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The Valley Voice 2018 Crime Archives

 

   FRIDAY, OCT 19, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK UFVRD RCMP

ROAD RAGE IN AGASSIZ

Police reach out to community to try to identify people involved

CPL ELENORE STURKO

CMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two men photographed in a service station parking lot.

On October 1, 2018 around 4 p.m., RCMP received a report that a motorist was assaulted while stopped at a service station on the Highway 9 roundabout near Agassiz. The suspects drove away prior to police arrival.

RCMP continue to pursue leads in their investigation and believe the two individuals are associated to a purple-coloured SUV.

“We are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying the individuals in the photograph,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “Police have not ruled out that the incident may have spilled over from an earlier exchange between motorists.”

RCMP remind the travelling public it is important to remain calm when behind the wheel and avoid aggressive driving behaviour.

Tips to avoid and deal with road rage:

• Drivers make mistakes - yelling and rude gestures only exasperate the situation.
• A vehicle horn is meant to warn other motorists – not vent your anger.
• You can’t control how aggressive drivers behave – you can control your behaviour.
• Report aggressive and dangerous drivers to the police.

Anyone with information to identify the individuals 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).

 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

POLICE LOOK FOR WITNESSES

One man arrested on firearms charges

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

bbotsford Police Major Crime Detectives continue speaking to witnesses as they investigate a shooting that occurred on Flagman Place on September 18, 2018.


Investigators are aware that as the shooting occurred, two pedestrians were walking east bound on Roundhouse Road at Flagman Place and may have witnessed the shooting.


Investigators would like to identify and speak with those two pedestrians and urge them to call the Abbotsford Police Department’s Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Initial Release of September 19, 2018
 

Incident: Male in custody after shooting incident on Flagman Place
 

A male is in custody this morning in relation to a shooting incident occurring last night on Flagman Place.


Abbotsford Police Department Patrol officers attended the 2900-block of Flagman Place at approximately 7:30 pm last night in response to numerous calls reporting shots fired.


As officers were on route, a male contacted the APD to report that when he arrived at a residence on Flagman Place, an individual exited the residence and allegedly fired a gun at his vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled and called the police. Fortunately, no one was injured.


Abbotsford Police Patrol, Emergency Response Team and Crime Reduction Unit officers responded to assist in this investigation. A 43-year-old man is in police custody facing firearms related charges.


Abbotsford Police Major Crime Detectives continue to investigate this incident this morning. At this time, it does not appear that this incident is associated to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.


The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit Detectives and the Forensics Identification Unit are canvassing for video and additional witnesses. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 18, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN ON SCOOTER HIT

Police looking for info from the public, dash cams

CPL ELENORE STURKO

n October 17, 2018 at approximately 3:30 pm, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a pedestrian struck motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 140th Street and Green Timbers Way. A 59-year-old male on a mobility scooter was crossing 140th Street when he was struck by vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with police.


The male pedestrian was transported to local area hospital in serious condition. Alcohol, drugs, and speed have been ruled out as contributing factors in this collision. The incident is still under investigation by the Surrey Criminal Collision Investigation Team.


As the investigation is in it’s early stages, no further information will be released at this time.


Anyone with more information, including any dash cam footage, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 2018-155264.


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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 18, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK UFVRD RCMP

ROADSIDE  OFFENDER

Mounties pull over driver on traffic violation, find drugs and cash

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

n October 12, 2018, around 12:45 p.m., a suspicious vehicle travelling on Riverside Road was spotted by an alert Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officer. 

 

CRU officers supported by RCMP Chilliwack Traffic Service quickly located the vehicle parked at a pull-out at Hamilton Street and Lewis Avenue and took an individual into custody in the 45000-block of Lewis Avenue.

 

Drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and cash were seized from the suspect by police during the arrest.

 

Jeff Brian Aubie, 41, of Chilliwack is charged with three counts of possessing a controlled drug / substance for the purpose of trafficking.  Mr. Aubie  has been released from custody pending a court date later in October.

 

“An alleged driving offence observed by a plainclothes officer led to the seizure of illegal drugs,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.  “RCMP are committed to keeping the roadways of our community safe.”

 

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, OCT 17, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

UPDATE: MAN SHOT TO DEATH

IHIT reaches out to community for information on Randhawa

CPL FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continues to work closely with its partners to advance the homicide investigation of 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa and is requesting public assistance.

On October 11, 2018, just before 2:00 p.m., Sumeet Randhawa was shot and killed in the driveway of a residence in the 6700-block of 130 Street in Surrey, B.C. 

At 2:07 p.m., police located an abandoned and stolen black Hummer H3 with Washington state license plates in the 6700-block of 129 Street.  This vehicle was used by one of the suspects in the shooting death of Mr. Randhawa.

As a result of the extensive video canvass, IHIT detectives obtained video surveillance footage that showed the Hummer H3 arriving in the 6700-block of 129 Street shortly after 2:00 p.m. in tandem with what investigators believe to be a 2012 to 2014 blue Ford Focus.  An unknown person then exited the driver’s seat of the Hummer H3 and got into the passenger side of the blue Ford Focus before it left the area.

“We believe that this video surveillance footage captured those responsible for the murder of Sumeet Randhawa,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We urge anyone with information about the individuals and vehicles seen in the video surveillance footage, to come forward to IHIT immediately.”   

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, OCT 15, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK UFVRD RCMP

BLOCK WATCH SPOTS DRUNK DRIVER

Police credit street watch group

CPL MIKE RAIL


CMP credit alert Chilliwack City Watch patrollers for the driving prohibition issued to an alleged impaired driver by police.

Just after mid-night on October 6, 2018, a Chilliwack RCMP officer was flagged down by patrolling Chilliwack City Watch members who reported a vehicle swaying across the street as it travelled along the 45000-block of Yale Road. The suspect vehicle was quickly located and stopped by the officer who noted alleged symptoms of intoxication in the 59-year-old driver from Chilliwack.

Evidence gathered during the stop led to police issuing a 90-day road-side driving prohibition to the alleged driver.

“Police working together with the citizens who are involved in community-based programs remains a powerful means of ensuring the safety of our roadways and neighbourhoods,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “We encourage people to be involved with keeping our community safe by reporting suspicious activity.”

For more information on community based programs offered by the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society such as;

• Block Watch.
• City Watch.
• Speed Watch.
• Crime Free Multi-Housing.

Contact the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Office at 604-393-3000.

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, OCT 15, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN SHOT TO DEATH

IHIT looking for Randawa shooter

CPL ELENORE STURKO

n October 11, 2018, just before 2 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to the 6700-block of 130 Street for a report of a shooting.  Responding members located the victim and attempted life-saving measures until the BC Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire Department took over, however the male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at scene. 

IHIT is working closely with its partners including the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

In order to further the investigation, IHIT is confirming the victim as 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa of Surrey.  Mr Randhawa was known to police.

“This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT” says Detective Lara Jansen of 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, OCT 15, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

ANYTHING NOT NAILED DOWN AND EVEN SOME THAT  WAS

Man caught stealing roof racks

CPL DENNIS HWANG

round 7 A.M. on October 5, 2018, Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment responded to a theft in progress at a long term parking lot located in the 7000 block of Grauer Road. A suspect was allegedly attempting to steal a roof rack/bike rack from one of the parked vehicles.

A coordinated effort by uniform and plainclothes officers from the Airport Crime Unit (ACU) along with assistance from the Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) and the YVR security team resulted in the arrest of a 54-year old male from Surrey.

A dark-coloured SUV was discovered in close proximity to the arrest containing a dismantled roof rack system also believed to have been recently stolen. Of note, the SUV had stolen licence plates attached.

The suspect is believed to have specialized in cargo/bike rack and accessory thefts, with an affinity for the Thule brand. Investigators are looking into other crimes that may be linked to this individual.

Multiple charges are pending.

“We believe the term, surprised is accurate to describe our presence prior to the suspect being arrested” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “It was not gone unnoticed that the suspect has actively tried to avoid detection by authorities.”

“Much credit has to go to our crime analysts. We are privileged to have some of the best crime analysts in the country. They are an essential part of our detachment and to our policing framework. They have been sifting through a lot of data and old case files province wide in order to provide the best intelligence to officers in making this arrest” adds Cpl. Hwang.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation please contact Cpl. J. Sidhu of the Richmond RCMP Airport Crime Unit at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

CLEARWATER RCMP

PLANE  LOST  IN 1987 FOUND  

Police look for leads in early morning gunplay

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

earch efforts to locate a missing Alberta plane this past September in the Clearwater BC area, has led to the discovery of a plane last seen in 1987.

On September 18, 2018, Clearwater RCMP were advised that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre were conducting a search for a missing aircraft from Stony Plain, Alberta, when they came across another plane crash site near Kostal Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

The preliminary investigation indicates that this is a missing plane from Salmon Arm. The white Piper Super Cub plane left Eagle Bay for a fishing trip to McDougall Lake on June 20, 1987. The plane with two souls on board, pilot Ernie G. Whitehead, 78 yrs old at the time, was accompanied by passenger Len Dykhuizen 55 yrs old. Both men were from Eagle Bay, BC. Extensive searches for this plane had yielded negative results.

 

Since the discovery of this aircraft, the Clearwater RCMP has been working with the BC Coroners Service and local Search and Rescue technicians in efforts to attend the crash site. Repeated attempts to fly into the area over the past few weeks have not been successful, due weather conditions. The search is set to resume in the Spring.

This area is very remote and there are no roads or trails to access the crash site. The families of both occupants had been advised of the discovery and are aware of the ongoing efforts, says Sgt. Grant Simpson, Clearwater RCMP.

 

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN  SHOT  TO  DEATH  

Police say killing targeted

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

n October 11, just before 2:00 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to the 6700 block of 130 Street after a report of a shooting was received.  Upon police attendance, an adult victim was located suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite all attempts to revive the individual they succumbed to their injuries.

 

Based on the investigative theory in this initial phase, this does not appear to be a random act.
 

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).

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

TOP-DOWN THIEF ARRESTED  

Man tried to get at bicycles from above at airport

CPL DENNIS HWANG

round 7 A.M. on October 5, 2018, Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment responded to a theft in progress at a long term parking lot located in the 7000 block of Grauer Road. A suspect was allegedly attempting to steal a roof rack/bike rack from one of the parked vehicles.

A coordinated effort by uniform and plainclothes officers from the Airport Crime Unit (ACU) along with assistance from the Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) and the YVR security team resulted in the arrest of a 54-year-old male from Surrey.

A dark-coloured SUV was discovered in close proximity to the arrest containing a dismantled roof rack system also believed to have been recently stolen. Of note, the SUV had stolen licence plates attached.

The suspect is believed to have specialized in cargo/bike rack and accessory thefts, with an affinity for the Thule brand. Investigators are looking into other crimes that may be linked to this individual.

Multiple charges are pending.

 “We believe the term, surprised is accurate to describe our presence prior to the suspect being arrested” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “It was not gone unnoticed that the suspect has actively tried to avoid detection by authorities.”

“Much credit has to go to our crime analysts. We are privileged to have some of the best crime analysts in the country. They are an essential part of our detachment and to our policing framework. They have been sifting through a lot of data and old case files province wide in order to provide the best intelligence to officers in making this arrest” adds Cpl. Hwang.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation please contact Cpl. J. Sidhu of the Richmond RCMP Airport Crime Unit at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.c

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOOTER  SOUGHT  

Wanted: Allen Hiscock

CPL ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP is asking for help from the public to locate Allan Jesse Hiscock, who has been charged in connection with a shooting which took place on May 5, 2018, in the Guildford area.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Allen Jesse Hisock, 46 years old, for assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Allan Jesse HISCOCK 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.

The public is cautioned against attempting to apprehend this suspect, and are asked instead to call 911 if he is seen.

 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Allan Jesse Hiscock 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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

CLEARWATER RCMP

THIEVES  ON  BICYCLES  CAUGHT  

Police look for leads in early morning gunplay

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

t around 10 P.M. on October 6, 2018, Richmond RCMP officers responded to a residence in the 6000 block of Maple Road for a disturbance in progress. The disturbance was due to a recent break-in to a residence. Multiple suspects, all wearing backpacks, allegedly fled from the scene on bicycles prior to the arrival of police.

Patrol officers from “Alpha” Watch quickly blanketed the area along with assistance from the Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS).

One of the suspects was spotted near No. 3 Road and Penny Lane allegedly attempting to change clothing and alter their appearance. The suspect fled after crashing their bicycle and was arrested near No. 3 Road and Lucas Road. The suspect is a 31-year old male from Richmond and is well-known to police.

A second bicycle riding suspect was tracked with the help of IPDS to a location near Bowcock Road and Moore Road. The 31-year old female, also from Richmond, was arrested and is well-known to police.

Items that were recovered included stolen identity documents and break-in tools.

Charges are pending.

“Police are urging the community to be mindful of all suspicious persons including cyclists at odd hours during the day and night. Many criminals are prohibited from driving vehicles and therefore use bicycles as means to get from point A and B. They typically use mountain bikes and can found casing vehicles or residences for opportunities to commit crimes” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “In this particular case, the police received excellent information from neighbours who were very attentive. They identified suspicious behaviour and were able to convey that information to our officers.”

“Once again, thee Richmond RCMP would like to remind the community to lock all doors and windows to their homes, ensure their garage is secure, and store vehicle keys out of sight. If you plan to be away for extended periods of time, please make sure your home is well-kept, well-lit, and properly maintained. Plan ahead and ensure someone checks your home regularly. If you observe suspicious behaviour, report it to police immediately,”’ adds Cpl. Hwang.

 

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOT'S  FIRED  

Police look for leads in early morning gunplay

CPL ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP are investigating after receiving reports in the early morning hours of shots being fired in South Surrey.

 

On October 5, 2018, at approximately 1:00 am the Surrey RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired in the 3300-block of 194 Street with two vehicles seen fleeing the area.  Investigators attended the area and located evidence of a shooting taking place.

 

Around the same time, police were also made aware of a vehicle on fire in a nearby intersection of 28 Avenue and 188 Street.  This vehicle has been seized as part of the investigation.  
 

Anyone with information about this incident 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 go to www.solvecrime.ca.

 

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  SHOT  TO  DEATH  

Mounties reach out to the public for leads

CPL FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation after a shooting in Mission has left one man dead.

On October 3, 2018 at approximately 9 p.m., the Mission RCMP received numerous reports of a shooting at Mission Junction Mall, 32555 London Avenue.  When police arrived, they found 19-year-old Varinderpal Gill with gunshot wounds, who was pronounced dead at scene by emergency services.  IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

On October 4, 2018 at 1:14 a.m., the Abbotsford Police Department was notified of a burning SUV in Bateman Park near Bateman Road and Wright Street.  Investigators believe this vehicle is connected to the homicide of Mr. Gill and would like to speak with anyone with information about it. 

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

Mr. Gill was known to police and investigators believe this was a targeted incident.  IHIT is working to determine motive.   

“This was a brazen shooting in a busy shopping complex and those responsible showed absolutely no regard for human life.  Fortunately, no one else was hurt from this incident,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We are releasing Mr. Gill’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email here.

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

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SENIOR CHARGE WITH SEX CRIMES  

Police say incidents stem from 2005r

CPL ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an investigation which has resulted in sexual assault charges being laid against a former church elder and current bus driver. 

 

Brian Batke, 72 years-old from Surrey, has been charged with one count of Sexual assault and one count of Sexual exploitation.

 

The allegations stem from incidents which occurred in 2005 and were reported to police in 2017. At the time of these occurrences, the victim was a youth.

 

Brian Batke was a member of the Cloverdale Christian Fellowship Church from its inception and ended his association with the church in 2005. He has been a bus driver with Coast Mountain Bus Company for approximately 13 years.

 

Details of Mr. Batke’s employment and his associations in the community are being released to the public because of their relevance to the allegations against him.  Investigators believe there may be further victims who may have had contact with Mr. Batke at the church or as a bus passenger, who have not yet spoken with police.   

 

“Speaking with police about a sexual assault can be daunting and takes courage,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “Our investigators are aware of how difficult this process can be for people. We approach our investigations with care and compassion including the assistance of our victim services support workers.”

 

Anyone who would like to speak with police regarding this investigation can call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

WOMAN'S  BODY  FOUND  

Man arrested and held in connection to death

CPL FRANK JANG

 

Update: Man charged with murder.

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of a 19-year-old Richmond woman.

On October 4, 2018, at 12:14 a.m., the Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 7000-block of Westminster Highway after 19-year-old Aspen Pallot’s body was discovered inside the home.  Miss Pallot’s death was deemed suspicious and IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation. 

A man was arrested a short time later in connection with Miss Pallot’s death and he remains in police custody.

IHIT continues to work closely with the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

“The investigation is in its early stages and detectives believe this was not a random act,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “IHIT is releasing Miss Pallot’s name to garner information from her friends and associates regarding her activities leading up to her death.” 

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 SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

NORTH OKANGAN RCMP

WANTED  MAN  BREECHED  PROBATION  

Police say violent, don't approach

CPL KELLY BRETT

 

43 year-old male now has a BC- wide arrest warrant after defrauding 17 banks. Allegedly, Terrelle Robert Talbot, over a three-month crime spree attended various banks throughout the Vancouver Lower Mainland requesting the bank teller exchange rolled two-dollar toonie coins for bills. In each case the teller was unaware that although the roll of coins looked authentic, with a real toonie on either end, all the other ‘coins’ inside the roll were actually metal washers.

 

Each roll had 25 ‘coins’ in them for an exchange value of $50.00. Collectively, from the various banking institutions, the culprit obtained over $30,000 in cash over the three-month period, from March to May, 2018. After an extensive multijurisdictional investigation by the North Vancouver RCMP a Crown Report was submitted to BC Prosecution Service who on September 19, 2018 issued an arrest warrant for the accused.

 

Terrelle Robert Talbot is now wanted for 17 counts of criminal fraud over $5000 related to fraudulently exchanging steel washers for real currency. The accused has no fixed address and is originally from Nova Scotia where there is an outstanding warrant for him for the similar offences.

 

Terrelle Talbot is 6 feet tall (183 cm) – 201 lbs (91 kg) and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Terrelle Talbot is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

   THURSDAY SEPT  28 , 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD 

School Vice Principal Charged with Child Porn 

Police reach out to the community for any information about Haire

SGT. JUDY BIRD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit and Major Crime Unit are seeking individuals who may have been victimized by Michael HAIRE, an Abbotsford School Vice Principal, who is facing charges in relation to child pornography offences. 

 

The ICE Unit launched an investigation in late July 2018; a search warrant was obtained and executed at HAIRE’s home in Abbotsford, where computers, data storage devices and cell phones were seized.  An examination by the Abbotsford Police Department’s Digital Forensic Lab is currently underway and at this point has revealed thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography and child abuse.

 

Detective Keith Nugent, ICE Unit Investigator, states, “Our unit’s goal is to identify suspects who believe they are anonymous in cyber space.  We will detect, reveal and prosecute these offenders to defend and protect our victims.  This investigation is exceptionally concerning given Mr. HAIRE’s position of authority and access to youth in Abbotsford.  We ask anyone with information to please contact us.”

W.A. Fraser Middle School Vice Principal, Michael HAIRE, 38 years old, has now been charged with Making available Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.

 

This was HAIRE’s third year as a Vice Principal at W.A. Fraser Middle School. HAIRE has been an employee with the Abbotsford School District for 12 years. HAIRE has no criminal record. 

 

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

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Kristina Ward is Still Missing  

One arrested 16-year-old with large amount of cash,

one still at large

CPL HOLLY LARGEY

ristina WARD has been missing for one year as of tomorrow (September 27th, 2018). 

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   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Two Break and Enter Suspects Chased  

One arrested 16-year-old with large amount of cash,

one still at large

CPL DENNIS HWANG

n September 25, 2018, shortly after noon, Richmond RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call of a break and enter in progress to a residence in the 3000-block of Pleasant Street.

The owner had returned home after being notified that his home security system had been triggered and observed two suspects climbing out of a ground floor window and fleeing on foot. The homeowner ran after the suspects and managed to communicate critical information to E-COMM dispatchers.

Richmond RCMP patrol officers from “Charlie” Watch quickly surrounded the area in an effort to flush out the suspects.

The Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) was activated and assisted in tracking the suspects.

One of the suspects led police on a complex chase threading 6th Avenue and Georgia Street, through a townhome complex near the 11000-block of 7th Avenue and beyond. The cat and mouse game of hide and seek came to an abrupt end at the dyke where the suspect was ultimately arrested. Police recovered a large amount of cash including foreign currency. A change of clothing was also recovered.

The suspect, a 16-year old male from Surrey, was arrested without incident. A second suspect is still outstanding.

Suspect #2 is described as a dark-skinned male, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, slim build, short afro, wearing a blue sweater, and khaki pants.

“A very concerted effort from the officers of Charlie Watch and the Integrated Police Dog Services culminated in this arrest,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

"We had some help from the public as well, which is tremendous and much appreciated. Our investigators are trying to determine whether any other local break-ins can be connected to our suspect and this search will be expanded to other municipalities outside of Richmond. Although he is 16 years old, we would pause to say, for all things, there are very real consequences,” says Cpl. Hwang. “We are working towards identifying and arresting his accomplice in short order.”

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

KILLER STILL AT LARGE  

Reward offered for arrest

CPL FRANK JANG

 

HIT and its partners continue to work closely to track down Brandon Teixeira, who is believed to be extremely violent and is considered armed and dangerous.

 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Brandon Teixeira.  Tipsters remain anonymous and are urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on the website www.solvecrime.ca   

 

“IHIT will continue its search for Brandon Teixeira until he is in police custody,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We believe the reward offered by Crime Stoppers will provide an extra incentive to those with intimate knowledge of Mr. Teixeira’s current whereabouts to come forward.”

 

 

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

STABBING  SUSPECT ON  THE  LAM  

Victim treated and released

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

n June 14, 2018, the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a local hotel.

 

A thorough investigation was conducted and a suspect has now been charged with Aggravated Assault. 

 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Malcolm DRYDGEN. 

 

DRYDGEN is 29-years-old and described as approximately 5’8” tall and 170 pounds with a slender build. He has short black hair with a receding hair line and has brown eyes.

 

It is believed that DRYDGEN is somewhere in the lower mainland or possibly in Alberta.

 

Investigators still believe that this was an isolated and targeted incident.

 

The victim was treated and released from hospital and continues to recover from his injuries.

 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of DRYDGEN, 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 SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TAXI  DRIVER  ASSAULTED  

Witnesses break up attack

CPL ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP is requesting assistance from the public to identify a suspect from an assault that occurred in early August in north Surrey.

On August 8, 2018 at approximately 3:30 pm, the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of an assault on a taxi driver in the 13200 of 105A Avenue.  The driver attended the location for a request for a taxi where he was then assaulted by two males.  Two witnesses observed the assault and yelled at the suspects. The suspects then fled the area on foot.  The witnesses stayed with the victim until police arrived on scene and are cooperating with the police investigation.  

Suspect #1 is described as a black male, in his late 20s, with a slim build, black buzz cut hair, and wearing a blue t-shirt.

Suspect #2 is described as a black male, in his 20s, with a slim build.

Police are releasing a composite sketch of suspect # 1 in hopes that someone in the community is able to identify him to further the investigation.

The Surrey RCMP is asking anyone who may be able to identify the suspect in the sketch or may have information about this occurrence 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 SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

PRINCE GEORGE RCMP

KILLER  CHARGED  

Man arrested in death

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

he Prince George RCMP Serious Crime Unit has arrested Jeremy John Lowley, 46. The man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Patrick Mathewsie on June 28, 2016.

Mathewsie, who was reported missing on July 1 2016, was later found deceased near the Highway 97 and Massey Drive off ramp in Prince George BC.

Lowley was arrested on Friday, September 21, 2018. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Prince George Provincial Court on Monday, September 24, 2018.

 

  MONDAY, SEPT  24 , 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP UFVRD

COMMUNITY  WORK  TOGETHER  WITH  COPS  

Nefarious man, 22 arrested on Fairfield Island had warrants

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

CMP credit an alert neighbour who reported unusual activity to police for the arrest of a man wanted on a British Columbia-wide warrant.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on September 16, 2018, Chilliwack RCMP received a report of suspicious activity surrounding a car parked in the 46000-block of Strathcona Road. General duty officers quickly arrived at the address where a 22-year-old man was taken into custody for warrants of arrest on an unrelated incident.

“An alert neighbour reporting unusual activity and the timely arrival of officers are key to the arrest,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “Citizens and RCMP working in unison are powerful components in preventing crime and keeping our community safe.”

Chilliwack RCMP encourage folks to become involved in the prevention of crime in our city.

Explore a number of community based programs offered by the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society including;

• Block Watch.
• City Watch.
• Speed Watch.
• Crime Free Multi-Housing.

For more information call the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Office at 604-393-3000.

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).

 

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  DIES  FROM  MYSTERIOUS  CAUSES 

Police look to the community for tips

CPL FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of a 37-year-old Richmond man.

On September 20, 2018 just after 8:30 a.m., the Richmond RCMP responded to an abandoned residence in the 9000-block of Odlin Road after a man’s body was discovered inside the building.  The man’s death was deemed suspicious and IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation. 

IHIT continues to work closely with the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to collect evidence.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Michael Thompson of Richmond.  Mr. Thompson was known to police. 

“The investigation is in its early stages and it is unknown if this incident was targeted,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “IHIT is releasing Mr. Thompson’s name to garner information from the community regarding his activities leading up to his death.” 

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.

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

HIT  AND  RUN  PEDESTRIAN  DIES 

Police look to the community for leads

ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of a fatal hit and run collision involving a pedestrian and is looking for witnesses and video to assist in the investigation.

 

Shortly before 9:00 pm, on September 20, 2018, a pedestrian was struck by two westbound vehicles on Hwy 10 approximately 200 metres east of 152 Street.

The pedestrian, an adult male in his 50’s, was attempting to cross Hwy 10 northbound and was not using a crosswalk at the time of the collision. The male was struck by one vehicle which fled the scene and then struck a second time by a vehicle which was following behind the first. The driver of the second involved vehicle stayed at the scene of the collision and is cooperating with police.

 

Investigators are looking for the suspect vehicle which was described as a white SUV with a “boxy’ appearance.  

 

Investigators are asking anyone who was a witness to this incident, who has not already been in contact with police, to please call the Surrey RCMP. Investigators are also canvassing the area for video and asking any members of the public who may have captured the incident on dash-cam to call the 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.

 

 

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

RCMP  ARREST  MAN  IN  ANOTHER JURISDICTION

Stolen pick-up tracked to Burnaby

ELENORE STURKO

 

t approximately 2:00 pm police officers intercepted a stolen black Ford F150 truck after it was involved in a collision in the 3800-block of Nithsdate Street in Burnaby. No one was injured in that collision.

 

The truck was reported stolen in Langley in the early morning hours of September 21.
 

Through a coordinated effort which involved Officers from Langley RCMP, Surrey RCMP, Burnaby RCMP, New Westminster Police, Vancouver Police, and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, and Air 1, an adult male was taken into police custody.

 

No charges have been laid as the investigation is on-going.

 

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

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TEEN  STABBED

Victim stable in hospital

ELENORE STURKO

 

n September 22nd, 2018 at approximately 6:20 PM, an altercation between several youth occurred at Unwin park located in the 13313 68th Avenue, Surrey. A 17-year-old female sustained trauma consistent with having been stabbed and has since been transported to hospital where their condition has been reported as stable and non-life threatening.
 

The investigation is in its early stages, but initial indications are that this incident is targeted and involves parties known to each other.

The Surrey RCMP's General Investigative Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation and is contact with the involved parties. A crime scene established in the early stages of this investigation has since been collapsed.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.

 

  SEPTEMBER  20 , 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

CAR SHOT AT

Police look to the community for help putting the puzzle together

SGT. JANELLE SHOIHET

 

male was arrested Wednesday in relation to a shooting incident occurring last night on Flagman Place. 

 

Abbotsford Police Department Patrol officers attended the 2900-block of Flagman Place at approximately 7:30 pm last night in response to numerous calls reporting shots fired. 

 

As officers were on route, a male contacted the APD to report that when he arrived at a residence on Flagman Place, an individual exited the residence and allegedly fired a gun at his vehicle. Fortunately, no one was injured.

 

Abbotsford Police Patrol, Emergency Response Team and Crime Reduction Unit officers responded to assist in this investigation.  A 43-year-old man is in police custody facing firearms related charges. 

 

Abbotsford Police Major Crime Detectives continue to investigate this incident this morning.  At this time, it does not appear that this incident is associated to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. 

 

The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit Detectives and the Forensics Identification Unit are canvassing for video and additional witnesses. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  19 , 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

29 HOME BREAK AND ENTERS IN A WEEK

Mounties look to the community to apprehend suspect(s)

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

ichmond RCMP is warning the community that residential break-ins are seeing a surge in numbers. In 2018, 29 residential break-ins were reported from September 12-18. During the same time frame in 2017, there were a total of 4 reported break-ins.

Some home owners that have been away for an extended time have returned to discover a break-in. Of the 29 cases that were reported, in 8 instances, the owners were away or out of the country and in 12 cases, entry was made through an unlocked door or window. In addition to the break-in, owner’s vehicles are being stolen with the keys. This occurred in 3 of the 29 reported cases.

“Recently a number of prolific property offenders have been arrested suggesting that other suspects have moved in to occupy the void left behind,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “Residential break-ins have shifted our policing priorities and have focused our resources towards apprehending and arresting those that are responsible. However, we do need the community’s assistance. Taking some simple precautions can help you, your neighbours, and the police. This in turn contributes to making our community safer” adds Cpl. Hwang.

The Richmond RCMP offer some tips for increasing the security of your home.

• Be an active participant in local Block-Watch or neighbourhood watch-style group
• Monitored alarm systems and video security systems can be useful deterrents
• Secure all doors and windows and ensure garage doors are kept closed.
• Consider timers on interior lights when you are not at home
• Have someone look after your home when you are planning to be away for an extended absence.
• Do not place your car keys close to the door. Keep them in an inconspicuous location.
• Keep remote garage door openers out of sight or hidden in your vehicle.
• Record serial numbers of valuable items
• Report suspicious persons or vehicles to police immediately

 

  SEPTEMBER  19 , 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP, UFVRD

Cops Bust Landing Drive House

Two arrested facing laundry list of charges

CPL MIKE RAIL

CMP seized alleged drugs and firearms during the execution of a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant.

 

The search stemmed from reports received by police of suspicious activity surrounding a house on Landing Drive. Evidence gathered by the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) linked alleged sale of illegal drugs and a suspect to the address.

 

On September 10, 2018 CRU officers supported by the Priority Offender Suppression Team (POST) executed a CDSA search warrant at the residence.

 

A significant amount of drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, cash, and alleged evidence associated to drug trafficking, and firearms were seized by police during the search.

 

Two people were taken into custody on warrants of arrest on an unrelated incident.

 

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

 

“RCMP remain committed to our effort to remove illegal drugs from 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).

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  19 , 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

THEY GOT HIM!

Police arrested suspect in Belagian tourist death

CPL FRANK JANG

 

man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the homicide of Amelie Sakkalis.

 

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the RCMP was called to an area north of Boston Bar near Highway 1 where they found the body of 28-year-old Amelie Sakkalis, a Belgian national who was travelling in Canada.  The death of Miss Sakkalis was deemed a homicide and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

 

Since the initial deployment, IHIT detectives have diligently advanced this investigation and collected significant evidence with respect to the murder of Miss Sakkalis.  Now, after less than four weeks following Miss Sakkalis’ death, the investigative journey has yielded a criminal charge against the primary suspect. 

 

On September 14, 2018, IHIT and its partner agencies arrested 27-year-old Sean McKenzie of Oliver, B.C.  Mr. McKenzie has been charged with first degree murder and will be appearing before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on September 19, 2018.

 

“IHIT investigators worked relentlessly to secure and compile the evidence for charge approval and today’s outcome would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our partners,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Amelie’s family in Belgium was notified of the developments in her case and IHIT hopes this will assist them in their healing process.”

 

Anyone with information, who has not already come forward to police, 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).

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  15 , 2018 

 

SMITHERS RCMP

Human Remains Found

Police seek to identify

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

mithers RCMP, North District Major Crime and the BC Coroners Service are working to positively determine the identity of the human remains. As such, at this time there will be no further information released until positive identification has been made.

 

  SEPTEMBER  15 , 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

COP  GETS  INTO A GUN  BATTLE

Drunken man shot to death

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

 

n September 14, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a suspicious and possibly impaired man last seen near a camper trailer approximately 3 km past the Rose Hill Subdivision. Police attended the location and there was a reported exchange of gun fire.

 

The area was immediately cordoned off and the Southeast District Emergency Response Team was requested to attend along with other support units.

 

Police can confirm that a man has since been located deceased at the scene.

 

No 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 man's death.

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.  

 

  SEPTEMBER  14 , 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

Arsonists Caught

Police arrest two men who now face charges

SGT. JANELLE SHOIHET

 

fter an extensive investigation, Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Detectives have charged two men in connection with the December 2017 arson at the Fruiticana Grocery Store on Bourquin Crescent. 

 

Scott Kenneth Campbell (43 yrs) and Stephen Turner (44 yrs) (neither from Abbotsford) have been arrested and charged with Arson.

 

Inspector Tom Chesley, Officer in Charge of the APD Criminal Investigation Branch, stated "The Abbotsford Police Department is committed to investigating offences which impact public safety and investigators are looking forward to advancing this file through the courts."

 

Investigators would like to thank everyone who called in their observations and provided assistance on scene. 

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  14 , 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

UBC POLICE SEEK PERVERT

Man exposed himself in women's campus washroom

SGT. JANELLE SHOIHET

niversity RCMP are reminding residents to call police when a crime is in process after a man allegedly exposed himself inside a woman’s washroom at the university yesterday.

Just after 9:45 p.m. on Thursday September 13, University RCMP was called to a residence in the Lower Mall after a woman, who was showering in a woman’s only washroom, had a man speak to her from another stall. A second female walked into the washroom and saw the man, who was allegedly naked and masturbating.

Prior to RCMP being called, several additional witnesses spoke to the man, who then dressed and fled on foot toward the Lower Mall. Despite extensive patrols, the man was not located.

The man is described as;

• South Asian or Middle Eastern with darker skin
• 5’7 to 5’8 tall
• Average build
• Curly hair, dark on the sides and lighter on top
• 30 to early 40 years of age
• Wearing a light coloured hoodie or long sleeved shirt
• Grey sweatpants
• A small diamond/crystal earring.

Staff Sergeant Chuck Lan, University RCMP Detachment Commander urges, "Anytime a crime is happening, 9-1-1 should be the first call you make. Time is of utmost importance in any investigation, but more especially one that is in progress."

If you have information about this incident, or can identify this man, you are asked to contact the University RCMP at 604-224-1322.

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  14 , 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

70 TRUCK BATTERIES STOLEN

Man arrested faces trial

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

 

51 year-old male has been arrested for the theft of 70 truck batteries from within the North Vancouver area. On September 07, 2018 North Vancouver RCMP arrested the Surrey resident for the multiple thefts of batteries which occurred during the month of August. The batteries were stolen from commercial trucks parked in various industrial locations.

 

Using video evidence obtained from one victim police were able to move forward in the investigation and subsequently identified the person of interest. Each battery had an approximate value of $250.00 which meant that a total value of $17,500.00 in property had been stolen. Theft charges are being forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service.

 

The accused’s vehicle, which was used in the commission of the thefts, was seized by police. The RCMP released the accused on a Promise to Appear (with conditions to not go to North Vancouver) with a court appearance set for November 14, 2018.

 

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  11 2018 

 

REVELSTOKE RCMP

MISSING CESSNA FOUND

BCAS helicopter spotted wreckage

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

ate in the afternoon of Monday September 10, 2018 the Revelstoke RCMP were notified by the BC Ambulance Service dispatch that the BCAS Helicopter crew observed the wreckage of a plane, believed to be the missing plane from November 2017. The plane was noted to be white and burgundy, with a tail marker matching the missing plane.

The initial incident was reported on November 25, 2017 when the Kamloops Flight Center requested assistance from the Penticton RCMP in providing information relating to a plane that departed Penticton en-route to Edmonton Alberta. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) confirmed the plane was a Mooney M20D with the markings of C-FESN. Pilot of the plane, 28-year-old Dominique Neron from Parkland Country Alberta and passenger, Ashley Bourgeault from Edmonton Alberta. Information led police to believe that the plane had crashed in the Revelstoke area. A nine day search commenced, with the plane and occupants not located.

The Revelstoke RCMP have maintained an open missing person and plane investigation since December 2017, frequently deploying resources to look for the plane, as well as working and meeting with the family. The families of the missing persons have been very active in the area, using drones, seeking tips from the public and searching various areas.

The Revelstoke RCMP, RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services, Revelstoke Search and Rescue, Transportation Canada, JRCC and BCAS were all participatory in the investigation and accessing the remote site of the plane crash. Currently the site of the plane crash is being accessed to conduct the investigation in partnership the BC Coroners Service.

The RCMP wishes to thank the helicopter pilots and crew of the BC Ambulance Service for their watchful eyes in locating this plane and assisting to bring closure to the two families.

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  11 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

Assaults and Robberies Tied to Dating Application

Mounties issue warning when using Tantan

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

he Richmond RCMP responded to two incidents over the past weekend whereby users of the dating app, Tantan, have been targeted.

Tantan is classified as a dating application and is widely available on Android and IOS smartphone platforms.

The first incident occurred on September 8, 2018. Shortly after 7 a.m., a 32-year old male from Richmond arranged a meeting at a residence in southwest Richmond with another user whom he believed to be female using the moniker, Stephanie. While the victim was waiting, two suspects approached the victim and assaulted him. He managed to escape.

The second incident occurred on September 9, 2018 around 3 a.m. A 23-year old male from Vancouver arranged to meet Tantan user Stephanie at a residence in central Richmond. When the male arrived, he was allegedly approached by three suspects, one of whom produced a knife. The suspects then abducted the victim, transported him using the victim’s vehicle to a bank in the 3700 block of No. 3 Road of and forced him to withdraw funds from an ATM machine. The victim was then robbed and personal effects including his clothing were taken. The victim was later released.

The Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section has launched investigations into both cases.

“Police are warning the public to exercise caution whenever Tantan or other similar dating apps are used. Unless trust is guaranteed, it is inherently dangerous to meet strangers in non-public areas” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

“These two incidents in such close proximity are highly concerning to police" adds Cpl. Hwang.

If you have any information regarding these two cases, please contact Constable L. REID of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Service at 604-278-1212

 

  SEPTEMBER  11 2018 

 

BELLA COOLA RCMP

FIRE  BUG  ON  THE  LOOSE

Police say four blazes deliberately set

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

ella Coola RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in the investigation of several fires at the Four Mile Subdivision of Bella Coola Nuxalk Nation Lands.

Between June 10th 2018, and September 2nd 2018, there have been four separate fires that are suspicious in nature. Investigators believe that they were deliberately set.

During this time span a home in the 900 block of 4 Mile, an abandoned trailer in the 800 Block of 4 Mile, gas cans set on fire near an apartment in 4 Mile as well as a home in the 800-block of Snuqaax Mamnta have all been the scenes of fire.

"We believe these fires were deliberately set." said Sgt Rick SKOLROOD, NCO i/c Bella Coola Detachment. "We are bringing in specialist investigators to assist in the investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bella Coola RCMP at 250 799 5363 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  7 2018 

 

AGASSIZ RCMP

WANTED: JERED  DONOVAN  SIMS

Police seek man over fraudulent documents

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

UPDATE: CAPTURED

 

British Columbia-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jered Donovan Sims, 23, of Harrison Hot Springs for forging or falsifying credit cards, possess forged credit card and possess identity documents.

Description:
• Caucasian male.
• Height: 168 cm (5’6”).
• Weight: 66 kgs (146 lbs).
• Eyes: brown.
• Hair: black.

RCMP caution the public if sighted, do not attempt to apprehend Mr. Sims and immediately call 911. Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Jered Donovan Sims 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).

 

  SEPTEMBER  7 2018 

 

AGASSIZ RCMP

Property Crime Spree

Investigation leads to three arrests

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

n May 2, 2018 the RCMP received a complaint of suspicious activity at an apartment in the 500-block of Lillooet Avenue, Harrison. Agassiz General Investigation Support Team (GIST) officers arrived at the address where police gathered evidence linking suspects to alleged stolen property.

A search warrant was executed at the apartment by GIST officers on May 3, 2018.

Credit cards, debit cards, passports, driver’s licences, and identification, associated to reports of property thefts from across the Fraser Valley and Vancouver, alleged drugs and paraphernalia were seized by officers during the search.

As a result of the investigation three people have been officially charged – two have been arrested and one is currently wanted by police.

Jered Donovan Sims, 23, of Harrison Hot Springs is charged with forging or falsifying credit cards, possess forged credit card, and possess identity documents.

Lorne James Sims, 45, of Harrison Hot Springs and Christina Stephan, 32, of Popkum are each charged with identity theft, possess forged credit card, and possess identity documents.

Lorne Sims and Christina Stephan were arrested by police in late August 2018. Both were released from custody pending a court date in mid-September.

“The charges are the result of a very demanding police investigation conducted during a spike in property crime experienced this spring,” says Sergeant Darren Rennie of the Agassiz RCMP. “Our officers are dedicated in their efforts to reduce property crime in our community.”

A British Columbia wide warrant has been issued for Jered Sims.

Tips to protect property from theft:

• Lock the doors when leaving your vehicle.
• Ensure all valuables in your parked vehicle are stored out of sight.
• Do not leave passports or wallets in your vehicle – carry them with you.
• Do not leave valuables in your vehicle overnight.

For more tips on how to prevent property theft from your auto go on line to visit us at bcrcmp or our partners at IMPACT and ICBC.

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

  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

BELGIAN  WOMAN  FOUND  MURDERED  IN  BOSTON  BAR

Mounties say woman woman was hitchhiking from Penticton

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

IHIT is investigating the murder of Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

 

he North Okanagan RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a want

 

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman from Belgium.

 

Background:  On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence north of Boston Bar near Highway 1. 

 

Police arrived to find the body of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis and determined that she was the victim of homicide.  IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

 

A man was arrested at the scene in connection to the homicide and later released from police custody.

 

IHIT continues to actively investigate the murder of Miss Sakkalis in partnership with the Hope RCMP, the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service. 

 

Miss Sakkalis was a Belgian national travelling in Canada at the time of her death. Investigators believe she was hitchhiking from the Penticton area on August 22, 2018 and heading to Vancouver.   

 

“IHIT would like to speak with anyone that provided Miss Sakkalis a ride between Penticton and Boston Bar on August 22, 2018,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Amelie’s family has been notified of her murder and we urge anyone with information to come forward immediately to help provide answers.”

 

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).

 

  SEPTEMBER  7 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

SHOOTER  WANTED

Police looking for Teixeira associated with death

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

n September 6, 2018, Brandon Teixeira was charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra on October 23, 2017 in Surrey, B.C.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.    

 

Brandon Teixeira is described as:

Caucasian

78 cm (5’10)

73 kg (161 LB)

Brown eyes

Brown hair

Snake tattoo on left side of chest

Sleeve tattoo on left arm

“Brandon Teixeira is believed to be extremely violent and poses a significant risk to public safety” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “If you see him, please do not approach him but call 911 immediately.”

 

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).

 

 

  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 

 

NORTH OKANAGAN RCMP

WANTED:  SHANE  MULHOLLAND

Police advise not to approach

CPL. KELLY BRETT

 

he North Okanagan RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man who may be in the North Okanagan and Kamloops area.

Shane Mark MULHOLLAND is wanted for failure to comply with probation order.

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

Shane MULHOLLAND is described as:

• Caucasian male
• 42 years old
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 221 lbs
• Brown hair
• Black eyes

Shane MULHOLLAND is considered violent. Do not attempt to make contact with or apprehend this individual.

If you have any information about Shane MULHOLLAND 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.

 

  September 3, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

FIST FIGHT TURNS DEADLY

Police look to the community for tips

CPL. DAVID LEE

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of Lakhwinder Singh Bal.

On August 19, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a fight near the McDonald’s restaurant near 129 Street and 96 Avenue.  When emergency services arrived, they found Lakhwinder Singh Bal of Surrey, unresponsive in the parking lot.  Mr. Bal was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.  IHIT continues to investigate.

IHIT has received a number of tips and are appreciative of the information provided.  IHIT is again asking for the public’s help. 

Investigators are in search of anyone who may have dash-cam or cell phone video taken in the area of 129 Street and 96 Avenue on the night of August 19, between 8 and 10 p.m. 

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

MAN  STABBED  AT  DRUG  HOUSE

Three arrested, police look for more info

CPL. JODI SHELKIE

n August 21, 2018 at about 10:00 pm Kamloops RCMP were contacted by security at a local medical facility advising that they were treating a 27 -year-old male with serious stab wounds. The victim was not cooperative with RCMP but investigation revealed the crime occurred at 414 Royal Avenue, a known problem residence.

On August 22, 2018 at about 4:30 PM Kamloops RCMP received a third party report about a possible hostage situation at 414 Royal Avenue. This led to an immediate RCMP response but due to the uncooperative nature of those in the home, this became a protracted situation that required the South East District Emergency Response Team. To ensure the safety of the nearby residents, some homes were evacuated and access to the area was restricted until about 11:00 PM.

On August 23, 2018, at about 8:00 PM Kamloops RCMP were again called to 414 Royal Avenue for reports of "home invasion in progress". This was later determined to be unfounded.

"This entire series of events was directly associated to the local Kamloops drug trade. In any case involving this level of violence, even if the victims and witnesses are not cooperative, the RCMP will aggressively pursue the investigation," said S/Sgt Simon Pillay, RCMP Kamloops Plain clothes Commander.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, the following charges have been laid:

• 32 year old Kamloops resident Ricky William DENIS has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault S.268(2) CC and Break and Enter to Commit Indictable Offence S. 348(1)(b) CC and is currently remanded in custody.

• 32 year old Kamloops resident Jeremy David BELLOWS has been charged with Aggravated Assault S.268(2) CC, Break and Enter to Commit Indictable Offence S. 348(1)(b) CC, Use of imitation firearm during offence S. 85(2) CC and Forcible confinement S. 279(2) CC. He is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. His current whereabouts are unknown.

• 38 year old Kamloops resident Shane Bradley CAMERON has been charged with Aggravated Assault S.268(2) CC, Break and Enter to Commit Indictable Offence S. 348(1)(b) CC and S. 85(2) CC and Forcible confinement S. 279(2) CC. He is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. His current whereabouts are unknown.

"The violence used in this crime was particularly savage and we prioritize enforcement on the drug dealers who use violence in our community. Those in charge of these drug lines often use people they consider disposable to carry out these acts of violence, knowing full well that they will be pursued by the police and if convicted, are looking at serious jail terms. This is an example of the reckless disregard leaders of organized crime groups have for their 'employees', their victims and our community as a whole. If you have information concerning those leading the local drug scene, please contact our Targeted Enforcement Unit investigators or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers." - S/Sgt Simon Pillay

 

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

WANTED:  JEREMY  BELLOWS and  SHANE  BRADLEY

Police advise not to approach

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

olice are requesting the public's assistance in locating Jeremy BELLOWS and Shane BRADLEY. If you have information on their whereabouts please contact the Kamloops RCMP or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers. Do not approach these people as both are considered violent.

Over the past several months investigators have gathered evidence which resulted in the execution of a warrant at a residence in the 1100-block of Cecile Drive, in Port Moody.

Police located and seized a number of items at the residence including:

• 35 suspected XANAX pills
• 140 doses of suspected powdered cocaine
• Bottle containing 90 doses of suspected GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate)
• 400 doses of suspected methamphetamine
• Approximately $600 in Canadian currency
• Scales, packaging material, and drug paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking

During the course of the investigation a further 140 doses of suspected methamphetamine, 940 doses or suspected cocaine powder, and a 2013 Volkswagen Golf sedan were also seized.

An adult male was arrested at the residence and later released. No charges have been laid at this point as the investigation is continuing.

“This house was in Port Moody, but drug trafficking from operations like this one affect public safety in communities all over the Lower Mainland, including Surrey,” said Surrey Drug Unit Staff Sergeant Glenn Atkins. “We will continue to investigate and shut down these dial-a-dope lines in our continued effort to tackle drug trafficking and the violence it is associated to.”

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

 

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

INVESTIGATORS  STILL  HAVE  NO  ANSWERS

Mother and son died in house fire

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

fter more than two months of comprehensive investigation into the cause of a fatal apartment complex fire on June 11, 2018 investigators have classified the cause of the fire as ‘undetermined’. A resident mother and her young child died in the fire.

Fire inspectors, from both the North Vancouver RCMP and the District of North Vancouver Fire Department, methodically went through the Whitley Court fire scene, examining all aspects of the fire. It was jointly determined by the inspectors that the causality of the early morning blaze remains ‘undetermined’.

Investigators conducted a thorough scene examination – sifting through large volumes of fire debris. Both structural and electrical engineers were utilized to examine the site. Drone aerial photographs were taken to help assist in the investigation. Police conducted numerous neighbourhood inquiries and carefully reviewed local video surveillance footage searching for anything suspicious. Any potential evidence was sent to the lab for forensic examination. All information tips received from the public were investigated by the police.

To the family and friends of the mother and son who died in the fire, all first responders extend their condolences, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. Police investigators will keep this file open, and follow up on any new information that may come forward.

If you have any information concerning this fire and have not spoken to the police you are asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. Please reference file 2018-14620.

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

DUNCAN RCMP

B&E  SUSPECT  SOUGHT

Man stole cash and phones

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Saturday August 4, 2018 at approximately 4:40 AM, a  business in the 2900 block of Drinkwater Road in Duncan was broken into. 

The suspect male gained entry through the front door and stole an undisclosed number of cell phones and cash. The suspect then fled the store and was picked up by a person driving a newer model 4 door Hyundai Elentra.

Male suspect described as wearing a grey hoodie with a blue hood, baseball hat, dark pants, light coloured shoes and was carrying a navy blue Adidas duffel bag and a backpack. Suspect appears to have a clean kept beard. Police are seeking the publics assistance in identifying the suspects

 

 

  AUGUST 26, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

POLICE  DOG  SNIFFS  OUT  GUNS,  DRUGS 

AND  CASH

Mounties arrest six

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

illiams Lake Crime Reduction Unit, General Duty Members and Police Dog Services made multiple arrests following a search of a residence within the city of Williams Lake.

 

During the course of the investigation, which began over the July 2018 long weekend, a search warrant was executed on a residence on Soda Creek Rd. During which, police seized a variety of drugs suspected to be Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Testosterone, Anndrol, numerous miscellaneous pills, drug paraphernalia and other evidence to support drug trafficking.
 

Additional seizures of firearms, prohibited weapons and a large sum of cash were made.

 

In total, six individuals have been arrested in connection with this investigation. They could face possible charges in connection with drug possession and trafficking, as well as firearms related offences. The RCMP are working closely with the BC Prosecution Services in relation to this investigation. The matter is set for Wednesday December 19 2018 in Williams Lake Provincial Court.

 

Williams Lake RCMP continue to target individuals involved in these types of repeated offences said OIC Williams Lake Detachment, Insp Jeff Pelley. Drugs and weapons offences remain a high-priority of the RCMP, especially those who are alleged to be trafficking fentanyl.

 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this or any other criminal activity is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211

 

  AUGUST 26, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

SYNTHETIC  DRUG  LAB BUSTED

First Responders and police respond to reports of smoke

CPL. ADRIANA PERALTO

n August August 24, 2018 Richmond RCMP was called to the 11000-block of Kingfisher Drive to assist the Richmond Fire Department (RFD) after a suspected synthetic drug lab was discovered.

Responding Richmond General Duty officers learned that RFD had received reports of smoke possibly coming from a residence and upon attending RFD firefighters observed items that may be consistent with a potential synthetic drug lab. 

Richmond General Duty officers arrived on scene shortly after 11:00 am, quickly setting-up roadblocks and evacuating surrounding residences to ensure public safety.

In addition to local police resources, numerous partner agencies, including the RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team, Richmond Fire Department Hazmat Team, and BC Ambulance Service, were mobilized to assist and ensure both public and police safety.

 

“These situations are extremely dynamic and pose a high risk to emergency personnel as well as members of the public” says Corporal Adriana Peralta “Fortunately, we were able to secure the area quickly and no one was injured”. 

 

The Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit will be investigating.

 

Richmond RCMP, along with partner agencies, will remain on scene throughout the weekend, which will result in various road closures.  Those affected by these closures will be advised.

 

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Richmond RCMP at

604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  AUGUST 26, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN  STABBED

Suspect arrested victim in serious condition

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

n August 25th, 2018, at approximately 9:10 A.M. Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police received several 911 calls reporting a male had been assaulted with a weapon at a residence in the 10100-block of 145th St., Surrey, B.C.  Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police General Duty and Plain Clothes officers attended to the residence, and located 59-year-old male, a Surrey, B.C. resident that was suffering from serious injuries.  The male victim was transported to hospital with life threatening injuries, and is presently in stable condition in hospital.

 

A male suspect, a 28-year-old, resident of Surrey, B.C. was located at the scene, and is presently in police custody.  The victim and the suspect are known to each other.  The investigation is presently continuing.

 

The Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted police are seeking the assistance of the public, and are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any information about this incident are asked to call the Surrey R.C.M.P. at 604-599-0502 or to call Crime Stoppers in reference to Surrey File # 2018-126616.

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

BODY  FOUND  IN  BOSTON  BAR

Mounties say death not random, arrest suspect

CPL. MIKE RAIL, UFVRD

n August 22, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious occurrence north of Boston Bar near Highway 1.  Upon attendance, a deceased individual was located by police.

One person arrested at the scene remains in custody.

 

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is engaged and will be working in partnership with Hope RCMP and the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit.

 

Police are currently in the early evidence-gathering phase of their investigation and believe the occurrence was not a random act.

  

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 or remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

MERCEDES  SLAMS  HOUSE

Driver ran on police, one arrested, one at large

CPL. KELLY BRETT

urrey RCMP has arrested an adult male and seeking a second suspect following the collision of a speeding vehicle into a residence in the 12700-block of 67A Avenue.

At approximately 6:15 pm, on August 20, 2018, a Surrey RCMP officer on patrol observed a black Mercedes sedan driving at a high rate of speed in the 6000-block of 128 Street. The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over for traffic violations, but the vehicle fled from police.

The vehicle continued to drive at a high rate of speed and a short time later it collided with a residence in the 12700-block of 67A Avenue. The collision caused extensive damage to the structure and initiated a fire involving the vehicle and the structure. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses to the incident observed two people fleeing from the vehicle. One adult male, was arrested near the scene of the collision with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services.

Police are still looking for a second suspect and are asking witnesses who have not spoken to police to come forward. The investigation is proceeding as several lines of inquiry are followed. 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

No charges have been laid at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

FRAUDSTER  CAUGHT

Suspect faces 11 forged cheques

CPL. KELLY BRETT

 

n Friday October 20th, 2017, Williams Lake RCMP received a complaint of a Fraud involving the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Society is established in over 50 communities, with Williams Lake being one of the communities of operation.

Investigation has shown that between August 2016 and August 2017, the Williams Lake chapter of the Special Olympics British Columbia Society was the victim of internal fraud by their treasurer Dianne LEE. It is alleged that LEE forged signatures on multiple check for personal gain.

She has been charged with:

• Eleven counts of Utter Forged Cheques
• One count of Fraud over $5000
• One count of Theft over $5000

The far reaching effects of fraud impacts many people and can be long lasting, said Insp Jeff Pelley, OIC Williams Lake Detachment.

LEE, a Williams Lake resident has been charged in connection with the alleged fraud and is scheduled to appear in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Wednesday August 29 2018.

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

WANTED: GOOD SAMARITAN

Two thugs using pepper spray on women sought

CPL. ADRIANA PERALTA

 

n August 21, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to two separate incidents involving pepper spray in the downtown core. 

 

The first reported incident took place in the 8400-block of Alexandra Road.  At approximately 10:30 p.m., two females were allegedly peppered sprayed by two unknown males as they left a local business.  The females ran onto the road, where an unidentified Good Samaritan came to their aid, transporting them to a local area hospital.

 

The second reported incident took place a short while later in the 4300-block of No 3 Road.  At approximately 11 p.m., two unknown males allegedly approached a female as she was putting items into her car.  The two males were allegedly armed, one with a knife and the other with a can of pepper spray.  According to the victim one of the males said something to the effect of “give me your stuff” at which point the victim screamed and ran away.  She believed the pepper spray was deployed.  The female sought assistance from a friend who was in the area and called 911. 

 

“It appears these two incidents are connected,” says Corporal Adriana Peralta. “We want to remind the public to remain alert to their surroundings and to call 911 immediately to report any incidents involving weapons.” 

 

The two suspects are currently unidentified and due to the nature of the incidents, the descriptions provided were extremely limited.


Richmond RCMP are canvassing the areas for witnesses and video surveillance.  Richmond RCMP are hoping to identify the Good Samaritan who assisted the two females from the Alexandra Road incident and are asking him to reach out to police.

 

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact 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).

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

WITNESS  SOUGHT

Nissan driver could hold key to motorcyclists death

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

Accident scene at Como Lake and Porier.

 

oquitlam RCMP is asking for your help to identify the driver of a white Nissan Murano who could be an important witness to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle.

The crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2018, at the intersection of Como Lake Avenue and Porter Street, Coquitlam. A 54-year-old motorcyclist died when he collided with a grey SUV that was turning left from eastbound Como Lake Avenue to northbound on Porter Street.

At the moment the collision happened, a Nissan Murano was turning left from westbound Como Lake Avenue to southbound on Porter Street. The Murano can be described as having:

• A white body with black, five-spoke wheels,
• A sunroof,
• After-market running boards,
• A sticker or decal in the passenger-side rear window.

Investigators have also determined that the Murano is a 2003 to 2007 model.

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

100 MILE HOUSE RCMP

FIST  FIGHT  TURNS  DEADLY

One man in hospital with injuries

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Tuesday August 21 2018 at 7:42 PM, 100 Mile House RCMP were called to the Public Library on Birch Ave were two men were reported to be in a physical altercation. One man had been injured and was taken to hospital for medical treatment for injuries consistent with an edged weapon. His injuries have been described as serious but non-life-threatening.

A suspect was located a short distance for the scene and arrested without incident. He remains in police custody and is scheduled to make an appearance in Provincial Court on Wednesday August 22 2018.

Both men are known to each other and the police do not believe there is a further risk to the greater public.

These two men, along with other unknown individuals had been involved in an altercation earlier in the evening. Anyone who may have been in the area between 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM on August 21 2018 and may possibly have video footage, like cell phone or dash cam video are encouraged to contact the RCMP.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed either of the altercations, to contact the 100 Mile RCMP at 250 395-2456.

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

BELLA COOLA RCMP

GUNS  SEIZED

Cops urge the community to report illegal weapons

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

hortly after midnight on Sunday the 19th of August 2018, Bella Coola RCMP executed a search warrant at a local residence.

During the search, two firearms, several cartridges of ammunition and other weapons were seized. RCMP are working with BC Prosecution Services and a report will be submitted for review. A local man could face several Criminal Code Charges.

 

"It is important that community members be vigilant and report illegal activity, such as people illegally possessing firearms," says Sergeant Rick SKOLROOD, Detachment Commander of the Bella Coola Royal Canadian Mounted Police. "It is through a strong community and information they provide to the police that helps us effectively combat crime and keep our community safe." Anyone with information about this, or any other crime, is asked to communicate this information to the Bella Coola Royal Canadian Mounted Police by calling 250 799 5363.

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

CONFINEMENT  REPORT  DRAWS  ERT  RESPONSE

25-year-old man arrested

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 
n Wednesday, August 22nd, Kamloops RCMP received information that a person was 
 
being confined to a house in the 400-block of Royal Avenue.  Police quickly contained the area 
 
and evacuated the neighbours as a precaution.  Officers were successful in calling out several 
 
occupants of the house, including the person who was allegedly being held against their will.  
 
However, one male remained in the residence.


The Southeast District Emergency Response Team were deployed to contain the house.  
 
Shortly after 11 pm, the male in the residence was taken into custody.  

The 25-year-old male that was taken into custody by ERT is from Kamloops and was previously 
 
known to police.  All investigation information will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service 
 
who determine charges.
 
 
Kamloops RCMP would like to thank the residents in this neighbourhood for their 
 
cooperation and patience.

 

  AUGUST 22, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

BARN ARSON

Police investigate intentionally set fire

CST. JODY THOMAS

 

n August 10, 2018, just after midnight, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and the Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed barn fire in the 31000 block of Harris Rd. 

 

The property owners were asleep at the time but were awoken by a passerby who noticed the blaze. The passerby and owners worked together to ensure that all of the animals were moved to safety.  No injuries were sustained in the fire.

 

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service has concluded its investigation and have confirmed the fire to be intentionally caused. The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit will be investigating this incident as an arson.

 

The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit Detectives and the Forensics Identification Unit are canvassing for video and additional witnesses. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  AUGUST 22, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

GUNS,  DRUUGS,  STOLEN  VEHICLES

Cops get huge haul

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

he Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) has seized a number of weapons, including six (6) firearms, and a cross bow from a residence in Surrey, as a result of a stolen vehicle investigation.

 

On August 15, 2018 ACTT officers began their investigation after observing a stolen 2018 Audi Q7 in the 10600-block of 137A Street in Surrey. With the assistance of Air 1, the vehicle was tracked to a nearby parking garage where the alleged driver and an accomplice were tracked to a residence in the 10600 block of 137A Street. Police located and arrested eight (8) occupants of the associated residence;  three (3) of whom were held in custody for a court appearance.  

 

 

On August 16, 2018, ACTT executed a search warrant at the residence with the assistance of the Surrey Drug Unit, and the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team.

 

As a result of this investigation,  police located and seized a number of items including:

 

6 firearms; 2 loaded sawed-off shotguns, 2 sawed-off rifles and 2 handguns

4 stolen motorcycles

1 stolen Audi Q7

1 crossbow

•  Hundreds of rounds of various firearms ammunition

 Body armour

•  A variety of swords and knives

•  1744 doses of suspected heroin, 636 doses of suspected cocaine, 45 doses of suspected crack cocaine, 34 doses of suspected methamphetamine, 302 doses of suspected marijuana, and 92 doses of suspected marijuana shatter

 

Robert Leo Jones, 37 years old, of Richmond, BC has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5000, driving while disqualified, and breaching court imposed conditions.

 

No other charges have been laid at this time as the investigation is on-going.

 

“This investigation and seizure highlight the importance of reporting property crime.” said Cpl Chris Kajan “In this case a reported stolen vehicle was the catalyst which allowed us to remove six guns from the street, and gather valuable evidence and information for our continued efforts to address criminal activity in Surrey.”

 

  AUGUST 21, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  DIES  FROM  BEATING

Witnesses sought

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of a Surrey resident.

 

On August 19, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a fight by the McDonald’s restaurant near 129th Street and 96th Avenue.  When emergency services arrived, they found an unresponsive man lying in the parking lot.  The victim was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.  IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.   

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

IHIT is confirming 48-year-old Lakhwinder Singh Bal of Surrey was the victim of homicide.  Mr. Bal was known to police and investigators believe his murder was not a random act. 

Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT says, “We need those who knew Mr. Bal to come forward and assist our investigators piece together a time line of his activities leading up to his death.”

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).

 

  AUGUST 19, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

HOME  INVADERS ARRESTED

Police seek witnesses and tips

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

olice have made multiple arrests after an alleged home invasion in Port Coquitlam yesterday afternoon (August 16, 2018).

Just after 1:30 p.m., Coquitlam RCMP received a 911 call to a home in the 4000-block of Liverpool Street, Port Coquitlam, for a report of a home invasion. There were two people inside the home at the time and one of the victims was treated for a minor injury.

Meanwhile, police investigators tracked multiple suspects to a home in the 10300-block of Slatford Place, Maple Ridge and made several arrests. The home on Slatford Place has been secured for further investigation.

At this time, no formal charges have been laid so no names are being released. The Coquitlam RCMP is working with Maple Ridge RCMP to make sure that the public is safe and the integrity of the investigation is not compromised.

If you saw anything suspicious that might be relevant to this alleged home invasion, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Major Crime Unit (file 2018-25532).

  AUGUST 19, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

WOMAN  GRABBED

Police seek 2000 silver pickup

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public in a suspicious incident where a female was grabbed in the Fraser Heights neighbourhood of Surrey.

 On August 13, 2018 at 11:00pm, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a 27-year-old female who was grabbed from behind by an unknown male while walking in the area of 111A Avenue and 161A Street.  The female was able to free herself from the suspect and flee the area. She was not injured.

 

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, 5’8”, medium build, wearing a black Nike hoodie and grey sweatpants. The male’s vehicle was described as a black 2000 Chevrolet pickup with Silver Convex rims, possibly a 2-door extended cab. 

 

The Surrey RCMP's General Investigation Unit is leading the investigation into the incident.

 

The Surrey RCMP is reminding the public to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

 

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

 

  AUGUST 19, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN  RCMP

HIGH  THIEVES

Apartments broken into via scaffolding

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

wo North Vancouver apartments were broken into over the last several weeks. Access to them was via construction scaffolding set up outside of the respective buildings. North Vancouver RCMP are investigating these two incidents where residents reported someone had broken into their second and third floor apartments through open patio doors and had stolen personal items. In both cases wallets and purses were taken.

These are crimes of opportunity, with residents leaving their patio doors open – allowing easy access for criminals to enter their property, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. If scaffolding is set up around your building be extra vigilant and secure your doors and windows properly!

During the warm summer months residents tend to leave their patio doors and windows open. There are proper ways to secure them and still have them remain open for air movement.

All residents are encouraged to report suspicious persons and incidents by calling the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.

  AUGUST 16, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD  RCMP

POLICE  SAY  GILL  A  THREAT

Community at-risk in gang conflicts

SGT. JUDY BIRD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has determined that Varinderpal Singh Gill poses a significant risk to the public.  Varinderpal Gill is involved in the gang conflict here in Abbotsford and in the lower mainland.  The APD believes he poses a serious risk to other gang members in the conflict.  He is also at risk of violence by other gang members.   Because many gang shootings occur in public places, this means Varinderpal Gill’s presence in public places creates a serious risk to public safety as well.

 

Varinderpal Gill is very tall and slim (6’,2” and 165 lbs.) and nineteen years of age.  He often goes by the name, “VP”. 

 

The APD is taking the unusual step of asking that anyone who sees Varinderpal Gill in a public place within Abbotsford to contact the police by calling 911.  Where possible, members of the APD will respond to that location and take steps to ensure the public are kept safe.

 

The Abbotsford Police Department is appealing to anyone with information 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.

 

  AUGUST 16, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM  RCMP

EXPLOSION  INJURES  MAN

Police find guns, drugs, stolen items

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

oquitlam RCMP investigators are still working to determine the exact circumstances that led to the detonation of a homemade explosive in the 1400 block of Ross Avenue, Coquitlam.

The explosion happened at about 7:20 p.m. last night (August 14, 2018), and resulted in serious, but not life-threatening, injuries to a man who lived at the home. The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) was called in and its members located and disarmed a second item of concern.

EDU will continue working with Coquitlam RCMP throughout today to ensure that the area is safe. If you saw or heard anything that may help police determine exactly what happened, please call the non-emergency line of Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file 2018-25330).

 

  AUGUST 16, 2018 

 

SURREY  RCMP

MAN  CHARGED  WITH  THREATS

Restaurant diners and staff detained by man

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

harges have been laid against a Surrey man after threats were made towards employees at a restaurant in Surrey this past weekend.

 

On August 12, 2018 just before 6:00 pm, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a male threatening to cause harm at a local restaurant near the intersection of King George Boulevard and 96th Avenue.

 

Officers attended the scene and ensured all patrons were safely removed before subsequently entering the restaurant and arresting the suspect without incident. Upon a thorough search of the suspect and the restaurant, no weapons or explosives were located.

 

Mohammed Shalmeen GAFOOR, 43-years-old, has been charged with 1 count of Public Mischief, 3 counts of Uttering Threats, and 3 counts of Unlawful Confinement under the Criminal Code.

 

“This was a very traumatic event for patrons and employees of the restaurant,” says S/Sgt Kirk Duncan, Acting Major Crime Senior Investigator. “The calm and collected demeanour of the dispatcher combined with the quick response and actions of the responding officers enabled this incident to be resolved quickly and safely.”  

 

There were no reported injuries and police believe this to be an isolated incident. As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

 

Anyone with information about this occurrence 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

  AUGUST 13, 2018 

 

ASHCROFT  RCMP

WOMAN  MISSING  AFTER  MUDSLIDE

Husband escapes vehicle, wife trapped

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

CMP in the Southeastern part of the province are continuing the search for a woman who was caught in the mudslide along Highway 99 on Saturday.

On August 11, at approximately 5 p.m. Ashcroft and Lillooet RCMP were called to the 3300-block of Highway 99, in Cache Creek, for a report that a vehicle had been swept off the roadway in a mudslide at that location.

Upon attendance at the scene, Lillooet RCMP located the 57-year-old driver of the yellow 1968 Morgan convertible. He stated that he had been able to get out of the vehicle, however his wife, who was the passenger was unaccounted for.

Initial search efforts have been unsuccessful. Ashcroft RCMP with assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Service, Search and Rescue and Fire Service are continuing to search, however efforts are being hampered by the quick moving water and unsafe conditions, in and around the area of the mudslide.
RCMP are asking for assistance in locating, 57-year-old Valerie Morris, who remains outstanding.

Ashcroft RCMP are asking anyone who may have been a witness, or are in possession of dash cam video of the slide or the 1968 Morgan convertible prior to the slide, are asked to contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 and site file 2018-1038.

Highway 99 remains closed. For the most up to date road closure information, please visit the Drive BC website.

 

  AUGUST 12, 2018 

 

IHIT  RCMP

POLICE  LOOK  FOR  CLUES  IN DEATH

Two men stabbed, one dead

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of 20-year-old Leonardo Ngo after an altercation outside a townhouse complex in Surrey, B.C.

On August 6, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a townhouse complex near 152 Street and 108 Avenue.  When emergency services arrived, they found a male victim with stab wounds who was taken to hospital in stable condition.  A short time later, 20-year-old Leonardo Ngo arrived at hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.  He later died in hospital.  Both victims are believed to be related to the same incident. 

IHIT investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating a 2017 black Jeep Cherokee with B.C. license plates GH959X, which is associated to Mr. Ngo. 

IHIT continues to work closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to advance the investigation.  An autopsy will be conducted at a later time to determine the cause of death.   

Mr. Ngo was known to police and IHIT investigators believe this was not a random incident.   

“In releasing Mr. Ngo’s name, we are hoping that those who knew him will come forward and assist IHIT in determining his activities around the time of his death,” says Corporal Frank Jang of 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).

 

  AUGUST 12, 2018 

 

RIDGE-MEADOWS  RCMP

12 VEHICLES  VANDALIZED  IN  ONE  BLOCK

Suspect removed tire air valves

SGT. DAVID CAMPBELL

 

idge Meadows RCMP is seeking public input after multiple cars were vandalized overnight.

 

This morning Police received multiple mischief related complaints from residents in the 11900 block area of 238B street where car tires were purposefully deflated.  In all cases a special tool was used to pull the pin from the tire air valve.

 

Police are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect(s).

 

“So far we have 12 cars that were affected and we suspect there is more,” states Sergeant David Campbell.  “If anyone has home security footage or witnessed suspicious behaviour overnight or early this morning from that area please contact us.”

 

If you have any information about this incident please call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.  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 $2000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

  AUGUST 9, 2018 

 

SURREY  RCMP

TYPICAL  DRUG  DEN  BUSTED

Police find guns, drugs, stolen items

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

fraud investigation has led to the seizure of firearms and drugs from a residential property in the Cloverdale area of Surrey.

On July 31, 2018, Surrey RCMP began an investigation into an alleged credit card fraud. The initial information received was regarding a purchase made at a local business with a stolen credit card number over the phone. Investigators were able to link the fraud to a residence in Cloverdale.

On August 1, 2018 General Duty along with Community Response Unit (CRU) officers executed a search warrant on the property located in the 5700-block of 176A Street.

The warrant resulted in the seizure of a modified Mossberg 500 tactical shotgun (semi-automatic), two high-capacity prohibited rotary shotgun magazines, a Ruger P90 handgun, ammunition, varying amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs, stolen identification and property, and fraudulent documents in varying stages of preparation.

Three individuals were taken into custody and later released pending further investigation. Officers will also be liaising with City Bylaws and the property owners about the property to mitigate future problems.

“Not only do we rely on residents to report all types of crime, including fraudulent activity, but we also rely on businesses to do the same,” says CRU Sergeant Winston Shorey. “Firearms like these in the wrong hands can lead to further criminal activity and violence in our community, which is why it’s a priority for us to remove these items and individuals off our streets.”

Anyone with further information 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.

 

  AUGUST 9, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

YOU'RE  ON  CANDID  CAMERA

Suspect steals $70k camera, mounties look too identify suspect and recover it

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

 

he theft of a high end digital production camera was recorded on the surveillance camera in the store it was stolen from. The theft occurred on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at a camera rental store in the 1200-block of East Keith Road in North Vancouver.

 

The lone male, caught on camera, had been in the store for a short time before grabbing the camera off a shelf, concealing it under his jacket and walking out the door. The stolen Arri Alexa Mini Camera, including various accessories, has a replacement value of over $70,000.

 

"North Vancouver RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest allegedly responsible for the theft", said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. "The theft appears to be targeted with the culprit knowing precisely what he wanted to steal".

If you can identify the person of interest or know the whereabouts of the camera you are asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. Please reference police file number 2018-20360.

 

  AUGUST 6, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

One Man Dead, One in Hospital

Victim stabbed

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

n August 6, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm Surrey RCMP responded to the 10800 block of 152nd Street after receiving a report of a male being stabbed.  The male was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.  A short time later, a second male was dropped at a local hospital suffering from serious injuries.  The second male died as a result of his injuries.

The Surrey Serious Crime Unit and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have assumed conduct of the investigations that are believed to be related.

This appears to be a targeted attack with no risk to the general public.

IHIT will be handling any further media enquiries with respect to this matter.  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 Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

TWO  SHOT, ONE DEAD

Gang hits targeted say police

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation after an overnight shooting in Abbotsford has left one man dead and another with injuries.

On August 4, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Abbotsford Police received a report of a shooting at a residence in the 2000-block of Wilerose Street. 

When police arrived, they found 19-year-old Gagandeep Singh Dhaliwal and another male with gunshot wounds.  Both victims were taken to hospital.  Mr. Dhaliwal succumbed to his injuries in hospital and the second victim is expected to recover from his injuries.  IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.     

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Abbotsford Police Department, the Abbotsford Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Mr. Dhaliwal was known to police and investigators believe this was a targeted incident.  IHIT is working to determine motive behind Mr. Dhaliwal’s murder.   

“We are releasing Mr. Dhaliwal’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We urge anyone with information to please come forward.”

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).

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

RIDGE-MEADOWS  RCMP

THE  NEED  FOR  SPEED

High end cars impounded

CLINT VAN BLANKEN

he Ridge Meadows RCMP Traffic section is reminding people to watch their speed this coming long weekend after impounding two high end sports cars for excessive speeding offences.

On Thursday morning, Aug 2, police were performing routine traffic enforcement in the 25800-block of Lougheed Hwy, when they noticed two cars, a Blue 2017 Lamborghini, Aventador and a Black 2016 McLaren, 675H, travelling East bound at what appeared to be high rates of speed. Laser equipment was activated and it showed both cars to be travelling 138 km/p/hr in a marked 80 km/p/hr zone. 

Both drivers were stopped for excessive speed and the cars were immediately impounded for a minimum of 7 days. Both drivers received fines of $368, 3 points on their respective driving records and an incident report will be forwarded to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for further review.

The driver of the Black McLaren, a 22-year-old Burnaby resident, is an `N` driver. The driver of the Blue Lamborghini is a 22-year-old Burnaby resident.  Both men have previously been served with excessive speeding infractions and fines before today’s incident. 

The traffic investigation revealed that both men were on their way to Mission Raceway for a planned private track event when they were stopped.  The investigation also revealed that one car was equipped with a radar detector.

“This stretch of Lougheed Highway is our number one problem area when it comes to excessive speed,” states Traffic Sergeant Bruce McCowan. “No matter the time of year this specific area is plagued with unsafe speeds, 24/7, regardless of the road and weather conditions. We have seen too many tragic outcomes where all the driver needed to do was just slow down.”

 

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS  RCMP

MANIAC  TAKES  OVER DENNYS

Staff and customers uninjured

CPL. JODI SHELKIE

 

arly Wednesday, a male went into Denny’s as a customer. After receiving his bill, he made a threat. 
The wait-staff alerted the other employees and customers who all evacuated the building. 
Leaving the man alone inside of the restaurant.

When police attended the restaurant, the suspect closed all of the blinds to the restaurant. 
At one point the male did exit one of the restaurant doors, he was brandishing a knife. 
When confronted with officers, the suspect went back into the restaurant.

As a precautionary measure, the natural gas was shut off to the restaurant. There is no further.
 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

"PROBLEM PREMISE"  BUSTED

Several people arrested with illegal drugs

CST KELLY BRETT

 

n July 31st, 2018, at 3:00 pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Targeted Policing Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant on a residence located in the 3900-block of 32nd street, Vernon BC.

At the time of the warrant execution several persons were at the location, four of which were arrested for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and taken into police custody.

The search resulted in the seizure of large quantities of what police believe to be methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl along with Canadian currency and other items related to drug trafficking.

The residence, where the warrant was executed, was identified as a problem premise in our community being used to traffic street level quantities of drugs. States Sgt. David Evans, of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Targeted Policing Unit. Our efforts will continue to disrupt activities at this location until the illegal activity ceases".

The four subjects were released from custody while the RCMP continues its investigation and considers charges.

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

RICHMOND  RCMP

POLICE  SEEK  PUB  BRAWLERS

Man in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

 

hortly after 8 pm, on June 7, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to an altercation at a pub located in the 10000-block of No. 3 Road. A heated altercation reportedly occurred between patrons during the viewing Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

 

The victim, a 57-year-old male from Richmond, was allegedly struck with a chair by one suspect and was allegedly struck in the face by the second suspect. Richmond RCMP arrested the first suspect. The second suspect fled prior to police arrival. The victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The second suspect is described as:

• Caucasian male
• Bald or balding
• Heavy set build
• Wearing a green T-shirt, black windbreaker-style jacket, and jeans

On July 26, 2018, the BC Prosecution Section approved two (2) charges.

Alistair Charles Newman, 62, of Richmond, is accused of:

• One count of assault causing bodily harm Sec. 267(b) CCC
• One count of assault with a weapon Sec. 267(a) CCC

“Although one suspect was arrested and charged, a second suspect is outstanding. The Richmond RCMP have exhausted our investigational avenues and would appreciate any assistance in identifying and locating him, says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “The suspect is believed to be a regular at this pub. By releasing these security stills, we are hope someone will recognize him” adds Cpl. Hwang.

If anyone has any information on this incident or suspect, please contact Constable B. Tse at the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

RIDGE-MEADOWS  RCMP

TEEN  GIRL  DIES  IN  ACCIDENT

Two teen males injured one in critical condition

CLINT VAN BLANKEN

 

idge Meadows RCMP confirm a single vehicle accident which tragically resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Maple Ridge girl.

 

On Tuesday, July 31, at around 1:15 AM, Ridge Meadows RCMP were called to assist Emergency Health Services with a single vehicle accident.  A dark colored Volkswagen Hatchback had been travelling North in the 13000-block area of 248th street when it had left the road and went down an embankment.

 

The male driver was extracted from the crash site and sent to hospital in serious condition.  A male passenger was extracted from the crash site and sent to hospital in critical condition.  Both men are Maple Ridge residents and 18 years of age.  Sadly, a 16-year-old female passenger died at the scene.

 

“This investigation is still in the early stages and police traffic investigators are putting together what happened,” states Inspector Aaron Paradis. “Tragically our community has lost a young girl and our sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends.”

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

WOMAN  DIES  AFTER  BEING  SWEPT  AWAY

Search and Rescue deal with extreme conditions

CPL. JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

n July 29th, 2018, at approximately 2:50 p.m. Squamish RCMP responded to multiple calls regarding a man and woman who had been swept away in the fast moving water of Rubble Creek located in the Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park.  A 27-year-old man from Surrey and a 23-year-old woman from Burnaby were hiking in the area and decided to cool down in Rubble Creek when the incident occurred.

The man was able to get himself safely to shore with minor injuries, but unfortunately the woman was carried away in the extreme current .  Squamish RCMP, Squamish Fire, BC Ambulance, BC Parks, and Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton Search and Rescue (SAR) attended.  SAR required the expertise of their swift water teams to rescue the man as the white water of Rubble Creek was so intense.  The woman was located deceased by the SAR teams around 7:30 p.m..  She was found approximately 800 metres downstream from where she fell in.

"Squamish RCMP as well as the Search and Rescue Teams from the Squamish area have seen far too many tragic incidents over the past few months" stated Corporal Sascha Banks. "We want people to come and see our beautiful area and explore but you need to be aware, to be prepared, to be educated, to be safe, and to understand the fast moving waters in this region.  Be knowledgeable about undercurrents, rocks, snow and glacier fed waters, and if you don't know...ask those who do."

The BC Coroners Service has now taken over the investigation and the Squamish RCMP have notified the woman's family but her name will not be released at this time.

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

SEARCH  FOR  MISSING  KAYAKER  CALLED  OFF

Search and Rescue deal with extreme conditions

CPL. JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

he Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are now supporting the BC Coroners Service in an investigation into a body which was discovered near Mabel Lake, Friday evening.

On July 27th, 2018, at 9:00 pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were notified by Vernon Search and Rescue (SAR) that a body was located near the south end of Mabel Lake approximately 250 meters up a steep embankment.

Vernon Search and Rescue were conducting patrols of Mabel Lake as part of the ongoing coordinated search for a missing kayaker, who was reported missing on July 18th, 2018. During the meticulous search of the area, members of Vernon SAR ultimately located the deceased in a steep embankment from the water’s edge.

The ground search and recovery of the body was very difficult due to the hazardous terrain and dense foliage, requiring both teamwork and technical rope gear, says Vernon Search and Rescue Director Trevor Honigman.

Numerous volunteers from Vernon Search and Rescue spent countless hours working alongside the RCMP during the search for the missing kayaker says Cst. Kelly Brett. The search for the missing kayaker has now been called off and the BC Corners Service has taken conduct of the investigation.

The Coroners Service is working to officially determine the identity of the decedent, however has confirmed the remains match those of a male in his 50’s

 

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

KELOWNA  RCMP

AUTO THEFT SUSPECTS CAUGHT

Undercover investigation leads to 11 arrests

CPL. JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

elowna Street Enforcement Units (SEU) concluded a three week initiative targeting prolific auto theft suspects in the Kelowna Regional Detachment area. Working closely with General Duty members and for the last week with a large surveillance team from the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), eleven people were arrested and a total of 15 stolen vehicles were recovered by Kelowna RCMP and IMPACT.

On July 23, 2018 five people were arrested after investigators observed two subjects in a stolen dump truck. Tasha Dawn Smith and Daniel Frank Briggs, both 40 years of age, were later charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. Three young offenders were charged in a separate incident after surveillance was established on a vehicle that was stolen earlier in the day. The names cannot be released.

On July 25, 2018 police observed a stolen vehicle driven by 19-year-old, Lenny James Lipscombe of Kelowna. He was arrested and charged with a single count of possession of stolen property and 2 counts of breach of his Probation. Mr. Lipscombe was held in custody and faces a total of 10 charges related to this and other incidents.

Two other individuals were arrested during the initiative however charges have not yet been laid.

“While enforcement action is a valuable tool in reducing Auto Crime, the most valuable tool is in every citizen’s hand. Prevention. The majority of auto crime is the result of insecure vehicles. Keys left in the vehicle, valuables left in plain view, and the lack of anti-theft
devices contribute to high crime rates,” said Inspector Brian MacDonald, Officer in Charge of IMPACT.

“Kelowna Detachment would like to thank IMPACT for their assistance and contribution of resources and additional bait vehicles utilized during this initiative. Partnerships such as these are essential in reducing crime and efficiently and effectively targeting those offenders responsible for significant numbers of vehicle thefts. Several of the offenders arrested during this initiative were responsible for multiple thefts within the Regional Detachment area” said Sergeant Alex Lynch who’s in charge of the Kelowna SEU.

 

  AUGUST 1, 2018 

 

BC  RCMP

FLOAT  PLANE  CRASH  LEAVES  ONE DEAD, ONE  IN  HOSPITAL, ONE  MISSING

Underwater recover team activated

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

 

n August 1, 2018, at 12:56 p.m. Lillooet RCMP were notified that a small float plane had crashed on Tyaughton Lake in Gold Bridge which is located about 100 km west of Lillooet. Further calls to 911 advised that a number of nearby boats were trying to rescue the plane occupants. 

Upon attendance, police confirmed that one individual was deceased. One occupant survived the crash and was transported to hospital with serious but what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries. One occupant has yet to be located and the E Division Underwater Recovery Team is currently on their way to assist. 

Our focus is currently on advising the families of those involved.

Lillooet RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash and has yet to speak to police is asked to contact Lillooet RCMP at 250-256-4244. 

 

 

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