40pm, Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a call of a horse in a ditch at the 22000-block of 132avenue.  The rider-less horse had escaped its holding area and jumped out from a driveway into oncoming traffic.  An eastbound car struck the animal and the driver immediately pulled over and called police. 

During the collision the horse fell to the ground due to damage to its legs and made its way down an embankment into the ditch. A passerby attempted to comfort the wounded horse but due to the unpredictably of an animal in pain she inadvertently ended up being pinned underneath the horse. A nearby veterinarian attended the scene and sadly the animal was euthanized. The injured passerby was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOTS  FIRED

Car hit with bullets say police

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an investigation into an apparent shooting which occurred in the 17600-block of Fraser Highway.

 

At approximately 11:00 pm on June 23, 2018, police responded to a call from a driver who reported that their vehicle was shot at. Police attended and confirmed the vehicle had damage consistent with ballistic damage. The occupants of the vehicle were not physically injured.

 

Traffic was shut down in the 18400-block of Fraser Highway while police conducted an investigation in the area, and has since reopened.

 

The Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation Unit is investigating this incident.
 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

Man Dies From Gunshots 

Police say killing not random

CPL ELENORE STURKO

n June 23, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received numerous calls of a shooting in the 18200-block of 67A Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds who was taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the male victim succumbed to his injuries and IHIT was called in.

IHIT continues to work closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 47-year-old Paul Bennett of Surrey was the victim of homicide. It is still early in the investigation but investigators believe this was not a random incident. Investigators are working to determine motive.

“We are releasing Mr. Bennett’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with leading up to the shooting,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We need those with information about this murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

MAN  CAUGHT  WITH  POT  AT  AIRPORT

Police say a sniffer dog located 50 pounds in man's luggage

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

n June 22, 2018, undercover officers working out of Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment noted unusual behaviour exhibited from a traveller flying out of Vancouver International Airport.

A Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) unit was activated and assisted in locating approximately 23 kg (50 Lbs) of contraband believed to be marihuana packed in several suitcases. The suspect, a male in his early 40s, from Windsor, Ontario was arrested.

The Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment is continuing their investigation.

“Along with our uniformed patrol officers visible throughout YVR, there are many plainclothes RCMP officers deployed to maintain the safety and security of all the travellers and workers in and around the Vancouver International Airport,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

“Kudos to police service dog Hooper, his remarkable nose, and his handler from Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services for their assistance” adds Cpl. Hwang.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

PARCEL  PILFERER CAUGHT 

Investigation leads to 40-year-old man on bicycle

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

n April 2, 2018, a homeowner in Richmond residing in the 5000 block of Lackner Crescent captured on security video, a suspect on a bicycle stealing a parcel from their doorstep.

After a lengthy investigation by Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit (PCU), the suspect was identified and we were able to connect him to similar crimes in Richmond spanning from March 2018 to April 2018.

As of June 20, 2018, the BC Prosecution Service has approved five (5) charges.

Dana Adam Halifax, 40, of No Fixed Address is accused of:

• 1 count of mischief Sec. 430(4) CCC

• 2 counts of theft from mail Sec. 356(1)(a) CCC

• 1 count of theft of parcel under $5000 Sec. 334(b) CCC

• 1 count of theft of mail Sec. 356(1)(a)(i) CCC

“Mail theft is a problem that we take very seriously,” says Sgt. Simon Lee of the Richmond RCMP Crime Reduction Unit. “Stealing parcels or mail is theft, pure and simple. We were very determined to identify the suspect and painstakingly followed the evidence. That determination proved very fruitful,” adds Sgt. Lee.

 

 

  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

LOCAL  RCMP  COLLECT  CASH FROM  ONE  BUST  DRUG HOUSE 

Weapons, drugs and cash seized

CPL MIKE RAIL

n June 14, 2018 evidence gathered by the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) led to the arrest of a suspect near Yale Road and Fletcher Street.

 Drugs police allege to be cocaine, opioids, cash, bear spray, and cell phones were seized by officers in the arrest.

 

Later that afternoon CRU investigators supported by the Chilliwack Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) executed a CDSA search warrant at an address in the 9100-block of Charles Street.

 

Officers seized drugs they believe are bulk amounts of opioid, cocaine, and methamphetamine, articles associated with drug trafficking, two handgun style airsoft pistols, a loaded shotgun, ammunition, and cash.

 

Corey Richard Emery, 31, of Chilliwack, is charged with Breach of Recognizance.  Mr. Emery remains in custody pending a court appearance later this month.

 

Following a thorough examination of evidence collected, CRU officers will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of CDSA and further criminal charges.

 

“The safety of our community is always a priority of the Chilliwack RCMP,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.  “The prevention of illegal drugs from reaching the streets of our community is one means in which we meet that priority.”

 

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

SQUAMISH RCMP

SWIMMER'S  BODY LOCATED 

Sadly, another young man drowns, rescuers utilize all resources

CPL SACHA BANKS

n June 20th, 2018, at approximately 8:15 pm, Squamish RCMP received a call from a bystander at Alice Lake who stated they heard someone screaming about a man in the water and they were trying to find them. Squamish RCMP, SAR, Fire Services, and BC Ambulance Service attended to the area and began to search for the man. Ground, air, and water searches were conducted with negative results. A 20-year-old man from Delta, and was swimming in the area with friends when he went into distress close to the shore line on the Southwest side of the lake. His friends and bystanders immediately searched the area for him and called for help.

"Four members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) arrived at Alice Lake this morning and shortly after 1pm the team located the body of the man" stated Corporal Sascha Banks. "At this time we are informing the public that Alice Lake is still closed until all units are clear from the area. Squamish RCMP and it's partners are wanting to extend their thoughts out to the family and friends of the man"

Squamish RCMP is in contact with the man's family but his name will not be released at this time.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

HUGE  ID  THEFT  OP  BUSTED

Thousands of personal documents, printers, embossers

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of a recent investigation which resulted in the bust of an alleged fraud and forgery operation.  

 

In March 2018, the Surrey RCMP’s District 4 Community Response Unit (CRU) began an investigation into an alleged fraud and forgery operation. The investigation culminated in a search warrant being executed at a residence in the 18900 block of 64 Avenue on June 15, 2018. Investigators believe that individuals at this residence were forging documents and credit cards using stolen data.

 

During their search of the residence, investigators located and seized a significant amount of evidence including:   

Thousands of identity cards, identity documents, and stolen mail 

5 printers and 2 embossers allegedly used to forge credit cards and identification

9 laptop computers and embossers believed to contain stolen personal information

1 airsoft rifle and 1 airsoft handgun

Eight people were arrested during the investigation, each allegedly found to be in possession of fraudulent identification and credit cards. Charges have not been laid at this time as the investigation is on-going.

 

“Identity theft often has a big impact on victims, especially those who have their personal credit affected,” said Cpl Elenore Sturko “We are pleased that we have been able to stop this illegal operation and will continue to investigate finding those responsible for these types of crimes and bringing them before the courts.”

 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

GIRLS  GIVEN  DRUGS  IN  PARK 

Police arrest 42-year-old man, seek teens

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN 

 

olice need your help finding two teenage girls who were given 'free' marihuana by a man in Lions Park, Port Coquitlam, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at about 4 p.m.

"The RCMP is constantly doing patrols in Lions Park to make sure that it stays the busy, safe and family-friendly park that we all enjoy," says Corporal Michael McLaughlin spokesperson for the Coquitlam RCMP. "The girls did the right thing by turning the drugs over to a city employee, but it’s completely unacceptable to have drug-dealing in the park. Police need to speak to those two girls so we can get their stories first-hand and thank them for their help."

Coquitlam RCMP’s Uniform Crime Reduction Team was in the area and made a quick arrest. By the time the arrest was made, the two girls who did the right thing were gone. A 42-year-old Coquitlam man is currently facing charges of fail to comply with conditions, and breach of conditions, and more charges are possible.

If you are one of the girls who was approached by a man giving away marijuana in Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam), or you know the identity of those girls, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Uniform Crime Reduction Team (file 2018-18690).

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

PIANO  OWNERS  SOUGHT 

Police have assortment of  uprights and baby grands

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

n early June 2018, Richmond RCMP received information of a warehouse in south Richmond where numerous pianos were discovered. The pianos range in size and style from small uprights to concert grands.

“Pianos are much more than instruments that can convey music. They may have a deep family history dating back multiple generations,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “The precious memories and sentimental value each piano holds may far outweigh any monetary value. The Richmond RCMP is advising the public of these pianos in hopes that their owners will contact us. The owners may be beyond the Richmond area” Adds Cpl. Hwang.

If you are the owner of a missing piano, please contact Constable Susie Wang of the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

SWIMMER'S  BODY LOCATED 

Sadly, young man drowns in Cultus Lake

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

n June 18, 2018 the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, supported by Chilliwack RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue, recovered the body of the 18-year-old man last seen on June 12, 2018.

The BC Coroners Service is in the early stages of their investigation into the incident.  No further information is available at this time.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TAXI ROBBER SOUGHT 

Police look to the community for tips

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly robbed a taxi driver on February 1, 2018, in South Surrey.

 

At approximately 11:30 pm, on February 1, 2018, a lone male passenger robbed a taxi driver who was pulled over near 160 Street and 20th Avenue. The suspect used a weapon to threaten the driver and steal his money. The suspect then fled on foot. The driver was not injured during this incident.


Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit continues to investigate this incident and is renewing its public appeal for assistance to identify the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 5'8" tall, with a medium build, wearing a black jacket, black cap and black rimmed glasses.

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca 


 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

POLICE  HAVE  NEW  VIDEO  IN  COLD  CASE

Woman missing in Lima since De3cember 2016

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department is assisting the parents of 41-year-old Kimberlee KASATKIN in obtaining information concerning her disappearance in Peru. The couple contacted the APD on December 5, 2016, to advise that their daughter had gone missing from her home in Lima, Peru, and is currently part of an investigation that includes Interpol. Their last contact with her occurred on November 26, 2016.

Kimberlee KASATKIN splits her time between a residence in Abbotsford and a home in Peru that she shares with her two children and common-law husband. The family believes that Kimberlee has many friends in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley who may have had recent contact from her or might know something that could assist the missing person investigation. The APD and Kimberlee’s family are asking that anyone with information about Kimberlee Suzanne KASATKIN call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text APD at 222973 (abbypd).  The video is thought to have been provided by the judge reviewing the case. You can watch it on YouTube here.

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

HOME  INVASIONS 

Cops say two incidents targeted

CPL MADONNA  SAUNDERSON

 

n Friday June 15 2018, at 3:54 AM, Williams Lake RCMP were called to a local Motel where it was reported that two units were broken into and occupants in each unit were assaulted.

Investigation indicates that a group of males entered two of the units, allegedly assaulted the occupants and stole property belonging to the occupants as well as property from the motel. The suspects fled the scene in what is believed to be a black SUV.

The investigation is ongoing however police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.

"We believe this is a target isolated incident and we are actively investigating these violent offences," said Cpl Madonna Saunderson, North District Media Relations.

Anyone with information on is asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

STABBING  AT  MOTEL

Mounties say incident isolated

CST CHAD GREIG

 

urrey RCMP is investigating an early morning stabbing at a hotel located in the 15200-block of 104 Avenue.

 

At approximately 5:30 am, the Surrey RCMP attended to the hotel after receiving a report of a stabbing inside the hotel.

 

The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital.

 

The suspect is described as a dark skinned male with a shaved head.

 

Investigators believe that this is an isolated occurrence and there is no risk to the public.

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

SEARCH  FOR  MISSING  MAN  SCALED BACK SAY  POLICE

CSAR used all available resources to locate swimmer

CPL. MIKE RAIL, UFVRD

 

hilliwack RCMP have scaled back their search for a missing 18-year-old man at Chilliwack Lake.

On June 12, 2018, at around 4 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP was called to the south end of Chilliwack Lake after receiving a report that an individual swimming from shore to retrieve a drifting boat had disappeared below the water’s surface.

Chilliwack RCMP supported by Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) immediately initiated a search of the Chilliwack Lake shoreline.

After completing a thorough search and exhausting all efforts to locate the missing man, police have scaled back the search.

“The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) is engaged,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “Chilliwack RCMP remain in close contact with family members of the missing person.”

Please see "COLD COMFORT" on The Voice's main page for CSAR tips to have a safe summer.

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

FOURTH  AVE  BUST

Prolific Offender arrested, community assisted police

CPL. MIKE RAIL, UFVRD

June 7, 2018 investigators from the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) supported by the Chilliwack Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST), General Duty (GD) officers and Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service, executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) warrant in the 46000-block of 4th Avenue.

A small quantity of what is believed by police to be drugs, cash, airsoft firearms, assorted weapons and tools were seized by officers during the search. One person in the residence was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant of arrest.

RCMP investigators will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to Crown Counsel for their assessment of Criminal Code charges.

“Alert citizens reporting unusual activity in their neighbourhood is key to RCMP identifying and targeting crime in our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

Tips on how to spot a crime house in the neighbourhood:

• Regular and unusual traffic patterns.
• Traffic stops where a resident comes out to talk briefly with the occupants of a vehicle.
• Continuous foot traffic day and night to a residence.

RCMP remind everyone who witness anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 of, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

TWO DIE IN DEVASTATING APT FIRE

12 injured and 70 people lose homes, police and fire officials investigate

CST. RICIHARD DE JONG

 

n early morning fire in the Lynn Valley area of North Vancouver has tragically claimed the lives of two individuals. The fire broke out at approximately 2:30 am on Monday, June 11, 2018 involving a two-storey apartment complex in the 2000-block of Whiteley Court.

The fire was fully involved when emergency services arrived on-scene. District of North Vancouver Fire Dept. battled the aggressive fire for several hours before police and fire personnel could safely enter the burned wooden structure.

The bodies of the two victims, both from the same family, have been removed from the fire scene. The age and identity of the victims is not being released at this time.

 

A full investigation of the fire is being conducted by the North Vancouver RCMP Arson Unit, District of North Vancouver Fire Dept. and the BC Coroners Service. There are approximately 12 other injured residents who have been taken to several hospitals in the lower mainland with various injuries.

 

The North Shore Emergency Management Office (NSEMO) was activated to help with the evacuated residents of the three neighbouring apartment buildings. Those evacuated have since been allowed to return to their residences. There is extensive damage to approximately nine of the 17 units of the affected structure. Approximately 70 residents have been permanently displaced from that apartment building.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

UNIVERSITY RCMP

BODY FOUND AT WRECK BEACH

CORNOER INVESTIGATING

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

n June 11, 2018, the University RCMP responded to a report of a found body near Wreck Beach at Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
 

The Canadian Coast Guard was initially called out just before 3 p.m. after a passing boat operator saw what he believed to be a body in the water some distance offshore from Wreck Beach. Vancouver Police Marine unit also assisted with the recovery of the body.
 

The unidentified body was brought to Vanier Park Beach in Vancouver and the University RCMP and BC Coroners responded. A sail boat and row boat believed to be associated to this incident was towed to a nearby marina for further examination.
 

The RCMPs Major Crime Unit is working with University RCMP on this investigation. As this investigation is in the preliminary stages, there are few details available.
 

The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are working to confirm the identity of the deceased.
 

An update will be provided once more information becomes available.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MOTORCYCLIST DIES FROM COLLISION

Police seek witnesses to accident

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is seeking witnesses and possible video footage for an on-going investigation into a serious motor vehicle collision.

 

At approximately 9:50 pm, on June 4, 2018, a collision occurred between a motorcycle and an SUV in the intersection of 88 Avenue and 126 Street. The motorcycle was travelling westbound on 88 Avenue, and the SUV was eastbound on 88 Avenue, making a left turn (north) at 126 Street when the collision occurred.
 

The 24-year-old male motorcycle driver was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died in hospital. The driver of the SUV remained on scene and cooperated with police.


Witnesses, or anyone who may have video of the collision or the vehicles driving in the area prior to the collision, are asked to contact Surrey RCMP at
604-599-0502

 

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

GRASS FIRES ALERT POLICE

Mounties look to the community for tips

CST. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

oquitlam RCMP needs your help identifying a person (or people) who set fire to bushes, grass and trees in the area of Chine Drive and Dixon Street, Port Coquitlam.

The most recent fire was set on May 30 in the early afternoon. Two other fires were also set during the daytime on May 21 and may be related.

The motive for the fires is unclear, but they happened at the time when cottonwood seeds were at their peak, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. No matter the reason, these fires were potentially criminal. They did significant damage to surrounding vegetation and could have spread to nearby homes. We want to make sure that the person or people responsible make better decisions.

If you have seen anyone acting suspiciously or lighting fires in the area, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and quote file #2018-16424.

If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit solvecrime.ca.

Remember, if you see any crime in progress, including arson, call 911 immediately.

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

CONVENIANCE  STORE ROBBER SOUGHT

Firearm used, photo provided to help ID suspect

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an on-going robbery investigation and is asking for public assistance to identify a suspect.

At approximately 3:45 am, on February 28, 2018, Surrey RCMP responded to the report of a robbery with a firearm at a convenience store in the 9900 block of 152 Street. 

A male suspect entered the store and pointed a firearm at the clerk who was alone in the store. The suspect jumped the counter and stole a number of lottery tickets, before fleeing. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 35 to 40 years old, with a medium build. The suspect is pictured wearing a blue hoodie and white coat.  (See attached photo).

Anyone with information about the suspect or this incident to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

GRASS FIRES PUZZLE POLICE

Pair seen, descriptions provided

CST. RICHARD DE JONG

 

ver the last several weeks North Vancouver RCMP have investigated four suspiciously set grass and shrub fires in the Mosquito Creek area. Two occurred on May 23rd in the creek area north of Highway 1, two occurred on June 5th in the Larson area. It is unknown if all of the fires were set by the same person.

One of the fires spread quickly from the hedges on a property to a nearby tree, with the fire’s flames shooting approximately 60 feet up into the air, posing a threat to nearby homes.

Police have identified two persons of interest who are associated to these suspiciously set fires and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them:

• #1 - Caucasian male
• Approximately 19 years old
• Severe acne on his face
• Wearing grey shorts

• #2 – Indo-Canadian male
• 5'6" tall (167 cm)
• Wearing all black: hoody, jeans, shoes and baseball cap.
• Wearing an Oakland Raiders t-shirt

"Currently our North Shore fire danger rating is considered to be ‘Moderate’," said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. "Heading into the hot, dry summer season we all need to play a part in being proactive and protective of our forests and property."

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

DEATH ON THE REZ

Cops say suspicious in nature

CST. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

n Friday June 1 2018 at 3:10 PM, Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence on the Alkali Lake First Nations for a report of a sudden death.

Upon police attendance, they discovered an adult female deceased. During the course of the investigation the death appeared suspicious in nature and North District Major Crime was called for assistance and now has conduct of the investigation.

Although the investigation is ongoing, police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.

Anyone with information on this is asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

COWICHAN RCMP

Sexual Assaulter Sought

Mounties look to the community for tips

CST. PAM BOLTON

 

orth Cowichan/Duncan: Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect allegedly responsible for a sexual assault on local trails.

On June 6, 2018, a Duncan woman reported that she was walking along trails near the Trans-Canada Highway between Chaster Road and Boys Road when she was pulled into the woods and sexually assaulted.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are in the early stages of the investigation and are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying this possible suspect.

The suspect is described as a:

• Caucasian male mid 30’s
• short dark brown hair
• dark brown facial hair in the shape of a goatee
• 5’7 to 5’8 in height
• approximately 200 lbs in weight
• athletic average build

At the time of incident, he was described as wearing black cargo shorts, white t-shirt and black sunglasses.

The RCMP remind the public to please follow all safety precautions while out walking including:

• Do not wear your headphones
• Do not walk alone or in dark areas
• Travel in well-lit and populated areas
• Report any suspicious activity to your local police immediately

If you have any further information regarding this incident, please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at cowichancrimestoppers.com; you can TEXT a tip by typing COWICHAN plus your tip to 274637, or call 1-800-222-8477

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

WANTED: POLICE STILL LOOKING FOR COLE

Man considered armed and dangerous

CST. KELLY BRETT

 

he North Okanagan RCMP are again requesting the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man who may be in the Okanagan or surrounding areas.

Tyson Darryl COLE is wanted for attempted murder and other firearm related offences. COLE is known to have connections throughout the Okanagan, Cariboo and Lower Mainland areas.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have made several attempts to locate COLE, however have been unsuccessful.

 

Tyson COLE is considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to make contact with or apprehend this individual.

 

If you have any information about Tyson COLE or where he might be, please contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TWO YOUNG MEN DIE IN HAIL OF BULLETS

Mounties look to the community for information

CST. MICHAEL MACLAUGHLIN

n June 4, 2018 just after 10:30 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of two bodies found in the area of 192 Street and 40 Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found two unresponsive males lying roadside with gunshot wounds.  The victims were declared deceased at the scene and IHIT took conduct of the investigation.

Earlier at 9:46 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was alerted to a burning vehicle in the area of 184 Street and 29A Avenue.  IHIT would like to speak with anyone that has information about this vehicle.

At 11 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a call of a second burning vehicle in the area of 177 Street and 93 Avenue.  Investigators have determined that this burnt vehicle was a Honda Accord and would like to speak with anyone that has information about it.

To further the ongoing investigation and to determine their activities leading up to the homicides, IHIT is confirming that 16-year-old Jaskarn Singh Jhutty and 17-year-old Jaskaran Singh Bhangal, both residents of Surrey, were the victims of homicide.  It is early in the investigation but investigators believe this was a targeted incident.   

We believe there are people who have information about what happened to Jaskarn and Jaskaran last night, says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIIT.  Please reach out and speak with IHIT so that we can hold those responsible to account.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

POCO RCMP

FIRECRACKERS SPOOK NEIGHBOURHOOD

Police issue warnings

CST. MICHAEL MACLAUGHLIN

fter several hours investigating a report of shots fired in a wooded, residential neighbourhood in Port Coquitlam, RCMP investigators have discovered that the suspicious noise was almost certainly caused by firecrackers.

If you’re going to use firecrackers, fireworks or other noisemakers, it’s important to think twice about the reaction you’ll get from residents and the police, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. We can’t ignore potential gunshots. There was a lot of worry and inconvenience for people who live nearby- not to mention the resources and money that went into this file.

Police were on scene from about 4:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and needed to search a large, wooded area bounded by Coast Meridian Road in the west, Cedar Drive in the east, Victoria Drive in the north and Prairie Avenue in the south. Three schools, BC Christian Academy, Leigh Elementary School and Minnekhada Middle School, were affected by the police investigation.

If you see ever any suspicious activity in progress, call 911. To report a non-emergency, or tell police if you’re going to use bear-bangers or other noisemakers that could be confused for gunshots, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

GOOD SAMARITAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN

Couple tracked by air and arrested

CST. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Wednesday June 6 2018 shortly after 7 AM, a vehicle crashed in the 70 Mile House area. A good Samaritan stopped to help the people in the truck. The two occupants, an adult male and female, stole the good Samaritans vehicle and headed north on Highway 97. The good Samaritan was not injured.

The police immediately responded to intercept the stolen vehicle and with the assistance of Williams Lake RCMP, Quesnel RCMP, ERT, PDS and Air 3, the stolen vehicle was located and both male and female were arrested.

"Air 3 was a crucial component in the search assisting the troops on the ground" said S/Sgt Del Byron, Operations NCO Williams Lake RCMP.

The individuals arrested were allegedly involved in Criminal activity in Alberta and are presently in police custody.

The investigation continues.

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

VEHICLES PICTURED IN COLD CASE

Police look to the community for leads in death

CST. FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified two vehicles and two males believed to be associated to the murder of Gavinder Grewal. 

On December 23, 2017, Gavinder Grewal was found dead in his apartment with injuries consistent with homicide.  Mr. Grewal was known to police and associated to gang activity.  Investigators believe Mr. Grewal’s murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.

IHIT has gathered significant evidence and is looking to identify individuals involved in the murder.  Surveillance footage has identified two vehicles that investigators believe are associated to the murder of Mr. Grewal. 

“We are asking the public’s help in identifying these two males or anyone associated to the Lexus RX350 or the Nissan Titan,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “There are people who have information about what happened to Mr. Grewal.  We urge anyone with information to please come forward and speak with IHIT so that we can hold those responsible to account.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE LOOK TO ID SUSPECT

Man attempts fraud at money lender

CST. ELENOR STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is investigating a fraud and are looking to the public for help to identify the suspect.

 

On April 3, 2018 a male identifying himself as Vincent PERRON, attempted to take out $6,500 at a money lending business in the 8900-block of 152 Street in Surrey. During the transaction, the male presented a number of false documents.  Employees were able to determine that the documents were fraudulent, and the male fled without receiving any money.

 

A surveillance photo is being released and police are asking anyone with information about the suspect or this incident to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

Crime Stoppers is also available if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SEXUAL ASSAULTER ARRESTED

Suspect identified in 4 other incidents, police looking for more victims

CST. ELENOR STURKO

 

t approximately 2 am on May 26, 2018, Surrey RCMP received a report of an assault in the 14800 block of 73 Avenue. A 17-year-old female youth was walking on 73 Avenue when she was assaulted from behind by an unknown male. The youth was able to break free and the incident was quickly reported to the police. Officers in the area located an adult male driving a grey Honda Accord, and identified him as a person of interest.
 

Following subsequent investigation, the adult male was arrested on May 27 in connection with 4 incidents of sexual assault occurring on April 24, May 20, May 22, and May 26. He has been released from custody as the investigation continues and information is gathered for submission to the BC Prosecutions Service.

 

 

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

TWO PEOPLE FOUND DEAD AFTER FIRE

Police and fire officials are investigating

CST. KELLY BRETT

 

he Vernon North Okanagan General Investigative Section (GIS) and the BC Coroners Service continue their investigation into a residential fire on Northernview Drive located in the Regional District of the North Okanagan.

On May 21st, 2018, at approximately 4:15 am the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to assist the North Westside Fire Rescue with a fully engulfed home located in the 300 block of Northernview Dr. The fire was extinguished, however the structure was destroyed and its two occupants were un-accounted for at the time.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP GIS unit was on scene for numerous days while they conducted their investigation, which is still on-going, however scene examination has now been completed and two individuals have been confirmed to have perished in the fire.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing at this time Says Cst. Kelly Brett. The Vernon North Okanagan GIS unit will continue to work alongside the BC Coroner’s Service on identifying the two deceased individuals.
 

Anyone with any information in regards to the fire is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

CARLOAD OF DRUGS AND CASH

Police take down two residences; Storey Ave and Chilliwack River Road

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

vidence gathered by the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) led to the arrest of a woman on May 24, 2018. 

 

Approximately 96 grams of drugs believed to be cocaine, cash, cell phones, and a car were seized by police during the arrest.

 

On May 25, 2018 CRU investigators supported by the Chilliwack Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Duty (GD) officers executed CDSA search warrants at addresses in the 45000-block of Storey Avenue and the 7200-block of Chilliwack River Road.

 

Officers seized what is believed to be approximately 533 grams of cocaine, a pressing device, an estimated $10,000 Canadian and $2,500 US currency, articles associated with drug trafficking, a rifle, brass knuckles, and a baton during the searches.

 

RCMP are submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of CDSA and Criminal Code charges.

 

“The RCMP investigation and subsequent seizures have prevented a significant quantity of drugs from reaching the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

YOUNG WOMAN TERRORIZED

Police negotiate man from house

CST. DENNIS HUANG

 

hortly before 8:30 a.m. on May 30, 2018, a Good Samaritan in a vehicle was approached by a distraught young woman on foot near the west end of Williams Rd. The woman alleged she had been assaulted and managed to escape her captor. The woman was transported to Dixon Elementary School and met by the Richmond RCMP.

Subsequent investigation resulted in identifying a location where police believe the young woman was held, a residence in the 3000 block of Jesmond Avenue. Around 1 p.m., police secured this location and the surrounding area.

Just prior to 4 p.m, Richmond RCMP were able to negotiate with a lone male at the residence and he surrendered peacefully. The male, 42, from Richmond was taken into custody. No injuries or fatalities were noted.

Richmond RCMP worked with community partners at Dixon Elementary School in order to safeguard the staff and students. A brief hold and secure protocol was enacted from 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

The investigation is on-going and officers are still securing the residence.

As of noon on May 31, 2018, The BC Prosecution Service has approved seven (7) charges in this case.

Cheng Ian Huang, 42, of Richmond is accused of:


• One count of kidnapping Sec. 279(1)(a) CCC
• One count of assault Sec. 266 CCC
• One count of assault with a weapon Sec. 267(a) CCC
• One count possession of a firearm without permit Sec. 91(1) CCC
• One count sexual assault using a Taser Sec. 272(2)(b) CCC
• One count impersonating police officer Sec. 130(1)(a) CCC
• One count utter threat Sec. 264.1(1) CCC

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact the General Investigation Section (GIS) of the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

HUGE DRUG BUST

Suspect still on the loose

CST. DENNIS HWANG

 

n October 4th of 2017, Richmond RCMP assisted the BC Ambulance Service after three (3) individuals were located in an apartment in the 8000-block of Hazelbridge Way suffering from the effects of apparent drug overdoses.

The three individuals were treated by emergency medical personnel and survived the ordeal.

A large quantity of drugs was discovered and the Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit (OCU) assumed the lead in the investigation.

A search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act was executed and evidence was seized for analysis.

Among the substances seized were:

Cocaine - 435 grams
Methamphetamine - kilograms
Heroin cut with Fentanyl - 164 grams
Ketamine - 24 grams
MDMA - 212 grams
Fentanyl - 0.98 grams
Marihuana - 407 grams
Cannabis (resin) - 1.54 grams
LSD - 6 paper blotters

After a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation by the Richmond RCMP OCU, the Public Prosecution Service of BC has approved charges.

Kim World Huang (male), 30, of Richmond is accused of 12 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance for Purposes of Trafficking Sec. 5(2) CDSA.

“We are fortunate to have secured these drugs, removing them from the street and out of our community. Other lives will have been saved, "says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

"A full analysis is required before we can be certain of the types of drugs that we are dealing with. Since the presence of drugs such as fentanyl crept onto the scene, we have had to revamp how we handle and store any drug suspected of being in contact with fentanyl. We would like this opportunity to warn the public that the consumption of illicit drugs is an incredibly dangerous undertaking. You have no idea of what is inside – the concentration or what other chemicals have been mixed together. If the police are taking these types of precautions in handling them, it speaks volumes as to their potential as a dangerous substance when ingested.” adds Cpl. Hwang.

Kim Huang currently has a warrant out for his arrest. If you know of his whereabouts, do not approach him. Contact your local police immediately.

Should you wish to contact the police anonymously, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

GRAND FORKS RCMP

LARGE DRUG BUST IN GRAND FORKS

Man and woman arrested with firearms, illegal drugs

CST MADONNA SAUNDERSON


n May 29, 2018, Grand Forks RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located at 7000 block of 7th Avenue, in Grand Forks, BC. Police seized significant quantities of drugs which included marihuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, pills, drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms, weapons, and suspected stolen property.

A 42-year-old male and 46-year-old female from Grand Forks, BC, are currently being held in custody and are facing numerous criminal drug, firearms, and weapons charges.  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

 

 

VERNON RCMP

ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Warrant issued for murder suspect Darryl Tyson

CST KELLY BRETT

 

yson Darryl COLE is wanted for attempted murder and other firearm related offences. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have made several attempts to locate COLE, however have been unsuccessful.

Tyson Darryl COLE is described as:

• African American male
• Height: 5’8
• Weight: 165 lbs
• Black hair
• Brown eyes

Tyson COLE is considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to make contact with or apprehend this individual.

If you have any information about Tyson COLE or where he might be, please contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

DRUG DEN TAKEN DOWN

Shooting suspect with drugs and deadly weapons arrested at residence on Fletcher St

CPL MIKE RAIL

man faces charges after being arrested during a RCMP drug investigation.

Shortly after noon on May 23, 2018, the Chilliwack RCMP Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) was conducting covert surveillance of a residence in the 9300-block of Fletcher Street. As officers were collecting evidence, a man allegedly exited the residence and fired a handgun at a vehicle which left from the scene.

The individual was immediately taken into custody by police. The vehicle and its occupant were quickly located in the 4600-block of Reece Avenue by General Duty (GD) officers.

Around 6:30 p.m., investigators from POST supported by the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant of the residence

Pellet pistols, a loaded sawed-off shotgun, suspected opioids, articles associated with drug trafficking, and cash were seized by officers during the search.

Corey Richard Emery, 31, of Chilliwack is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and mischief under $5000. Mr. Emery remains in custody pending a court appearance in June.

Following a thorough examination of evidence collected, POST officers will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of CDSA and further Criminal Code charges.

“Weapons and violence are often linked with drug trafficking. Chilliwack RCMP officers are dedicated to preventing these threats from reaching the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.  “Fortunately no one was injured during the incident.”

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

SHOTS FIRED

Victim hit with bullet, in hospital

CST. DENNIS HWANG

hortly before 1 a.m. on May 27, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to the 9000-block of Saunders Road for a report of gunshots.

A male was located nearby, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was quickly transported to hospital.

The victim, a male in his 30s from Richmond, is well-known to Richmond RCMP.

“We are very concerned and disturbed by this recent act of violence in our community. We believe that the victim was deliberately targeted. Investigators from the Richmond RCMP Serious Crimes Unit are in the preliminary stages of their investigation,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Richmond RCMP Serious Crimes Unit at 604-278-1212 or by email at: Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

THREE RESIDENCES RAIDED

Police arrest six suspected to involved in gang conflicts, seize guns, drugs, cash

CST. ELENORE STURKO

fter a lengthy investigation, the Surrey RCMP Drug Section, with assistance from the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team, executed three search warrants simultaneously on three separate residences in Surrey on May 23, 2018. 

These residences and persons associated to these residences are suspected to be involved in drug trafficking and believed to be part of the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

One residence was located in the 12700-block of 64 Avenue, a second residence was located in the 8800-block of 132 Street, and a third residence was located in the 9200-block of 163 Street.

In total, six males from Surrey ranging in ages from 18 to 59 were arrested and are all known to police.

250 doses of suspected fentanyl, 475 doses of suspected cocaine, $6,000 in cash, and two firearms were seized during the search warrants. Three vehicles were also seized as possible offence related property. 

No more information will be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing to further review the evidence.

“This is another example of the progress being made in disrupting the activities of those involved in the illegal drug trade and the associated violence that comes with it,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Surrey RCMP Community Services Officer. “Our enforcement efforts, in combination with our prevention, education, and intervention initiatives, is helping to ensure the City of Surrey is a safe and viable place to live.”

Anyone with information about problem or suspicious properties in their neighbourhood is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Fort St John RCMP

HOMEOWNER'S DEATH LINKED TO FIRES

Man's body located after house fire in vehicle found burning elsewhere later

CST. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Friday March 30, 2018 the Fort St. John RCMP began an investigation into a
report of a residential fire on Hannaford Road in the Charlie Lake area which resulted in extensive damage to the home.

At 6:29 AM a report was received that the Hannaford Road home owner’s vehicle was on fire on Golf Course Road in the Charlie Lake area.

The North District Major Crimes Unit has conduct of the investigation and with assistance from the BC Coroners Service have identified the found human remains as that of John BANKY the homeowner.

Investigators believe Mr. BANKY’s death is a homicide. As in any investigation, the police require and are asking for assistance from the public to continue to advance this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO STUDENTS

Police search for more victims of Henry Kang

SGT JODY THOMAS

n January 2018, the Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit launched an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault involving an Abbotsford school teacher. 

Henry KANG, a 50 year-old Abbotsford resident and teacher at Robert Bateman and W.J. Mouat Secondary Schools, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault  and two counts of sexual exploitation. Mr. KANG’s next court date is scheduled for June 2018.

As the two victims were youths at the time of these incidents, specific details of the investigation will not be released. Other victims are encouraged to contact APD as soon as possible.

The Abbotsford Police Department asks that anyone with information about this case call 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

ANOTHER ABBOTSFORD  STABBING

Man receives non-life threatening injury, police investigate

SGT JODY THOMAS

n May 25, 2018, at 2:07 am, Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to reports of a male who had been stabbed in the 2300-block of McCallum Rd.  Abbotsford Police arrived in the area and located a male suffering from a stab wound in the parking lot of a business. BC Ambulance Service transported the male to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, searched the area for any persons involved and canvassed for witnesses. Major Crime Detectives Section are continuing to investigate this incident.

The Abbotsford Police Department have spoken with some witnesses but believe there are still multiple witnesses that may have information who will assist in this investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call us at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

On Friday March 30, 2018 the Fort St. John RCMP began an investigation into a
report of a residential fire on Hannaford Road in the Charlie Lake area which resulted in
extensive damage to the home.

At 6:29 AM a report was received that the Hannaford Road home owner’s vehicle was on fire on Golf Course Road in the Charlie Lake area.

The North District Major Crimes Unit has conduct of the investigation and with assistance from the BC Coroners Service have identified the found human remains as that of John BANKY the homeowner.

Investigators believe Mr. BANKY’s death is a homicide. As in any investigation, the police require and are asking for assistance from the public to continue to advance this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

VERNON'S MOST WANTED

Rewards offered for information that leads to an arrest

CST. KELLY BRETT

 

he Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are releasing Vernon’s wanted persons for the period of May 21st to June 2nd, 2018. Do not approach or attempt to apprehend these individuals. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the following individuals is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

 

DEREK HAWTHORNE Wanted for: Breaching a conditional sentence order

Description:

• 47 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’3
• Weight: 201 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

DYLAN JOHNSON Wanted for: Taking vehicle without consent

Description:

• 47 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’3
• Weight: 201 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown
 

 

MITCHELL SAKOWSKI Wanted for: Taking Vehicle Without Consent

Description:

• 26 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’0
• Weight: 161 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

SONNY GREGOIRE Wanted for: Assault and Mischief


Description:

• 26 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’0
• Weight: 161 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

 

NATHAN LOBB Wanted for: Breach of Undertaking


Description:

• 38 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 196 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Hazel

 

 

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE SEARCH FOR  SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT

Girl grabbed, escaped unharmed

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

t approximately 4:45 am on May 21, 2018, a woman was walking east on 72 Avenue at 134 Street when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. The woman broke free from the male and he fled on foot west on 72 Avenue.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male between 35-40 years old, 5'10” tall, with medium length hair, and a clean shaven face.

The Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is leading this investigation and will be reviewing the evidence in this and other recently reported sexual assaults to determine if there are any linkages between the incidents.

Surrey RCMP is providing personal safety tips to the community:

• Keep your head up, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
• Walk with others when possible
• Plan your route to avoid isolated areas

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca
 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

ABBOTSFORD  STABBING

Police say two arrested, victim in serious condition

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

his morning at 11:35 am, Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to a stabbing at a farm in the 27800-block of Townshipline Road. Upon arrival, a male suffering from an apparent stab wound was located. The victim, a 40-year-old male, was transported to hospital via air ambulance where he remains in serious condition. Abbotsford Police officers are investigating a dispute which arose on this property.

 

Two males have been detained in connection to this incident. The Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

MISSING  WOMAN  FOUND  DEAD

Mounties say foul play not suspected

CST. KELLY BRETT

ernon North Okanagan: The body of a woman reported missing on May 18th, 2018 was located near Hidden Lake in the Trinity Valley area.  

On May 18th, 2018, a 52-year-old woman was reported missing from her home to the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.  

Since her disappearance, police pursued a number of investigative avenues in an effort to locate her. They included a number of ground searches throughout the Enderby and surrounding areas with the search reaching as far as Alberta.   Extensive aerial searches were conducted utilizing support from RCMP Air Services. 

On May 22nd, 2018, the missing woman was located deceased by the North Okanagan RCMP after they received information of a similar burgundy coloured mini-van which was seen in the area near the Hidden Lake Campground. 

Foul play does not appear to be to have been involved in the woman's death. The investigation has now been handed over to the BC Coroners Service.  

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

North Vancouver RCMP

CHILDREN CLOSE TO DEATH FROM CARBON MONOXIDE

Police warn of ventilation issues with inboard boat motors

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

wo children lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with their family this past long weekend. The potentially fatal incident unfolded in the waters of Indian Arm on Monday, May 21, 2018, when a North Vancouver family was out boating in a 27-foot vessel equipped with an inboard engine.

While returning to a North Vancouver marina the children, aged 7 and 10, went down below in the cabin of the boat while three adults stayed up on the outer deck. At approximately 9pm one of the parents of the children went down below into the cabin and found the two children groggy and unresponsive. They were quickly brought up into the fresh air where they regained consciousness.

Emergency personnel met the boat at the marina where the two children were given oxygen and taken to the local hospital. After a period of medical assessment they were released and are expected to make a full recovery. The preliminary investigation shows that carbon monoxide had leaked from the inboard engine compartment into the cabin where the children where resting.

"Thankfully this incident did not end up more tragic than what it did", said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. This week is national Safe Boating Awareness Week and police are reminding all boaters to be safety minded while on the water – especially being aware of carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly gas produced any time a carbon-based fuel, such as gasoline, propane, charcoal or oil burns. Cold or poorly tuned engines produce more carbon monoxide than warm, properly tuned engines. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in each accommodation space on your boat is a good safety measure. Do not confuse carbon monoxide poisoning with seasickness, intoxication or heat stress. If someone on board complains of irritated eyes, headache, nausea, weakness or dizziness, immediately move the person to fresh air.

The best precaution against carbon monoxide poisoning is to keep fresh air flowing through the vessel.

 

 

  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SLEEPING  WOMAN  ATTACKED  IN  CAR

RCMP looking for older model red car

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an alleged sexual assault that this past weekend and are asking anyone with information to contact investigators.

The sexual assault is alleged to have occurred between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on May 21, 2018 at Tannery Park located at 10761 Dyke Road, Surrey.

 

A woman was asleep inside of her vehicle when an unknown male entered the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. The woman was able to honk her horn which caused the male to flee in his vehicle.

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 50-60 years old, with a medium build. He is balding and has white hair which is curling at the ends, and patchy facial stubble.

 

The suspect is associated to an older model red car. 

 

The Surrey RCMP's General Investigations Unit is investigating the incident.

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  
 

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca

 

  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

YOUNG  GIRL  GROPED

Suspect caught, 74-year-old man faces charges, police look for more victims

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

n May 15, 2018 shortly before 5:50 p.m., Richmond RCMP officers responded to an area near the 5000-block Granville Ave for a report of a sexual assault that occurred onboard a Coast Mountain transit bus.

Police received information that a suspect on the bus had been observed allegedly groping a young girl. The suspect was described as an overweight Caucasian male, possibly in his 60's, wearing a white shirt and tie, blue hat, and dark pants. Two Good Samaritans followed the suspect after he exited the bus. The Coast Mountain bus driver was also instrumental in assisting the victim till police arrived.

The victim was shaken but physically unharmed.

Around 10 minutes later, Richmond RCMP located and arrested the suspect nearby. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Two charges have been approved by the BC Prosecution Service.

Leonardo B French, a 74 year-old male from Richmond, has been charged with:

• One count of sexual assault contrary to Sec. 271 CCC

• One count of sexual touching of a person under sixteen years of age contrary to Sec. 151 CCC.

French has been in custody since his arrest and is awaiting his appearance in court on May 22, 2018.

Leonardo B French is also known as Leonardo Da Vancouver and Victor Leonard Boudreau.  He is well-known to police and is known to use public transit. Richmond RCMP believe there may be additional victims, possibly using public transit who have not already contacted police. In order to further our investigation, Richmond RCMP is releasing a photo of French.

If you believe that you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime involving French, please contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Ask for the General Investigative Section and quote file 2018-14907.

  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

COQUITLAM  PIANO  TEACHER  FACES  SEX ASSAULT  CHARGES

Police looking for more victims

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

Coquitlam piano teacher being investigated for allegations of sexual assault has been charged with seven additional counts. Dmytro (also known as Dmitri) Kubyshkin is now facing a total of 10 charges including 7 counts of sexual assault and 3 counts of sexual interference.

Kubyshkin was a piano teacher in private homes for more than 20 years and the current allegations stretch back to 1998. The latest charges against Kubyshkin were laid on May 18, 2018, and he has been released on a number of new conditions including:

• Kubyshkin is not allowed to teach piano to students under the age of 18, 

• He is not allowed to be alone with anyone under 18,

• His students must be fully aware of the charges against him.

The investigation is still open and active and in order to further the investigation, Coquitlam RCMP investigators are very interested in speaking to anyone who believes they may have been a victim.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a crime involving Kubyshkin, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file #2018-1860).

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SURREY SEXUAL ASSAULTER SOUGHT

Police look for Asian male, offer safety tips

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP is advising the public about the following ongoing police investigation.

At approximately 5:16 am on May 20, 2018, a woman was walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue when she was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing in the opposite direction. The woman fought back and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male, approximately 30 years old, approximately 5'7" tall, with a medium built, with short facial hair. Suspect is possibly associated to a Brown or Grey Sedan.

Surrey RCMP Investigative Service Officers are leading this investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in this area and will come forward with that information. Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.

Surrey RCMP are providing tips to the community regarding personal safety precautions:

• Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
• Walk with friends.
• Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
• Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
• Don’t assist strangers.
• Trust your instincts and your feelings.
• Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

ABOTTSFORD PD

SEXUAL ASSAULTER SOUGHT

Police look to the public for tips in daylight attack

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

n Friday, May 18, 2018, at 5:00 pm, a woman was walking southbound on Pauline Street when she heard a male yelling.  That male then appeared in front of her and grabbed her by the shoulders.  He made sexual remarks to her and attempted to pull her.  She very fortunately was able to break free from the assailant and make her way to safety.

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s, standing 5’11”, with wavy, brown, shoulder-length hair and sunglasses.  He was wearing a light-coloured shirt and tan shorts.    

 

APD investigators are canvassing for video and witnesses to this daylight attack.  As the sexual assault took place in a busy area of downtown Abbotsford, we are asking that anyone who observed the suspect or the incident to come forward.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd) or if they wish to remain anonymous to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Man Found Dead in Richmond

IHIT called in to investigate suspicious death

CPL FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the deceased male victim found in the 16600-block of Dyke Road in Richmond, B.C.  

On May 17, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., the Richmond RCMP received a call from a passerby who came across a body in the 16600-block of Dyke Road.  Police attended this location and found a deceased male lying on a dirt road.  The victim’s death was deemed suspicious and IHIT was called in. 

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 42-year-old Gregory Joseph Scuby (photograph attached) of Richmond was the victim of homicide.  Mr. Scuby was well known to police and investigators are working to determine motive.    

Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT says, “I urge those with information about Mr. Scuby’s murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

IIOC RCMP

TASER NOT TIED TO DEATH

Police say Terrace BC man died from self-inflicted wounds

Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP

 

oday’s release of a public report by the Independent Investigations
Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) into the fatal police-involved
incident that occurred in August 2016, brings much needed clarity to a
dynamic situation. The report has independently verified the
circumstance and the actions RCMP members took that day to try and save
an individual.

On Thursday August 18, 2016, Terrace RCMP responded to call from a
woman at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace who advised that a male
was walking towards her with an axe and he may try and hurt himself.
Members from the Terrace RCMP attended, secured the area, and multiple
attempts were made to negotiate with the male in an effort to
de-escalate the situation. Ultimately, a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW)
was deployed with a goal to stop the male from hurting himself.
Unfortunately, he suffered fatal self-inflicted injuries for which
immediate medical care was provided.

The IIO BC concluded there was no criminal offence by our officers and
they “acted as required by their duties and in accordance with law”.
That said, I am mindful the public was not aware that the individual
sustained serious self-inflicted wounds and left many questioning
whether our officers acted appropriately. We knew this information when
the situation unfolded, but respected the request to not publicly
disclose information about the self-inflicted wounds in order for the
IIO BC investigation to take place without biasing any witnesses or
evidence.

We continue to work towards finding the right balance around
transparency and accountability during incidents where use of force is
applied, respecting that independent investigations may also be
underway. Naturally, this leads the media and/or public to make
pre-mature conclusions about what might have occurred. This results in
additional stress for our members as the investigations take a number of
months or years to conclude.

I appreciate the significant work being done by Chief Civilian
Director, Mr. MacDonald, and his team to advance these investigation in
a timelier manner, while ensuring that they are also thorough and
professional. As I have stated before strong processes and timely
investigations will enhance public, and police officer trust and
confidence in independent oversight.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

MAN MISSING SINCE 2017

Mother makes public plea

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

hilliwack:  The RCMP and mother of a man reported missing to Chilliwack RCMP are asking for anyone who has information on the whereabouts of her son to contact the police.

 

Yannick Myers, 37, of Victoria was last seen on July 14, 2017, in Chilliwack. 

 

“Yannick went missing 10 months ago. It is out of character for him to not give us news of his whereabouts,” says Diane Gaudette from Terrebonne, Quebec. “We are very worried”.

 

Yannick is described as:

• Caucasian male

• Height: 180 cm (5’11”)

• Weight: 86 kgs (190 lbs)

 Hair: Brown

• Eyes: Blue

• Scar on upper lip

Chilliwack RCMP General Investigation Support Team officers continue to pursue all leads in their search for Yannick.  Evidence gathered by investigators indicate Yannick left Chilliwack last July to travel to Vancouver Island.

 

“The Chilliwack RCMP remain in contact with the family throughout our investigation.  Someone knows where Yannick is and Chilliwack RCMP and his family are reaching out to those persons or Yannick to contact us,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.    

 

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Yannick Myers is urged to contact their local police department or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

TWO SOUGHT, TWO ARRESTED

Pair face Attempted Murder charges, Two others up on Assault with Weapon charges

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP is asking for help from the public to locate two men who have been charged in connection with a shooting which took place on May 5, 2018, in the Guildford area and currently have outstanding arrest warrants.

• Allan Jesse HISCOCK, 46-years-old, has been charged with Assault with a weapon, and Possession of a prohibited weapon. He is described as a Caucasian man, 5’11” tall, and 150lbs. He has blue eyes, short brown hair, and a brown goatee. He also has numerous tattoos on his arms.

• Jamie WESTLAKE, 54-years-old, has been charged with Assault. He is described as a Caucasian man, 5’8” tall, and 205 lbs. He has brown eyes, and short brown hair. He also has numerous tattoos on his arms.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of HISCOCK and WESTLAKE to call Surrey RCMP 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

Two other individuals have been arrested and are currently in custody:

• Michael Branden ANDERSON, 37-years-old, has been charged with Attempted Murder and 2 counts of Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

• Denise Clara WATSON, 41-years-old, has been charged with Attempted Murder and 2 counts of Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

The Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) is continuing to investigate. Further details will not be released by police at this time.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

LANGLEY RCMP

MAN DIES AFTER BEING SHOT

IHIT INVESTIGATES

CST KELLY BRETT

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called to Langley for a shooting that has left one man dead.

On May 15, 2018 at 9 p.m., the Langley RCMP received several calls about a shooting in the parking lot of a gas station at 232 Street and 72 Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds on the ground.  The victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. 

Soon after the shooting, the Langley RCMP was notified of a burning dark-coloured Dodge pickup truck in the 8300-block of 196 Street.  Investigators would like to speak with anyone that has information about this vehicle. 

It is early in the investigation but this appears to be a targeted incident.  Investigators are working to determine motive. 

"We need those who have information about this incident to please come forward,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We are specifically asking for dash cam video from drivers who were travelling along 72 Avenue between 232 Street and Highway 10 at around 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

WOMAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

Police seek white male, offer tips to stay safe

CST KELLY BRETT

he Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is advising the public about an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in the Okanagan Landing area early yesterday evening and is appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of a suspect.

On May 14th, 2018, just before 4pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report of an adult female who was allegedly sexually assaulted while walking home in the 2400-block of Fulton Road, Vernon. After the alleged incident, the suspect male fled on foot. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP General Duty officers were immediately dispatched to the area but the suspect was not located.

The victim, who was un-injured, describes the suspect as a Caucasian male, approximately 50-years-old, wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a black hat.

"The police are pursuing all avenues of the investigation to identify the suspect, said Cst. Kelly Brett. We are looking for any witnesses who may have been in the area or heard anything at the time of the assault to come forward and speak to police".

While this investigation is still in its early stages, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP would like to offer a few safety tips for residents to heighten their safety, including:

• Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes and avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas
• Walk with friends
• Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back
• Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home
• Trust your instincts
• Phone home if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 14 2018 

ABBOTSFORD PD

SHOTS FIRED AT HOME

Police say no injuries

CST JODY THOMAS

 

n Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 11:53 pm, the Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of possible shots fired in the 2100 block of Emmerson Street. Patrol officers arrived in the area and identified a residence as the location of a confirmed drive-by shooting. The home received exterior damage. Fortunately, the four occupants in the residence were not injured.

 

Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, conducted neighborhood canvasses and searched the area for any persons or possible vehicles that may have been involved. Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored SUV with a silver stripe on the side fleeing the area. The motive for this incident is unclear at this time.

 

APD Forensic Identification officers continue to collect forensic and video evidence. The APD Major Crime Unit has assumed this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  MONDAY, MAY 14 2018 

SQUAMISH RCMP

SEARCH ON FOR MISSING MAN

Police say all resources are being used to locate man who fell into the Squamish River

CPL. SACHA BANKS

n May 13, 2018, at approximately 1:00 am, Squamish RCMP received a call from a female reporting that her friend had fallen into the Squamish River and she was unable to locate him.  She stated herself and a group of friends were camping in a location up the Ashlu Forest Service Road just north of Squamish, when the male she was with fell backwards into the river.  Several witnesses nearby reported the male was swept into the fast running water and due to the darkness they lost sight of him.

Squamish RCMP immediately attended to the area and activated Squamish Search and Rescue. Additional assistance was obtained from Air 1 and the LMD Police Dog Services.  The male had yet to be located but efforts are continuing.

"The Squamish RCMP and Squamish Search and Rescue will be working together over the next days to locate the man, but the search has been difficult and dangerous due to the high water levels and extreme current from the spring melt" stated Corporal Banks. "We are asking those in the area who see anything in the river or along the riverbanks to contact the RCMP immediately.  The male, from Kenya, is in his mid 20's and is thought to be wearing a white t-shirt, grey sweatpants, and a black Adidas Hoody."

Squamish RCMP will not be releasing the name of the male at this time as they are working to locate his next of kin for notification.

Anyone with any information regarding the above files are asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, text 274637, or go to www.solvecrime.ca

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 

ABBOTSFORD PD

DEN OF THIEVES

Police recover $200,000 in stolen items

SGT. JUDI BIRD

 

hursday night, Abbotsford Police Crime Reduction Unit officers executed four search warrants in relation to three recent break and enters in which over $200,000 in property was stolen. 

 

With the assistance of the Abbotsford Police Patrol officers, Emergency Response Team, Drug Enforcement Unit, Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service and Urban Air 1 Helicopter, search warrants were executed on four suites in apartment complex in the 33300 block of George Ferguson Way. 

 

Many occupants were escorted from the suite.  A non-compliant suspect refused to exit one suite; with the utilization of a distraction device and the Urban Air 1 helicopter’s flood light, the male surrendered and was taken into custody. 

 

A 26-year-old male remains in custody facing property related charges.  The Crime Reduction Unit officers continue their searches and investigation today as stolen property is being recovered.  

 

Please report crime and share information by contacting the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or report online at solvecrime.ca.
 

  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 

ABBOTSFORD PD

HOME INVASION

Suspect in hospital after being held down by owner

SGT. JUDI BIRD

 

bbotsford Police Patrol officers were called to a report of a home invasion in the 2300-block of McKenzie Road.  The resident had confronted the suspect and was holding him on the floor when police arrived on-scene. 
 
The male suspect was then taken into custody and officers found him to be in medical distress. Officers then initiated CPR.  Medical efforts to assist the man were assumed by Abbotsford Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance personnel upon their arrival.
 
The 19-year-old man was transported to hospital by paramedics where he remains in critical condition.   
 
Abbotsford Police Major Crime detectives have conduct of this investigation.  At this time it is not known if there is any connection between the residents of the home and the 19-year-old man. 
 
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) was notified to determine if there was a connection between any police action and the injuries to this man. The IIO has since concluded their investigation as they found no connection.

The Abbotsford Police Department is appealing to anyone with information about this incident to call us at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

RESIDENT PEPPER-SPRAYED

Cops warn not to approach suspects in break and enter incidents

CPL. RICHARD DEJON

residential break and enter in progress was interrupted by a resident of the home on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at approximately 3:00 PM. The incident occurred in the 1200-Block of Wellington Drive, North Vancouver.

A 24-year-old male resident of the residence arrived home to see a person leaving the home by way of an outside bedroom window.

The male suspect was approached by the homeowner  who was pepper-sprayed in the face. The unknown suspect fled on foot from the property. Stolen from the residence was a large amount of British pounds, all in various bills.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, male, approximately 5’10 (177cm) tall, dark hair, dark stubble on his face, a right black eye, and a heavy build. He was wearing a red high visibility vest and dark pants. Extensive police patrols in the area did not locate the suspect.

Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. With ample water flushing of his eyes the victim will recover.

Residents are reminded to secure their doors and windows when leaving their homes. Call 911 immediately when you discover a break and enter in progress. Police do not encourage you to approach any suspect of a break and enter. For more tips on how to secure your residence go to BC.RCMP.

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 

 

GRAND FORKS RCMP

MAN ON RAMPAGE SHOT BY POLICE

Suspect's injuries unknown, IIOC investigates

SGT JANELLE SHOIET

ust before 3:30 p.m., May 10, 2018, Officers from the Grand Forks RCMP were dispatched to a report of a car being driven erratically. Officers located the vehicle in an industrial park near Donaldson Drive and 75 Avenue, Grand Forks.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver allegedly attempted to evade police by ramming into several police vehicles. In the course of the interaction with the driver, shots were fired by police.

The male driver suffered unknown injuries. He was transported to hospital in critical condition. There is no update on his condition at this time.

No police officer or any member of the public was injured.

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) has been notified and is deploying to the scene. The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has been called to assist in securing the scene in anticipation of the arrival of the IIO BC. IIO BC will assume conduct of the investigation into the police-involved shooting to see if there is any link between police actions and the man's injuries.

As Grand Forks is currently under a flood alert, RCMP officers from throughout the province are already situated in the area to assist, these officers will be able support the Grand Forks RCMP to ensure that day-to-day policing duties are not impacted by this IIO BC event.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

 

 

Abbotsford PD

OFF-ROAD CRASH LEAVES WOMAN DEAD

Abbotsford police look for witnesses to accident

SGT. JUDI BIRD

 

esterday morning at approximately 3:00 am, Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to a report of an off-road collision which occurred in the 3900 block of Bradner Road.

 

Abbotsford Patrol Officers, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services and the BC Ambulance Service responded to the area and located a single vehicle collision involving a Honda Odyssey.  The vehicle had been travelling northbound when it left the roadway, and struck a tree.  The 29-year-old driver went to a nearby residence to call for help, while the passenger, a female in her 30’s, remained in the vehicle. 

 

Both the driver and passenger were transported by BC Ambulance Service to the hospital. Sadly, the passenger has succumbed to her injuries.  The driver remains in hospital in serious condition.  

 

APD Patrol Officers, Major Crime Detectives and Collision Reconstructionist are investigating.

 

Names of the victims will not be released at this time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the woman killed in this tragic crash.

 

  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

SHOOTER  CARJACKER  SUSPECT SOUGHT

Police tail armed man from Nanaimo through to the Okanagan

CPL. MADONNA SUNDERSON

 

UPDATE: VEHICLE FOUND

 

fter preliminary investigations into what appeared to be two separate incidents in the Okanagan earlier this week, RCMP have uncovered a possible link between a shooting in Vernon and a carjacking in Penticton on the same day.

On May 7, 2018, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP issued a news release, seeking witnesses and information for a shooting that occurred at noon in the 2700-block of 43 Avenue, Vernon. The alleged shooter, described as Caucasian, 5’9, with blonde hair, was seen leaving the area in a 1996 grey, Ford Crown Victoria with a sticker in the lower passenger side rear window. This same vehicle was last seen in West Kelowna at approximately 1:25 p.m.

At 8:35 p.m. on May 7, Penticton RCMP were called to a motel in the 800-block of Westminster Avenue for a report of a man with a gun. The man was seen in possession of a high-visibility vest and matched the description of the suspect in the Vernon shooting. The man fled prior to police attendance.

A short while later, at 8:46 p.m., Penticton RCMP received a report of a carjacking in the 100-block of Maple Street. The victim, driving a bluish-grey Pontiac Vibe, reported that a male, matching the description of both previous incidents asked for a ride to the hospital to see a sick family member. Once inside the car, the male assaulted the victim. The victim was forced from the vehicle in the 900-block of Main Street, Penticton. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

At 8:35 a.m. on May 8, Penticton RCMP were notified that the victim’s stolen vehicle was mobile and nearing the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo. Assistance from Nanaimo RCMP was sought to arrest the driver as the vehicle left the ferry.

Vernon North Okanagan and Penticton RCMP are now seeking the public’s assistance in locating the 1996 grey, Ford Crown Victoria bearing BC Licence plate DR258M and identifying any witnesses to the incidents.

Investigators are actively working to either confirm or eliminate information in order to conclusively determine if the various incidents are connected, if they are connected to a single individual or if others are involved.

Superintendent Ray Carfantan, Assistant District Officer RCMP Southeast District states, While we wish to advance these investigations, we must be mindful of the nexus to the ongoing Nanaimo investigation by the Independent Investigation Office of British Columbia (IIO BC). We will continue to support the investigative needs of our units here in the Okanagan to enhance public safety, while respecting that the IIO BC leads the investigation on Vancouver Island.

 

  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

BODY FOUND

Cops say death not suspicious

CPL. MADONNA SUNDERSON

 

body has been recovered on the shores of Okanagan Lake south of the Outback Resort on Eastside Road, Vernon BC.

On May 8th, 2018, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were made aware of a body located on the shoreline of Okanagan Lake, just south of the Outback Resort on Eastside Rd, Vernon BC. The discovery was made at approximately 6:30 pm by a passing boater.

RCMP, with the assistance of the Vernon Search and Rescue, attended the location and attempted to retrieve the body, however due to its precarious location and nightfall, the body was not able to be safely extracted that evening.

The following morning, May 9th, 2018, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP with the BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team re-attended the location and safely extracted the body.

At this time the initial investigative findings indicate that the death is non-suspicious and the RCMP will continue to work with the BC Coroners Service on the investigation. The identity of the body has not been confirmed.

 

  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

KEEPING CROOKS AT BAY

Surprising results from cop's report of valuables left in vehicles

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

Constable McGregor and Auxiliary Constable Wulff inspecting parked car.

 

CMP were in parking lots this week around the city urging owners to lock doors and keep valuables in parked vehicles out of sight.

On May 7 and 8 Chilliwack RCMP General Duty (GD) officers together with RCMP Auxiliary and Chilliwack City Watch (CCW) volunteers from the  Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society (CCPS) conducted proactive foot patrols through parking lots of shopping malls and recreational facilities in Chilliwack and Sardis making observations of property in parked automobiles. 

After inspecting over 840 autos police and volunteers issued 78 auto crime prevention notices where valuables were seen.

“Vehicles parked with articles in sight are at higher risk as potential targets for auto crime,” said Constable Connor McGregor of the Chilliwack RCMP. “Police are taking this opportunity to make the public aware of the importance of locking your vehicle and keeping valuables out of view”.

Items noted included:

• Cell phones and electronics connected to charging systems.
• Wallets and purses.
• Credit cards and cash 

Diligence is also required when parking your vehicle for the night.  Unlocked doors are often reported in theft from vehicle complaints made to the RCMP.

 “Theft is a crime which can be significantly reduced by everyone working together to eliminate opportunities offered to criminals,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

Prevention tips to protect your property:

• Lock doors when leaving your vehicle.
• Ensure valuables are out of sight.
• Remove valuables and garage door openers when parking your vehicle for the night.

For more tips to protect your property from theft visit us on line at bcrcmp or our friends at ICBC and IMPACT.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

PAIR  CHASING  PET  STRUCK  BY  TRAIN

Both sustained non life-threatening injuries

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

n May 8, 2018, around 9 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a collision between two pedestrians and a train in the 51000-block of Yale Road. 

 

Chilliwack General Duty (GD) and General Investigation Support Team (GIST) officers on the scene quickly located two local women suffering non-life threatening injuries.  The women were transported to hospital by BC Ambulance.

 

Officers determined the pair were walking their dog when the pet ran onto the rail track in front of a westbound Canadian Pacific train. Unfortunately the pet succumbed to injuries.

 

RCMP GIST investigators supported by CN and CP Police continue to pursue their investigation into the collision.

 

“Railway lines are on private property.  RCMP remind pedestrians it is dangerous to walk on or near tracks,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

RCMP are urging anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

PARK  PERVERT  CAUGHT

Suspect identified, police lay chare

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

* Last week, police sent out dispatches indicating they were looking for a pervert seen in Guilford Park in Surrey

 

urrey RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection with an indecent act which is alleged to have occurred on April 28, 2018 in Guildford Heights Park at 155 Street and 101A Avenue. The suspect was identified with the help of the public and the media.  The investigation is ongoing and the male was released on a promise to appear in court on July 27, 2018.  Surrey RCMP would like to thank everyone for their assistance in this investigation.

 

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

FORT ST JAMES RCMP

WITH  A  LITTLE  HELP  FROM  MY  FRIENDS

Mountie administers CPR on newborn

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Sunday May 6th 2018, Fort St James RCMP were called to assist EHS at a home in Tachie. The medical call involved a woman who had unexpectedly given birth and the baby appeared to be in distress. EHS, who was enroute, asked for police assistance.

Constable Sanders arrived before the paramedics and immediately knew something was not right. The newborn showed obvious signs of distress and did not appear to be breathing.

Constable Sanders assessed the baby’s vital signs, and with the help of a family member, Constable Sanders performed CPR. The baby began to breath and move its arms. EHS arrived and took the mother and baby to hospital, where it has been reported that both are doing fine.

Because of Constable Sanders recognition of the respiratory distress, quick reaction, and immediately initiating CPR, a newborn baby’s life was saved.

After hearing of Constable Sanders involvement in saving this baby's life I couldn't be more proud, said Corporal Jeff Raffle, FNP NCO i/c, Fort St James RCMP. He reacted under extreme stress and, as a result, saved a life.

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SHOTS FIRED

Three men arrested for gunplay

CPL. ELENOR STURKO

t approximately 1:17 am, on May 5, 2018, Surrey RCMP officers on duty heard the sound of gun fire, east of the Surrey RCMP’s Guildford District Office. The officers patrolled the area and located an injured man in the 10300 block of 149A Street.  The injured man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

A suspect vehicle was observed leaving the area and was located in the 9500 block of 120 Street with the assistance of the BC RCMP’s Air 1 Helicopter. Three individuals associated to the vehicle were arrested and taken into custody. Two people have been charged in relation to the shooting. 1 person was released without charges.  

On May 7, 2018, officers executed search warrants in the 9500 block of 120 Street as part of the on-going investigation.  Investigators believe that this was a targeted attack.

The Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) is continuing to investigate. Further details will not be released by police at this time.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

WANTED

Police warn not to confront Durin Ivan Haines

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

he Williams Lake RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a man wanted for Driving While Prohibited and Mischief under $5000.

HAINES is described as:

• First Nations male
• 44-years-old
• 175 cm (5’ 9”)
• 68 kg (150 lbs)
• Black hair
• Brown eyes
• Medium build

If located, contact the RCMP or the police of jurisdiction in your area. Do not confront HAINES.

 

 

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

Witnesses Sought

Police says early morning drunk driver crashes and rolls

CPL ELENOR STRUKO

urrey RCMP is investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred in the early morning of May 6, 2018, in the 19500 block of the Trans Canada Highway.

At approximately 4:00 am on May 6, a single vehicle collision occurred when a dark blue 2002 Dodge Caravan struck a meridian and rolled over. The driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators believe speed and alcohol may have been a factor in the collision. Investigators are seeking witnesses to assist in the investigation. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or the vehicle driving eastbound on the Trans Canada Highway prior to the collision, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 quoting file # 2018-63310. 

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

IIOC

COP  USES  DEADLY  FORCE  TO  STOP  WANTED CAR-JACKER

Ferry terminal the scene of shooting

DAWN ROBERTS, BC RCMP, MONDAY, MAY 8, 2018

 
arlier today on May 8, 2018, the Island District Emergency Response
Team were assisting Nanaimo RCMP with effecting an arrest of a male at
the BC Ferry Departure Bay terminal in relation to a violent car jacking
incident from another area of the province. The vehicle was stopped by
police and a take down was initiated as the male disembarked from the
ferry.  
 
Initial information based on police accounts is that the male
exited the vehicle, with what police believed was a firearm, and shots
were fired resulting in the male sustaining serious injuries.  The male
later succumbed to his injuries. 

Neither of the officers, nor any other members of the public were
injured.

The scene and any evidence have been secured while the Independent
Investigation Office of BC have been notified and are deploying to the
scene. IIO BC will assume conduct of the investigation into the police
involved shooting to see if there is any link between police actions and
the male’s injuries.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further
information will be released by police. Anyone who witnessed this
incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.

 

 

IIOC

WOMAN TASERED

Incident on Paula Cresent investigated by IIOC

DAWN ROBERTS, BC RCMP, MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

n May 6, 2018, just before 2 p.m., officers of the RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) were dispatched to a residence in the 9400-block of Paula Crescent in Chilliwack for a report that a vehicle had been taken without consent. The complainant reported that his female roommate had taken his vehicle.

While officers where in attendance at the residence, the woman returned and entered her home prior to being arrested. When officers entered the residence the woman allegedly threatened officers with a weapon. Attempts to de-escalate the situation were unsuccessful and an officer used a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) to affect the arrest. During the course of the arrest the woman was injured and subsequently transported to hospital by BC Ambulance for treatment of unknown injuries.

The original complaint of taking an auto without consent and alleged assault of officers is being investigated by the UFVRD Serious Crime section.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been contacted by police and it is now investigating to see if there is any link between police action and the woman's injury. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit is website at www.iiobc.ca 

 

  Monday, May 7, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

TWO DUI CRASHES IN AS MANY DAYS

Man and woman busted for driving under the influence

CPL. MIKE RAIL

ust after 8:15 p.m. on Saturday April 28, 2018 Chilliwack RCMP received a report that a truck crashed near the intersection of Camp River and Willbourn Roads. The crash quickly became an impaired driving investigation when a General Duty (GD) officer on scene noted alleged symptoms of intoxication in the 45-year-old man from Chilliwack operating the vehicle.

Again shortly past midnight on April 29th a collision in the drive through line of a restaurant in the 5700-block of Vedder Road was reported to Chilliwack RCMP. At scene a Chilliwack Traffic Section investigator formed the opinion a 39-year-old woman from Chilliwack allegedly driving one of the vehicles had consumed alcohol.

RCMP will be submitting all circumstances of the investigations in reports to the BC Prosecutors Service for their assessment of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle over .08.

“Operating a motor vehicle with impaired judgment is a dangerous practice which jeopardizes the safety of the community. RCMP remain committed to removing these drivers from our roadways,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

Chilliwack RCMP remind vehicle operators the choice to drive or not to drive is yours. When drinking be responsible and make the right choice.

 

IIOC

FOUND DEAD IN LOCKUP

Woman not expected to survive

DAWN ROBERTS, BC RCMP, MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

n Saturday May 5, 2018, Surrey RCMP arrested a woman on an outstanding warrant for assault. Subsequent to a Judicial Justice of the Peace hearing on May 6, she was remanded into custody to appear in court at a later date.
 

This morning, on Monday May 7, 2018, the female was found unresponsive in her cell. Police commenced first-aid and immediately requested additional medical assistance for the woman. She was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance in critical condition, and is unlikely to survive.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been contacted by police and it is now investigating to see if there is any link between police action and the female’s injury. As the matter
is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca

 

  Monday, May 7, 2018 

PRINCE GEORGE RCMP

Spike Belt Used to Stop Vehicle

Three suspects flee, but were caught shortly

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Friday May 4th 2018, at 5:17 PM, a Police Dog Services member from Prince George observed a vehicle driving erratically along highway 97, potentially placing other motorists in danger. Police immediately learn that the vehicle, a Ford F350 pickup was stolen from Prince George and that the Alberta plates on the truck were also reported stolen.

Williams Lake RCMP, General Duty and Traffic Services, assisted PDS in attempts to stop the vehicle. Road blocks were set up at two locations with a spike belt deployed at each roadblock. The suspect driver failed to stop at both roadblocks however the spike belt deployments were successful at both locations, deflating all four tires.

Contact was made between the suspect vehicle and the PDS vehicle which completely stopped the suspect vehicle. All three occupants fled the scene on foot but were quickly apprehended. All three, who are known to police, remain in police custody. There were no reported injuries.

"The R.C.M.P. would like to thank the public, who stayed away from the scene at the time of the incident given it was very dynamic involving these offenders who demonstrated a complete disregard for safety. If any member of the public has obtained video of the apprehension of these offenders, it is requested they contact Cpl. Black of the R.C.M.P. at 250-392-6211." said OIC Insp. J.L. Pelley.

Investigators will be working with the BC Prosecution Service and pursuing charges in connection with this matter.

 

  Monday, April 30, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

MORE VICTIMS SURFACE

Police says seven spa sexual assaults added to list

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP advises that new allegations of sexual assault at a beauty spa in Surrey have been reported as a result of an initial appeal for potential victims (see previous release).

 

Since the appeal, seven additional victims have come forward to report sexual assaults at Iris Day Spas locations. Three incidents are alleged to have occurred at the Guildford location (10160 152 Street), three at the South Surrey location (1620 152 Street), and one at a location in Newton (7380 King George Boulevard) which is no longer in operation. These new allegations took place between 2014 and 2018 and are currently being investigated by the Surrey RCMP and the Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit.

 

Investigators believe there still may be other victims who have not yet come forward.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

 

     May 7, 2018   

 

VERNON RCMP

Weekly Most Wanted

Cash awards offered

CPL. KELLY BRETT

nyone with any information on the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Do not attempt to make contact with or apprehend these individuals. 

You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

DILLON NUGENT

Fail to Comply with probation order and breech of probation.

 Description:
• 26 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 161 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

ALISON ASKOTY

Break & Enter and procures to make identification documents.

Description:
• 27 years old
• Aboriginal female
• Height: 5’6
• Weight: 161 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

RANDI-LOU BUZZEL

Possession for the Purpose of trafficking, Breech of Own Recognizance,  Theft Under $5,000

Description:
• 30 years old
• Aboriginal female
• Height: 5’1.5
• Weight: 104 lbs
• Hair: Black
• Eyes: Hazel

 

DEREK HAWTHORNE

Breeching a Conditional Sentence Order

Description:
• 47 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’3
• Weight: 201 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

DYLAN JOHNSON

Take Vehicle Without Consent. Dylan Johnson is known as one of BC's Top Ten car thieves.

Description:
• 30 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height 5’7
• Weight: 155 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Blue

 

     May 5, 2018   

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT AWOL

Police alert public not to approach Clay

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

n May 4th, 2018, Shane Clay was reported as an unauthorized absence from the Colony farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital at Riverview grounds. Shane Clay is now wanted on a Canada wide warrant for being unlawfully at large.

 

Shane Clay is described as:

• 44 year old Caucasian male

• Long brown dreadlock hair

• 6'6 and 280 pounds

• Blue eyes

• He was last seen wearing a white t shirt, black jacket, green pants and black/white running shoes.

Shane Clay is suffering from a mental illness.

 

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating Shane Clay. Do not approach if sighted. Report the sighting immediately to your nearest police by dialing 911. If you have information in regards Shane Clay's whereabouts, call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2018-13510.

 

 

     May 5, 2018   

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE SEEK PARK PERVERT

Man caught on camera in indecent acts

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an investigation of an indecent act which is alleged to have taken place in the Guildford area. Investigators are asking for public assistance to identify the suspect.

 

At approximately 6:41 pm, on April 28, 2018, an adult male was witnessed walking with his genitals exposed and appeared to masturbate in Guildford Heights Park, at 155 Street and 101A Avenue.

 

Photos were obtained by a witness who contacted the police. 

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his mid 30’s, approximately 6’ tall, weighing approximately 174 lbs. At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black leather jacket, grey hoodie, a white t-shirt, and jeans.  

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

     May 2, 2018   

 

APD

Fake Money Making Rounds Again

Police warn of $20 counterfeit bills

SGT. JUDY BIRD — ABBOTSFORD POLICE DEPT.

he Abbotsford Police Department is asking citizens to keep an eye out for counterfeit $20 Canadian bills currently circulating in Abbotsford.

Fraudsters are creating fake bills by taping clear plastic “hologram” panels into computer-printed “bills”, and passing them to local businesses. Businesses are likely to be targeted during busy periods or when less experienced staff is working.

To “spot the fake”:

• Look closely at the hologram to make sure the denomination matches the denomination on the banknote. The “hologram” of recently circulated fake currency is blank.

• Feel the bill; counterfeit currency is rough whereas the authentic polymer bill is smooth.

• Ensure that the edges of the bill are straight and that it has the same dimensions as other bills; fake bills are often poorly cut and are not of uniform size.

• Images on the bill should be crisp and well-defined; the images on counterfeit bills are sometimes unclear.
For more information about counterfeit money, visit the Bank of Canada website here.

Check  for additional security features on authentic Canadian $20 bill.

What to do if you suspect you are accepting a fraudulent bill during a transaction:
 

• Politely refuse the bill, explaining that you believe that it may be counterfeit.

• Ask for a different bill (check that one as well).

• Advise the person in possession of the bill to check it with the bank or the police.
 

When requesting an alternate bill, be polite; the person in possession of the bill could be an innocent victim who does not realize that the bill is counterfeit. Only ask for an alternate bill if you feel doing so wouldn’t put you at risk.

What to do if you suspect that a note is counterfeit after a transaction:

Check the bill with your bank or police department. If it’s real, you’ll get it back.

What you can do to stop the flow of counterfeit currency:

Take a few moments when exchanging cash to check your bills for authenticity. Once a fraudulent bill has changed hands, the responsibility to surrender the bill to the bank or to the police lies with the holder. Unfortunately, those surrendering counterfeit bills will not be reimbursed – the best defence against this type of fraud is vigilance at the time of the transaction. It is an offence to knowingly transact further business with counterfeit currency.

Inform the police of possible counterfeiting activity in your community. Timely reporting helps police and prosecutors bring counterfeiters to justice.

     May 2, 2018   

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN'S  DEATH  DEEMED  NOT ACCIDENTAL

Police identify victim, seek vehicle

CPL FRANK JANG — INTEGRATED HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION TEAM

n April 30, 2018, at around 2:30 p.m., the Ridge Meadows RCMP received a 911 call from a passerby who found a body in the 14500-block of Hale Road in Pitt Meadows.

Police attended this location and found a deceased male near the dykes.  The victim’s death was deemed a homicide and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in. 

IHIT has been working closely with its partners from the Ridge Meadows RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 43-year-old Ian Roberts of Delta was the victim of homicide.  Mr. Roberts was known to police and investigators believe his murder was not a random act. 

On April 30, 2018, at around 6 a.m., the Langley RCMP recovered a red 1996 GMC Jimmy, similar to the one pictured, that was associated to Mr. Roberts in the area of 56 Avenue and Logan Avenue.  Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have seen this vehicle from Saturday through to the early morning hours on Monday. 

Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT says, “I urge those with information about Mr. Robert’s murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

     May 2, 2018   

 

Chilliwack RCMP

COPS SHUT DOWN HIGH LIFE SHOW

Three arrests, two released on own recognizance, assorted hard drugs, cars seized

CPL MIKE RAIL — UFVRD

 

rugs, cash, and automobiles were seized during the execution of two search warrants by the RCMP.

 

On April 17, 2018 investigators from the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) supported by the Chilliwack Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) executed Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrants in the 46000-block of Hudson Road and the 8700-block of Willow Drive. 

 

Drugs believed to be crystal methamphetamine, cash, automobiles, and articles associated to drug trafficking were seized by officers during the searches.  One man and a woman were arrested and later released by police while a third individual remains in custody on unrelated matters.

 

“Chilliwack RCMP officers have prevented a significant amount of drugs from reaching the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

 RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

 

  Monday, April 30, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

LARGE DRUG BUST

Police clean up the street in small bits at a time

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

urrey RCMP is investigating after a possible fentanyl packaging site was discovered in the City Centre area by a partner agency.

 

On April 24, 2018, BC Bailiffs were executing a Supreme Court Writ of Possession at a residence in the 10400 block of University Drive when the discovery was made.

 

Upon receiving the information from BC Bailiffs, the Surrey RCMP Drug Section began an investigation which included executing a search warrant at the residence.

As a result of the investigation, police located and seized:

• Multiple packaged doses of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.
• Numerous items used in the processing and packaging of drugs.
• Firearm ammunition of various calibers

An adult male has been arrested in connection with the investigation and released. Charges have not been laid as the investigation is on-going.

 

“This residence was located within a city block of 135A Street, which is where some our most vulnerable population reside. It is our hope that this interdiction will have a significant and positive impact on preventing overdoses and the violence associated to the drug trade.” says Sgt Ryan Element.

 

Surrey RCMP investigative teams dedicated to locating drug trafficking operations and identifying those responsible for the drug trade in our city. The public can also help by reporting suspicious activity to police and providing information which will assist us in our goal of keeping Surrey safe.

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca

 

  Monday, April 30, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

TWO DIE IN HAIL OF BULLETS

Police try to put the puzzle together leading up to the deaths

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

hortly after 2:30 a.m. on April 30th, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 6600-block of Eckersley Road after a report of gun fire.

Officers located two deceased victims within the residence. The deaths do not appear to be random.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time pending this investigation.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been contacted and has taken conduct of this investigation. IHIT will be working with in close partnership with the Richmond RCMP.

No further details will be provided at this time.

Further details and media availability will be handled by the IHIT Media Relations Officer.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to please contact the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

  Monday, April 30, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT SOUGHT

Police release composite drawing

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

ssault investigation and is releasing a composite sketch of a suspect.

At approximately 2:00 pm, on October 15, 2017 a woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown male in Hawthorne Park, 10513-0144 Street in Surrey. 

The woman was walking on a trail in the park when she was grabbed from behind by the suspect and sexually assaulted off the trail. Following the assault the suspect left the area and the woman was able to leave the park. The woman was injured in the assault and was taken to the hospital by a family member.

The suspect is described as an adult male, possibly mixed race or indigenous. He is approximately 5'8 - 5'9, short black hair, a short well-groomed beard, brown eyes, flat broad nose. At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing blue basketball-type shorts with a stripe down the side, a blue matching jacket, a white shirt, and had a black backpack.

Surrey RCMP received the report on April 9, 2018 and immediately began an investigation. A composite sketch has been created of the suspect and is being released to the public. Anyone with information that will help identify the suspect is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP.  

Investigators are also seeking potential witnesses who may have been in the park at the time of the assault. Anyone who may have seen or heard anything that may relate to this incident asked to contact Surrey RCMP.

The number to contact Surrey RCMP regarding this investigation is 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  Monday, April 30, 2018 

MAN FOUND SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CAR

Police look for clues leading up to the incident

SGT J. BIRD, ABBOTSFORD

 

passerby called 911 to report that a male was slumped partially outside of his vehicle in a driveway of a residence in the 2200-block of Clearbrook Rd, early this morning at 4:40am.  Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance Service arrived in the area and located the injured male.  BC Ambulance Service immediately transported the male to hospital.

 

Abbotsford Police Patrol officers arrived at the hospital to find a male suffering from puncture wound injuries consistent with a stabbing.  A 38-year-old man is currently being treated by medical personal and remains in serious condition.

 

Major Crime detectives and the Forensic Identification Section are continuing to investigate this incident.

 

The Abbotsford Police Department is appealing to anyone with information about this incident to call us at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

  Monday, April 30, 2018 

SURREY PD

POLICE DESTROY SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE

FOUND IN CAR

Driver stays mum

S./SGT M.A. HEDDERSON

t approximately 8:30 P.M., Officers of the Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police located a suspicious package inside of a vehicle on King George Blvd near 102nd Ave., Surrey, B.C.  The area was cordoned off for safety.  The occupant of the vehicle would not identify what was in the package.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Explosives Disposal Unit attended to the scene to examine the suspicious package.  They were unable to determine exactly what was in the package, and the package was destroyed on scene as a precaution. The investigation into this mater is continuing.

 

  Friday, April 27, 2018 

ABBOTSFORD PD

STASH THE CASH 

Officer at drug bust caught stuffing money into his sock November 2017

SGTJ. BIRD

 

n November 2017, Abbotsford Police Department Drug Enforcement Officers executed search warrants at a residence in relation to a drug trafficking investigation. While searching the suspects’ residence pursuant to a search authority, officers located cash, weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Brian MacDonald was subsequently charged with eight counts of PPT.  His trial is underway in Abbotsford Provincial court this week. 

 

During the trial, clips from surveillance video taken inside the premises being searched showed an image of an Abbotsford Police officer that raised concerns that a theft of money may have occurred.  That officer gave evidence in court that he placed the money in his sock as part of an ill-conceived joke and, that he had put the money back.  As part of his testimony the officer denied that he had stolen the money.  This allegation pertains to the actions of one police officer. 

 

The Abbotsford Police Department has asked the RCMP to undertake an investigation into the conduct of this officer, and to determine if a criminal offence has occurred. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has been advised of the circumstances so a public trust investigation under the Police Act can be inititiated. The officer has been removed from operational policing duties pending the outcome of the investigation.

 

  Thursday, April 27, 2018 

 

POCO RCMP

BANK ROBBER SOUGHT

Police hope to identify man who's in video

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

olice are looking for your help to find a suspect who was wearing more than just the usual disguise when he allegedly robbed a bank in in the 2500 block of Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, on November 1, 2017.

Typically we have a high solve rate for bank robberies but we need your help to find this rather unusual suspect, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. The suspect appeared to have either a self-tanning product or heavy foundation makeup on his face and neck. It may be that he was trying to hide tattoos, a facial scar or some other distinguishing feature.

The alleged robber is described as:

• Aboriginal or Caucasian
• Round faced with heavy foundation makeup or self-tanner
• Heavy build
• Between 35 to 40 years of age
• Wearing dark sunglasses, a navy windbreaker-style jacket with a New England Patriots logo
• dark blue jeans, and a dark baseball cap with the LA logo of the Los Angeles Dodgers

If you recognize the suspect, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the robbery section (file 2017-35104). If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit solvecrime.ca.

  Friday, April 27, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

PROWLER WANTED

Multiple break-ins perplexes police

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

 

t is an unusual and perplexing case for Richmond RCMP.

A suspect or suspects allegedly entered a property in the 7000-block of Belair Drive on several occasions beginning in early January of 2018. However, nothing was reported as missing or stolen. This appeared to have stopped in mid-February of 2018 when owners upgraded their home security set-up.

Investigators followed up on a number of leads but have thus far been unable to identify a suspect. No past police cases have similar details and no new cases have surfaced. The Richmond RCMP is releasing a security photo in the hope that someone might recognize a suspect.

The suspect is described as:

• Male, possibly of Asian Decent
• Thin build
• Black ¾ length dark coloured coat
• Dark pants
• White athletic-style sneakers

“This is a highly unusual case from the standpoint of our investigators,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

“There have not been any losses reported but some property has been damaged and in one instance, items within the residence were meticulously moved and reconfigured in a new location. If not for the security footage, we might have been inclined to consider that the intrusions were the work of some type of poltergeist” adds Cpl. Hwang.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact Corporal Kyle Simpson of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  Thursday, April 27, 2018 

IHIT RCMP

POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH

Death leaves more questions than answers

SGT. A MCKINNEY

 

n April 26, 2018, just after 3:30 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to 12 Avenue between 176 Street and 184 Street after a report of a suspicious death was received. Upon police attendance, a deceased adult was located.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP.

Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase, no further information will be provided at this time. Further details and media availability will be handled by the IHIT Media Relations Officer.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

UPDATE:

On April 26, 2018 just after 3:30 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a deceased male found roadside in the 17800-block of 12th Avenue.  The victim had injuries consistent with homicide.    

 

Soon after the discovery of the victim on 12th Avenue, the Surrey RCMP received a call of a vehicle (no further description) on fire in the 18700-block of 28th Avenue.  Investigators believe this vehicle may be related to the homicide and anyone with information about this vehicle is asked to contact the police. 

 

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and is working closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence. 

 

The victim has now been identified as 24-year-old Amin Vinepal (photograph attached) of Delta.  IHIT is releasing Mr. Vinepal’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death.  Mr. Vinepal was known to police and associated to gang activity.  Investigators believe Mr. Vinepal’s murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.   

 

“There are people who have information about what happened to Mr. Vinepal,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “I urge anyone with information to please come forward and speak with IHIT so that we can hold those responsible to account.”

 

  Thursday, April 27, 2018 

GANGSTER GETS JAIL

RANA sentenced to 12 years

ASST. DWAYNE MACDONALD

oday, sentencing was concluded for a 2016 shots fired investigation with Saeed Rana receiving 12 years in prison. Last November John Cullen received a ten-year sentence for attempted murder on this file. The third accused cannot be named due to a publication ban. I would like to express my appreciation to the victim’s family, our city’s residents, BC Prosecution Service, and the many investigators that were involved in this case.

On the afternoon of April 4th, 2016, Surrey RCMP responded to shots fired incident in the area of 86th A Avenue and 140th Street. Officers located a male suffering from a single gunshot wound who was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

What followed was an intense and far-ranging investigation that involved a joint forces operation with the Surrey RCMP, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC), Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT) and BC RCMP, as well as assistance from other police agencies across the country.

As the investigation unfolded, it became clear that the victim was mistakenly identified by rival drug trafficking groups. This further compounds the senseless nature of this type of violence.

Following countless hours of intelligence and evidence gathering, we were collectively able to identify, track, and arrest three people who were later charged.

This investigation is a reminder of the skill, complexity, and time required to build a case and obtain the proper evidence needed for a successful prosecution. I am proud of all who were involved in this file and grateful to our policing partners for their support and assistance.

The Lower Mainland Gang Conflict remains our top priority. As history has shown us, the end result for individuals involved in the drug trade is almost always the same – an untimely death or prison.

Ultimately, as a community, we need to use education and early intervention to prevent these type of incidents from happening in the first place. Over the past three years, the Surrey RCMP has worked diligently to enhance our efforts in these areas with new gang prevention programs, increased engagement with youth, and more supports for parents.

 

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

POLICE SEEK SHOPLIFTER

Suspect also linked to stolen vehicle in Abbotsford

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

CMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect captured by a Yale Road business security camera.

 

The photograph shows the suspect shoplifting from a business in the 45000-block of Yale Road, which was reported to Chilliwack RCMP on the morning of April 13, 2018.

 

General Duty (GD) investigators continue to pursue leads that have associated the individual with an automobile reported stolen to the Abbotsford police and linked to a shoplifting complaint received by the Langley RCMP in early April.

 

“Criminals do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries when committing crime,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson of the UFVRD. “RCMP are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying this person”.

 

Anyone with information to identify this individual is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SCHOOLGIRL FOLLOWED

Suspect Description forthcoming

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

UPDATE: The suspect in this incident is described as a light skinned male, possibly of Asian descent, approximately 6’0” tall, with a medium build. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, and a dark blue balaclava type mask. A colourful tattoo was visible on his lower wrist.

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of a suspicious person who was reported to have followed a young girl as she walked to school this morning.


Police received a report that at approximately 8:15 am, on April 25, 2018, an unknown person followed a young girl as she was walking in the 14400-block of 102 Avenue. The unknown person followed the girl until she caught up with a group of people walking in the area.


Police are still investigating this incident and a description is not yet available for release. An update to this information will be provided when possible.


Surrey RCMP are providing tips for parents who wish to speak to their children about personal safety precautions:

• Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
• Walk with friends.
• Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
• Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
• Don’t assist strangers.
• Trust your instincts and your feelings.
• Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with more information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or
www.solvecrime.ca

 

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

HIT AND RUN 188th AVE

Suspect involved in two crashes

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to advance the investigation into an alleged dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and hit and run collision.

At approximately 8:23 pm on April 8, 2018, a grey or silver coloured Acura TL was reported to be driving erratically travelling eastbound on Fraser Highway at 188 Avenue. Minutes later, at 8:26 pm, a vehicle matching the description was allegedly involved in a hit and run collision at Fraser Highway at 176 Street.

Moments after the hit and run collision, a second collision occurred in the 16600 block of 64 Avenue. This collision involved a grey Acura TL which investigators believe is the same vehicle. The driver was arrested at the scene and later released. Charges have not been laid as the investigation is on-going. 

Investigators are seeking witnesses, specifically drivers, who may been in the area around this time and have dash cam footage of the collision or of the suspect’s driving behaviour in advance of the collisions. 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 

 

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

IHIT RCMP

POLICE WORK ON COLD CASE

Marissa Shen, 13 death deemed random

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continues to pursue all avenues of investigation in the Marrisa Shen homicide. On July 18, 2017, Miss Shen was reported missing by her family and was later found deceased in Burnaby’s Central Park. Her death was deemed a homicide and a random act.

IHIT investigators consulted with the RCMP Behavioural Sciences Group to develop a criminal profile of the person believed to be responsible for Miss Shen’s murder. Criminal profilers believe the unknown offender may have lived near Central Park on July 18, 2017 and may have demonstrated any of the following behaviours after Miss Shen’s death.

• Unexpectedly moved (permanently or temporarily);
• Uncharacteristically avoided the Central Park area;
• Withdrew from social or family activities;
• Missed work or scheduled appointments;
• Showed suicidal gestures or attempts;
• Showed interest or special attention to the media coverage related to Marrisa Shen`s death;

and/or Increased or decreased his or her drug and/or alcohol use.

IHIT continues to work closely with its partners including the Burnaby RCMP. "There continues to be a high-degree of public interest in the homicide of Miss Shen," says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. "I strongly urge anyone with information or anyone who may recognize these characteristics and behaviours in someone they know, to please come forward and speak with IHIT."

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

CAR THIEF TAKES THE BAIT

Volunteers help recover 17 vehicles

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

n April 16th, 2018, Surrey RCMP were notified of a bait car activation in the north end of the city. Officers observed two males inside the vehicle and driving the vehicle at different times as well as unloading items from the back of the vehicle. Surrey RCMP General Duty officers, with assistance from the Surrey RCMP’s Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT), arrested the two males and took them into custody without incident.

Joel FALK, 29-years-old of Surrey, has now been charged with one count of Theft of Motor Vehicle, one count of Possession of a Break-in instrument, and one count of Mischief over $5,000.


Bryan Christopher BECKER, 42 years old of Surrey, has now been charged with one count of Theft of Motor Vehicle and one count of Possession of a Break-in instrument.

“Thanks to the efforts of programs like the Bait Car, and other proactive enforcement and preventative measures, auto crime is on the decline in Surrey,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “Together with the combined efforts of our specialized teams, analysts, and multi-jurisdictional partners we can identify, track, and arrest prolific auto thieves that much quicker and efficiently in our community.”

In addition, Surrey RCMP volunteers have also been assisting police and educating the community about auto crime theft and prevention. Volunteers with our Stolen Auto Recovery (SAR) program have already exceeded last year’s total by helping recover 17 stolen vehicles in Surrey so far this year. This past month, two volunteers located a stolen vehicle being driven around the city and were instrumental in helping officers, with the assistance of BC RCMP Air 1, arrest the suspect.

Surrey RCMP recognizes Auto Crime Enforcement Month this month and reminds the public to be vigilant when it comes be protecting your vehicle and belongings. Auto crime is often the starting point for further crimes in the community and is why we encourage the public to report auto crime and suspicious activity immediately. The detachment also recognize the invaluable contributions made to public safety by all our volunteers.

 

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

IHIT RCMP

POLICE NOT GIVING UP ON 2011

Surrey Mounties reach out to the community for leads on Devon Bell

CPL. FRANK JANG

early two weeks after the tragic stabbing death of 19-year-old Devon Allaire-Bell, police are still looking for the suspects.

Investigators have reviewed video that came from the school. The video has assisted the investigation in determining some of what occurred that fateful night.

Police are releasing a portion of the video that depicts five males leaving the park. Some of the males are dressed in darker clothing, one is in a white track suit and one other appears to be wearing a grey track suit. The two light-colored track suits are very distinctive and it is felt by investigators that someone will know who these people are. Person(s) involved in the altercation with Devon Allaire-Bell may have suffered injuries as a result as well. Police are stressing that there may be persons in this group that did not do anything wrong and that investigators want to speak with these individuals.

Investigators have also learned that there is a group of people who regularly congregate in and around the wooded area behind the school. It has been reported that this group has been known to harass and intimidate people walking through the area. Police are interested in finding out who these people are.

During the initial days after the murder, police conducted a very thorough, comprehensive search in the fields and wooded area behind the school. Additionally, homicide investigators conducted searches in nearby garbage dumpsters and trash receptacles located at local businesses. All of these searches netted a great deal of evidence that may well be linked to the homicide.

We are not able to specifically state what evidence we found. We can say, we are pleased with what was found and we will be sending a number of submissions to the lab for analysis, says Cpl. Dale Carr, spokesperson for IHIT.

Investigators are also looking to speak to the two adult males thought to be in their mid-twenties that had a brief encounter with first responding police officers on the night of this incident. Police encountered the males as the officers were moving through the bush area to look for the stabbing victims. The males aided the officers by providing direction for the officers.

 

  Friday, April 20, 2018 

MASSET RCMP

WANTED: DAVID PATRICK JACK THOMPSON

Don't approach him, just call police

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

he Masset RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a man wanted for

2 counts of Assault.

THOMPSON is described as:

• 54 years of age
• Caucasian male
• 183 cm (6’)
• 75 kg (168 lbs)
• Hazel eyes
• Slender Build

If you see THOMPSON, or know of his whereabouts, contact the Masset RCMP at 250 626-3991or the police of jurisdiction in your area. Under no circumstances should you confront THOMPSON, or try to apprehend him.

 

  Friday, April 20, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE

Woman remains in hospital in serious condition, police seek witnesses

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP are asking witnesses to come forward to assist the investigation of a pedestrian involved motor vehicle collision which occurred on April 16, 2018.

 

Shortly after 9:30 pm on April 16, 2018, an adult woman was struck by a car as she was crossing eastbound across 140th Street in the crosswalk at 90th Avenue. The woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver remained at the scene, rendered aid to the injured woman, and is cooperating with police.

 

Two other individuals were walking in the crosswalk at the time of the incident and it is believed that they are witnesses to the collision. Investigators are asking for them to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

No charges have been laid as the investigation by the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team is on-going.

 

  Thursday, April 19, 2018 

CHASE RCMP

MAN CUT WITH LARGE KNIFE DURING DRUNKEN BRAWL

Victim received non-life threatening injuries, suspect turned himself in later

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

n Tuesday April 17th, 2018 at 3:25 pm, the Chase RCMP responded to a report of a fight at a residence in the 8500-block of Holding Road near Adams Lake, BC.

Chase RCMP Police Dog Services and BC Ambulance Service arrived on-scene to find the victim, a 50-year-old male from Lee Creek, had sustained non-life-threatening injuries and Air Ambulance was requested and transported the victim to hospital for medical treatment. The suspect had fled from the scene.

Investigation determined the victim was involved in an altercation with a 44-year-old man from the Chase area. During the altercation the suspect brandished a large machete style knife and struck the victim causing the injury.

On Wednesday April 18th, 2018, the suspect turned himself in to the Chase RCMP Detachment. He was placed under arrest and later released on a Promise to Appear in Kamloops Provincial Court on June 4th, 2018. Chase RCMP will be forwarding a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of criminal charges.

The victim and suspect are casual acquaintances. The motive for the altercation is unknown but alcohol was a factor.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Thursday, April 19, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

FLATFOOTED SUSPECT

CAUGHT BY FLEET-FOOTED COP

Officer got a little exercise catching man

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

ust after 2 a.m. on April 18, 2018 Chilliwack RCMP received a report that a prowler was inside a fenced compound in the 44000-block of Progress Way. General Duty (GD) officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Section (IPDS) immediately arrived at the scene where an alert GD officer observed an individual leaving the property through a hole in the security fence.

 

Once discovered, the suspect sprinted away from police, only to be quickly caught and taken into custody by the officer. Evidence linking the suspect to theft from the compound was seized by police during the arrest.

 

“The immediate response of police resources and a fleetfooted GD officer played a significant role in the arrest of the suspect,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

David Stephen Wilgosh, 44, has been charged with break and enter and commit theft under $5000, mischief under $5000, and possession of break-in instruments. Mr. Wilgosh remains in custody pending a court date in late April.

 

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Thursday, April 19, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MCELWEE STILL MISSING

AFTER FIVE YEARS

Police appeal to public for help solving cold case

SGT, JENNIFER POUND

 

ive years ago Kellen McElwee went missing. Investigators believed he met with foul play and on April 22, 2008 ,the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the file.


“Police have received many tips throughout the years but none that have led us to Kellen’s body, doing so remains our priority,” says Sgt. Jennifer Pound.


Based on the information gathered to date, police have not been able to make any conclusive links to gangs, drugs or organized crime as being responsible for the disappearance of Kellen.


On April 2, 2008, Burnaby RCMP released photos of a male obtained through video footage from Kellen McElwee’s condo building. The male in the photos was wearing a winter jacket with a fur rimmed hood and carrying a DC brand backpack.


Today’s date marks the 5th anniversary since Kellen’s disappearance. His parents, Len and Paula McElwee, would like to address the media in hopes of reaching the public who have information on their son’s location.


Investigators would like to take this opportunity to ask those individuals that have intimate knowledge about this homicide to come forward.


“Five years is a very long time to hold on to this information and we know that lifestyles can change significantly in this period of time. With the change of lifestyle comes better decision making and choices. We are asking that you make the choice to come forward with information that will allow this family to feel at peace,” says Sgt. Jennifer Pound

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT TIP LINE at 1-877-551-4448 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

DIAL-A-DOPE BUST

Police grab huge haul

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

fter a two-month long investigation into drug trafficking, Williams Lake RCMP have arrested seven local residents and one individual from Port Coquitlam in connection with a dial-a-dope operation that had been operating in the Williams Lake area.

Williams Lake General Investigation Section, Crime Reduction Unit, along with specialized support sections, seized over $70,000 in cocaine and cash. A search warrant executed on a residence in Williams Lake resulted in further evidence to support potential charges of drug trafficking.

A multi-unit coordinated response over several months permitted this investigation to be a success. It is a testament to the dedicated officers who worked long endured hours to make this investigation a success and our community safer. I believe the targeting of these multi-level sophisticated cocaine traffickers will certainly impact the crime trends associated to drugs and violence making these offenders fully accountable within the court system. said Insp Jeff Pelley, OIC Williams Lake Detachment.

  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 

 

NEW HAZELTON RCMP

DANGEROUS MAN

Lane Steven Peepchuk wanted for several serious charges

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

he New Hazelton RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a wanted man. On Monday April 9 2018 New Hazelton RCMP executed a search warrant at PEEPCHUK’S residence after receiving a report of forcible confinement. On scene, police learn that PEEPCHUK also stole the victim’s car. The vehicle is described as a 2013, 4 door Honda Accord, British Columbia license plate FK170B. During the search, police also seized multiple firearms.

Police believe that PEEPCHUK travels to the Prince George and Surrey areas and may be using the victim’s car for transportation. PEEPCHUK is possibly armed and is to be considered dangerous.

The photo of the vehicle shown here is a likeness of the car and not the actual vehicle

Under no circumstances should anyone try to apprehend PEEPCHUK. If you see him, or know his whereabouts call the New Hazelton RCMP at 250 842-5244. Do not confront PEEPCHUK.

• Forcible Confinement
• Assault with a weapon
• Robbery
• Uttering Threats
• 3 Counts of Breach of an Undertaking
• First Nations Male
• 183 cm (6’)
• 87 kg (221 lbs)
• Black hair
• Brown eyes

  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

Police Look for Groper

South Asian man attacked woman in store

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect after a woman was allegedly groped while shopping in the City Centre area in March, 2018.

 

Shortly before 1:30 pm, on March 15, 2018, a woman was groped while shopping in a store located in the 10100-block of King George Boulevard.

 

The suspect is described as a South Asian male, with black hair, a black partial beard, approximately 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 160 lbs, wearing a grey t-shirt, a green jacket, white runners, and white shoes.

 

After exhausting other investigational avenues, the Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  Monday, April 16, 2018 

Chilliwack RCMP

Dave Dog Saves Day

Police K-9 tracks suspect on the  run

CPL. MIKE RAIL

n alert Chilliwack RCMP officer and a determined police dog caught a suspect as he fled from a vehicle after allegedly failing to stop for police.

On April 6, 2018, police were nearby when a driver crashed his vehicle into the front yard of a residence in the 46000-block of Portage Avenue. The driver abandoned the vehicle and then fled the scene. But he didn’t get far.

A Chilliwack RCMP Priority Offender Suppression (POST) officer supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Section quickly converged at the scene of the abandoned auto. Following a short track, police service dog DAVE located the suspect who was then arrested by the RCMP.

“Thanks to an alert POST officer and the timely arrival of police service dog DAVE to the crash site the suspect was apprehended,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

David Allen Geoghegan, 27, has been charged with flight, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and fail to comply with probation order. Mr. Geoghegan remains in custody.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Monday, April 16, 2018 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

Dumb and Dumber

Pot dispensary sellers jump gun by selling product prior to legalization

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

illiams Lake RCMP have executed a second search warrant on the same business following an intense investigation into marijuana trafficking.

Three individuals were arrested as a result of the investigation. Investigators will be working with the BC Prosecution Service and pursuing charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. One of the individuals arrested is currently facing similar charges from a previous file.

During the search, police located and seized over 2 kilograms of marijuana, a large sum of cash, as well as property directly related to drug trafficking.

The RCMP enforces the laws of Canada and, while we understand that there are changes coming, currently drug trafficking, including marijuana, is illegal. The RCMP continues to target illicit drug trafficking in the community and it is a high priority of the detachment said Insp Jeff Pelley, OIC Williams Lake Detachment. We take this very seriously and are committed to seeking evidence to support charges and hold people accountable who actively participate in these types of offences."

  Monday, April 16, 2018 

North Van RCMP

Stand-Off Ends Peacefully

ERT talks man out of burned out house

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

five-hour standoff with a barricaded male has ended without incident. The incident unfolded at approximately 7:00 pm on April 15, 2018 in the 1500-block of Dovercourt Road, North Vancouver. Neighbours in the residential area reported to police observing seeing a male enter the home which on April 13, 2018, received extensive fire damage. The home was deemed to be uninhabitable.

When police attended the residence they were met by a 44 year-old male that stated that he would not leave the home and verbally threatened to shoot the police with a weapon he had in his possession.

The Lower Mainland Combined Forces Emergency Response Team was activated and attended the location. At approximately midnight, after lengthy negotiations with the barricaded male, he was arrested without incident. There were no injuries as a result of the standoff. The male is reported to be the son of the homeowners, who were not at home at the time. The male was held in police custody and will appear in court today on various related charges. The incident is still under investigation.

 

  Sunday, April 15, 2018 

Chilliwack RCMP

Break and Enter Artist Suspect Sought

Police reach out to the community for leads

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

CMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect captured by a downtown business security camera.

 

The photograph shows the suspect in a break and enter to a business in the 46000-block of Yale Road, which was reported to Chilliwack RCMP on the morning of March 26, 2018.

 

General Duty investigators supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) conducted a thorough examination of the scene as they gathered evidence which included images of a suspect taken by the property’s security camera.

 

“RCMP are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying this individual,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson of the UFVRD.

 

Anyone with information to this event is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Sunday, April 15, 2018 

Surrey RCMP

Spa Man Arrested for Sexual Assault

Mounties look for other possible victims to come forward

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an on-going investigation involving five incidents of alleged sexual assault at two beauty spas in Surrey.

 

These incidents took place between 2016 and 2018 at the Iris Day Spas located at 1620 152 Street and at 10160 152 Street in Surrey.

The victims in these incidents were customers at the spa and were allegedly sexually assaulted by an employee while receiving massages.


During the course of this investigation, a suspect was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault in relation to two incidents that occurred in December of 2017. Rongxian Li, 58 years old, is scheduled to appear in court next on  April 19, 2018.

 

The investigation into the 2016 incident and two incidents in 2018 is still ongoing. While officers have identified a suspect in the 2016 incident, only one of the two suspects in the 2018 incidents has been identified. None of the suspects are currently employed at this business. 

 

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is investigating and officers believe there may be other victims who have not yet come forward.

 

"Reporting a sexual assault to police can be a very difficult thing to do, as it is a very personal event,” says Sergeant Chad Greig. “Our Special Victims Unit takes sexual assault allegations very seriously and works closely with our Victim Services to ensure emotional support is provided throughout the investigation and court processes."

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Chilliwack RCMP

Promontory School Vandals Arrested

Police say community helped the investigation

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

ne suspect was arrested, while two other’s surrendered to police custody over the weekend as the Chilliwack RCMP move forward in their investigation into the vandalism of Promontory School, reported on March 29, 2018.

 

"We received overwhelming assistance from the public which aided our investigators to identify three teenage suspects,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

On April 6, 2018, the first suspect was arrested by police followed on the same evening by the two remaining individuals surrendering to police custody. All were later released from custody by police.

 

On April 7, 2018, the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) supported by the Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Duty (GD) executed a Criminal Code search warrant of a residence in the 45000-block of Spruce Drive where police seized property linked to the school.

 

Crime Prevention and Operational Support (CPOS) officers continue to liaise with school officials as police analyze evidence gathered during the investigation.

 

The RCMP will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of Criminal Code charges for break and enter to commit theft over $5000 and break and enter to commit mischief over $5000.

 

“Police resources working together with community members were critical to identifying suspects in our investigation,” said Rail.

 

 RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Fort St. John RCMP

Unidentified Body Found, Suspicious Fires

Police look for homeowner and ask the community for leads in case

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

n March 30, 2018 at 3:16 a.m. the Fort St. John RCMP began an investigation into a report of a residential fire on Hannaford Road in the Charlie Lake area which resulted in extensive damage to the home.

 

At approximately 6:29 a.m. a report was received that the Hannaford Road home owner’s vehicle was on fire on Golf Course Road in the Charlie Lake area.

 

The North District Major Crimes Unit with assistance from the Fort St. John Detachment, Forensic Specialists, North District Regional GIS, and Police Dog Services are continuing the investigation into the suspicious fires.

 

During the scene examination of the residence on Hannaford Road investigators located human remains. Those remains have not yet been identified. The BC Coroners Service is responsible for determining the identity of the found human remains and is in the very early stages of its investigation.

 

The homeowner, John BANKY, is still considered a missing person. Mr. BANKY is described as 55-years-old, 5’9 tall (175 cm), 190 lbs (86 kgs), Hazel eyes, and red hair.

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

 

  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Coquitlam RCMP

Late Night Gunplay Leaves Man Wounded

Mounties are confident eventually they'll find those responsible

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

lthough it is early in the investigation, Coquitlam RCMP investigators do not believe that a shooting near the corner of Foster Avenue and Aspen Street in Coquitlam was random.

Police were called at about 11:20 p.m. last night (April 10, 2018) when witnesses heard a series of gunshots and saw two cars speeding away. Shortly afterward, a 21-year-old man from Richmond checked himself into hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Investigators are still looking for suspects.

The victim, and some witnesses who were in close proximity to the shooting, have been less than fully cooperative, but investigators are optimistic that members of the public will be able to provide more helpful information.

If you saw something or heard something, or have any information that may help this investigation, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file 2018-10844).

If you have a tip that must remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit solvecrime.ca.

  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 

 

Chilliwack RCMP

Police Warn of On-Line Dating Scams

Mounties arrest and charge pair after alleged knifepoint robbery of unsuspecting person

CPL. MIKE RAIL/FACEBOOK PHOTOS

 

he charges stem from a call received by the Chilliwack RCMP on April 5, 2018 around 4:30 p.m. to report a person had been robbed at knifepoint while visiting an apartment in the 9400-block of Cook Street. 

 

Officers arrived at the address where their investigation led them to evidence linking an on-line dating site and a pair of individuals to the robbery.  The suspects were quickly located and taken into custody by police.

 

Alexis Kasey Nicole Neill, 25, and Kyle James Wall, 27, each face one charge of robbery.

 

“RCMP caution that everyone you meet on-line may not be who they represent themselves to be.  Use discretion when going out on those first dates,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

On-line dating tips:

• Make first dates in a public place

• Tell a friend about your date plans

• Drive to the date and home by yourself

• Stay sober

 RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS

 

  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 

Surrey RCMP

With A Little Help From My Friends

Police arrest Hit & Run driver

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

ith help from the public, Surrey RCMP has identified the driver allegedly involved in a pedestrian hit and run which occurred on March 18, 2018.

Both the driver and the passenger of the suspect vehicle were arrested on April 4, 2018. Both were later released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. Charges have not been laid at this time, as the investigation is continuing. 

“Having the witness video available to share with the public was very important in this case,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “Ultimately it was people who were willing to do the right thing and come forward with information who advanced the investigation.

The Surrey RCMP would like to thank the media for helping distribute the images which assisted in identifying the alleged driver and passenger.

Drivers in British Columbia are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident. Failure to remain at the scene of an accident carries penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act or may lead to criminal charges.

 

  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 

Surrey RCMP

Drunk Driver Charged

Crown Council socks it to man who killed two in 2016

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

ollowing a lengthy investigation by the Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT), a 28-year old man from Surrey has been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred in 2016.

In the early morning hours of May 22, 2016, Surrey RCMP began their investigation of a serious motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 88 Avenue and 152 Street, which involved multiple vehicles.

The collision seriously injured three people, and killed two men.

Syed Munim Ahmed has been charged with:

• 2 counts of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death
• 1 count of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm
• 2 counts of Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death
• 1 count of Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm
• 2 counts of Impaired operation of a motor vehicle over 80mg% causing death
• 1 count of Impaired operation of a motor vehicle over 80mg% causing bodily harm

“The alleged actions of one individual have had an enormous impact on the lives of everyone involved in this collision,” says Inspector Shawna Baher. “For those who were seriously injured, those who witnessed this tragedy, and for the families involved, we hope that entering the court process can be the first step in finding closure.”

Surrey RCMP is committed to making our roadways safe. If you witness a suspected impaired driver, call police as soon as it is safe to do so. For more information on the dangers of impaired driving and the penalties involved, please visit the Surrey RCMP’s website.

 

  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 

100 Mile House RCMP

Police Arrest Gunman

Man taken to hospital with undermined injuries

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

s the police were responding to this call, shots were heard in the downtown area of 100 Mile House. 

The police immediately set up a containment area and two businesses were locked down.

Extra resources were called to assist including the Emergency Response Team from Prince George and Police Dog Services from Williams Lake.  

A male matching the description was seen walking away from the area. When confronted, the man indicated he had a gun and was arrested without incident. There were no injuries reported however the man was taken to hospital for a medical treatment.

Charges relating to the misuse of a handgun are being recommended to Crown against the 42-year-old male, a resident of the 100 Mile House area.

  Sunday, April 8, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

Police Break Up Gang

Chopper used in surveillance  

SGT JUDY BIRD

n Saturday, March 24th, 2018, the Abbotsford Police Department’s newly formed Gang Crime Unit (GCU), with the assistance of APD Patrol officers, attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be involved in the drug trade.  The vehicle accelerated away from police, striking a marked police vehicle.  With the assistance of Police Helicopter Air 1, CFSEU, and the LMD Police Dog Service, the vehicle was followed covertly.  The driver was arrested when he stepped out of the vehicle after parking in Coquitlam.

 

Harniel Singh SINGH, 22-years-old, was charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving while prohibited, and failure to remain at an accident.

 

On Thursday, April 5th, 2018, only twelve days after Mr. SINGH’s previous arrest, the APD Gang Crime Unit, with the assistance of Police Helicopter Air 1, the IRSU Prohibited Driver Enforcement Team and the LMD Police Dog Service, located and arrested Mr. SINGH on outstanding charges of uttering threats. A police service dog was required to apprehend Mr. SINGH as he attempted to flee on foot when APD officers pulled over the vehicle he was in.

 

Once in custody, a search of Mr. SINGH netted a large quantity of fentanyl and crack cocaine, pre-packaged for sale. As a result, Mr. SINGH has been further charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and obstruction.

 

At the time of his arrest, Mr. SINGH was in the company of 19-year-old Shahid Sirah PATEL, who is also now facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl and cocaine.

 

  Friday, April 6, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

Do Not Pass Go,

Go Directly to Jail

Police set out bait car 

CPL. MIKE RAIL


he Bait car program is coordinated by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) who maintain one of the largest bait car fleets in North America. The fleet provides police access to recreational vehicles, mobile cargo units, motorcycles, ATV’s, boats, and snowmobiles, which may be stocked with a range of bait property, before being parked in areas identified as high risk for crime.

“The reduction and prevention of auto crime remains a priority for Chilliwack RCMP. The Bait car program is a valuable instrument utilized by our officers to meet that challenge,” said Inspector Davy Lee of the Chilliwack RCMP.

The RCMP are also reminding vehicle owners that theft is a crime of opportunity and can be avoided by practicing some prevention techniques.

Tips to avoid being a victim of auto crime:

• When leaving items in your vehicle store them out of sight and remove valuables at night.
• Remove garage door openers from vehicle at night.
• Lock vehicle doors.
• Do not keep spare keys to the vehicle in the vehicle.
“Steal a bait car – go to jail,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

To learn about the Bait car program visit IMPACT and for more tips to protect yourself from auto crime visit RCMP or our partners from ICBC on line.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

 

  Friday, April 6, 2018 

IHIT RCMP

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

Squamish woman found dead in home, random say Mounties 

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

aena Henry was found dead in her Squamish home on March 27, 2018.  The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken conduct of the investigation.

On March 27, 2018, the Squamish RCMP received a report of a woman found dead in a residence in the 37900 block of Third Avenue.  The Squamish RCMP investigators conducted an initial examination of the scene and the BC Coroners Service was engaged in the investigation.  The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death were suspicious and IHIT took conduct of the investigation.

IHIT continues to work with its partners from the Squamish RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Service, and the BC Coroners Service to gather evidence.  

In order to further the ongoing investigation, IHIT is confirming that 28-year-old Raena Henry, a Squamish resident and member of the Pauquachin First Nation, was the victim of homicide.  At this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to link Miss Henry’s death to gangs, drugs or organized crime. 

“From the evidence collected so far, investigators believe that Miss Henry’s death was not random.” Corporal Frank JANG of IHIT says, “Investigators would like to speak with anyone who knew Miss Henry, or has information about the circumstances surrounding her death.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT, or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS

  Friday, April 6, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

Prolific Offender Arrested

Mounties get nefarious character off the street 

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) has arrested Alexander Eaton, one of the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team’s (IMPACT) top 10 most wanted auto crime offenders. 

On April 3, 2018 Surrey RCMP ACTT officers were conducting pro-active patrols when they located an Acura EL sedan which had been reported stolen earlier in the day.  The stolen Acura was mobile when it was located, and with the assistance of the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) and the BC RCMP’s Air 1 helicopter, officers were able to safely monitor the vehicle until the driver stopped.  

The vehicle was driven to Coquitlam Centre Mall where the driver was subsequently arrested.

During the investigation police also located and seized multiple doses of suspected narcotics, a replica pistol and numerous knives.

Twenty-five-year old Alexander Eaton of Surrey has been charged with:

• Theft of motor vehicle

• Possession of stolen property

• Resisting Arrest

•  Breach of Recognizance

• Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession of a controlled substance

“Surrey RCMP greatly benefits from the public’s help in combatting auto crime. We encourage the public to report stolen vehicles and suspicious activity immediately,“ says Cpl Elenore Sturko. “Be vigilant when it comes to protecting your vehicle and belongings.”

April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month in BC. For more information on auto crime prevention please visit the Surrey RCMP website

Anyone with information that will help the Surrey RCMP in its efforts to put the breaks on auto crime is asked to contact us at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  Friday, April 6, 2018 

LANGLEY RCMP

Woman Assaulted in Her Home

Police scour area, looking for tips 

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

n Tuesday April 3, 2018, at 12:33 PM, 100 Mile House RCMP received a report that a male had allegedly made threats of physical harm to staff.

 

A woman was grabbed from behind as she put out her trash around 9:30 last night (April 3rd).  She was taken back into her home and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. 

 

Police need your help to locate bedding removed from the crime scene.  The victim’s purse was also believed to have been taken from the residence and is described as grey with silver trimmings.  If either are located, please call the police immediately.

 

The victim was transported to hospital and is understandably traumatized.  She will be supported in every possible way by Langley RCMP Client Support and Victim Services.

 

Langley Serious Crime Unit has assumed conduct of this investigation and are engaging the assistance of multiple ‘supports’ including Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog Services, the Behavioural Sciences Group and officers from all units within Langley RCMP Detachment.

 

Numerous officers will be canvassing the neighbourhood to collect any potential evidence and the missing sheets and purse.

 

Superintendent Murray POWER, Officer in Charge Langley RCMP, “It goes without saying that this incident is very disturbing.  I can’t stress enough how important it is for residents to be hyper vigilant and always cognizant of their surroundings.  If you see someone suspicious in your neighbourhood - call the police.  This type of assault effects the safety and security of the entire community.  Langley RCMP is treating this as a priority invetigation.”

 

Langley RCMP is asking anyone with information that might assist with this investigation to please call the Langley Tip Line at 604-532-3398.

 

  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

IIOC RCMP

Witnesses Sought to Pedestrian-MVA

Elderly woman remains in hospital after police cruiser accident 

IIOC/Google images

he Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking key witnesses to a Motor Vehicle Incident that occurred in Chilliwack.

The IIO has identified the following witnesses as being able to provide valuable information to the investigation.

  • A man with a mustache wearing a black baseball cap (with a logo on the front), a black vest, a short sleeve blue shirt, grey pants, and black shoes

  • A person wearing a red baseball cap, wearing a black jacket and red running shoes

These pedestrians were seen walking northbound on the west side of Tyson Road at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday March 30 (near Cumberland Avenue), next to the library at the time of the collision.

The IIO is asking for these witnesses and any others who may have seen, heard, or recorded the incident to contact the IIO Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477.

Original Report:
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to a Motor Vehicle Incident in Chilliwack.

Initial information provided to the IIO by the RCMP suggests that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018, an elderly woman was crossing the road near the 5800-block of Tyson Road. The woman was struck by a police vehicle and sustained injuries. She was taken to hospital where she remains.

IIO investigators were deployed and are investigating as it appears the female’s injuries are serious harm. Any potential witnesses of this incident are asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

The IIO is an independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death. It does not require any allegation of wrongdoing.

  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

Chilliwack RCMP

Suspects Sought in Malicious School Damage

Police hope to identify pair with the help of the community 

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

CMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two men in photographs taken by a Promontory Elementary School security camera.

 

The photographs are linked to a report received by the RCMP at approximately 2 a.m. on March 29, 2018, of loud noises coming from the school in the 46000-block of Stoneview Drive.

 

General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) immediately arrived at the address where they quickly noted extensive damage throughout the interior of the school. Thorough patrols of the area were conducted by police however suspects were not located.

 

General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) continue to examine evidence gathered at the scene as police pursue their investigation.

 

“RCMP investigators are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying two individuals,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

Anyone with information to this event is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

 

 

  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

Spike Belt Stops Cowboy in His Tracks

Man faces multiple charges in forcible confinement crime 

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

bbotsford Police officers responded to a 911 call of a man assaulting a woman in the 33300-block of Hawthorne Ave. Witnesses reported a woman being assaulted and being dragged to a vehicle, where she was forced inside. 

 

Upon police arrival, the suspect vehicle, a red 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, fled with the suspect and victim inside.

 

After a short pursuit, Abbotsford Police deployed a spike belt and boxed in the suspect vehicle at Wheel Ave and Towline Road.  The suspect vehicle collided with an APD truck.  Officers arrested the suspect without incident or injury.  The victim, a 23-year-old woman who is known to the suspect, was taken by EHS to hospital for medical treatment. 

 

No police officers were injured as a result of this matter and only minor damage was sustained to the police truck that was hit by the suspect vehicle.

 

A 22-year-old man is facing charges of forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, threatening and breach of a no contact order.  In addition, this suspect was arrested on numerous outstanding warrants of arrest for charges including assault and threatening.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, to text APD at 222973 (abbypd) or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

Williams Lake RCMP

Mounties Get Their Guy

Man uttered threats to business workers 

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Tuesday April 3, 2018, at 12:33 PM, 100 Mile House RCMP received a report that a male had allegedly made threats of physical harm to individuals known to him. The victims were reported to currently be at a business in 100 Mile House.

Police immediately attended the business and located the individuals and ensured their safety. For the safety of all employees the business closed for the day and all employees are safe.

Williams Lake RCMP were called to assist and along with 100 Mile House RCMP were actively looking for the suspect. At approximately 3:40 PM the same day, the suspect was located and arrested without incident. The investigation is ongoing.

  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

North Vancouver RCMP

We Just Want Our Photos!

Family appeal to camera thieves for memory card 

CPL. CPL RICHARD DE JONG

hat is what a tourist is saying after she had her camera stolen. The Korean tourist had just completed her travels with a friend (picture attached) to Banff, Lake Louise, Yellowknife, Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. On Monday, March 02, 2018 they were at the North Vancouver Lonsdale Quay having lunch when a thief stole the camera from a travel bag.

On the memory card are over 2100 pictures that reflect my incredible time in Canada, said Shui. I just want the pictures back – they can keep the camera!

The North Vancouver RCMP are investigating the theft and are advising the person responsible or anyone with information about the camera that they can anonymously drop the memory card off at the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment - no questions asked. The camera is a V20 Leica.

The North Vancouver RCMP is located at 147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver. Their phone number is 604-985-1311.

  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

North Vancouver RCMP

Police Warn Of Bitcoin Scam

Thieves impersonate CRA staff, dupe people out of their money 

CPL. CPL RICHARD DE JONG

Do not attempt to pay any tax bill with Bitcoin, caution police. Another North Vancouver resident learned the hard way after losing $6000.00 to a tax scam. The incident played out on March 19, 2018 when the victim received a phone call from an alleged employee of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The male caller told the victim she owed $6000.00 in unpaid taxes and if not paid immediately she would be arrested. She was threatened that the police would show up at her residence that day if she hung up or did not pay the money.

The victim was then directed to make the payment by using a Bitcoin terminal on Mountain Highway. A transfer of $6000.00 was made by the victim to a Bitcoin reference code number supplied by the fraudster. The victim realized she had been scammed when after the transfer was made the scammer asked for even more money.

Tax time is upon us and scam artists will use creative, criminal means to defraud you of your hard earned money, cautioned Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. The CRA does NOT accept Bitcoin as a method of payment, nor will they contact you by phone and threaten or coerce you into paying a tax bill!

If you want to confirm that a CRA representative has actually contacted you, call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 for individual concerns or 1-800-959-5525 for business-related concerns.

Report any frauds to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or call them at 1-888-495-8501.

For other important information to protect yourself against tax scams, go to the Canada Revenue Agency or the BC.RCMP website.

  Saturday, March 31, 2018 

Chilliwack RCMP

Police Seek Witnesses to Traffic Accident

Driver and pedestrian — with serious injuries, taken to Hospital 

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

CMP are seeking witnesses as police investigate a collision involving a pedestrian which occurred yesterday on Vedder Road.

 

Chilliwack RCMP received a report on March 27, 2018, at approximately 3:45 pm, that an automobile had collided with a power pole and a pedestrian on Vedder Road near Thomas Road.

 

Chilliwack General Duty and Traffic Section officers immediately arrived at the site where they located the alleged driver and a pedestrian suffering serious injuries being assisted by BC Ambulance and Chilliwack Fire Department first responders. Both individuals were transported to Chilliwack General Hospital.

 

The area surrounding the site remained cordoned off by police while officers from Chilliwack Traffic Section supported by the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) gathered evidence during their thorough examination of the scene. 

 

“As the RCMP investigation continues we are asking for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Chilliwack Traffic Section,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson of the UFVRD.

 

Anyone with information to this event is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Saturday, March 31, 2018 

Surrey RCMP

Police Seek Groper

Department reaches out to community for tips

SGT. JUDY BIRD

 

bbotsford Police investigators are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect of two incidents of sexual touching that occurred at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) (Abbotsford campus) on March 20th and 23rd, 2018. 

On March 20, 2018, the male pictured above, brushed the genitals of a male student in a washroom at UFV.  The victim in this incident followed the suspect and was able to take a photo of him.  This incident was reported to UFV security, who issued a warning to students. 

On March 23, 2018, a second male student who saw the security warning reported his genitals were grabbed in a UFV washroom on March 16, 2018. The description of the suspect matches the photo above.

The suspect is described as a non-white male, in his 20’s, with a goatee. He is approximately 6’ tall, medium build, brown short, wavy hair, brown eyes, and weighs approximately 175 lbs. The suspect was wearing dark jeans, a blue UFC hat, light blue jeans, a blue backpack and a grey jacket.  At this time, investigators do not know if this is a UFV student. 

Dave Pinton, Director of Communications at UFV states, ““UFV will continue to work with the APD in this ongoing investigation. Patrols and security measures in the area where the incidents occurred have been increased. UFV remains committed to providing a safe and secure learning, living, and working environment for students, visitors, faculty, and staff on our campuses.”

Anyone with information about this or other similar incidents; or the suspect’s identity is encouraged to contact APD.

 

Please call 604-859-5225 or #222973 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or report online at solvecrime.ca.

 

  Saturday, March 31, 2018 

Surrey RCMP

Brothers Stick Together

Wanted siblings turn themselves in to police

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

wo brothers who were sought by police for outstanding warrants have turned themselves in.
 

Twenty-two year old Pavandeep Uppal and 19 year old Jasondeep Uppal were wanted on warrants related to charges of Forcible Confinement, Kidnapping, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Assault with a Weapon. Jasondeep Uppal is also charged with one count of Robbery.
 

Both men turned themselves in at Surrey Provincial Court on Monday, March 26, 2018. They were scheduled to appear in court today.
 

These charges stem from a targeted incident on March 6, 2018 where the victim was allegedly confined, assaulted, and then released. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.
 

Surrey RCMP wishes to thank the public, news media, and our policing and community partners for their assistance.

 

  Friday, March 30, 2018 

Penticton RCMP

Skier Loses Life

Heli-Ski Company Reports Avalanche Near Pemberton

CPL. JOLAINE PERCIVAL


t 2:39 pm, the Whistler / Pemberton RCMP received a report from a local heli-skiing company that a skier had been buried as a result of an avalanche. Whistler and Pemberton Search and Rescue teams along with Whistler RCMP and Pemberton RCMP were engaged as the exact location could not be immediately established.

While efforts were being made to engage emergency services and search and rescue, information was received that the skier had been located and was being transported to the Whistler Health Centre in critical
condition.

 

Despite the best efforts of medical professionals the skier was pronounced deceased just after 4:30 pm. The investigation continues at this time and no further details are available pending next of kin
notification.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Sea to Sky RCMP at 604-892-6100. If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  Friday, March 30, 2018 

Surrey RCMP

Woman Charged in Fraud Spree

Police catch thief after 7 month investigation spanning two provinces

CPL. ELENORE STURKO


harges have been laid against a Surrey woman for allegedly defrauding three separate businesses in British Columbia and Alberta.

 

Thirty-six-year-old Jennifer Moropito is facing 5 separate criminal charges related to fraudulent credit card transactions totalling more that $64,000.

 

The seven month long police investigation began on August 8, 2017 after Surrey RCMP were contacted by Lethbridge Police Services. Two business in Lethbridge, Alberta reported that a person in Surrey had made purchases and procured services using stolen credit card numbers.  Further investigation by the Surrey RCMP Economic Crime Unit revealed that a business in Surrey had also been defrauded. 

 

Jennifer Moropito has been charged with 2 counts of Fraud over $5000, 1 count of Fraud under $5000, 1 count of Possession of stolen credit card information, and 1 count of Fail to comply with an undertaking.

 

“Frauds like this one often have an outreaching impact with many victims. In this case we have businesses and individuals who’s credit cards numbers were stolen,” said Economic Crime Unit Staff Sergeant Lyndsay O'Ruairc “We are committed to combatting economic crime and the criminal activity which it finances.”

 

For more information on fraud and fraud prevention visit our website www.surrey.rcmp.ca

 

 

  Tuesday, March 27, 2018 

100 MILE HOUSE RCMP

Mounties Find Large Stash of Drugs

in Crashed Vehicle

Baggies of Amphetamines and Cocaine Seized

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Monday March 26, 2018, at 8:58 AM, 100 Mile House RCMP received a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 near 93 Mile House. On-scene police quickly discovered that the crash was a result of travelling too fast for road conditions. The driver and passenger suffered minor injuries.

During the course of the investigation, police realized they were dealing with something more than a crash. Evidence gathered at the scene led police to search the vehicle where they discovered a significant amount of illegal drugs. Police have seized, what is believed to be over 740 grams of amphetamines and cocaine. The police continue their investigation.

  Friday, March 23, 2018 

Ridge-Meadows RCMP

Nothing to Brag About

Man faces myriad of charges after being caught doing 160 km/h

Insp. Aaron Paradis

 

 

idge Meadows RCMP are again reminding drivers that speeding will result in significant fines and consequences.

This latest reminder comes after the Ridge Meadows Traffic Unit was performing routine patrols in the area of Golden Ears Way and 113B when they noted a driver travelling at more than 90 km/p/hr over the posted speed limit of 70 km/p/hr on Sunday, March 25th.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver was served a violation ticket of $483 for excessive speeding. 

The vehicle was immediately impounded for a minimum of 7 days and the driver may be subject to a Driver Risk Premium of $320 per year for 3 years.  Additionally, the driver was warned about the possibility of a Criminal Code "Dangerous Driving" charge.  This incident is the highest speed caught on this stretch of road this year.

 

  Friday, March 23, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

Cops Take-Down BB Gun-Armed Carjacker

Police arrest one man

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

 

n March 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., the man is accused of walking in to the detachment at 2986 Guildford Way and spreading a powdery substance.

 

Shortly after 12 noon on March 21, 2018, Richmond RCMP officers responded to a possible firearm call originating from a business located near Sweden Way and Bridgeport Rd.

The suspect, a male in his mid-twenties, allegedly produced a pistol when confronted by a loss prevention officer. The suspect then departed in a red early 2000 model Ford pickup truck which was believed to be car-jacked with the owner inside.

At around 12: 15 pm, a coordinated effort by Richmond RCMP "Alpha" Watch officers located the pickup truck near No. 5 Rd and Blundell Rd. Officers then initiated a tactical take-down.

The occupants, both male, ages 26 and 60 respectively, were taken into custody. Both are residents of Richmond. No shots were fired. No injuries were reported.

A police search recovered a pistol and a small quantity of substance believed to be an illicit drug. The pistol was later determined to be a BB-gun

Three charges have been approved by Richmond Crown Counsel.

Amanpreet Singh, 26, is charged with:

• 1 count of breach of probation order
• 1 count of robbery
• 1 count Use of an imitation firearm during the commission of an offence

The 60-year old male, determined to be the registered owner of the pickup, was released from police custody without charge.

Police are continuing their investigation.

“Anytime our officers are confronted with firearm related calls for service, our approach is extremely measured and public safety of the utmost importance,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “We consider any firearm a real and genuine threat to officer safety, unless proven otherwise.”

“We are pleased that our officers were resolve this high risk situation quickly and without injury or loss of life,” adds Cpl. Hwang.

 

 

  Friday, March 23, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

Police Arrest 26 for Stealing

From Stores in Two Days     

They were caught stealing a variety of things from chocolate, toothbrushes to coffee makers

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

 

local man of no fixed address is facing two charges for a hazardous materials incident at the Coquitlam RCMP detachment.

 

Richmond RCMP and Loss Prevention Officers (LOPs) joined forces during the week of mid-March 2018 for another coordinated blitz at multiple retail locations in central Richmond. The Richmond RCMP Crime Reduction Unit includes officers from the Property Crime Unit (PCU), Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST), and the Bike Squad. On the LPO side of the house, 12+ officers were engaged, many of whom had worked with our officers in the past.

 

Over a 2-day period in spanning March 14th and 15th, 2018:

 

• 26 suspects were arrested (8 female and 18 male)

• Those arrested were  from Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, and Edmonton

• One BAIT bike activation resulted in an arrest of a suspect within 24 minutes

• Offences included theft, commission of fraud, and breach of undertaking

• Items stolen included: a coffee maker, tooth brushes, bed sheets, chocolate, video games, meat, liquor, cosmetics, shoes, pregnancy test kits, and clothing

• Several suspects were arrested for outstanding warrants from Richmond and outside of Richmond

 

“Local loss prevention officers (LPOs) and the Richmond RCMP Crime Reduction Unit work closely with one other on a regular basis. LPOs work to protect their employer’s assets while the Richmond RCMP works tirelessly to reduce property crime in the City of Richmond,” says Sgt. Simon Lee, NCO in charge of the Crime Reduction Unit.

 

“This latest operation pleasantly surprised us with the wide cross-section of offences and offenders” adds Sgt. Lee.

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

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