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 Monday, November 12, 2018




Abbotsford plice respond to shooting


n Monday, November 12, 2018, at 3:30 pm, Abbotsford emergency services were called to the intersection of Simpson Rd and Ross Rd for reports of a shooting. 


AbbyPD Patrol Division officers arrived on scene and located an injured male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The male victim, a 19 year old Abbotsford resident, was transported to hospital by air ambulance.  The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after.


The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit, Patrol Division, Gang Crime Unit, and Forensic Identification Unit remain on scene collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses.  This investigation will be transitioning over to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit (IHIT).


Further information and updates will be provided by IHIT. Anyone with information about this incident should call the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477.




Victim came at them with an "edged weapon"


n November 10, 2018, police officers from the Shawinigan Lake RCMP were following up on an assault investigation in the 1100 block of Mill Bay Road. Shortly after 12:00 noon members attended a home with the intention of arresting a lone male in connection with the incident. Upon entering the residence, the officers were met with a male who they indicate advanced on them with an edged weapon. Members attempted to deploy a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) without success. Shots were fired by police. The male was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

No police officers nor any other members of the public were injured.

The scene and any evidence have been secured while the Independent Investigation Office of BC have been notified and are deploying to the scene. IIO BC will assume conduct of the investigation into the police involved shooting.

Additional RCMP resources have been deployed to Shawingan Lake in order to maintain core policing services



 Friday, November 9, 2018




Police say incident targeted



n November 9, 2018 just before 1:30 a.m. the Surrey RCMP was called to the 14200-block of 70A Avenue after receiving a report of an individual who was on the ground outside of a residence. Upon police attendance, an adult male victim was located deceased. Preliminary information indicates that the male had been shot.

IHIT took conduct of the investigation and has been working closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

It is early in the investigation but detectives believe that this was a targeted incident and is associated to the ongoing gang conflict in the lower mainland.

"Although investigators are still working to determine the motive behind this homicide, there are no indications of an increased risk to the public as a result of this incident" says Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT.

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

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



 Friday, November 9, 2018




Mounties seek witnesses and silver sedan




urrey RCMP are looking for witnesses in relation to an assault that occurred in the Guildford area.


On October 21, 2018 at approximately 4:10 pm, a male was assaulted in a parking lot in the 14500 144A Ave in Surrey. The male received non-life threatening injuries during the incident.  Individuals involved were seen fleeing in a silver 4-door sedan.


Investigators believe there may be witnesses who have not yet come forward to police that may assist in the investigation.  Witnesses to this event or any suspicious activity at that time, are asked to please contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.



 November 9, 2018




Pair of Young men arrested



urrey RCMP has arrested three men allegedly tied to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

On October 29, 2018 the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) began an investigation in to a report of Uttering Threats, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Investigators believe the alleged threats, were related to the ongoing drug trade and gang conflict amongst parties known to one another.

The investigation included the execution of a search warrant on November 2, 2018 at a residence in the Newton area of Surrey, where officers seized 2 starter pistols, a BB Gun, and an air-soft replica pistol.

During the investigation officers also seized quantities of suspected cocaine, suspected fentanyl, and suspected crack cocaine, as well as other items consistent with drug trafficking. Approximately $4200 in cash believed to be proceeds of street level drug sales was also located and seized.

Eighteen-year-old, Sagar VIRK, of Surrey has been charged with two counts of Uttering Threats and three counts of Breach of Conditions.

Twenty one-year-old Sandeep MATHROO, of Surrey, has been charged with one count of Assault with Weapon, count of use imitation firearm while committing assault with weapon, Utter Threats, use of imitation while committing Utter threats, Mischief, and resist or obstruct a peace officer.

Twenty one-year-old Manjit BAHIA, of Surrey has been charged has been charged with one count of Assault with Weapon, count of use imitation firearm while committing assault with weapon, Utter Threats, use of imitation while committing Utter threats, and Mischief.

All three of the accused have been remanded to custody, pending bail hearings.

“Our top priority remains public safety,” said Cpl Elenore Sturko “Our Surrey Gang Enforcement team and other specialized units, continue to investigate individuals who’s criminal activity puts public safety at risk, put pressure on gang members, and ensure they know they are not welcome in our city.”

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



 November 9, 2018




Man and woman face numerous charges



49-year-old Surrey man, and a 40-year-old Surrey woman, are facing multiple charges after a combined Canada Post-Coquitlam RCMP investigation into alleged prolific mail thieves that have been working the area for months.

Heine Hut, who is well-known to police and Canada Post, is currently facing the following charges:

• 2 counts of theft of mail,
• 1 count of unlawful use of a mail key,
• 1 count of possession of stolen mail,
• 2 counts of possession of a stolen credit card.

Charlene Saar, who was arrested with Hut at his residence in Surrey, is facing:

• 1 count of theft of mail,
• 1 count of possession of stolen mail,
• 1 count of unlawful use of a mail key,
• 2 counts of a possession of a stolen credit card.

"This was an effective interagency project and Canadian Postal Inspectors provided crucial expertise", says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. "Once a primary suspect was identified, the Coquitlam RCMP Prolific Target Team made the arrests and then used search warrants to gather a large amount of evidence. The suspects are believed to be responsible for a large number of identity and mail theft over an extended period".

Mail theft is a common complaint, but here are some tips from postal inspectors and law enforcement to help secure your mail and protect your identity:

• Collect your mail daily,
• If you’ll be away, use Canada Post’s Hold Mail service to suspend delivery until you return,
• When you move, file a change of address with Canada Post and advise your banks and other companies.

If you have concerns about your mail, or if you believe any mail has not been delivered, contact your mailers to ensure they have your correct mailing address, report it to Canada Post Customer Service, 1-800-267-1177, and report suspicious activities to local police.




Plethora of weapons, drugs and cash



Mounties get major drug and weapons haul from house, 2 arrested

embers of the Merritt RCMP engaged in an investigation last week regarding alleged drug dealing activities at a residence on Merritt Ave. On November 1st, 2018 investigators obtained a warrant to search the residence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.


Officers found a male subject asleep inside the residence who was arrested, along with a second male resident who was later located and arrested for trafficking. A search of the residence revealed several weapons including a machete, baseball bats, a taser stun gun, an air soft replica pistol and a loaded 22 caliber handgun that had been previously reported as stolen in the LMD.


Investigators also located:

• Approximately 6 pounds of cannabis
• 160 grams of heroine
• 310 grams of cocaine
• 66 grams of methamphetamine
• Scales

• Approximately $3,500 cash along with a large quantity of coins

The investigation into this incident continues and Federal Crown Counsel will be consulted as to drug and firearms charges in relation to this incident. The Merritt RCMP would like to thank the members of the public for their assistance in this matter.