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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ATM ROBBER SOUGHT

Woman Ordered to Withdraw Cash, Police look to ID suspect

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect in a robbery which occurred in the City Centre area.


On February 24, 2019 at approximately 7:00pm, a woman was using the ATM machine when she was approached from behind by a man who threatened her with a weapon and demanded that she withdraw money from her account.

Investigators believe the man fled eastbound and was last seen near Whalley Boulevard and 102 Avenue. It is believed that he could have possibly boarded a taxi at that location.

The suspect is described as tall Caucasian male, with a slim build, and facial hair. He was wearing a two tone grey winter jacket, light colour pants, and gloves.

Investigators are asking anyone who can help identity the suspect to call the Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 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

Robbery prevention tips:

• Walk with confidence. Keep your head up and know where you are going.
• Limit distractions. Store valuables out of sight and remove your headphones
• Stay visible. Stick to well-lit areas and don’t wear dark clothing at night.
• If you are approached, verbally threatened or physically assaulted you can avoid further confrontation by giving the perpetrator the property they want. Do not engage in the altercation as it increases your chance of getting physically harmed.
• Try to take note of what the suspect(s) looks like and their direction of travel. Physical descriptors such as: height/weight, clothing, and visible markings like scars, tattoos or piercings can help the police in later identifying the suspect. Call police as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

GIRLS AND GUNS

Woman with ankle bracelet arrested at mall with loaded hand gun

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

n January 21, 2019, Abbotsford Police investigated an uttering threats incident. Abbotsford Police charged Danielle RIGDON, a female in her early 40’s, with Pointing a Firearm, Assault with a Weapon, and Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm. Subsequent to the arrest, officers searched her residence and seized a loaded firearm and ammunition.

RIGDON appeared in court, and was released subject to house arrest, and electronic bracelet monitoring.

On March 18, 2019, Danielle RIGDON unlawfully left her residence and was quickly tracked by her electronic bracelet to Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, where she was arrested by Abbotsford Police without incident. During the arrest, she attempted to turn over a bag to a friend, but the bag was intercepted by the arresting officers. Within the bag, officers located a loaded handgun, drugs and cash.

Danielle RIGDON remains in custody and is additionally charged with:

• Carrying a Concealed Weapon
• Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
• Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
• Possession of a Prohibited Device Dangerous to the Public
• Possession of a Controlled Substance
• Breach of Undertaking/ Recognizance (three counts)

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

Abby PD file: Incident 1-19-2754 - Incident 2- 19-11356

 

 

 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ROBBERS ARRESTED

Hoods responsible for three pharmacy robberies

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the community that charges have now been laid against two males in relation to three robberies that occurred on February 7th in Surrey and Delta.

On February 7th, at approximately 6:50pm, Surrey RCMP Frontline officers responded to a report of an armed robbery of a pharmacy in the 15100-block of Fraser Highway. Investigators learned that two males entered the store with their faces covered, brandishing a knife, allegedly demanding money and pharmaceuticals. No employees were physically hurt in the robbery. Approximately fifteen minutes later, the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a similar armed robbery at another pharmacy a short distance away in the-15900-block of Fraser Highway.

Multiple police officers from the Surrey RCMP, Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (LMD ERT) and Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) attended the area and conducted patrols for the suspects and vehicle. Police located and attempted to stop the believed suspect vehicle, which attempted to flee and caused a minor collision with a police vehicle. The suspect driver quickly exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot where he was quickly arrested by Surrey Frontline and IPDS officers. No individuals were injured in the collision or during the arrest.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned of a third similar armed robbery that occurred on February 7th around 5:15pm at a pharmacy in Delta in the 6900-block of Scott Road.

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Section took conduct of the occurrences in Surrey and worked closely with Delta Police to advance the investigations collaboratively, which resulted in multiple criminal charges against two men.

Karman Singh Grewal, 26-years-old of Vancouver, has been charged with:

• Three counts of Robbery
• One count of Fail to stop for a peace officer
• One count of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• One count of Obstruction of a peace officer

Gursimran Sahota, 21-years-old of Surrey, has been charged with:

• Three counts of Robbery
• Three counts of Committing an indictable offence with face covered
• One count of Assault by threatening to use a weapon
 


Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call 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.

 

 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN SHOT

Released from hospital then arrested on outstanding warrants

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the community of an investigation into a shooting which occurred in Hawthorne Park, on Sunday March 17, 2019.

 

 At approximately 2:30pm, Surrey RCMP responded to the area of 142A Street and 108 Avenue, near Hawthorne Park, after receiving reports that a man had been shot. Police quickly located the man who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, walking in the area. Investigators also located the area where it is believed the shooting occurred, inside Hawthorne Park.

 

The injured man was transported to the hospital. He was treated and released the same day and taken into police custody in relation to outstanding warrants for his arrest.

 

Investigators believe the shooting took place during an altercation between two groups of people who were inside the park and is believed to have been a targeted incident.

 

Police are looking for two suspects, but have limited descriptions at this time. Both suspects are described as males wearing dark hooded clothing.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 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, MARCH 17, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

GOTCHA!

PROLIFIC OFFENDER CAUGHT WITH STOLEN VEHICLE AND GUN

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP’s Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) has arrested a 35-year-old man, who is now facing numerous charges including possession of stolen property and possession of a prohibited firearm.

 

Robert Leo Jones of Surrey was arrested on March 13, 2019, after he was located by members of the ACTT, allegedly in possession of a white Jeep Cherokee which had been reported stolen out of Vancouver on March 11, 2019. Jones was safely arrested with the assistance of the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team.  

 

At the time of his arrest, Jones was also allegedly in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and ammunition. Investigators also located and seized a quantity of suspected illicit drugs, credit cards and other items believed to be stolen property.

 

Jones has been charged with the numerous Criminal Code Offenses including:

• possession of property obtained by crime

• carrying a concealed weapon and prohibited weapons offenses

• unauthorized possession of a firearm

• unauthorized use of credit card data

• driving while prohibited and breaches of several court orders

He was also wanted in outstanding warrants other unrelated charges. 

“Prolific offenders tend to be responsible for a majority of auto thefts, so arrests like this can have a significant positive impact on property crime in the community at multiple levels,” said Staff Sergeant Glenn Atkins, Acting Proactive Enforcement Officer. “We are pleased that this investigation has resulted in both the recovery of a stolen vehicle, and the seizure of an illegal firearm. Stolen vehicles are often used in to facilitate other offences. This arrest and contraband seizure represents a disruption in a continuing string of property related offences.”

The role of the Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team is to identify and target prolific auto crime offenders in order to gather evidence and apprehend suspects involved in auto crime.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 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, MARCH 17, 2019 

 

VALEMOUNT RCMP

Police looking for Vehicle

Chevrolet Traverse may be tied to homicide

CPL JANELLE SHOILET

 

he North District Major Crime Unit (MCU is seeking information about a vehicle believed to be associated to the homicide which occurred in Valemount earlier this week.

Just after 11 a.m. on Sunday March 10, 2019 Valemount RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a deceased man at a residence in the 1800-block of Main Street, Valemount. North District MCU was called to assist, as the man’s death has been deemed a homicide.

While the man has been identified by police, his identity is not being confirmed publicly.

North District MCU is now asking anyone who may have seen, or have information about a 2013 white Chevrolet Traverse to report to police.

We are trying to determine a timeline with respect to the vehicle’s whereabouts leading up to and following the man’s death, states Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, BC RCMP Media Relations Officer. We are circulating a stock photo of the vehicle and asking anyone who may have any information about it’s location, or occupants to contact RCMP.

If you have information about any aspect of this investigation, please contact the Valemount RCMP at 250 566-4466, North District MCU at 250-613-6744 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477.

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 

 

EDMONTON  RCMP

COP CHARGED IN 2013 EDMONTON STABBING  

LANGLEY CONSTABLE ARRESTED IN CHILLIWACK

DAWN ROBERTS

 

junior constable, currently posted to Langley RCMP Detachment, has been charged with assault in relation to a stabbing that occurred at a fast food restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 2013, prior to the officer joining the RCMP. Two victims received serious injuries and the unidentified suspect fled the scene.

In January 2019, new information gathered by Edmonton Police Service caused it to engage the assistance of the BC RCMP Serious Crime Unit.

On March 12, 2019, Benjamen Kozlovich was arrested in Chilliwack, BC on unendorsed warrants for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. He has made his first appearance in court and has been released on bail.

The BC RCMP has launched an internal investigation and is assessing the member’s employment status. Kozlovich, who completed RCMP training in January 2018, is a probationary member.

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

RANDOM ACT OF NO KINDNESS  

MAN SUFFERS NON LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

CMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) searched a residence as officers’ conduct their investigation of a home invasion reported to police over the weekend.

 

On March 10, 2019, around 1:00 a.m. the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a 42-year-old man suffering non life-threatening injuries, who had been transported the hospital.  RCMP investigators quickly connected the report to an earlier incident at a residence in the 46000-block of Norrish Avenue.    

 

Late in the morning of March 11, 2019, Chilliwack SCU officers supported by the Chilliwack General Investigation Support Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and general duty officers executed a search warrant at the Norrish Avenue address. Evidence associating the occurrence to the address was seized by police during the search.

 

“Chilliwack RCMP investigators are in the early evidence gathering stage of their investigation and do not believe the incident was a random act,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

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

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

BODY FOUND  

POLICE LOOKING TO IDENTIFY MAN

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

oquitlam RCMP are investigating after a man’s body was discovered in the Fraser River near the Port Mann Bridge.

The body was discovered by a boat operator at about 3:00 p.m. on March 12, 2019, but could not be retrieved until the following morning due to dangerous water conditions. At this time there is no indication of foul play.

Once the man’s identity is confirmed, his identity will be protected by the Privacy Act unless the death is suspicious and there is a need to further the investigation. Police investigators are working closely with the BC Coroners Service to identify the man and clarify the circumstances surrounding his death.
 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 

 

VANDERHOOF RCMP

POLICE SEEK BREAK AND ENTER THIEVES  

MOST OF THE ITEMS STOLEN STILL MISSING

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Sunday February 24 2019 residents discover a break in at their Cluculz Lake home. Frontline Officers from Vanderhoof responded to the home. Vanderhoof RCMP requested the assistance of the Prince George Forensic Identification Service.

Evidence, including video surveillance, has been obtained but the police look to the public for help. With the amount of property taken from the home it is likely the suspect(s) would have been in a vehicle.

Numerous items were stolen, including a 4 person Kawasaki side by side. The Kawasaki was recovered in Williams Lake on February 28 2019 however the the rest of the property is still missing.

If you have any information on who may be responsible for this crime, or perhaps where the stolen property may be, you are asked contact the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250 567- 2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477

 

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

PROWLER PEEKING IN WINDOWS  

POLICE URGE VIGILANCE

SGT. JUDY BIRD

 

his past weekend, Abbotsford Police officers responded to a report of a prowler lurking outside the windows of a residence in the 33400 block of Babich Place.

A homeowner observed a male in his backyard, peering through a window and watching family members inside his home. The homeowner called out to the male, who casually walked away, out of view. The homeowner believes the suspect was familiar with the home’s property and layout, as he was able to divert around motion sensors and left with ease.

The male is described as standing 6’-6’3” tall. He was wearing all black clothing and gloves, and his face was covered.

The Abbotsford Police Department reminds residents to:

• Call 911 to report suspicious activity.
• Turn on outside lights to deter people from prowling close to your house.
• Lock windows and close blinds or drapes to deter people from entering or watching through your windows.

If you do observe someone in your yard, please call 911 and do not contaminate the scene by entering the area where the person was observed. Police will want to collect evidence left behind, and possibly use a Police Service Dog to locate the person.
 

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 

 

KAMPLOOPS RCMP

INEBRIATED MAN FOUND DEAD IN CELLS  

POLICE INVESTIGATING

SGT. PETER DEVRIES

 

CMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Kamloops which has resulted in a man’s death.

 

At 9:30 p.m. on March 12, Kamloops RCMP responded to a complaint from a business in the 100-block of Victoria Street that a man, who had previously been requested not to attend the business, was present and appeared intoxicated. Officers located the man in a nearby parking lot. Based on their observations the man was arrested under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and lodged in Kamloops RCMP cells, to be released when he was able to care for himself.

 

Just before 6 a.m. this morning, March 13, the man was found unresponsive in his cell and has since been pronounced deceased.
 

The IIO BC is now investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s death. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

 

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

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

MAN HIDES IN STORES UNTIL STAFF GONE  

EMPLOYEE WALKED IN ON HIM

SGT. PETER DEVRIES

 

orth Vancouver resident Shane Davidson has been found guilty of a handful of property crime offences. He was convicted January 18, 2019, of three counts of burglary, one count of assault, and one count of theft under $5000.

Mr. Davidson entered stores during business hours, somehow made his way into the ceiling and then hid there, sometimes for hours, until the store closed. Once everyone had left for the night he cut his way out of the ceiling, searched for cash, clothing, and other valuables, and then broke out.
 

Watch a 9 second YouTube video clip here.

In one early morning incident, Mr. Davidson miscalculated. "An employee walked into the cash room around five AM," said Sgt. Peter DeVries, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP. "There he was, standing in the dark. Imagine how terrifying that was for her." To add injury to insult, when the employee screamed in shock, Mr. Davidson physically assaulted her before he took off running.

RCMP recommended charges in February, 2018, two of them under a less commonly used section of the Criminal Code, S. 348(1)(c), breaking out of a place after committing an offence while inside.

"The surveillance video made it pretty easy," said DeVries. "Prolific offenders are really well-known to us. We know how they operate, where they tend to commit crimes, and what they look like. One good screengrab can get us a long way towards making a positive ID."

A judge remanded Mr. Davidson until his sentencing hearing on April 29, 2019 at the Vancouver law courts. He has been in custody since May, 2018.
 

 

 

 TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

EARLY MORNING SHOOTING   

MAN IN SERIOUS CONDITION IN HOSPITAL

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

ichmond RCMP is investigating after being called to shooting on Mitchell Island earlier this morning and a vehicle fire which followed.

Just after 9:00 a.m. this morning, March 12, Richmond RCMP were called to a training facility in the 11000-block of Twigg Place on Mitchell Island, for a report that a man had been shot. A witness reported seeing a man, dressed in black fleeing the area on foot.

Upon arrival at the scene, frontline officers discovered a 25-year-old man suffering from serious, potentially life threatening injuries.  He has been transported to a local area hospital and is receiving treatment.

A short time later, Richmond RCMP received a report of a vehicle on fire in the 5600-block of No. 7 Road, Richmond. At this time police cannot confirm whether the shooting and vehicle fire are related, however the shooting is not believed to a random incident. 

The Richmond RCMP Serious Crime Unit with support from the Integrated Forensic Identification Service and Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service and Richmond RCMP Frontline officers have contained both scenes and are in the evidence gathering phase.

BC RCMP Media Relations Officer Sgt. Janelle Shoihet states, “At this point, we are asking anyone who may have been a witness to either of these incidents and have not already spoken with police, to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.”

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN ARRESTED IN DEATH OF WOMAN   

HUGHES FACES SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES

CPL FRANK JANG

 

Murder victim Christine Denham.

Chilliwack man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection with the homicide of Christine Denham.

On February 26, 2019, at about 1 p.m., the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a residence in the 9400-block of Victor Street and found 42-year-old Christine Denham inside the home with a gunshot wound.  She was taken to hospital but succumbed to her injuries on March 1, 2019.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the file and determined early on that this was not a random act.     

In the ensuing days, IHIT and its partners diligently followed the evidence trail and presented their case to the B.C. Prosecution Service for charge approval consideration. 

On March 8, 2019, 41-year-old Shane Travis Hughes was arrested and charged with second degree murder for Christine Denham’s death.  The two were known to each other. 

Mr. Hughes will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on March 11, 2019.    

“This investigation highlights IHIT’s unwavering resolve to gather and compile the evidence in a timely manner,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “The work is not done for IHIT as investigators will be busy completing final disclosure packages for furtherance to Crown Counsel and victim services will continue to provide support for Ms. Denham’s family in the days ahead.”   

Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, 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, MARCH 11, 2019 

 

100 MILE HOUSE RCMP

MAN SHOT TO DEATH   

Crime Unit reaches out to the community for more information

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

n Sunday March 10, 2019 at approximately 10 AM the One Hundred Mile House RCMP received a 911 call that a male had been shot in a residence on Cedar Street.

Frontline Officers and EHS responded and located an adult male who was deceased.

The North District Major Crime Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation and the police can confirm that this event is being investigated as a homicide.

This residence was well known to police and although the investigation is in the early stages, police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.

If you have any information about this, please contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250 395-2456 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477

 

 MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 

 

PRINCE GEORGE RCMP

MAN, 60, SHOT TO DEATH   

Police say targeted and look for information

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

n Sunday March 10, 2019 at approximately 11:03 AM Valemount RCMP received a call of a deceased male.

Frontline Officers responded and located a 60-year-old deceased male.

The North District Major Crime Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation and the police can confirm that this event is being investigated as a homicide.

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

If you have any information about this, please contact the Valemount RCMP at 250 566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477

 

 TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

EXPENSIVE SUNGLASSES TARGETED  

Thieves attacked security with stun gun

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

esterday, two males entered a store in Sevenoaks Shopping Center, and attempted to steal a pair of sunglasses worth $700.  When confronted by staff, the males fled on foot.

 

While exiting the mall, one of the suspects attempted to use a conducted energy weapon on a mall security guard.

 

Two males matching the suspects’ descriptions were located a short time later and arrested. 


Two young Abbotsford men, 18 years old and 17 years old, remain in custody facing numerous charges including Robbery, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and failing to comply with court orders.

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 

 

BURNABY RCMP

GUN PRACTICE IN BURNABY PARK   

POLICE SAY RIFLE USED, NO INJURIES

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

n Wednesday March 6, 2019 at about 8:40 pm, the RCMP responded to a report of loud bangs being heard in Confederation Park located in North Burnaby. Upon arrival, police found three people who appear to have been target shooting with a hunting rifle. Two adult males and one adult female were taken into custody. They are facing a variety of firearms related charges. None of the persons taken into custody are known to police. An extensive search of the park using the Integrated Police Dog Services did not uncover any injured people or animals.

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

CARJACKER HAS BOOK THROWN AT HIM   

Cowboy charged with multiple firearms offences

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

cooperative investigation involving Coquitlam RCMP, Surrey RCMP, and Burnaby RCMP has led to a series of charges against an 18-year-old Vancouver man who is well-known to police.

On the evening of December 11, 2018, Jeevan Johal Saepan is accused of robbing a driver of his vehicle in Surrey, then causing a hit-and-run collision with a police vehicle in Burnaby, and then shooting at another vehicle while driving in Coquitlam.

"We live in good communities and we want the public to know that their local RCMP detachments will always work together to keep our streets safe", says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. "No one was hurt in this incident, but we appreciate that it could have been worse. We have done a thorough and impartial investigation and want to reassure people that this is believed to be an isolated incident".

Saepan is facing the following charges:

• Robbery using a restricted/prohibited firearm,
• Unlawfully discharging a firearm,
• Possession of a restricted/prohibited firearm,
• Occupying a vehicle knowing a firearm is present,
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
• Failure to stop at a collision.

Saepan has been released on a number of conditions and will next appear in Port Coquitlam court on March 13, 2019.

 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 

 

RIDGE MEDAOWS RCMP

WANTED: DUSTIN EVANS       

Possible reward offered

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

idge Meadows RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Dustin Evans who is wanted on five outstanding warrants.

Dustin William Randall Evans is wanted on five outstanding Provincial warrants for twelve (12) alleged offences relating to;

• breach of undertaking
• weapons offences
• assault
• break and enter
• property crimes

He is described as a twenty-nine (29) year old Caucasian man who is six feet tall with a slender build, one-hundred-seventy (170) pounds with short brown hair.

If you see Mr. Evans do not approach him. Call 911 immediately.

If you have information about Mr. Evan’s where-abouts please contact the 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.

 

 

 TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

HELLO, HOW ARE YOU?   

WANTED: Stevie Ziko

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

tevie Ryan ZIKO, 32 years old, is wanted outstanding warrants. Last week, Abbotsford Police spoke with ZIKO on the phone in an attempt to convince him to turn himself in; however, during this call he advised the officers that he had moved to Calgary.  AbbyPD believes that this was a diversionary tactic, and ZIKO in fact remains at large in BC.  It has since been determined that the phone ZIKO used to speak with police is associated to two active investigations for the fraudulent purchase of high-end SUVs.

 

AbbyPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Stevie Ryan ZIKO.  ZIKO is currently wanted by the Abbotsford Police Department on BC-wide arrest warrants for identity theft, personation, fraud, use of forged documents, driving while prohibited, breach of an undertaking, breach of probation and assaulting police.  The Surrey RCMP and North Cowichan RCMP also have outstanding warrants for ZIKO’s arrest.  In total, ZIKO is wanted on 9 arrest warrants related to 27 charges.

 

ZIKO 5’10” tall, weighs 180 bs and has brown hair and hazel eyes (see photo).

Police believe that ZIKO is in the lower mainland and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. 

Anyone with information about Stevie Ryan ZIKO should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text APD at 222973 (abbypd). If ZIKO is observed, please call 911.

 

 TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

TWO COPS INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT   

SUSPECT STILL ON LOOSE

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

Update: This was an extremely serious collision, which could have resulted in significant injury or the death of these officers.  However, we are relieved that the prognosis for both officers appears to be positive.  No service dogs were injured in the collision. This incident has shaken the police community, and we are grateful for the public’s overwhelming support.

 

The other vehicle believed to be involved in the collision has been recovered, and the driver responsible is being sought.  We continue to ask anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or has information, dash-cam or CCTV footage to please call the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9511 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Our thoughts are with the RCMP officer who remains in hospital. We wish both officers a speedy recovery.

 

Original release:

Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services is investigating a collision involving a suspect vehicle and a police vehicle, which occurred just before noon today in the 5000-block of North Fraser Way and North Fraser Crescent.  

Based on current information, we believe the police vehicle was stationary and pulled over at the side of the road, when it was struck. Two police officers from the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, standing outside the police vehicle, were injured as a result. The two male officers, one an RCMP member and one from the Abbotsford Police Department, are currently being treated at hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

Police are hoping to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Please call the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9511 with any information.

 

 

 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

WOMAN GRABBED IN SURREY PARK   

POLICE LOOKING TO THE COMMUNITY FOR LEADS

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of a sexual assault, which took place in the Newton area, and asking the public to come forward with any additional information.

 

At approximately 9:40 pm, on February 22, 2019, a woman was grabbed from behind by an unknown man as she was walking in West Newton Community Park, located in the 13000-block of 59th Avenue. The man threatened the woman and demanded sexual acts. The woman was able to escape the man and was physically unharmed.

 

Investigators from the Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit have taken conduct of the file and are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect in this incident. 

 

The suspect is described as a South Asian male, in his 20s, with a medium build, and approximately 5'7” tall. He was described as having a chubby face with a small beard. At the time of the assault he was wearing a woolen hat and a dark jacket.
 

Investigators also believe there were people in the park at the time of the incident and are appealing for those people to come forward with any information they have.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 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, MARCH 3, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

HOME INVASION   

Police looking for witnesses, dash cam or closed circuit footage

SGT JUDY BIRD


he Abbotsford Police are seeking witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage to help identifying four suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion in city's central neighbourhood.

Police were called to a home invasion in the area of Maclure Road and Horn Street last night at 4:30pm.

A 54-year-old man and 54-year-old female were home at the time when they were confronted by four men wearing hoodies.

The suspects forced their way into the home, produced a firearm and demanded money and drugs. The male resident was able to leave through the back door, while the female hid in another room.

The suspects ransacked the house and were seen fleeing the house with a duffle bag containing unknown items, including the keys to a black BMW parked in the driveway. When the resident attempted to confront the suspects as they were leaving in his car, a single shot was discharged from inside the vehicle, breaking the driver's side window.

Neither resident was injured during this incident.

The suspects fled in the stolen black BMW and a white sedan was seen following behind. The stolen BMW was located abandoned a short distance away.

Police believe this was a targeted incident.

The AbbyPD Major Crime Unit detectives continue to investigate this incident and ask that anyone with information about this incident to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

CLANDESTINE OPERATION   

Cops take down drug house arrest three

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

ver a two week period, the Surrey RCMP investigated individuals suspected of allegedly dealing illicit drugs, which culminated in the execution of a search warrant in the Guildford area. 

 

On Thursday February 21, the Surrey RCMP Drug Section conducted a search on a residence in the 15600-block of 99B Avenue. During the course of the overall investigation and the search of the residence, investigators seized approximately 50 doses of suspected cocaine, approximately 34 doses of suspected fentanyl/heroin, approximately $1,900 cash and two vehicles suspected of being offence related property. Three individuals have been arrested and since released while the investigation continues.

 

“These alleged illegal activities posed not only a significant threat to those who use illicit drugs, but also to the general public, due to these activities being connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Community Services Officer. “Through prevention, education, interdiction and enforcement, the Surrey RCMP will continue to strategically investigate individuals and locations involved in the illegal drug trade.”   

 

Anyone with information or observes suspicious activity is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE

Hapless duo busted, facing numerous charges

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

he Surrey RCMP is advising the public of an investigation which included the execution of a search warrant at a local business. The investigation resulted in charges against two men and the seizure of property including a sawed-off rifle.

This investigation was initiated by the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit (CRU) as a follow up on suspicious activity reported in association to the location of a local oil change business. On February 13, 2019, the Surrey RCMP CRU executed a search warrant in the 7200-block of 128 Street.

During the investigation police located a seized a number of items including a large amount of personal identification, credit cards and passports believed to be stolen as well as a sawed-off rifle. Two men are now facing a number of criminal charges.

Steven Werner, 57-years-old, of Surrey, has been charged with:
• Four counts of possession of identity documents
• Possession of a firearm while prohibited to do so
• Unauthorized possession of a firearm
• Unsafe storage of a firearm
• Possession of a stolen or forged credit card
• Possession of property obtained by crime

Movin Nur, 37-years-old, of Surrey, has been charged with:

• Three counts of possession of a stolen or forged credit card
• Two counts of possession, trafficking in, or use of credit card data and personal authentication information
• Unauthorized use of a credit card
• Possession of identity documents
• Fail to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance

“This investigation is an excellent example of the Community Response Unit’s ability to effectively target commercial operations that are being used to victimize our community,” said Staff Sergeant Winston Shorey, South CRU Commander. “We encourage the public to continue to provide us with tips and information which assists us in our efforts to combat crime in Surrey.”.

The Surrey RCMP Community Response Units provide targeted enforcement of problematic areas and individuals identified through intelligence, neighborhood complaints, and crime analysis/trends. They provide uniformed deployment to address crime, nuisance activity, and neighborhood safety through pro-active policing strategies.

 

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

Girl Grabbed

Police looking for dash cam footage

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

he Surrey RCMP is advising the public of an alleged stranger assault on a youth, and is asking the public to help identify the suspect.

 

On February 26, 2019, at approximately 9:15 am, a 16-year-old girl was walking in the area of 154 Street and 101A Avenue when she was approached by an unknown man. The man grabbed the girl by the arm as she walked by and attempted to walk her in the direction of a parked vehicle. The girl was able to break free from the man and get away.
 

The suspect is described as a male in his early 20s with tanned/reddish skin, approximately 6’0 tall, and a medium build. The male had a chisel shaped jaw, pointy nose, and was clean shaven. He was wearing a grey hoodie with brownish pants and red shoes.

 

The vehicle is described as a small, silver early 2000’s model sedan, possibly a Kia or a Subaru.

 

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area around 9:00 to 9:30am who may have dash-cam video to contact the Surrey RCMP.

 

Anyone with information or witnessed this occurrence who has not already spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

WANTED: ROBERT RENNIE

One suspect arrested, one remains at large in alleged robbery and kidnapping

CPL JODI SHELKIE

 

amloops RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Robert James RENNIE.

On February 14th, 2019, two males were robbed and a female kidnapped in Kamloops. Through investigation, the Kamloops Serious Crime Unit have identified suspects who are believed to have been involved in this crime.

Robert James RENNIE has been charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Robert RENNIE is from Kamloops and is believed to still be in the area. RENNIE was previously known to police and is known to be involved in the local drug trade.

Description:
• Caucasian male
• 31-years-old.
• 6’ 1” tall
• 160 lbs
• Brown hair
• Brown eyes

Earlier today, February 20, the Southeast District Emergency Response Team in conjunction with Kamloops RCMP made an arrest at a residence on Brandon Avenue. Michael James MATHIESON, 36-years-old, was arrested and has now been charged with Robbery, Forcible Confinement and Firearm Offences. MATHIESON is from Kamloops and was previously known to police.

 

Officers are aggressively working on all investigations.  Reducing organized crime is a top priority for Kamloops RCMP. 

 

 

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE END ROBBERY SPREE

Cocky suspect arrested after four bank robberies in four hours

SGT CHAD GREIG

 

he Surrey RCMP advises that a suspect has been arrested and charged after allegedly committing four robberies in a four-hour span on February 12.

 

At approximately 1:45 pm, Surrey RCMP Frontline officers responded to a report of a bank robbery located in the 10400-block of 152nd Street. The suspect allegedly threatened and demanded money from a bank employee before fleeing the area on foot prior to police arrival.

 

Within the next four hours, Surrey RCMP received three additional reports of similar robberies at different financial institutions in the North Surrey area. The second incident occurred in the 15100-block of 101 Avenue and the third incident occurred in the 12800-block of 96 Avenue.  The fourth alleged robbery occurred in the 10400-block of King George Boulevard at approximately 5:45 pm. Frontline officers quickly responded and located the suspect outside the financial institution, who was arrested without incident.

 

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit took conduct and began coordinating all four incidents with the continued assistance of the Frontline officers. Investigators were able to gather and analyse sufficient evidence from each occurrence to allegedly link all four robberies to one suspect. 

 

Richard Orr, 24-years-old, has now been charged with four counts of Robbery and remains in custody.

 

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call 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, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

WANTED: GORDON BRATTEN, HUGH McINTOSH

Considered armed and dangerous

CPL JODI SHELKIE

amloops RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating two men wanted for the murder of Jason Glover.

Hugh Macintosh
 

On February 15th, Jason Glover was shot at a residence on Tranquille Road. He subsequently died in hospital. Through investigation, the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit has identified two suspects; Gordon Wayne BRAATEN and Hugh Alexander McINTOSH.

Gordon BRATTEN and Hugh McINTOSH have each been charged with Murder and Attempted Murder.

BRAATEN and McINTOSH are from Kamloops, however, their current whereabouts is unknown. Both were previously known to police and known to be involved in the local drug trade. It is believed this homicide was a targeted incident.

Gordon Bratten

Descriptions:

BRAATEN:
• Caucasian
• 35 years-old
• 6’ tall
• 165 lbs
• Short brown hair
• Green eyes
• Athletic build


McINTOSH:
• Caucasian
• 51 years-old
• 5’ 8” tall
• 190 lbs
• Shaved, balding brown hair
• Green eyes
• Medium build

BRAATEN and McINTOSH are considered armed and dangerous. If you know of their whereabouts, call 911 immediately, do not confront them. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Kamloops RCMP remains committed to ensuring the safety of our community. Our officers are working hard to identify, target and arrest individuals with ties to any of the recent violence.

 

 

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

ONE ON SNOWSHOES RESCUED, ONE MISSING

Search will resume Wednesday morning

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

n Monday, February 18, 2019 at approximately 10:00 am North Vancouver RCMP received a 9-1-1 call from a hiker in distress in the Mount Seymour area of North Vancouver. The caller advised that he and his friend were snowshoeing in the mountainous area between ‘Runners Peak’ and ‘Mount Elsay’ when they were caught up in an avalanche. The caller, a 30 year-old male from Surrey, stated he was safe hanging onto a tree, but was unable to see his friend.

Emergency services were dispatched along with North Shore Search & Rescue. The remoteness of the area and inclement weather at the time had an adverse effect on rescue personnel arriving at the scene in a timely manner. At approximately 5:00 pm the caller, who received no serious injury, was airlifted off the mountain. With daylight running out and the terrain remaining very unstable, the search for the other hiker was called off.

The search for the other hiker, a 39 year-old Surrey male resident, will recommence once the weather and snow conditions allow for a safe and thorough air and ground search.

 

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

ELDERLY MAN DIES FROM ASSAULT

Police say death linked to gang activity

SGT CHAD GREIG

 

n February 17th, at approximately 2:15 pm, Surrey RCMP Frontline officers attended a residence in the 13300-block of 105 Avenue after receiving a report of an assault. Upon arrival, investigators located an unconscious 60 year-old male with injuries consistent with foul play. The male was transported to hospital where he died from his injuries.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for an undetermined amount of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation and will be working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP.

Investigators do not believe this occurrence is linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict and was an isolated targeted event with no continued risk to public safety.

Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase and 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 Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

STABBING  AT  BANQUET

Victim recieved non life-threatening injuries

CST ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is requesting assistance from the public with an on-going investigation into a stabbing at a local banquet hall on February 15.

 

This past Friday, at approximately 10:00 pm, the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a banquet hall located in the 8100 of 128 Street.  Upon arrival, investigators located a 20-year-old male with serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.

 

At the time of the occurrence, the banquet hall was hosting a large event with hundreds of people in attendance.  Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or has video of the assault to come forward and speak with the investigators.   
 

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit now has conduct of the investigation.

 

 

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

KIDNAPPING SUSPECTS CAUGHT

ERT was called in to free woman

CST JODIE SHELKIE

 

arly on the morning of February 14th, 2019 in downtown Kamloops, three individuals, two men and a woman, were robbed by two men armed with firearms.  After the robbery, police believed the suspects took the woman against her will in one of the other victim’s vehicles.

 

Through subsequent investigation it was learned that the suspects may attend a residence on Dallas Drive.  Officers secured the area and ultimately determined that the home had been ransacked and now was empty.  The temporary cordon on Dallas Drive was removed allowing traffic to the area to resume.

 

The victim’s stolen vehicle was later located empty in an area near Barnhartvale Road and Hwy 97.

 

Further investigation led police to an address in Kelowna.   Officers of the Kamloops RCMP, Kelowna RCMP and Southeast District Emergency Response Team converged on an apartment building on Bernard Avenue.  Unfortunately, the victim was not located at this address but one of the robbery suspects was arrested.

 

This morning, February 15th, police determined that the captive woman could be in a vehicle travelling from Kelowna to Kamloops.  This vehicle was stopped by police near Faulkland.  Officers arrested a male and a female suspect and located the kidnapped female.  Thankfully, the woman was uninjured.  Firearms were also seized from this vehicle.

 

Kamloops RCMP thank the media and the community for their patience during this ongoing and fluid investigation.  We are committed the safety of the community and would have communicated any immediate public safety concerns, however the situation was dynamic and
 

unfolding.  While the investigation was ongoing, what may have been perceived as lack of communication, was a measured, operational strategy.

 

“First and foremost, our concern was for the woman who had been kidnapped,” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.   “The danger that she was in cannot be overemphasized.  Officers knew that the suspects were armed.  It was unknown what their intent was regarding her life.  Few details could be released to the media to protect our investigation and ultimately, help get this woman back to safety.”

 

The investigation is still ongoing and police are working to identify and locate the second suspect involved in the robbery.  It is clear this was a targeted crime and involved participants in the local Kamloops drug trade.

 

All investigative information will be forwarded to the British Columbia Prosecution Service for consideration of appropriate charges.  Numerous serious charges are expected against the suspect arrested in Kelowna.

 

 

 

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

PROLIFIC  FACES  TRUCKLOAD  OF  CHARGES

Suspect in three-day crime spree, rams cops cars, runs over spike belt

CST ELENOR STRUKO

 

Seventeen charges have now been laid against a suspect, after a three-day break and enter crime spree in Surrey that occurred between November 25 and 28, 2018.

After receiving multiple break and enter reports to residences and businesses during this time, the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) quickly initiated an investigation. Investigators began gathering and reviewing evidence as well as liaising with other Lower Mainland police agencies. Through information sharing and local police knowledge, the investigation continued and a suspect male and suspect vehicle were identified.

On November 28, 2018, Surrey RCMP Frontline officers located the suspect vehicle in a parking lot in the 15300-block of 24th Avenue with a lone male, believed to be the suspect, asleep in the driver’s seat. Additional officers attended the scene and set up containment around the suspect vehicle. The driver woke up and immediately placed the suspect vehicle into drive, ramming into policing vehicles and driving over spike belts in the process.

The suspect vehicle was located a short distance away parked and unattended on Lee Street in White Rock. Plainclothes officers from PCTT quickly attended the area and began patrols, where they eventually located the suspect male who was arrested without further incident.

Jonathan Jarvis, 36-years-old, has been charged with;

• Eight counts of Break & enter with intent to commit theft
• Two counts of Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• One count of Possession of stolen property over $5000
• One count of Possession of stolen property under $5000
• One count of Mischief causing damage to property
• One count of Failure to stop for a peace officer
• One count of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• One count of Failure to remain at the scene of an accident
• One count of Prohibited driving

“The quick actions and knowledge of our property crime investigators combined with the alert observations made by our front line officers allowed police to bring this individual swiftly into custody,” says Staff Sergeant Glenn Atkins, Acting Pro-Active Enforcement Officer. “Property crime is one of the Surrey RCMP’s top priorities, as our dedicated police officers and municipal employees continue to work together to address the issues through education, prevention, and enforcement.”

Anyone with information about these occurrences, who has not already spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

RCMP ARREST SERIAL ROBBER

Suspect robs once and goes back for three more helpings

CST ELENOR STRUKO

 

ollowing a three-month investigation by the Surrey RCMP Robbery Section a man has been charged in relation to four robberies which took place at a Surrey convenience store.

The investigation began after a robbery occurred on October 23, 2018, at convenience store in the 15100 block of 96 Avenue. Three further robberies then occurred at the same location between October 23 and November 29, 2018.

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Section investigated each occurrence, gathered evidence and liaised with other police agencies, which lead to the identification of the suspect and linked all four robberies together.

Kyle Danyliuk, 26 years-old, has been arrested and is now charged with;

• Four counts of robbery
• Four counts of committing an indictable offence with face covered
• Three counts of possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace
• One count of using an imitation firearm while committing an indictable offence
• Two counts of uttering or using a forged or false credit card

“The efforts made investigating these occurrences and identifying the suspect, is a demonstration of the hard work and commitment our officers provide on a daily basis.” Inspector Beth McAndie, Major Crime Senior Investigator “Recent crime statistics indicate robberies in Surrey continue to be on a downward trend with a 19% decrease from 2017 to 2018 which is an indication of the prevention and enforcement efforts of the Surrey RCMP.”

Anyone with information about this occurrence who has not already spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.cae

 

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 

 

RCMP

COP SHOOTS MAN

Man in hospital with undisclosed injuries

DAWN ROBERTS, IIOC

 

hortly before 2 a.m. on February 13, 2019, police officers from the Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP responded to a report of males yelling and shots being fired in the 3900-block of Reo Road in Bonnington, BC also known as South Slocan. Police were also advised that a vehicle was seen leaving a residence on that block. Upon attendance, officers located a stopped vehicle matching the description. When officers approached, a female passenger exited the vehicle and the male driver remained in the car.

 

During the check of the vehicle there was an interaction with the driver that resulted in the officer discharging his firearm. The male driver sustained serious injuries. First aid was immediately provided by the officers and the individual was taken to hospital by Emergency Health Services. His condition is currently unknown. No other injuries occurred.

 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, officers attended a residence on Reo Road believed to be connected to the initial shots fired complaint.

 

Both scenes and any evidence have been secured by Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment. The Independent Investigation Office of BC have been notified and will be deploying to the scene. IIO BC will assume conduct of the investigation into the police involved shooting.

 

Regional General Investigative Section (GIS) is conducting a concurrent investigation into the initial shots fired complaint.

 

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

 

 

 

 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Police Seek Fraud Suspect

Man stole $40k from banks, financial institutions

CST DENNIS HWANG


ichmond RCMP Seeking Helping Public’s Help in Identifying Distinguished Fraud Suspect
 

On November 14, 2018, Richmond RCMP attended a bank located in the 4900-block of No. 3 Rd for a report of a fraudulent transaction. Throughout the course of our investigation, we have uncovered over $40,000 in fraudulent transactions from at least 8 financial institutions in Richmond and Vancouver. A suspect has been identified as:

• Caucasian man
• 65 years of age
• Half bald
• Medium build
• Eye glasses
• Trench coat, purple top, blue jeans, dark shoes

“We have exhausted all available investigative avenues in this case and are hoping that by releasing the images, someone in the community will be able to recognize the suspect,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “If you recognize this man, please contact us. Your information may be able to link him to additional crimes that are not yet on our radar” adds Cpl. Hwang.

If you have information on this suspect, please contact Constable T. Veer of the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file#2018-36520. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

MAN WENT WILD WITH PIPE

Police lay charges of robbery and assault

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

bbotsford Police patrol officers were called to the 2300 block of McCallum Road in response to a report of two people being assaulted with a weapon. 

Upon police arrival, the victims stated that without any provocation, a man had chased them and struck them with a metal pipe.  The assailant, later identified as Johnathan RATH, then threw the pipe at one of the victims and smashed a car window before fleeing on foot. 

 

Within an hour of the assault, police were called to a robbery in progress at a liquor store on Montvue Ave.  The suspect threatened store clerks with a knife while stealing cash and alcohol.  Minutes later, at 10:34pm, patrol officers in downtown Abbotsford observed a male matching the description of the robbery suspect. 

 

The male, identified as Johnathan RATH, was arrested without incident.

Johnathan RATH, 37 years old, remains in custody charged with:

Assault with a weapon (2 counts)

Assault Causing Bodily Harm (2 counts)

Utter threats to cause death or bodily harm

Robbery with a weapon

Breach of court order x 4

 

The victims of the assault sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospital. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

 

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

SKYTRAIN SHOOTER CHARGED

Police investigate multiple crime scenes

CST ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP advises that charges have now been laid in the shooting of a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station on January 30th.

Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35 years from Vancouver, has been charged with;

• Attempt murder using a restricted or prohibited firearm
• Discharging a restricted or prohibited firearm with the intent to endanger life
• Intentionally discharging a firearm while being reckless to the life and safety of other persons
• Unlawful possession of a loaded restricted or prohibited firearm

“With these charges now being laid, I am pleased to see this matter now before the courts where the administration of justice can begin,” says Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge. “Thank you to the hard work and dedication of our investigative team, assisted by numerous officers and staff within the detachment as well as other police agencies across the Lower Mainland.”

The Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit continues to lead this ongoing investigation and we encourage anyone with information who has not yet spoken with police to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Those individuals who wish to remain anonymous, can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

WOMAN ARRESTED IN STABBING INCIDENT

Police say man found slumped over steering wheel

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

n April 29, 2018, Abbotsford Police patrol officers responded to the 2200-block of Clearbrook Road for a report of an injured male. The victim had been stabbed, and was located slumped over in his vehicle.

 

Abbotsford Police Major Crime Detectives have identified 30-year-old Sheleena BOTT as the alleged assailant; BOTT was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  At the time of her arrest, BOTT had two outstanding Surrey RCMP warrants for additional assault charges, including aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.  Sheleena BOTT remains in custody. 

 

The two parties to this incident are known to each other, and the attack is believed to have been targeted. 

 

 

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 

 

VERNON RCMP

TWO SHOT, ONE DEAD

Police investigate multiple crime scenes

CPL KELLY BRETT

 

ernon North Okanagan RCMP are currently investigating multiple scenes resulting from what is believed to be a targeted break and enter that turned violent overnight.
 
Just before 1 am on Friday February 8th, 2019, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residential home located in the 9800-block of Park Lane, Lavington BC. It was reported there were possible shots fired resulting in one occupant of the home sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

Approximately a half hour after the break and enter incident, RCMP officers were called to an address located in the 4800-block of 27th St, Vernon in regards to one male who was has sustained an apparent gunshot injury. This male has since died as a result of these injuries.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers have currently secured and are investigating multiple crime scenes and believe that the two incidents may be related at this time, says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. The investigation remains in its early stages, as police continue to examine the scenes for physical evidence and canvass the areas for witnesses.

The RCMP can confirm that one male is in custody.

 

 

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 

 

OKANAGAN RCMP

WANTED: MICHAEL TROSKY

Delivery driver robbed

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

nvestigators from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, along with the Salmon Arm and Sicamous RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Michael David Trosky who is wanted on outstanding warrants in relation to a series of events that have occurred in the Okanagan and Shuswap areas over a two month period.

On December 17, 2018, the Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery of a delivery driver. One suspect was arrested following this incident, however the second suspect, later identified as Michael Trosky, managed to evade police at that time. Charges of attempted armed robbery, dangerous driving, flight from police, assault with a weapon and failing to stop were approved by the BC Prosecution Service and a warrant has been issued for Trosky’s arrest.

Warrants for Michael Trosky’s arrest are also outstanding in relation to several charges arising from previous incidents, including allegations of flight from police, theft, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and prohibited driving.

The RCMP is actively seeking information about his whereabouts. Cst. Kelly Brett of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP warns, If you see Michael Trosky, or know where he may be, contact the RCMP or your police of jurisdiction. Under no circumstances should you confront or try to apprehend Trosky.

If you have any information about Michael David Trosky, 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 up to $2,000. 

 

 

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 

RICHMOND RCMP

MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD IN DRUG LAB

Police stumbled across empty apartment

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

hat began as a missing person investigation has culminated in the discovery of two suspicious locations, one in Richmond and another in Vancouver.

Earlier this morning, Richmond RCMP sought the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department in locating a missing person by checking an apartment located near Boundary Road and Kingsway. The apartment was uninhabited but showed signs of possible drug production.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on this date, Richmond RCMP discovered what is believed to be a clandestine drug laboratory at a residence in the 4600-block of Princeton Avenue. A deceased man was discovered inside. The man is believed to match the description of an individual reported as missing to Richmond RCMP on February 3, 2019.

There is no immediate threat to public safety at this time. Foul play is not suspected.

Richmond RCMP have secured the location in order to execute a search warrant on the property.

The RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) and the BC Coroner’s Service are assisting officers from the Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit.

If anyone has any information on this investigation, please contact Richmond RCMP Crime Unit at 604-278-1212 and quote file# 2019-4387.

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

 

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

YOUTH SHOT WITH BB

Police looking for youths carrying assault-style pellet guns

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is investigating an incident of a child being shot by a pellet at Hillcrest Park in Cloverdale.

Shortly before 6 pm on February 3, 2019, Surrey RCMP received a report that a 12-year-old boy, had been shot with a “BB” or pellet as he was out sledding. The boy received minor injuries to his face and neck during the incident.
The 12-year-old was able to return home and police were notified.
 
Police quickly attended the area along with the Integrated Police Service Dog and conducted patrols and attempted to track the suspects from where they were last seen.

At this time, investigators believe that two males, who may also be youths, purposefully discharged their pellet guns at the 12-year-old and then fled the area.
 
One of the suspects was wearing a black jacket, black toque and a camouflage face mask. The second suspect was wearing grey pants and a black hat. Both suspects were allegedly carrying assault-style looking pellet rifles.
 
“It is important for adults and youth alike to understand that not only is discharging an air rifle in a park in violation of City bylaws, assaulting another person with one of these firearms is also a crime,” Inspector Warren Tyson, Acting Operations Officer “Many people may not realize that these types of rifles are not toys and may cause serious and life altering injuries.”
 
Police are asking anyone information about this incident to call 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, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

 

BURNABY RCMP

SHOOTING AT SMITH AND PRICE

Man in serious condition

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

he Burnaby RCMP is on scene with a confirmed shooting of a 39 year old adult male near the corner of Smith Avenue and Price Street. The victim has been taken to hospital in serious condition. The area is cordoned off for police to investigate.

The initial investigation indicates that this is a targeted shooting and the general public is not at risk. The police are searching for a beige coloured sedan that was observed leaving the area at about the same time.

Anyone with information about this incident or was in the area and has dash camera footage is asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2019-5007.

 

 

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

IHIT RCMP

Man shot to Death

Vehicle may be linked

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

Update:

n February 1, 2019 at around 7:20 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a man shot at a residence in the 13900-block of 58A Avenue.  Emergency services arrived to find 30-year-old Surrey resident, Bikramjit Khakh, dead with gunshot wounds.  A white four-door Mercedes sedan was seen quickly leaving the area after the shooting.       

 

At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was alerted to a burning vehicle in the area of Colebrook Road at King George Boulevard, approximately 3 kilometers away from the scene of the shooting. Detectives believe the two incidents are linked and are asking anyone with information to come forward.  Drivers with dash cam video who were travelling in the area yesterday evening are asked to contact IHIT immediately.   

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. 

Bikramjit Khakh was known to police and his murder is believed to be linked to the ongoing gang conflict in the lower mainland.

 

“We believe Bikramjit Khakh was targeted for murder,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Developing the timeline of Mr. Khakh’s activities prior to his death will be one of the priorities for our detectives and we urge anyone who can help us do so to contact us 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)

 

n February 1, 2019, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to the 13900 block of 58A Avenue 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 the victim succumbed to their injuries.

 

Shortly after the shooting was reported, Surrey RCMP was also alerted to a vehicle on fire in the area of King George Boulevard and Colebrook Road. It is not yet known if these occurrences are linked.
 

The area surrounding the scenes of both of these incidents 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 Major Crime Section.


Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase, no further information will be provided at this time.


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 Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

STABBING SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

Scott Road Shooter on the Lam

CPL ELENORE STURKO

Update: Arrested

 

he Surrey RCMP have now identified a suspect in yesterday’s shooting of a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer at the Scott Road Skytrain Station.

 

Police have identified 35-year-old Daon Gordon Glasgow as the suspect in the shooting.

Daon Glasgow is described as a dark skinned male, 35 years old, 5’5” tall, 170 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. At the time of the incident he was observed to have black stubble and a moustache, however he is known to quickly alter his appearance. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and white Nike brand running shoes.

Daon Glasgow is believed to be armed and anyone who sees him should not approach him but should call 911.

Daon Glasgow has a history of violence and is known to police. He is currently wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for being Unlawfully at Large.

 

Investigators believe that Glasgow may try to leave the province in an attempt to evade police. Surrey RCMP has notified other jurisdictions and asked them to be on the lookout for Glasgow .


A police presence remains in the area of yesterday’s incident however area roads are open to residents and the Scott Road SkyTrain station is now re-opened for regular operations. Vehicle traffic entering and leaving the area (King George Blvd to 114th Avenue and 125A Street to 124Th Street) will continue to be checked by police. Police are asking non-residents to stay away from the area as the police investigation continues.

Area residents can resume their regular activities, however they should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or sitings of Glasgow by calling 911.

While we strongly encourage anyone with information to call 911, those with information who wish to remain anonymous, can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

WANTED: ANHAD VIRK

Stabbing Targeted

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

Update: Arrested in Alberta

 

urrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate the suspect in a stabbing which occurred on December 13, 2018 in the Newton area of Surrey.

 

The stabbing, which occurred outside of a business in the 13400-block 72 Avenue, shortly after 5:00 pm, resulted in serious injuries to a man in his 50s. The suspect fled the scene prior to police being called.

Police believe this incident was a targeted attack.

 

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit advanced the investigation and on January 25, 2019, the BC Prosecution Service approved charges, including attempted murder, against 21-year old Anhad Singh Virk, of Surrey.

An arrest warrant has been issued, and police are now seeking help from the public to locate Anhad Virk.

 

Anhad Virk is described as a South Asian male, 21-years-old, 6’ tall, 190lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.

 

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

 

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE  HAVE  GROPER  SKETCH

Cops search Caucasian in hoodie

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect involved in a stranger assault that occurred on January 16 in the Tynehead area of Surrey. 

 

In this previously reported incident, a male suspect walked up behind a youth and grabbed her on the shoulder. The youth kicked backwards striking the male. The suspect let go of the youth and she ran home.

 

At the time of the incident the suspect was described as; Caucasian, wearing a black hoody, grey sweatpants and black running shoes. 

 

Investigator’s with the Surrey RCMP Special Victim’s Unit are continuing their investigation and are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect hoping someone in the community can help identify him.

 

Anyone with information about the suspect, witnessed this occurrence or may have dash-cam footage, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE  HAVE  GROPER  PHOTOS

Three incidents possibly linked

CPL ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect as they continue to investigate three incidents of groping which are believed to have been committed by the same male suspect.

All three incidents involve a male suspect who is alleged to have groped female employees after asking for assistance in three separate retail locations.

On December 22, 2018 at approximately 5 pm a male suspect entered a retail store located in the 12000 - 72nd Avenue.  The suspect requested assistance from a female store employee when the suspect touched her lower back and grabbed her buttocks. He then grabbed her arm and attempted to walk with her. The employee broke free and the suspect quickly left the store.

On December 31, 2018, at approximately 2:45 pm a male suspect entered a retail store located in the 10300-block of 152 Street. The suspect requested assistance from a female store employee when the suspect grabbed her buttocks and touched her groin. The suspect then left the store.

On January 18, 2019, at approximately 8:45 pm a male suspect entered a retail store in the 7400 block of King George Boulevard and requested the assistance from a female store employee. While in the store he brushed his hand against the employee’s buttocks and then grabbed her buttocks. The suspect then exited the store.

The suspect is described as South Asian with chubby cheeks, medium chubby build and a moustache.  At the time of the first occurrence he was wearing a dark coloured baseball hat, dark hoody and dark sweatpants. At the time of the second occurrence the suspect was wearing a dark coloured Nike brand sweatshirt and a light coloured necklace. During the third occurrence, the male was wearing a grey sweater and black pants.

Video surveillance photos from these occurrences are being released in hopes that someone can assist the police investigations and identify the suspect.

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

RCHMOND  RCMP

MOUNTIES  SEEK  PEEPING  TOM

Suspect used a cell phone cam

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

ichmond RCMP Asking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect Photographing Woman in a restroom

On December 1, 2018 just before 1:30 a.m. Richmond RCMP responded to a business in the 8800-block of River Road for reports of a suspicious occurrence. A 31-year-old woman was departing from nearby Skytrain station and proceeded to the River Rock Casino in order to use the restroom. A male suspect allegedly followed her and proceeded to photograph with a smartphone while she was occupying one of the stalls. The suspect fled when confronted and was last seen heading towards the Bridgeport Station Canada Line.

The suspect is described as an:

• Male possibly of First Nation’s decent
• Approximately 25 years of age
• 170 cm (5’ 8”) tall
• Slim build
• Wearing black jacket and dark coloured pants

“The Richmond RCMP have exhausted all of our available leads in this case. We are hoping that the security image of the suspect may prompt information from the public and possibly bring to light, other unreported cases” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

Anyone with information that can assist us is asked to contact Constable A. Giang at 604-278-1212. Please quote file# 2018-34811.

 

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

COPS  SEIZE  DRUGS  GUNS,  SHUT  DOWN STOLEN  CAR  RING

7 suspects arrested

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

Weapons seized from Surrey property.

 

n the fall of 2018, officers from the Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Unit (CRU) began an investigation into complaints of alleged vehicle fraud.  Investigators suspected person’s identities from around the Lower Mainland were being stolen or compromised for the purpose of purchasing, registering and re-selling high-end vehicles.

 

During the investigation four vehicles were seized including a 2018 GMC Denali SUV, 2015 Audi Q5 SUV, 2013 Chrysler 300 sedan, and a 2011 Dodge Ram pick-up truck. The vehicles, estimated total value of $225,000, were allegedly obtained through fraudulent means.

 

On January 18, CRU, with assistance from the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant on a property and residence in the 8300-block of 135A Street to further their investigation which now included alleged identity fraud.

 

Officers seized police-type body armour, a sawed-off rifle, 2 handguns, 3 imitation handguns, ammunition, numerous edged weapons, and an assortment of suspected stolen identity documents and mail.

 

Seven individuals were located inside the residence at the time of the search and subsequently detained.  The individuals have since been released from custody as the investigation continues.

 

“Individuals associated with identity theft and fraud will stop at nothing to get what they want including expensive vehicles,” says Inspector Wendy Mehat, Community Support & Safety Officer. “Victims of these crimes can experience financial loss and difficulty obtaining credit or restoring their ’good name’. Remember to periodically check your credit reports, bank and credit card statements, and report any irregularities promptly to the relevant financial institution and to the credit bureaus.”

 

Anyone with information about this occurrence who has not already spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

IIO BC RCMP

MAN SHOT  BY  POLICE

ERT takedown lands suspect in hospital

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

CMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital earlier today in Kelowna.

Just after 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, January 23, Plain Clothes Kelowna RCMP officers and officers from the Southeast District Emergency Response Team attempted to conduct the arrest of man known to police near Cooper Road and Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. Shots were fired by police. The man has been transported to hospital with undetermined injuries, that are believed to be non-life threatening.

While the incident occurred near a banking institution, the arrest is not related to an offence at the bank. The Kelowna RCMP are investigating the incidents that led to the need for the arrest.

The area will remain cordoned off for a period of time and inaccessible. The public are asked to enter the shopping centre usingthe Springfield Road, Dilworth Drive or the southeast Cooper Road entrances.

The IIO BC is now investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by
police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC.

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Standoff With Baby

Suspect arrested after holding cops at bay for an hour

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

 

nvestigators from the Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Section are requesting the public’s assistance to further

 

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on January 23, 2019, Richmond RCMP officers responded to a residence in the 8000-block of No. 2 Road for a domestic disturbance with a possible weapon. Officers from “Charlie” Watch and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) secured the area. The neighbouring Blundell Elementary School was placed in a hold-and-secure state, as a precautionary measure with officers from our Youth Squad on site.

 

After a tense hour long standoff, the suspect, a 29-year old male, surrendered to police and was arrested. A baby was recovered inside the residence by officers, unharmed.

 

A small police presence will remain in the area as our investigation continues. The results of the initial investigation will be submitted to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges.

 

“The safety of our community and our officers is always of paramount concern in situations such as this. Although we prepare for worst, we are very pleased to report that no one was injured” says Corporal Dennis Hwang. “I am humbled seeing my fellow officers operate with such poise under pressure and I am proud to work alongside them at Richmond Detachment.”

 

 

 

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

 

SURREY RCMP

Woman's Vehicle Comandeered

Police seek dash cam footage

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

 

nvestigators from the Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Section are requesting the public’s assistance to further a robbery investigation which occurred on January 15, 2019.

 

At approximately 9:30pm, a 46-year-old female had just parked her 2016 white Jeep Cherokee in the 15500-block of 109A Street, when she was approached by two males and one of the males demanded her keys.  The female refused.  The suspect then displayed a handgun and again demanded her keys. The female then complied and provided keys to her vehicle. The suspect then told the female driver and her 16-year-old daughter to exit the vehicle. The suspects got in the Jeep and drove away.

 

The suspect did not point the firearm at the driver, nor were the driver and passenger injured in the occurrence. The Jeep has not been located by police at this time.

 

The suspects are described as:

 

Suspect 1 – South Asian male, skinny build, wearing glasses, a grey puffy jacket and a toque

 

Suspect 2 – no further description other than a South Asian male

 

Investigators have conducted neighbourhood inquiries and canvassed the area for video surveillance.  They are asking anyone who may have been in the area between 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm that has dash-cam video to contact police.

 

Anyone with information about this occurrence who has not already spoken with police,  is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

MISSING: PAUL BRAUMBERGER

Mounties reach out to the community for help locating man last seen Jan 11

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

he RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Paul James Braumberger, 66, of Chilliwack. Mr. Braumberger was last seen on the morning of January 11, 2019 by a family member.
 
Mr. Braumberger is described as:
 
• Caucasian male.
• Height: 177 cm (5’9”).
• Weight: 77 kg (170 lbs).
• Hair: Grey.
• Eyes: Blue.
 
RCMP investigators believe Mr. Braumberger was at Island 22 during the afternoon of January 11, 2019 and are asking the public to remain watchful for him. 
 
“Police and family are concerned for Mr. Braumberger’s well-being,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
 
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Paul James Braumberger is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

 MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Agassiz Man Charged in Child's Death

RCMP say snake venom was related

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

 

orth Vancouver RCMP have arrested a 51-year-old male in relation to the death of a two-year-old child, believed to have died as a result of poisoning by snake venom.

 

On May 18, 2014 Henry Thomas, a resident of Seabird Island, Agassiz, had in his care a two-year-old female child. In the early morning of May 19, Thomas returned the child to her mother’s residence in North Vancouver.

 

At approximately 5 a.m. on May 19, 2014, the child’s mother reported to the North Vancouver RCMP that her child was deceased. An in-depth police investigation unfolded which involved police Forensic Identification Service (FIS) examinations and assistance from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

 

In July 2015, a search warrant was executed at the Thomas residence in Agassiz, where snakes and related equipment were seized. Further biological DNA testing was conducted throughout 2016 and 2017. Testing confirmed that snake venom was the cause of death of the two-year-old infant.

 

An arrest warrant was issued for Henry Thomas. He was arrested on January 18, 2019, without incident at his Agassiz residence. Mr. Thomas has since been charged with ‘Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life, Section, 215 (2) (a) Criminal Code.

This is a very tragic incident that resulted in a complex, unique investigation by police and support agencies, said Supt. Chris Kennedy, Officer in-Charge of the North Vancouver RCMP. Our condolences are extended to the family and community of the deceased child.

 

 MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Violent Car Jacking

RCMP two were arrested in Burnaby

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

hortly after 7:30 a.m. on January 21, 2019, Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Walton Road for a report of a violent robbery of a vehicle.

 

A woman in her mid 40s was preparing to start the engine of a dark coloured 2007 Toyota SUV when she was approached by a suspect clad in dark clothing. The suspect allegedly produced a weapon and used it to smash a window. The suspect then fled in the vehicle leaving the woman behind.

 

The woman sustained non-life threatening injuries and was visibly shaken from the incident. She was transported to hospital.

 

Even after extensive patrols, Richmond RCMP were unable to locate the vehicle. Neighbouring police agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle and officers warned to exercise caution as the suspect may be armed and dangerous.

 

The vehicle was located prior to 9:00 a.m. in Vancouver near Boundary Road and East Hastings Street by the Vancouver Police Department. Two individuals were arrested in connection with that vehicle – a 28-year-old male from Delta and a 21- year female from Pitt Meadows. Both have been turned over to Richmond RCMP.

 

The Richmond RCMP General Investigative Section has taken conduct of the investigation.

 

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact Constable K. Chan of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section. Please quote file# 2019-2465.

 

 

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

 

RICHMOND RCMP

PHONY SECURITY SALESMEN

Police issue warning after complaints from residents experiencing fake solicitations

CPL ADRIANA PERALTA

he Richmond RCMP are investigating a suspicious occurrence in the Hamilton area after multiple residents received knocks at their door from people allegedly posing as representatives from ADT.  This issue came to light after posts on a closed social media forum were brought to the attention of the Richmond RCMP.

 

According to various posts, these individuals were allegedly asking homeowners about their security systems and in some cases attempted to gain access inside the residence.  According to the posts, these individuals verbally identified themselves as employees from ADT but did not present any form of identification or credentials.

 

“People need to be wary.  If someone supposedly representing a company shows up unexpectedly at your house, soliciting personal information, do not tell them anything and definitely do not allow them inside,” says Corporal Adriana Peralta.

 

Richmond RCMP have met with representatives from ADT who have confirmed that these people are not associated to their company.  ADT advised they have certain protocols in place which include:

 

Every employee has an ADT-issued security card and Provincial licence and will have it visibly displayed

Door-to-door salesmen never ask to go inside the home, as their job is to gauge interest and schedule appointments for later dates

 

Richmond RCMP recommend reporting any suspicious persons or activities to police so that these incidences can be properly investigated.

 

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to 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).

 

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Fagin and Oliver Twist Arrested

A 56-year-old man who crashed his getaway vehicle — a bicycle and a 25-year-old in Beamer

CPL ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP Auto Crime and Property Crime Target Teams arrested two known prolific offenders, within three hours of each other, for possessing stolen vehicles in different areas of the city.

On January 14, 2019, at approximately 9:45am, Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) officers making active patrols in the Fleetwood area and located a white BMW X1 SUV that was reported stolen on January 11, 2019. ACTT officers along with officers from the Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) attended the area and continued observations of the BMW until it began to drive away. Officers followed the BMW until the SUV came to a stop. When the male driver, who was the lone occupant in the BMW, exited the vehicle and began to walk away, officers quickly engaged the driver, who was taken into custody without incident.

Shane ROSTESKI, 25-years-old from Surrey, has been charged with:

• One count of Possessing Stolen Property
• One count of Failing to Comply with a Conditional Sentence Order
• Two counts of Possessing Stolen or Forged Credit Card Data
• Three counts of Driving while Prohibited

Later the same day, at approximately 12:45 pm, officers with ACTT were making active patrols in the City Centre area and located a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck that had been reported stolen earlier that day. ACTT continued observations of the Ram until it began to drive away. Officers followed the Ram until the truck came to a stop. When the male driver, who was the lone occupant in the Ram, exited the vehicle, he retrieved a bicycle from the box of the truck and began to pedal away. ACTT officers quickly engaged the suspect who then fled on the bicycle when he subsequently crashed attempting to ride over a set of railway tracks. The male was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect suffered minor injuries from the accident.

David TRAILL, 56-years-old from Surrey, has been charged with:

• One count of Possessing Stolen Property
• One count of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
• One count of Possessing Instruments for the Purpose of Break & Entering
• One count of Obstruction of a Peace Officer
• One count of Driving while Prohibited

“Property crime, including auto theft, continues to be a priority for our detachment and has seen a downward trend across the city the last few years,” says Staff Sergeant Mike Hall, Acting Pro-Active Enforcement Officer. “Our overt and covert officers regularly patrol our streets gathering intelligence and strategically targeting known prolific criminals. The public can assist us by reporting stolen property or suspicious individuals as quickly as possible so that we can prevent further crimes in our community from being committed.”

 

 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Nine Parkade Smash and Grabs

Cops arrest two, woman still on the loose

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

n December 31, 2018, North Vancouver RCMP investigated a break and enter to the secure parkade in the 1500-block of Ostler Court, North Vancouver. At approximately 8 am a resident of the complex discovered their vehicle had been broken into via a smashed window.

Police attended the underground residential parkade and determined that nine vehicles in total had been broken into with various items of value stolen from the vehicles. Investigators viewed the video surveillance of the parkade which showed two males and a female acting in a suspicious manner inside the parkade. The suspects left the parkade carrying items with them they did not have upon entry to the parkade. Police recognized one of the males as Jean-Piere Martin, a 33-year-old Vancouver resident, known to police for property offences. On January 10, 2019, Martin was arrested and is currently being held in custody pending a trial.

RCMP Forensic Identification Services attended the crime scene and obtained multiple fingerprints identifying the second male person of interest as 24-year-old Walker Frijters. Crown has issued a Warrant of Arrest for Frijters for Break & Enter, Mischief, and Theft. Frijters, of no fixed address, is described as Caucasian, 180 cm (5’11), 85 kg (188 lbs), brown hair and blue eyes.

Police remind residents when parking their vehicles to remove all valuables from them even when left in secure parking locations, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. When noticed, report all suspicious occurrences and persons to the police. The extra eyes and ears do make a difference!

If you have any information of the location of Walker Frijters contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.