MONDAY, NOV 5, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP 

Young Chilliwack Man Sentenced to 10 years

Police seize almost 4kg of cocaine, Porsche, Harley, cash

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

question ‘would this seizure make a difference?’ asked during a RCMP press conference was answered in Provincial Court.
 

Shortly after noon on August 18, 2017, during an investigation into a drug trafficking operation, Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officers witnessed an exchange of illegal drugs between two men.

The ensuing police investigation led to the execution of Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrants and the two men charged under the CDSA.

The RCMP seized 3.60 kilograms of cocaine, 228.35 grams of heroin/fentanyl, 3.6 kilograms of marihuana, drug trafficking paraphernalia including a cocaine press, two sawed-off shotguns, a revolver, rifle, cash, and two vehicles during the investigation.

On September 18, 2018 in Provincial Court Antonio Dillan Nolasco-Padia, 21, of Chilliwack was sentenced to time served after he entered a guilty plea to a charge of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Lucas Benjamin Thiessen, 23, of Chilliwack, was sentenced to 8.75 years of incarceration after entering a guilty plea to charges for 3 counts of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking in a controlled substance and 2 counts of possessing a prohibited firearm on October 25, 2018, in Provincial Court.

“This case is a testament to the quality of investigation that was put forth from UFVRD CRU investigators,” says Superintendent Bryon Massie Officer in Charge of the UFVRD. “The efforts and diligence of our investigators made a difference with a direct impact to this criminal enterprise and the local drug trade.”

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

   MONDAY, NOV 5, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP 

Fight Leads to Man's Death

Police investigate, look  for witnesses

CPL  FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating after a man died of his injuries from an altercation.

On November 4, 2018 at about 5:44 a.m., the Coquitlam RCMP received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 2300-block of Atkins Avenue in Port Coquitlam.  Police arrived to find a man with serious injuries who was rushed to hospital.  Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries.  A second man was arrested at the home on Atkins Avenue in connection with the victim’s death. 

IHIT took conduct of the investigation and has been working closely with its partners from the Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

Investigators have determined that this was an isolated incident and that those involved knew each other.  There does not appear to be any further risk to public safety.    

“Detectives will be methodically going through the crime scene, collecting all the forensic evidence available,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “IHIT will be conducting an extensive canvas of the neighbourhood for video surveillance footage and witnesses.” 

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, NOV 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP 

VEHICLES AND DRUGS SEIZED

Two gang members arrested

CPL  ELENORE STURKO

 

he Surrey RCMP Drug Unit and the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) seized two vehicles and illicit drugs on November 1, 2018 as part of the Surrey RCMP’s unyielding approach to tackling gangs, and the violence associated to the drug trade in the community.

 

A collaborative effort between the Drug Unit and SGET to conduct pro-active enforcement lead to the identification and interception of two suspected drug traffickers associated to dial-a-dope operations in Surrey.

 

In both interceptions, police located and seized items consistent with drug trafficking including a quantity of suspected cocaine, suspected heroine, money and cell phones. Police also seized both vehicles as offense related property. 

 

Two adult males, one in each interception, were arrested and released pending further investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.

“This is another great illustration of the proactive enforcement the Surrey RCMP’s specialized units are conducting in the city of Surrey” said Cpl Elenore Sturko. “In October, SGET conducted 107 proactive checks of 504 people and 239 vehicles believed to be involved in suspicious or criminal activity.”

 

If you see suspicious activity, or have information about drugs and gangs, please call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

   MONDAY, NOV 5, 2018 

 

POCO RCMP 

COPPER  FOR  CASH

One city worker charged with theft

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

former employee with the City of Port Coquitlam Public Works has been charged after a Coquitlam RCMP investigation into alleged theft from the workplace.

 

Harold Edward Lewis, a 56-year-old Port Coquitlam man, is facing a single count of theft under $5000. Lewis is scheduled to make his first court appearance on December 3, 2018.

The investigation started on July 13, 2018, when the City of Port Coquitlam made a complaint to the Coquitlam RCMP. The complaint stated that supplies of copper piping were being sold for scrap metal by city workers. The city alleged that workers were then taking the proceeds for themselves.

 

   MONDAY, NOV 5, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP 

CHARGES LAID IN WOMAN'S DEATH A DECADE LATER

Letter from family thanks police

CPL FRANK JANG

 

second degree murder charge has now been laid against one man in a 2009 homicide in Burnaby.

On the evening of Sunday March 15, 2009 at about 7 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP received a report of an unconscious woman found inside a residence in the 6700-block of Colborne Avenue.  Police arrived to find 33-year-old Kimberly Hallgarth dead inside the home with suspicious injuries and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to take conduct of the investigation. 


After nine years since Ms. Hallgarth’s death, IHIT detectives have gathered new evidence to significantly advance the investigation.  On November 2, 2018, 32-year-old Joshua Boden was arrested by IHIT and the B.C. Prosecution Service has approved a charge of second degree murder against Mr. Boden in relation to Ms. Hallgarth’s murder. 


“Today’s outcome was the result of the excellent foundational work by investigators nine years ago, which continued into the present day where we have met the high threshold to bring this file to a conclusion resulting in charges now being laid against Mr. Boden. We never wavered in our investigative efforts,” says Inspector Dave Chauhan, Acting Officer-in-Charge of IHIT.  “We are grateful for the support we received from our many law enforcement partners throughout the Lower Mainland region.”


“I want to thank IHIT investigators who worked diligently over these nine years to secure a charge in the homicide of Ms. Hallgarth,” says Superintendent Chuck McDonald, the operations officer for Burnaby detachment.


Mr. Boden will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on November 5, 2018.
If anyone has information that could further this investigation, you are asked to please come forward to IHIT by calling the 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.
 
Family Statement
First of all, we would like to thank all the members of IHIT's Cold Case Team for all their hard work and relentless efforts on this investigation.


We have waited nearly 10 long years for this moment and are relieved that closure is in sight. Only we know the unimaginable grief that our family has been going through and the toll it has taken on every family member. What we have been going through is something that no family should ever have to experience.


Kim was a bubbly and caring person who deeply loved being the mother to Hailey and the void that her murder has left in our hearts can never be filled. She loved life and was always able to make everyone around her laugh. For those of you who knew Kim, you know that she had a heart of gold and genuinely cared about everybody she was close to. We will always remember her infectious laugh.


We recognize that nothing can bring Kim back. However, we need and deserve closure and are glad to see this next step today. We strongly urge the accused, his family, friends and acquaintances who were or are aware of any details related to this incident and withheld any information from the police to come forward now and do the right thing. We understand the accused and his family have also suffered from this senseless act of violence. We can only hope that the accused will cooperate and help everyone involved move forward.
We would also like to thank our extended family and friends for their endless love and support through this extremely difficult time.


At this time, we would like to ask the media to please respect the privacy of our family.
 

Statement by Inspector Dave Chauhan, Acting OIC of IHIT


Good morning, I am Inspector Dave Chauhan, the Acting Officer-in-Charge of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.


I am pleased to announce that after nine years since the tragic murder of 33-year-old Kimberly Hallgarth, IHIT has arrested an individual in connection with her death. 


Today, I can announce that 32-year-old Joshua Boden has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.  He was arrested without incident on November 2, 2018 by IHIT and charged soon after by the B.C. Prosecution Service. 


I realize the past nine years have been very difficult on Kim’s family and my deepest condolences go out to them.  I thank them for their patience and I hope the news of someone being held accountable for Kim’s death brings some semblance of peace. 


For us to arrive at today’s outcome, it took a great deal of tenacity from all the investigators involved, both past and present.  Excellent foundational work was laid by investigators nine years ago, which continued into the present day by detectives of our specialized IHIT Cold Case Team.  IHIT’s Cold Case Team continually reviews and prioritizes IHIT’s unsolved cases for investigation that meet a number of key factors, including physical evidence obtained and new leads or information received. 


The homicide investigation of Kim Hallgarth met many of these factors and the Cold Case Team has successfully met the high threshold to bring this file to a conclusion resulting in charges now being laid against Mr. Boden.  We never wavered in our investigative efforts.  I would like to thank all of our partners for their tremendous support and I am so proud of our team for never giving up on Kim’s case. 


Thank you.

   FRIDAY, NOV 1, 2018 

SURREY

SHOPPING MALL ROBBERY

Police seek curly-haired Asian man after brazen daytime incident

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

n November 2, 2018, at approximately 3:00 pm, the Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery in a parking lot of a busy shopping mall located in the 10100-block of King George Boulevard.

 

General Duty police officers quickly attended the scene, located and spoke with the victim and witnesses. Investigators have determined that the suspect approached and threatened the victim who was sitting in their vehicle and then physically forced the victim out the vehicle.  The suspect then fled the parking lot in the victim’s vehicle.  Although the victim was emotionally shaken, she was unharmed in the incident.

 

The suspect is described as a South Asian or black male, curly dark hair, dark beard, approximately 5’9” tall, average build, in his late 20’s or early 30’s.  The suspect was wearing a black coat and a large grey back pack.  

 

The victim’s vehicle has since been located by police.

 

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

 

 

   SUNDAY, OCT 28, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

NO LONGER IN SERVICE

Mounties shut down drug operation

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

Thousands of dollars and drugs like meth, cocaine, fentanyl were seized.

 

wo people were arrested and drugs and cash were seized during an RCMP investigation into a street-level drug trafficking operation.

 

On the morning of October 18, 2018 RCMP Crime Reduction Officers (CRU) observed an alleged drug transaction involving a 50-year-old man in the downtown area of the city.  As officers conducted their investigation a residence in the 9100-block of Charles Street was associated this activity.  

 

The man was quickly taken into custody outside of the residence by the plain clothes unit.  Evidence seized by officers during the arrest linked the suspect to alleged drug trafficking, led to the arrest of a second individual and a search of the residence by police later that afternoon.

 

 

 

At approximately 4:00 p.m., Chilliwack CRU supported by the Chilliwack Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at the residence.  Drugs alleged to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, along with cash, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a BB gun, were seized by police.

 

Corey Richard Emery, 31, of Chilliwack is charged with 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.  Mr. Emery remains in custody pending a court date in early November.

 

RCMP investigators will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation into the activity of the 50-year-old man to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of CDSA charges.

 

 “Reports of illegal drug transactions made to the RCMP aided police in the seizure of drugs before they reached the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

Tips on how to spot a drug dealer in the neighbourhood;

 

• Constant day and night foot / vehicle traffic to and from a house or property.

• Traffic arrives and leaves at odd times.

• Loitering in or around a house or property.

 

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

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 30, 2018 

NANAIMO RCMP 

VIOLENT HOME INVADER ARRESTED

Police nabbed him in Naniamo on outstanding warrants

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

 

n October 30 RCMP in Nanaimo arrested a 37 year-old man in relation to a series of charges originating from Sicamous, B.C.

Sicamous RCMP are continuing their investigation into the violent home invasion involving 2 males and a female suspect, which occurred on Wednesday October 24th, 2018. It is alleged that the male suspects were armed with handguns and forced their way into the residence on Kappel Street in Sicamous. A 59 year-old female victim who is terminally ill with cancer was held at gun point and kicked in the face during the alleged home invasion.

Crown Counsel has approved six (6) charges against Robert Christopher BOMBA 37 yrs old, in relation to the incident including: Forcible Confinement, Disguising the face while committing an offence, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Break and Enter, Failing to comply with Probation, and Possession of Stolen Property over $5000.

BOMBA was also arrested by Nanaimo RCMP on two outstanding arrest warrants from the Sicamous RCMP. The warrants were for charges of Failing to Comply with Probation and Driving while Prohibited.

BOMBA is currently held in custody in Nanaimo. He will be making a court appearance later today.

Sicamous RCMP continue to investigate the home invasion and ask that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 or via CrimeStopper at 1-800-222-8477.

 

   Monday, Oct 30, 2018 

 

Richmond RCMP

ASBESTOS REMOVAL MACHINE STOLEN

Police warn to avoid contact   

CPL DENNIS HWANG

hortly after 9 A.M. on October 30, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to a work site in the 8100 block Westminster Hwy for a report of a theft. Structures at the site were scheduled for demolition and industrial equipment was brought in to assist in the process.

One of the pieces of equipment reportedly stolen was an OmniAire 2000C, a machine used to remove asbestos. Asbestos particles can be harmful if inhaled or handled. Police are asking the public avoid contact with the machine without proper safety equipment.

If anyone has any information about this incident, or if you have located this machine, please contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote police file #2018-34877.

For more information about the health and safety risks of asbestos, please navigate to here.

   TUESDAY, OCT 30, 2018 

SURREY RCMP 

GUN RECOVERED FROM PAIR

Residents point cops to car with nefarious characters in it

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

hortly before 9:00 am on October 28, 2018, Surrey RCMP officers responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of 146A Street and 111 Ave, in Surrey. Police located the  vehicle which was allegedly stolen in North Vancouver on October 22nd. An adult male who is known to police was located inside the vehicle and arrested without incident.

 

Responding officers also located and seized a loaded .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, a stolen license plate, as well as a small quantity of crystal methamphetamine. No charges have been sworn at this time as the investigation is on-going.

 

“This is a great example of the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the police,” said Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “With the help of people who called in to Surrey RCMP we were able to recover a stolen vehicle and take another gun off the streets.”

 

For more information on how to report crime and suspicious activity to Surrey RCMP we encourage the public to visit our website. For emergencies call 911; for non-emergency situations call 604-599-0502; and to provide a tip anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

 

   SUNDAY, OCT 28, 2018 

 

SICAMOUS RCMP

VIOLENT HOME INVASION

59-year-old woman dying of cancer was bound and and assaulted, police seek two armed men   

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

 

Thousands of dollars and drugs like meth, cocaine, fentanyl were seized.

 

the Sicamous RCMP are currently investigating a violent home invasion that occurred early Wednesday morning. Police are seeking public assistance in identifying and locating the suspects.

 

On Wednesday October 24th, 2018, at approximately 6:24 am, the Sicamous RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion theft on Kappel Street in Sicamous. At the scene, the officers were advised that two males armed with handguns had forced their way into the residence while a female suspect remained outside the residence. The 59-year-old female occupant was bound and assaulted, before the suspects fled the scene in a white Ford Duallie pickup truck. The suspects stole two small safes, jewelry and prescription drugs.

 

The woman who is terminally ill with cancer suffered a fractured nose, stating to investigators that she was held at gun point and kicked in the face during the alleged assault. The victim was transported by BC Ambulance Service to receive medical treatment for the non-life threatening injuries suffered.

 

RCMP Police Dog Service from Vernon along with Southeast District Air Services assisted in efforts to locate the suspects, who are still at large. While the investigation is still in its early stages, police do not believe this was a random attack.

 

A vehicle matching the description used in this home invasion was reported stolen out of Armstrong sometime overnight on October 24. That vehicle is a white 2003 Ford F-350 dually with BC license plate DN5358. There is a distinctive rack in the box with orange clearance lights on the cab roof.

 

Currently the vehicle remains outstanding and the occupants are considered to be armed and dangerous. Should the vehicle and occupants be seen, police ask the public to not approach them and dial 911 immediately.

 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this vehicle or the home invasion is asked to call the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 or CrimeStoppers.

 

 

   SUNDAY, OCT 28, 2018 

CASTLEGAR RCMP

SENIOR'S ILLEGAL DRUG PHARMACY

Two 65-year-old dealers caught with illegal weapons

and bundles of cash   

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

 

Thousands of dollars and drugs like meth, cocaine, fentanyl were seized.

 

the execution of two search warrants at two Castlegar residences on Thursday.

During the afternoon of October 25, 2018, the Castlegar RCMP conducted simultaneous search warrants on two local residences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

 

As a result of the two search warrants, a large quantity of suspected fentanyl pills were seized (approximately 800). The search also resulted in the seizure of 17 ounces of cocaine, 1kg of cannabis, over $50,000.00 in cash, other pills believed to be synthetic drugs, firearms and ammunition.

 

An adult female and two adult males were arrested. A local 52 year-old male remains in custody at this time with numerous drug and weapons offence related charges pending. The other male and female both 65 years old were arrested and released at the scene.

 

   SUNDAY, OCT 28, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

Two Teens Stabbed

Victims sustained non life-threatening injuries   

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP are investigating an assault with a weapon which occurred in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 14800-block of 108 Ave in the Guildford area.

 

At approximately 11:20 am, on October 24, 2018, Surrey RCMP responded to reports of an apparent stabbing. Two youth males, aged 15 and 16, were located and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

Police are working to locate another youth who has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation.

 

Initial indications is that all three youth involved in this occurrence are known to each other.

 

Surrey RCMP Youth Section, with assistance from the General Investigation Unit and General Duty officers, is leading the investigation.

 

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

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

Woman Charged With Killing Teen

Investigation   

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

ollowing a complex year-long investigation by Surrey RCMP, charges have been laid in connection with a two motor vehicle collision which occurred on May 3, 2017 in Cloverdale. (see previous release)

 

It is alleged that collisions involving the same suspect vehicle, resulted in bodily harm to one victim and the death of 17-year-old male youth.
 

Rituraj Kaur Grewal of Surrey, has been charged with criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

 

The charges were sworn and an arrest warrant was issued on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Grewal appeared on Tuesday, October 23, and was released on conditions. Her next scheduled court date is November 13, 2018.  

 

“This was a tragic incident that claimed the life of a promising young athlete in our community and injured another person,” says Cpl Elenore Sturko. “The Surrey RCMP continues its priority of road safety in our community by way of enforcement, education and prevention.”

 

 The family of the male youth has asked that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.

 

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

YOUTH  STABLE  AFTER  STABBING

Police look for tips  

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

n October 22nd, 2018, at approximately 8:00 P.M.  Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police and British Columbia Ambulance Service received multiple 911 calls reporting that a youth had been stabbed.  Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers attended to the location and located a 16-year-old male who had been stabbed.

 

The youth, a resident of Surrey was transported to hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.  Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers are presently speaking to witnesses, and canvassing the area for possible video surveillance. 

 

Initial information is that a dispute occurred involving a group of youths apparently known to each other and the victim was stabbed, by another youth.  The Suspect and several other youths fled from the scene prior to police attendance. 

 

Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police is seeking the public's assistance and are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this assault, or observed persons fleeing from the area at the time, are asked to call the Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police at 604-599-0502 or to call Crime Stoppers in reference to Surrey File # 2018-158011.

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE  NAME  ASSAULT  VICTIM

Mounties reach out to community for tips  

CPL DAVID LEE

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken conduct of an investigation that began as an assault and is now a homicide after the victim died in hospital yesterday. 

On October 21, 2018, at 2:45 am, Surrey RCMP responded to an assault in the area of 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard.  The assault victim, Mr. Wesley Dean Rideout, was later found in a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  Mr. Rideout’s name is being released in an effort to further the ongoing investigation.

IHIT is currently investigating in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroners Service. 

Preliminary information obtained indicates that this was not a random assault. The victim, Mr. Rideout, was known to police.  IHIT detectives continue to examine the scene, while canvassing for witnesses and video surveillance. 

“We believe there are persons out there who knew of Mr. Rideout’s activities on the night of his assault,” says Corporal David Lee of IHIT.  “We ask anyone with information, or video in the area of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard, to contact IHIT immediately.”

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

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

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  DIES  AFTER  ASSAULT

No information from victim for police to go on

CPL FRANK JANG

 

n October 21, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to the area of 104 Ave and King George Boulevard, after receiving a report. However, the caller and the victim of the assault were uncooperative with police. The caller and the assault victim ran away prior to police arriving, and were not located.
 

Later, at approximately 2:40 p.m., on October 21, Surrey RCMP was notified by the BC Coroner Service that the adult male victim had died in the hospital as a result of his injuries.
 

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP.

 

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

 

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

 

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

North Okanagan RCMP

AMERICAN  DIES  IN PARACHUTING  ACCIDENT

North Okanagan police investigate

CPL FRANK JANG

 

he Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded over the weekend to the sudden death of a man, involved in parachuting incident.

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, just before 7:00 pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to the area of 5100 block of Highway 97, Westwold BC, for a report of a sky diver who sustained fatal injuries as a result of a parachuting incident. The RCMP along with Emergency Health Services attended to the private property in Westwold, where a 34-year-old, US resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this incident is on-going and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will continue to work with the BC Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board.

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

IHIT RCMP

HUSBAND  CHARGED  WITH WIFE'S  MURDER

Crown proceeds on evidence collected

CPL FRANK JANG

man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection with the homicide of Anida Magaya.

On October 5, 2018 at about 1:51 a.m., emergency services received a report of an injured female at a residence in the 16100-block of 110 Avenue in Surrey, B.C.  When police arrived, they found 42-year-old Anida Magaya dead inside the home with injuries consistent with homicide.  The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to take over the investigation.    

Detectives quickly determined that this was an isolated incident and there was no risk to public safety.    

Since the initial deployment, IHIT and its partners have diligently collected and compiled all the evidence for charge approval consideration to crown counsel. 

On October 19, 2018, Anida Magaya’s 44-year-old husband, Rizig Bona, was arrested and charged with second degree murder for her death.

Mr. Bona will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on October 22, 2018.    

“This was a tragic isolated incident involving members of the same family and our deepest condolences go out to the family of Anida Magaya,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.

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).

 

   TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

ARRESTS x 2

Community member assists police in locating thieves

CPL DENNIS HWANG

hortly before 3:30 P.M. on October 12, 2018, a Good Samaritan was walking in the 9300-block of Granville Ave when an alarm was overheard sounding from a residence. Two suspects were then allegedly observed jumping a fence and fleeing the area.

Richmond RCMP patrol officers from “Delta Watch" quickly responded to the area. Officers discovered fresh damage to a door from the residence where the alarm originated.

After a brief search, two suspects were located and arrested north of Garden City Park – a 23-year old male and a 42-year old male, both from Richmond and are known to police.

Our investigation is on-going.

“A quick thinking Good Samaritan from our community was able to provide officers with excellent information. This allowed our officers to quickly track down these break-and-enter suspects” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

“Our commitment and resolve towards making our community safer has seen dramatically increased activity from our entire detachment. From patrol, to our specialized units, to our crime analysts, volunteers, and Block Watch personnel. Everyone has stepped up. We are also seeing more and more suspicious activity being reported from the community. This is not only greatly appreciated, but it makes us proud that the community is engaged and actively participating. Many hands make light work” adds Cpl. Hwang.

 

 

   FRIDAY, OCT 19, 2018 

CHILLIWACK UFVRD RCMP

ROAD RAGE IN AGASSIZ

Police reach out to community to try to identify people involved

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

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

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

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

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

Tips to avoid and deal with road rage:

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

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

 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

POLICE LOOK FOR WITNESSES

One man arrested on firearms charges

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

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


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


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

Initial Release of September 19, 2018
 

Incident: Male in custody after shooting incident on Flagman Place
 

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


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


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


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


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


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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 18, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN ON SCOOTER HIT

Police looking for info from the public, dash cams

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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


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


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


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


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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 18, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK UFVRD RCMP

ROADSIDE  OFFENDER

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

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   WEDNESDAY, OCT 17, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

UPDATE: MAN SHOT TO DEATH

IHIT reaches out to community for information on Randhawa

CPL FRANK JANG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

   MONDAY, OCT 15, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK UFVRD RCMP

BLOCK WATCH SPOTS DRUNK DRIVER

Police credit street watch group

CPL MIKE RAIL


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

   MONDAY, OCT 15, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN SHOT TO DEATH

IHIT looking for Randawa shooter

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

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

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

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

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

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

   MONDAY, OCT 15, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

ANYTHING NOT NAILED DOWN AND EVEN SOME THAT  WAS

Man caught stealing roof racks

CPL DENNIS HWANG

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

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

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

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

Multiple charges are pending.

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

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

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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

CLEARWATER RCMP

PLANE  LOST  IN 1987 FOUND  

Police look for leads in early morning gunplay

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN  SHOT  TO  DEATH  

Police say killing targeted

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

TOP-DOWN THIEF ARRESTED  

Man tried to get at bicycles from above at airport

CPL DENNIS HWANG

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

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

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

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

Multiple charges are pending.

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

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

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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOOTER  SOUGHT  

Wanted: Allen Hiscock

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

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

Allan Jesse HISCOCK is described as a Caucasian man, 5’11” tall, and 150lbs. He has blue eyes, short brown hair, and a brown goatee. He also has numerous tattoos on his arms.

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

 

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

 

   THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 

 

CLEARWATER RCMP

THIEVES  ON  BICYCLES  CAUGHT  

Police look for leads in early morning gunplay

CPL DAN MOSKALUK

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

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

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

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

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

Charges are pending.

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

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

 

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOT'S  FIRED  

Police look for leads in early morning gunplay

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  SHOT  TO  DEATH  

Mounties reach out to the public for leads

CPL FRANK JANG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SENIOR CHARGE WITH SEX CRIMES  

Police say incidents stem from 2005r

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   FRIDAY, SEPT 5, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

WOMAN'S  BODY  FOUND  

Man arrested and held in connection to death

CPL FRANK JANG

 

Update: Man charged with murder.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

NORTH OKANGAN RCMP

WANTED  MAN  BREECHED  PROBATION  

Police say violent, don't approach

CPL KELLY BRETT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

   THURSDAY SEPT  28 , 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD 

School Vice Principal Charged with Child Porn 

Police reach out to the community for any information about Haire

SGT. JUDY BIRD

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Kristina Ward is Still Missing  

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

one still at large

CPL HOLLY LARGEY

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

Kristina's family have paid for and erected a billboard at the site of the location where she was last seen to refresh people's memory and generate new information about her disappearance and possible whereabouts. www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZwTlcJhrPA[/url

 

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Two Break and Enter Suspects Chased  

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

one still at large

CPL DENNIS HWANG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

KILLER STILL AT LARGE  

Reward offered for arrest

CPL FRANK JANG

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

STABBING  SUSPECT ON  THE  LAM  

Victim treated and released

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Malcolm DRYDGEN. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TAXI  DRIVER  ASSAULTED  

Witnesses break up attack

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

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

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

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

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

The Surrey RCMP is asking anyone who may be able to identify the suspect in the sketch or may have information about this occurrence to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

   TUESDAY SEPT  25 , 2018 

 

PRINCE GEORGE RCMP

KILLER  CHARGED  

Man arrested in death

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

 

  MONDAY, SEPT  24 , 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP UFVRD

COMMUNITY  WORK  TOGETHER  WITH  COPS  

Nefarious man, 22 arrested on Fairfield Island had warrants

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  DIES  FROM  MYSTERIOUS  CAUSES 

Police look to the community for tips

CPL FRANK JANG

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

HIT  AND  RUN  PEDESTRIAN  DIES 

Police look to the community for leads

ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


 


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  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

RCMP  ARREST  MAN  IN  ANOTHER JURISDICTION

Stolen pick-up tracked to Burnaby

ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

  SUNDAY, SEPT  23 , 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TEEN  STABBED

Victim stable in hospital

ELENORE STURKO

 

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

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

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

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

 

  SEPTEMBER  20 , 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

CAR SHOT AT

Police look to the community for help putting the puzzle together

SGT. JANELLE SHOIHET

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  19 , 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

29 HOME BREAK AND ENTERS IN A WEEK

Mounties look to the community to apprehend suspect(s)

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

  SEPTEMBER  19 , 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP, UFVRD

Cops Bust Landing Drive House

Two arrested facing laundry list of charges

CPL MIKE RAIL

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“RCMP remain committed to our effort to remove illegal drugs from the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  19 , 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

THEY GOT HIM!

Police arrested suspect in Belagian tourist death

CPL FRANK JANG

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Anyone with information, who has not already come forward to police, is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 

 

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  15 , 2018 

 

SMITHERS RCMP

Human Remains Found

Police seek to identify

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

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

 

  SEPTEMBER  15 , 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

COP  GETS  INTO A GUN  BATTLE

Drunken man shot to death

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

  SEPTEMBER  14 , 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

Arsonists Caught

Police arrest two men who now face charges

SGT. JANELLE SHOIHET

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  14 , 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

UBC POLICE SEEK PERVERT

Man exposed himself in women's campus washroom

SGT. JANELLE SHOIHET

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

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

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

The man is described as;

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

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

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  14 , 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

70 TRUCK BATTERIES STOLEN

Man arrested faces trial

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  11 2018 

 

REVELSTOKE RCMP

MISSING CESSNA FOUND

BCAS helicopter spotted wreckage

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  11 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

Assaults and Robberies Tied to Dating Application

Mounties issue warning when using Tantan

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  SEPTEMBER  11 2018 

 

BELLA COOLA RCMP

FIRE  BUG  ON  THE  LOOSE

Police say four blazes deliberately set

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER  7 2018 

 

AGASSIZ RCMP

WANTED: JERED  DONOVAN  SIMS

Police seek man over fraudulent documents

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

UPDATE: CAPTURED

 

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

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

RCMP caution the public if sighted, do not attempt to apprehend Mr. Sims and immediately call 911. Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Jered Donovan Sims is urged to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 TIPS).

 

  SEPTEMBER  7 2018 

 

AGASSIZ RCMP

Property Crime Spree

Investigation leads to three arrests

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips to protect property from theft:

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

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

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

  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

BELGIAN  WOMAN  FOUND  MURDERED  IN  BOSTON  BAR

Mounties say woman woman was hitchhiking from Penticton

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

IHIT is investigating the murder of Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  SEPTEMBER  7 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

SHOOTER  WANTED

Police looking for Teixeira associated with death

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

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

 

Brandon Teixeira is described as:

Caucasian

78 cm (5’10)

73 kg (161 LB)

Brown eyes

Brown hair

Snake tattoo on left side of chest

Sleeve tattoo on left arm

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 

 

NORTH OKANAGAN RCMP

WANTED:  SHANE  MULHOLLAND

Police advise not to approach

CPL. KELLY BRETT

 

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

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

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

Shane MULHOLLAND is described as:

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

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

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

 

  September 3, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

FIST FIGHT TURNS DEADLY

Police look to the community for tips

CPL. DAVID LEE

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

MAN  STABBED  AT  DRUG  HOUSE

Three arrested, police look for more info

CPL. JODI SHELKIE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

WANTED:  JEREMY  BELLOWS and  SHANE  BRADLEY

Police advise not to approach

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

INVESTIGATORS  STILL  HAVE  NO  ANSWERS

Mother and son died in house fire

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 29, 2018 

 

DUNCAN RCMP

B&E  SUSPECT  SOUGHT

Man stole cash and phones

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

 

 

  AUGUST 26, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

POLICE  DOG  SNIFFS  OUT  GUNS,  DRUGS 

AND  CASH

Mounties arrest six

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 26, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

SYNTHETIC  DRUG  LAB BUSTED

First Responders and police respond to reports of smoke

CPL. ADRIANA PERALTO

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit will be investigating.

 

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

 

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Richmond RCMP at

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

 

  AUGUST 26, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN  STABBED

Suspect arrested victim in serious condition

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

BODY  FOUND  IN  BOSTON  BAR

Mounties say death not random, arrest suspect

CPL. MIKE RAIL, UFVRD

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

One person arrested at the scene remains in custody.

 

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

 

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

  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca .

 

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

MERCEDES  SLAMS  HOUSE

Driver ran on police, one arrested, one at large

CPL. KELLY BRETT

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

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

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

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

Police are still looking for a second suspect and are asking witnesses who have not spoken to police to come forward. The investigation is proceeding as several lines of inquiry are followed. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

FRAUDSTER  CAUGHT

Suspect faces 11 forged cheques

CPL. KELLY BRETT

 

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

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

She has been charged with:

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

WANTED: GOOD SAMARITAN

Two thugs using pepper spray on women sought

CPL. ADRIANA PERALTA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Richmond RCMP at

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

WITNESS  SOUGHT

Nissan driver could hold key to motorcyclists death

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

Accident scene at Como Lake and Porier.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

100 MILE HOUSE RCMP

FIST  FIGHT  TURNS  DEADLY

One man in hospital with injuries

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

BELLA COOLA RCMP

GUNS  SEIZED

Cops urge the community to report illegal weapons

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

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

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 24, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS RCMP

CONFINEMENT  REPORT  DRAWS  ERT  RESPONSE

25-year-old man arrested

CPL. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

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


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

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

 

  AUGUST 22, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

BARN ARSON

Police investigate intentionally set fire

CST. JODY THOMAS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 22, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

GUNS,  DRUUGS,  STOLEN  VEHICLES

Cops get huge haul

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

4 stolen motorcycles

1 stolen Audi Q7

1 crossbow

•  Hundreds of rounds of various firearms ammunition

 Body armour

•  A variety of swords and knives

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 21, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

MAN  DIES  FROM  BEATING

Witnesses sought

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 19, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

HOME  INVADERS ARRESTED

Police seek witnesses and tips

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

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

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 19, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

WOMAN  GRABBED

Police seek 2000 silver pickup

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 19, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN  RCMP

HIGH  THIEVES

Apartments broken into via scaffolding

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 16, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD  RCMP

POLICE  SAY  GILL  A  THREAT

Community at-risk in gang conflicts

SGT. JUDY BIRD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 16, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM  RCMP

EXPLOSION  INJURES  MAN

Police find guns, drugs, stolen items

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 16, 2018 

 

SURREY  RCMP

MAN  CHARGED  WITH  THREATS

Restaurant diners and staff detained by man

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  AUGUST 13, 2018 

 

ASHCROFT  RCMP

WOMAN  MISSING  AFTER  MUDSLIDE

Husband escapes vehicle, wife trapped

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 12, 2018 

 

IHIT  RCMP

POLICE  LOOK  FOR  CLUES  IN DEATH

Two men stabbed, one dead

CPL. FRANK JANG

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 12, 2018 

 

RIDGE-MEADOWS  RCMP

12 VEHICLES  VANDALIZED  IN  ONE  BLOCK

Suspect removed tire air valves

SGT. DAVID CAMPBELL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

If you have any information about this incident please call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.  If you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.solvecrime.ca. Crime Stoppers may pay a reward of up to $2000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

  AUGUST 9, 2018 

 

SURREY  RCMP

TYPICAL  DRUG  DEN  BUSTED

Police find guns, drugs, stolen items

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 9, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

YOU'RE  ON  CANDID  CAMERA

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

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

  AUGUST 6, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

One Man Dead, One in Hospital

Victim stabbed

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

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

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

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

IHIT will be handling any further media enquiries with respect to this matter.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or  by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

TWO  SHOT, ONE DEAD

Gang hits targeted say police

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

RIDGE-MEADOWS  RCMP

THE  NEED  FOR  SPEED

High end cars impounded

CLINT VAN BLANKEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

KAMLOOPS  RCMP

MANIAC  TAKES  OVER DENNYS

Staff and customers uninjured

CPL. JODI SHELKIE

 

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

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

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

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

"PROBLEM PREMISE"  BUSTED

Several people arrested with illegal drugs

CST KELLY BRETT

 

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

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

RICHMOND  RCMP

POLICE  SEEK  PUB  BRAWLERS

Man in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

 

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

 

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

The second suspect is described as:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

RIDGE-MEADOWS  RCMP

TEEN  GIRL  DIES  IN  ACCIDENT

Two teen males injured one in critical condition

CLINT VAN BLANKEN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

WOMAN  DIES  AFTER  BEING  SWEPT  AWAY

Search and Rescue deal with extreme conditions

CPL. JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

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

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

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

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

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

SEARCH  FOR  MISSING  KAYAKER  CALLED  OFF

Search and Rescue deal with extreme conditions

CPL. JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  AUGUST 5, 2018 

 

KELOWNA  RCMP

AUTO THEFT SUSPECTS CAUGHT

Undercover investigation leads to 11 arrests

CPL. JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  AUGUST 1, 2018 

 

BC  RCMP

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

Underwater recover team activated

S/SGT. ANNIE LINTEAU

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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  JULY 29, 2018 

 

SURREY  RCMP

STOLEN  TRUCK,  GUNS  RECOVERED 

Man, 33, arrested wearing body armour

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

wo sawed-off shot guns, ammunition, body armour, and an airsoft replica pistol have been taken off the street after the arrest of a man who was allegedly found in possession of a stolen truck in Langley, BC.

 

On July 24, 2018, the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) were conducting pro-active patrols associated to an ongoing Surrey property crime investigation.

 

Officers located a silver Ford F350 with an inactive BC license plate and confirmed the truck was stolen. The vehicle was being driven by a lone male who was arrested without incident at a gas station in the 21600-block of Fraser Highway, in Langley.

 

The driver, a 33-year-old man, was wearing body armour and a shoulder holster with an airsoft pistol secured in the holster at the time of his arrest. Investigators also located two sawed-off shotguns and 65 rounds of shotgun ammunition inside the vehicle.

Thirty-three-year-old Tintin Lawrence of Langley, BC, is now facing 9 charges under the Criminal Code and Body Armour Control Act including:

 

• 2 counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
• 2 counts unauthorized possession of a firearm
• 2 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• 1 count of Unlawful possession of body armour
• 1 count of Possession of property obtained by crime
• 1 count of Breach of an undertaking or recognizance
 

“Locating an individual wearing body armour and carrying a replica pistol is very concerning,” says Cpl Elenore Sturko. “While we cannot speculate on what activity this man was planning, we consider these circumstances very suspicious and are pleased that our team was able to find him and seize these items.” 

 

  

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

 

  JULY 27, 2018 

 

MAPLE RIDGE  RCMP

SUSPECT  CHARGED  IN SERIES  OF  SMART PHONE  ROBBERIES 

Man, 35, faces charges for online sales

CPL ELENORE STURKO

Maple Ridge man has been charged with three separate robberies following a month long investigation.

 

This past month, the Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit began an investigation after identifying linkages to three personal robberies that occurred in Surrey. In each of the robberies, the victims had placed an advertisement on a buy-and-sell website, hoping to sell their smart phones.  When the victims met with the suspect to complete the sale, they were either assaulted or threatened with violence and had their smart phones stolen.

 

Thirty-five-year-old Travis Lanouette, of Maple Ridge, has now been charged with three counts of Robbery under the Criminal Code. He is currently remanded in custody.  

 

“When people engage in private sales using the internet, they place a significant amount of trust in those who they are dealing with,” says Cpl, Elenore Sturko. “Incidents like these are rare, but we were glad the victims reported these incidents and we had an opportunity to investigate and identify a suspect.”

 

  JULY 27, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

BRASS  FROGS  STOLEN 

Owners hopeful they'll be returned

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

 

hree large brass frogs were stolen from the Magnolia Gardens located at the Park & Tilford Mall and the owners are hoping the frogs can be found and placed back in the pond! The theft of the brass frogs, each weighing 60 pounds, occurred sometime overnight between July 24 and July 25, 2018. The locked garden area was broken into with thieves breaking the water pipes to remove the frogs which are designed to cycle water back into the pond.

"These are very unique garden items with a total value of approximately $3000.00, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. "Hopefully someone will recognize these frogs as being out of place in someone’s yard or as being turned in for scrap metal."

Anyone who has seen these stolen items or has any information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP by calling 604-985-1311. Please reference police file number 2018-19435.

  JULY 27, 2018 

 

KELOWNA  RCMP

SENIOR  FACES  MURDER  CHARGES 

A 69-year-old Surrey man found a short time later

S/SGT ANNIE LINTEAU

 

Surrey man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman at a West Kelowna hotel.

 

On July 22, 2018, at 7:18 p.m. police attended a hotel located in the 3400-block of Carrington Road in West Kelowna after being notified that a woman may be in need of assistance. Upon attendance, police located a deceased woman in a hotel room.  A man was arrested a short distance from the hotel and is in police custody.

 

Tejwant Danjou, 69, has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the woman's death. 

 

The man and woman were known to each other and were from Surrey, BC. 

 

  JULY 27, 2018 

 

DUNCAN  RCMP

MALE  ATHLETES  FACE  SEX ASSAULT  CHARGES 

Police seek look for more victims and ask for information from the community

S/SGT ANNIE LINTEAU

he North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP is investigating allegations that some male athletes may have inappropriately touched a number of female athletes at an evening dance held on July 21, 2018 at the Cowichan Exhibition Centre during the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games.

The RCMP became aware of these allegations the following morning.  Our investigative efforts are focussing on confirming the events that took place, along with identifying all victims and alleged suspect(s).  The RCMP is mindful that these serious allegations likely involve persons under the age of 18.

"While we have initiated an investigation into these allegations, it is imperative that anyone who may have been a victim or witnessed the incident contact police so the matter can be thoroughly investigated", said S/Sgt. Annie Linteau, BC RCMP Media Relations Officer.

Anyone who has any information about these allegations or may have been a victim, regardless of your place of residence, is asked to contact the Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

  JULY 27, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

MOUNTIES  TRACK  STOLEN  VEHICLE TO  SILVER  STAR RESORT

Shooter left Canada for Taiwan

CPL FRANK JANG

n July 25th, 2018, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a possible occupied stolen vehicle located in a parking lot near the Vernon Recreation Centre, Wednesday morning. Prior to police arrival, the vehicle fled the area but was later tracked and spotted heading east bound up Silver Star road.

With the assistance of the RCMP Air Services unit, the vehicle was located and tracked until it came to a stop in the parking lot of Silver Star Mountain Resort. The two occupants of the vehicle fled on foot into the village area, attempting to evade police by hiding in local businesses, however were taken into custody without incident just minutes later. The suspect vehicle was reported stolen out of the Kelowna area on July 20th, 2018.

This is another example of the great work done by our officers here at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP in conjunction with the RCMP Air Services unit. Says Cst. Kelly Brett. The Air Services unit was able to safely track the alleged stolen vehicle for the officers on the ground and pin point their exact location, leading to the successful arrest of both suspects.

A 35 year old male and a 32 year old female, both from the Vernon area, were transported back to the Vernon RCMP detachment where they are being held in custody and face possible charges of possession of stolen property, flight from police, dangerous driving and theft under $5,000.

  JULY 23, 2018 

 

IHIT RCMP

Seven-Year-Old Dies in Suspicious Circumstances

Police reach out to the community for information

CPL FRANK JANG

 

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


On July 22, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m., police and emergency health services responded to a call for assistance at a residence in the 20000-block of 68 Avenue in Langley. When police arrived they found 7-year-old Aaliyah Rosa deceased. A 36-year-old woman, who investigators believe was involved in this incident remains in the care of medical staff.   Police confirm that this was an isolated incident between people known to each other and there is no risk to public safety.


"IHIT investigators are now looking to hear from anyone who may have seen Aaliyah in the Langley area on Sunday, July 22," says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT adding, "The family is urging the media to respect their privacy during this extremely difficult time."
 

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).

 

  JULY 23, 2018 

 

RICHMOND  RCMP

INTERNATIONAL  AGENCIES  PARTNER  TO  ARREST  SUSPECT 

Shooter left Canada for Taiwan

CPL FRANK JANG

man charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in relation to a 2006 IHIT investigation has been caught in South Korea and extradited to Canada.

Background:  On January 22, 2006 at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Burnaby RCMP responded to a call of shots fired in the parking lot of 3355 North Road.  Police found two men with gunshot wounds and both were taken to hospital. One of the victims sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds but 19-year-old Shaoxin Zhang died of his injuries.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation and quickly identified a suspect in the case. IHIT learned that the suspect had fled to Taiwan soon after the shooting. 

Early in 2006, then 28-year-old Jui-Kai Weng (formerly Lee-Chia “Kenny” Weng) was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in relation to this investigation.  An Interpol red notice was issued for Mr. Weng’s arrest. Huan Sheng “Leo” Tang was charged and convicted of obstruction of justice in 2008 for his involvement in this incident.

On March 16, 2018, IHIT received notification that Mr. Weng was arrested in South Korea as a result of his Interpol red notice.  IHIT worked closely with its partners from the RCMP’s International Liaison Office, Interpol, the BC Prosecution Service and the International Assistance Group-Ottawa to liaise with the South Korean Ministry of Justice and facilitate Mr. Weng’s extradition to face his criminal charges in Canada.

On June 26, 2018, the South Korean judiciary granted the extradition of Mr. Weng to Canada.

On July 20, 2018, IHIT investigators arrived in Vancouver with Mr. Weng, who will make his first appearance in BC Provincial Court on July 24, 2018.

“IHIT is grateful for the assistance provided by all its domestic partners as well as its partnership with law enforcement officials of South Korea,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “IHIT and our many partners are committed to bringing those accused of committing the most heinous crimes before the court.” 

  JULY 23, 2018 

 

KELOWNA  RCMP

DEATH  INVESTIGATED  

Woman found dead in motel unit

CPL FRANK JANG

 

he Southeast District RCMP Major Crime Unit are investigating the alleged murder of a woman at a hotel.

 

On July 22, 2018, at 7:18 p.m. police attended a hotel located in the 3400 block of Carrington Road in West Kelowna after being notified that a woman may be in need of assistance.  Upon attendance, police located a deceased woman.  A man was arrested a short distance from the hotel and is in police custody.

 

It is believed that the man and woman were known to each other and are from the Lower Mainland.  Police are continuing their investigation and some area businesses have been impacted as police continue to search for evidence.

 

  JULY 23, 2018 

 

VERNON  RCMP

DRUNK  SLAMS  INTO  SEMI  

Man blows twice the legal limit

CPL KELLY BRETT

 

ernon North Okanagan RCMP arrest a male for allegedly driving while impaired after colliding with a parked semi-trailer.

On Tuesday July 24th, 2018 just after 1:00 am the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision in the 1250 block of Middleton Way, Vernon, after a vehicle crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer. The semi-trailer was not attached to the tractor at the time of the collision.

Upon arrival at the scene, the attending officer entered into an impaired investigation after the male driver displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol consumption. The male was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The male was escorted back to the RCMP detachment where he provided two samples of his breath that were both almost twice the legal limit.

The passenger of the vehicle was transported to the nearest medical center for treatment by BC Ambulance.

Both the driver and passenger of this incident are lucky to not have suffered any major injuries. Says Cst. Kelly Brett. There’s no excuse to drink and drive. If you plan to drink, leave your car at home.

The driver, a 27 year old Vernon man, is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and is scheduled to appear in court September 27th, 2018.

 

  JULY 22, 2018 

 

IHIT

MAN  SHOT  TO  DEATH  

Police investigating Abbotsford Killing

CPL FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the victim of homicide in Abbotsford.

On July 20, 2018 at 12:40 p.m., a family reported one of their members missing to the Abbotsford Police Department.  When police arrived at the missing person’s residence to check on his well-being, they found him dead inside the home.  His death was deemed a homicide and IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.   

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

In order to further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming 32-year-old Sukhpreet Grewal of Abbotsford was the victim of homicide.  Mr. Grewal was known to police and investigators believe his murder was not a random act. 

Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT says, “We believe there are those who knew Mr. Grewal that may have information that could help us solve his murder.  We need anyone with information to contact IHIT immediately.”

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

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

 

  JULY 22, 2018 

 

RICHMOND  RCMP

BITCOIN  RANSOM  

One payment made say police

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

he crypto-currency Bitcoin is highlighted in recent crime. Richmond RCMP is investigating an alleged abduction where a ransom was paid in Bitcoin.

 

Just before 7 p.m., on July 16, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 5000-block of Dover Crescent for a report of an abduction. The suspect, or suspects, were allegedly able to “spoof” a cell phone caller ID and contact the victim demanding payment for safe return of their partner. The victim took the threat seriously as the originating call appeared to have come from their partner’s cell phone. Funds in access of $10,000 were alleged transferred to a Bitcoin ATM machine located at a coffee shop in the 5900 block of No. 3 Road before the victim recognized that they were being scammed. The victim’s partner was located unharmed and unaware of their supposed abduction.

 

The Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section is actively investigating this incident.

 

“Richmond RCMP is warning the public that criminals are trending towards more sophisticated techniques in their activities and how they are able to gather personal information from their victims. This includes sophisticated phishing exploits via computer to conventional methods such posing as company employee by phone to obtain cell phone numbers or other personal data,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

 

“We would also like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the current most widely demanded forms of payment related to scams are:

• iTunes gift cards

• Steam (gaming) gift cards

• and Bitcoin

 

If any of these types of payment are being demanded, the alarm bells should be going immediately. Please exercise caution whenever anyone demands personal information from you,” adds Cpl. Hwang. “Abductions are extremely serious offences that the police do not take lightly.”

 

 

  JULY 22, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM  RCMP

SWIMMER'S  BODY LOCATED  

Police say no foul play suspected

CPL DENNIS HWANG

oquitlam Mounties have confirmed that a body located by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is a 19-year-old Surrey man that went missing on July 17, 2018.

Coquitlam RCMP and our Victim Services are doing their best to support the family. As you can imagine, the family is very upset, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP.

The missing man was found at about 6:00 p.m. last night in about 40 metres of water. The man was located near the spot where he was last seen about 100 metres from the shore of Buntzen Lake.

The BC Coroner’s Service is scheduling an autopsy but there is no indication of foul play.

As our hot summer continues, we’d like to remind everyone to take precautions around our lakes and rivers, says Corporal McLaughlin. Even a well-managed, popular place like Buntzen Lake has inherent risks. Exercising your best judgment, and using approved Personal Floatation Devices, could save a life

  JULY 22, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN  RCMP

GUN  AND  POT  SEIZED  

Cops look for owners

CPL LENORE STURKO

 

he Surrey RCMP’s Drug Unit has seized a firearm and various ammunition as a result of an investigation into an alleged unauthorized possession of a firearm.

 

On July 13, 2018, officers from the Drug Unit, with the assistance of our Gang Enforcement Team (SGET), and the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 12500-block of 113B Avenue.

 

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

 

 1 sawed off shotgun‎

 1 air soft rifle‎

 various ammunition, including approximately 100 carbine rounds, 25 shotgun shells and 22 caliber rifle rounds

 a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana

 

Three people were taken into custody and later released. Charges have not been laid as the investigation is on-going.

 

“Taking illegal firearms off the street and out of the hands of criminals is a key component of our public safety strategy. ” said Cpl Elenore Sturko. “We are continuing to target individuals whose activities pose a risk to the community,”
 

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

 

  JULY 22, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN  RCMP

BICYCLES  STRIPPED  

Cops look for owners

CPL MIKE DE JONG

orth Vancouver RCMP are looking for the owners of two bike parts that were stolen yesterday from the bike rack at the Lonsdale Quay, west side of the Seabus Terminal area.

The thefts occurred at approximately 11:30 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2018 where a male was witnessed stealing a Trek mountain bike leaving the locked front tire attached to the bike rack. The lone male then stole the front tire from another locked bike (belonging to a Diadora mountain bike) – put the two together and rode off.

The witness called the North Vancouver RCMP who conducted immediate patrols of the area. Approximately an hour later at 12:30 am on Wednesday, July 17, an officer observed the suspect riding the stolen bike approaching Lions Gate Bridge. The 35 year-old male suspect from Vancouver was arrested for Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.

Police have arrested the person allegedly responsible for the theft of the bike parts and have recovered the stolen property, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. What police require now is to identify the owners of the stolen property to be able to forward the criminal charges to Crown.

If you are the victim of the stolen bike parts you are asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. Please reference police file # 2018-18440.

Property theft including the theft of bikes increases during the summer months. Educate yourself to help protect your bike by going to BC.RCMP.CA.

  JULY 22, 2018 

SURREY  RCMP

MAN  SHOT  

Mounties look for clues

CPL DENNIS HWANG

t approximately 10:45 pm on July 15, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 13900 block of 108 Avenue. Officers located a 35-year-old male with gunshot wounds inside a residence. The male was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Police believe this is a targeted, isolated occurrence and there is no risk to public safety.  The investigation is ongoing. 
 

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

 

  JULY 14, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

No One is Above the Law

Mounties shut down pot shops

CST MIKE RAIL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  JULY 14, 2018 

PORT COQUITLAM  RCMP

POLICE  LOOK  FOR  HELP  IN  COLD  CASE

Crimes against community

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

  JULY 14, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Cops Shut Down Stolen Items Sold Online

Crimes against community

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  JULY 14, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

MAN  STEALS  FROM "HONOUR" FRIDGE

Suspect takes items but doesn't leave money

CST KELLY BRETT

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

  JULY, 14, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

Cops Shut Down Stolen Items Sold Online

Crimes against community

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  JULY, 14, 2018 

NORTH VAN RCMP

POLICE  NAB  FOUR  NEFARIOUS  CHARACTERS

Four thugs arrested

CST RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

  JULY, 9, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

DRUGS, CASH, WEAPON SEIZED

Nine arrested

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

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

As a result of the investigation police seized:

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

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

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

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

 

  JULY, 9, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

DISTRAUGHT MAN RAMS COP CAR

Suspects remains at large

CST KELLY BRETT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  JULY, 9, 2018 

RCMP DRUG ENFORCEMENT

Two Drug Operations Busted

Chemicals in PoCo and Lab in Burnaby

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

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

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

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

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

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

 

  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

WOMAN SHOT NOT INTENDED TARGET 

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

CPL ELENORE STURKO


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

 

FORT ST RCMP

MAN  FOUND  GUILTY  OF  SEXUAL  ASSAULT 

Police look for more similar crimes involving Dunlop

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SUSPICIOUS  ACTIVITY 

Police believe woman forced into car against her will

CPL LENORE STURKO

 

UPDATE

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

 

LIONS BAY RCMP

SEA  TO  HIGH  DRUG  BUST 

Year-long investigation leads Mounties to Upper Bayview Road

CPL SASCGA BANKS

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

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

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 

 

RIDGE MEADOWS RCMP

WOMAN'S  VEHICLE  SHOT AT

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

CPL AMANDA HARNETT

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

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

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

Police have identified two alleged suspect vehicles;

Suspect vehicle number 1

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

Photo is representation only and not actual suspect vehicle.

Suspect vehicle number 2

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

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

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 

 

SQUAMISH RCMP

SAR,  POLICE,  SEARCH  FOR  THREE  FAILS TO  LOCATE 

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

CPL SASCHA BANKS

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

MAN  DIES,  MAN  IN  SERIOUS CONDITION  AFTER  PARADE  MISHAP

Two fall from pickup truck

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

SHOOTING  ON  BIRCH

18-year-old suspect arrested

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

GUN, DRUGS  AND  BRASS  KNUCKLES SEIZED

Two men in custody facing charges

CST ELENORE STURKO

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 

 

MAPLE RIDGE RCMP

TEN-YEAR-OLD  SHOT

Police are looking for witnesses

CST CLINT VAN BLACKEN

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

Woman Arrested in

Big Drug Bust

Search Warrant produces hundreds of pre-packaged drugs and cash

CST KELLY BRETT

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK-AGASSIZ RCMP

MISSING  MAN  SOUGHT

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

CPL MIKE RAIL

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

Mr. Beckley is described as:

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

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

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

NORTH VANCOUVER RCMP

Man Repeatedly Exposing Himself to Kids

Police actively looking for pervert

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

NORTH VANCOUVER RCMP

One-Man Crime Spree

RCMP say stolen property staggering

CPL RICHARD DE JONG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN  SHOT

WOMAN ASSAULTED, SURREY POLICE SAY INCIDENT TARGETED

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

MAPLE RIDGE RCMP

HORSE  HIT  BY  VEHICLE

Police say horse had to be euthanized, passerby injured

CPL AARON PARADIS

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

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

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOTS  FIRED

Car hit with bullets say police

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

Man Dies From Gunshots 

Police say killing not random

CPL ELENORE STURKO

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

MAN  CAUGHT  WITH  POT  AT  AIRPORT

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

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

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

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

The Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment is continuing their investigation.

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

PARCEL  PILFERER CAUGHT 

Investigation leads to 40-year-old man on bicycle

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

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

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

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

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

• 1 count of mischief Sec. 430(4) CCC

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

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

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

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

 

 

  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

LOCAL  RCMP  COLLECT  CASH FROM  ONE  BUST  DRUG HOUSE 

Weapons, drugs and cash seized

CPL MIKE RAIL

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

SQUAMISH RCMP

SWIMMER'S  BODY LOCATED 

Sadly, another young man drowns, rescuers utilize all resources

CPL SACHA BANKS

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

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

HUGE  ID  THEFT  OP  BUSTED

Thousands of personal documents, printers, embossers

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

 

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

Thousands of identity cards, identity documents, and stolen mail 

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

9 laptop computers and embossers believed to contain stolen personal information

1 airsoft rifle and 1 airsoft handgun

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

GIRLS  GIVEN  DRUGS  IN  PARK 

Police arrest 42-year-old man, seek teens

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN 

 

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

PIANO  OWNERS  SOUGHT 

Police have assortment of  uprights and baby grands

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

SWIMMER'S  BODY LOCATED 

Sadly, young man drowns in Cultus Lake

CPL MIKE RAIL

 

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TAXI ROBBER SOUGHT 

Police look to the community for tips

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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


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

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

 

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


 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

POLICE  HAVE  NEW  VIDEO  IN  COLD  CASE

Woman missing in Lima since De3cember 2016

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

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

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

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

HOME  INVASIONS 

Cops say two incidents targeted

CPL MADONNA  SAUNDERSON

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

STABBING  AT  MOTEL

Mounties say incident isolated

CST CHAD GREIG

 

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

 

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

 

The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

SEARCH  FOR  MISSING  MAN  SCALED BACK SAY  POLICE

CSAR used all available resources to locate swimmer

CPL. MIKE RAIL, UFVRD

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

FOURTH  AVE  BUST

Prolific Offender arrested, community assisted police

CPL. MIKE RAIL, UFVRD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

TWO DIE IN DEVASTATING APT FIRE

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

CST. RICIHARD DE JONG

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

UNIVERSITY RCMP

BODY FOUND AT WRECK BEACH

CORNOER INVESTIGATING

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

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

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

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

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

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

An update will be provided once more information becomes available.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

MOTORCYCLIST DIES FROM COLLISION

Police seek witnesses to accident

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

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

 

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

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


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

 

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

GRASS FIRES ALERT POLICE

Mounties look to the community for tips

CST. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

CONVENIANCE  STORE ROBBER SOUGHT

Firearm used, photo provided to help ID suspect

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

GRASS FIRES PUZZLE POLICE

Pair seen, descriptions provided

CST. RICHARD DE JONG

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

DEATH ON THE REZ

Cops say suspicious in nature

CST. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

 

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

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

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

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

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

COWICHAN RCMP

Sexual Assaulter Sought

Mounties look to the community for tips

CST. PAM BOLTON

 

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

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

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

The suspect is described as a:

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

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

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

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

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

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

WANTED: POLICE STILL LOOKING FOR COLE

Man considered armed and dangerous

CST. KELLY BRETT

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

TWO YOUNG MEN DIE IN HAIL OF BULLETS

Mounties look to the community for information

CST. MICHAEL MACLAUGHLIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

POCO RCMP

FIRECRACKERS SPOOK NEIGHBOURHOOD

Police issue warnings

CST. MICHAEL MACLAUGHLIN

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

If you’re going to use firecrackers, fireworks or other noisemakers, it’s important to think twice about the reaction you’ll get from residents and the police, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. We can’t ignore potential gunshots. There was a lot of worry and inconvenience for people who live nearby- not to mention the resources and money that went into this file.

Police were on scene from about 4:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and needed to search a large, wooded area bounded by Coast Meridian Road in the west, Cedar Drive in the east, Victoria Drive in the north and Prairie Avenue in the south. Three schools, BC Christian Academy, Leigh Elementary School and Minnekhada Middle School, were affected by the police investigation.

If you see ever any suspicious activity in progress, call 911. To report a non-emergency, or tell police if you’re going to use bear-bangers or other noisemakers that could be confused for gunshots, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550.

 

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

GOOD SAMARITAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN

Couple tracked by air and arrested

CST. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Wednesday June 6 2018 shortly after 7 AM, a vehicle crashed in the 70 Mile House area. A good Samaritan stopped to help the people in the truck. The two occupants, an adult male and female, stole the good Samaritans vehicle and headed north on Highway 97. The good Samaritan was not injured.

The police immediately responded to intercept the stolen vehicle and with the assistance of Williams Lake RCMP, Quesnel RCMP, ERT, PDS and Air 3, the stolen vehicle was located and both male and female were arrested.

"Air 3 was a crucial component in the search assisting the troops on the ground" said S/Sgt Del Byron, Operations NCO Williams Lake RCMP.

The individuals arrested were allegedly involved in Criminal activity in Alberta and are presently in police custody.

The investigation continues.

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

VEHICLES PICTURED IN COLD CASE

Police look to the community for leads in death

CST. FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified two vehicles and two males believed to be associated to the murder of Gavinder Grewal. 

On December 23, 2017, Gavinder Grewal was found dead in his apartment with injuries consistent with homicide.  Mr. Grewal was known to police and associated to gang activity.  Investigators believe Mr. Grewal’s murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.

IHIT has gathered significant evidence and is looking to identify individuals involved in the murder.  Surveillance footage has identified two vehicles that investigators believe are associated to the murder of Mr. Grewal. 

“We are asking the public’s help in identifying these two males or anyone associated to the Lexus RX350 or the Nissan Titan,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “There are people who have information about what happened to Mr. Grewal.  We urge anyone with information to please come forward and speak with IHIT so that we can hold those responsible to account.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE LOOK TO ID SUSPECT

Man attempts fraud at money lender

CST. ELENOR STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is investigating a fraud and are looking to the public for help to identify the suspect.

 

On April 3, 2018 a male identifying himself as Vincent PERRON, attempted to take out $6,500 at a money lending business in the 8900-block of 152 Street in Surrey. During the transaction, the male presented a number of false documents.  Employees were able to determine that the documents were fraudulent, and the male fled without receiving any money.

 

A surveillance photo is being released and police are asking anyone with information about the suspect or this incident to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

Crime Stoppers is also available if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SEXUAL ASSAULTER ARRESTED

Suspect identified in 4 other incidents, police looking for more victims

CST. ELENOR STURKO

 

t approximately 2 am on May 26, 2018, Surrey RCMP received a report of an assault in the 14800 block of 73 Avenue. A 17-year-old female youth was walking on 73 Avenue when she was assaulted from behind by an unknown male. The youth was able to break free and the incident was quickly reported to the police. Officers in the area located an adult male driving a grey Honda Accord, and identified him as a person of interest.
 

Following subsequent investigation, the adult male was arrested on May 27 in connection with 4 incidents of sexual assault occurring on April 24, May 20, May 22, and May 26. He has been released from custody as the investigation continues and information is gathered for submission to the BC Prosecutions Service.

 

 

 

 

  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

TWO PEOPLE FOUND DEAD AFTER FIRE

Police and fire officials are investigating

CST. KELLY BRETT

 

he Vernon North Okanagan General Investigative Section (GIS) and the BC Coroners Service continue their investigation into a residential fire on Northernview Drive located in the Regional District of the North Okanagan.

On May 21st, 2018, at approximately 4:15 am the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to assist the North Westside Fire Rescue with a fully engulfed home located in the 300 block of Northernview Dr. The fire was extinguished, however the structure was destroyed and its two occupants were un-accounted for at the time.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP GIS unit was on scene for numerous days while they conducted their investigation, which is still on-going, however scene examination has now been completed and two individuals have been confirmed to have perished in the fire.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing at this time Says Cst. Kelly Brett. The Vernon North Okanagan GIS unit will continue to work alongside the BC Coroner’s Service on identifying the two deceased individuals.
 

Anyone with any information in regards to the fire is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

CARLOAD OF DRUGS AND CASH

Police take down two residences; Storey Ave and Chilliwack River Road

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

vidence gathered by the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) led to the arrest of a woman on May 24, 2018. 

 

Approximately 96 grams of drugs believed to be cocaine, cash, cell phones, and a car were seized by police during the arrest.

 

On May 25, 2018 CRU investigators supported by the Chilliwack Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Duty (GD) officers executed CDSA search warrants at addresses in the 45000-block of Storey Avenue and the 7200-block of Chilliwack River Road.

 

Officers seized what is believed to be approximately 533 grams of cocaine, a pressing device, an estimated $10,000 Canadian and $2,500 US currency, articles associated with drug trafficking, a rifle, brass knuckles, and a baton during the searches.

 

RCMP are submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of CDSA and Criminal Code charges.

 

“The RCMP investigation and subsequent seizures have prevented a significant quantity of drugs from reaching the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

 

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

YOUNG WOMAN TERRORIZED

Police negotiate man from house

CST. DENNIS HUANG

 

hortly before 8:30 a.m. on May 30, 2018, a Good Samaritan in a vehicle was approached by a distraught young woman on foot near the west end of Williams Rd. The woman alleged she had been assaulted and managed to escape her captor. The woman was transported to Dixon Elementary School and met by the Richmond RCMP.

Subsequent investigation resulted in identifying a location where police believe the young woman was held, a residence in the 3000 block of Jesmond Avenue. Around 1 p.m., police secured this location and the surrounding area.

Just prior to 4 p.m, Richmond RCMP were able to negotiate with a lone male at the residence and he surrendered peacefully. The male, 42, from Richmond was taken into custody. No injuries or fatalities were noted.

Richmond RCMP worked with community partners at Dixon Elementary School in order to safeguard the staff and students. A brief hold and secure protocol was enacted from 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

The investigation is on-going and officers are still securing the residence.

As of noon on May 31, 2018, The BC Prosecution Service has approved seven (7) charges in this case.

Cheng Ian Huang, 42, of Richmond is accused of:


• One count of kidnapping Sec. 279(1)(a) CCC
• One count of assault Sec. 266 CCC
• One count of assault with a weapon Sec. 267(a) CCC
• One count possession of a firearm without permit Sec. 91(1) CCC
• One count sexual assault using a Taser Sec. 272(2)(b) CCC
• One count impersonating police officer Sec. 130(1)(a) CCC
• One count utter threat Sec. 264.1(1) CCC

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact the General Investigation Section (GIS) of the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

HUGE DRUG BUST

Suspect still on the loose

CST. DENNIS HWANG

 

n October 4th of 2017, Richmond RCMP assisted the BC Ambulance Service after three (3) individuals were located in an apartment in the 8000-block of Hazelbridge Way suffering from the effects of apparent drug overdoses.

The three individuals were treated by emergency medical personnel and survived the ordeal.

A large quantity of drugs was discovered and the Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit (OCU) assumed the lead in the investigation.

A search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act was executed and evidence was seized for analysis.

Among the substances seized were:

Cocaine - 435 grams
Methamphetamine - kilograms
Heroin cut with Fentanyl - 164 grams
Ketamine - 24 grams
MDMA - 212 grams
Fentanyl - 0.98 grams
Marihuana - 407 grams
Cannabis (resin) - 1.54 grams
LSD - 6 paper blotters

After a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation by the Richmond RCMP OCU, the Public Prosecution Service of BC has approved charges.

Kim World Huang (male), 30, of Richmond is accused of 12 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance for Purposes of Trafficking Sec. 5(2) CDSA.

“We are fortunate to have secured these drugs, removing them from the street and out of our community. Other lives will have been saved, "says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

"A full analysis is required before we can be certain of the types of drugs that we are dealing with. Since the presence of drugs such as fentanyl crept onto the scene, we have had to revamp how we handle and store any drug suspected of being in contact with fentanyl. We would like this opportunity to warn the public that the consumption of illicit drugs is an incredibly dangerous undertaking. You have no idea of what is inside – the concentration or what other chemicals have been mixed together. If the police are taking these types of precautions in handling them, it speaks volumes as to their potential as a dangerous substance when ingested.” adds Cpl. Hwang.

Kim Huang currently has a warrant out for his arrest. If you know of his whereabouts, do not approach him. Contact your local police immediately.

Should you wish to contact the police anonymously, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

GRAND FORKS RCMP

LARGE DRUG BUST IN GRAND FORKS

Man and woman arrested with firearms, illegal drugs

CST MADONNA SAUNDERSON


n May 29, 2018, Grand Forks RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located at 7000 block of 7th Avenue, in Grand Forks, BC. Police seized significant quantities of drugs which included marihuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, pills, drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms, weapons, and suspected stolen property.

A 42-year-old male and 46-year-old female from Grand Forks, BC, are currently being held in custody and are facing numerous criminal drug, firearms, and weapons charges.  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

 

 

VERNON RCMP

ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Warrant issued for murder suspect Darryl Tyson

CST KELLY BRETT

 

yson Darryl COLE is wanted for attempted murder and other firearm related offences. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have made several attempts to locate COLE, however have been unsuccessful.

Tyson Darryl COLE is described as:

• African American male
• Height: 5’8
• Weight: 165 lbs
• Black hair
• Brown eyes

Tyson COLE is considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to make contact with or apprehend this individual.

If you have any information about Tyson COLE or where he might be, please contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

DRUG DEN TAKEN DOWN

Shooting suspect with drugs and deadly weapons arrested at residence on Fletcher St

CPL MIKE RAIL

man faces charges after being arrested during a RCMP drug investigation.

Shortly after noon on May 23, 2018, the Chilliwack RCMP Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) was conducting covert surveillance of a residence in the 9300-block of Fletcher Street. As officers were collecting evidence, a man allegedly exited the residence and fired a handgun at a vehicle which left from the scene.

The individual was immediately taken into custody by police. The vehicle and its occupant were quickly located in the 4600-block of Reece Avenue by General Duty (GD) officers.

Around 6:30 p.m., investigators from POST supported by the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant of the residence

Pellet pistols, a loaded sawed-off shotgun, suspected opioids, articles associated with drug trafficking, and cash were seized by officers during the search.

Corey Richard Emery, 31, of Chilliwack is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and mischief under $5000. Mr. Emery remains in custody pending a court appearance in June.

Following a thorough examination of evidence collected, POST officers will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of CDSA and further Criminal Code charges.

“Weapons and violence are often linked with drug trafficking. Chilliwack RCMP officers are dedicated to preventing these threats from reaching the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.  “Fortunately no one was injured during the incident.”

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 

RICHMOND RCMP

SHOTS FIRED

Victim hit with bullet, in hospital

CST. DENNIS HWANG

hortly before 1 a.m. on May 27, 2018, Richmond RCMP responded to the 9000-block of Saunders Road for a report of gunshots.

A male was located nearby, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was quickly transported to hospital.

The victim, a male in his 30s from Richmond, is well-known to Richmond RCMP.

“We are very concerned and disturbed by this recent act of violence in our community. We believe that the victim was deliberately targeted. Investigators from the Richmond RCMP Serious Crimes Unit are in the preliminary stages of their investigation,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Richmond RCMP Serious Crimes Unit at 604-278-1212 or by email at: Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

THREE RESIDENCES RAIDED

Police arrest six suspected to involved in gang conflicts, seize guns, drugs, cash

CST. ELENORE STURKO

fter a lengthy investigation, the Surrey RCMP Drug Section, with assistance from the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team, executed three search warrants simultaneously on three separate residences in Surrey on May 23, 2018. 

These residences and persons associated to these residences are suspected to be involved in drug trafficking and believed to be part of the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

One residence was located in the 12700-block of 64 Avenue, a second residence was located in the 8800-block of 132 Street, and a third residence was located in the 9200-block of 163 Street.

In total, six males from Surrey ranging in ages from 18 to 59 were arrested and are all known to police.

250 doses of suspected fentanyl, 475 doses of suspected cocaine, $6,000 in cash, and two firearms were seized during the search warrants. Three vehicles were also seized as possible offence related property. 

No more information will be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing to further review the evidence.

“This is another example of the progress being made in disrupting the activities of those involved in the illegal drug trade and the associated violence that comes with it,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Surrey RCMP Community Services Officer. “Our enforcement efforts, in combination with our prevention, education, and intervention initiatives, is helping to ensure the City of Surrey is a safe and viable place to live.”

Anyone with information about problem or suspicious properties in their neighbourhood is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Fort St John RCMP

HOMEOWNER'S DEATH LINKED TO FIRES

Man's body located after house fire in vehicle found burning elsewhere later

CST. MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Friday March 30, 2018 the Fort St. John RCMP began an investigation into a
report of a residential fire on Hannaford Road in the Charlie Lake area which resulted in extensive damage to the home.

At 6:29 AM a report was received that the Hannaford Road home owner’s vehicle was on fire on Golf Course Road in the Charlie Lake area.

The North District Major Crimes Unit has conduct of the investigation and with assistance from the BC Coroners Service have identified the found human remains as that of John BANKY the homeowner.

Investigators believe Mr. BANKY’s death is a homicide. As in any investigation, the police require and are asking for assistance from the public to continue to advance this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO STUDENTS

Police search for more victims of Henry Kang

SGT JODY THOMAS

n January 2018, the Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit launched an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault involving an Abbotsford school teacher. 

Henry KANG, a 50 year-old Abbotsford resident and teacher at Robert Bateman and W.J. Mouat Secondary Schools, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault  and two counts of sexual exploitation. Mr. KANG’s next court date is scheduled for June 2018.

As the two victims were youths at the time of these incidents, specific details of the investigation will not be released. Other victims are encouraged to contact APD as soon as possible.

The Abbotsford Police Department asks that anyone with information about this case call 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

ANOTHER ABBOTSFORD  STABBING

Man receives non-life threatening injury, police investigate

SGT JODY THOMAS

n May 25, 2018, at 2:07 am, Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to reports of a male who had been stabbed in the 2300-block of McCallum Rd.  Abbotsford Police arrived in the area and located a male suffering from a stab wound in the parking lot of a business. BC Ambulance Service transported the male to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, searched the area for any persons involved and canvassed for witnesses. Major Crime Detectives Section are continuing to investigate this incident.

The Abbotsford Police Department have spoken with some witnesses but believe there are still multiple witnesses that may have information who will assist in this investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call us at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

On Friday March 30, 2018 the Fort St. John RCMP began an investigation into a
report of a residential fire on Hannaford Road in the Charlie Lake area which resulted in
extensive damage to the home.

At 6:29 AM a report was received that the Hannaford Road home owner’s vehicle was on fire on Golf Course Road in the Charlie Lake area.

The North District Major Crimes Unit has conduct of the investigation and with assistance from the BC Coroners Service have identified the found human remains as that of John BANKY the homeowner.

Investigators believe Mr. BANKY’s death is a homicide. As in any investigation, the police require and are asking for assistance from the public to continue to advance this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

 

VERNON RCMP

VERNON'S MOST WANTED

Rewards offered for information that leads to an arrest

CST. KELLY BRETT

 

he Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are releasing Vernon’s wanted persons for the period of May 21st to June 2nd, 2018. Do not approach or attempt to apprehend these individuals. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the following individuals is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

 

DEREK HAWTHORNE Wanted for: Breaching a conditional sentence order

Description:

• 47 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’3
• Weight: 201 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

DYLAN JOHNSON Wanted for: Taking vehicle without consent

Description:

• 47 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’3
• Weight: 201 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown
 

 

MITCHELL SAKOWSKI Wanted for: Taking Vehicle Without Consent

Description:

• 26 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’0
• Weight: 161 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

SONNY GREGOIRE Wanted for: Assault and Mischief


Description:

• 26 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 6’0
• Weight: 161 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Brown

 

 

NATHAN LOBB Wanted for: Breach of Undertaking


Description:

• 38 years old
• Caucasian male
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 196 lbs
• Hair: Brown
• Eyes: Hazel

 

 

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE SEARCH FOR  SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT

Girl grabbed, escaped unharmed

CST. ELENORE STURKO

 

t approximately 4:45 am on May 21, 2018, a woman was walking east on 72 Avenue at 134 Street when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. The woman broke free from the male and he fled on foot west on 72 Avenue.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male between 35-40 years old, 5'10” tall, with medium length hair, and a clean shaven face.

The Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is leading this investigation and will be reviewing the evidence in this and other recently reported sexual assaults to determine if there are any linkages between the incidents.

Surrey RCMP is providing personal safety tips to the community:

• Keep your head up, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
• Walk with others when possible
• Plan your route to avoid isolated areas

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca
 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

Abbotsford PD

ABBOTSFORD  STABBING

Police say two arrested, victim in serious condition

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

his morning at 11:35 am, Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to a stabbing at a farm in the 27800-block of Townshipline Road. Upon arrival, a male suffering from an apparent stab wound was located. The victim, a 40-year-old male, was transported to hospital via air ambulance where he remains in serious condition. Abbotsford Police officers are investigating a dispute which arose on this property.

 

Two males have been detained in connection to this incident. The Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

MISSING  WOMAN  FOUND  DEAD

Mounties say foul play not suspected

CST. KELLY BRETT

ernon North Okanagan: The body of a woman reported missing on May 18th, 2018 was located near Hidden Lake in the Trinity Valley area.  

On May 18th, 2018, a 52-year-old woman was reported missing from her home to the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.  

Since her disappearance, police pursued a number of investigative avenues in an effort to locate her. They included a number of ground searches throughout the Enderby and surrounding areas with the search reaching as far as Alberta.   Extensive aerial searches were conducted utilizing support from RCMP Air Services. 

On May 22nd, 2018, the missing woman was located deceased by the North Okanagan RCMP after they received information of a similar burgundy coloured mini-van which was seen in the area near the Hidden Lake Campground. 

Foul play does not appear to be to have been involved in the woman's death. The investigation has now been handed over to the BC Coroners Service.  

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 

North Vancouver RCMP

CHILDREN CLOSE TO DEATH FROM CARBON MONOXIDE

Police warn of ventilation issues with inboard boat motors

CPL. RICHARD DE JONG

wo children lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with their family this past long weekend. The potentially fatal incident unfolded in the waters of Indian Arm on Monday, May 21, 2018, when a North Vancouver family was out boating in a 27-foot vessel equipped with an inboard engine.

While returning to a North Vancouver marina the children, aged 7 and 10, went down below in the cabin of the boat while three adults stayed up on the outer deck. At approximately 9pm one of the parents of the children went down below into the cabin and found the two children groggy and unresponsive. They were quickly brought up into the fresh air where they regained consciousness.

Emergency personnel met the boat at the marina where the two children were given oxygen and taken to the local hospital. After a period of medical assessment they were released and are expected to make a full recovery. The preliminary investigation shows that carbon monoxide had leaked from the inboard engine compartment into the cabin where the children where resting.

"Thankfully this incident did not end up more tragic than what it did", said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. This week is national Safe Boating Awareness Week and police are reminding all boaters to be safety minded while on the water – especially being aware of carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly gas produced any time a carbon-based fuel, such as gasoline, propane, charcoal or oil burns. Cold or poorly tuned engines produce more carbon monoxide than warm, properly tuned engines. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in each accommodation space on your boat is a good safety measure. Do not confuse carbon monoxide poisoning with seasickness, intoxication or heat stress. If someone on board complains of irritated eyes, headache, nausea, weakness or dizziness, immediately move the person to fresh air.

The best precaution against carbon monoxide poisoning is to keep fresh air flowing through the vessel.

 

 

  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SLEEPING  WOMAN  ATTACKED  IN  CAR

RCMP looking for older model red car

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an alleged sexual assault that this past weekend and are asking anyone with information to contact investigators.

The sexual assault is alleged to have occurred between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on May 21, 2018 at Tannery Park located at 10761 Dyke Road, Surrey.

 

A woman was asleep inside of her vehicle when an unknown male entered the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. The woman was able to honk her horn which caused the male to flee in his vehicle.

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 50-60 years old, with a medium build. He is balding and has white hair which is curling at the ends, and patchy facial stubble.

 

The suspect is associated to an older model red car. 

 

The Surrey RCMP's General Investigations Unit is investigating the incident.

 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  
 

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca

 

  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

YOUNG  GIRL  GROPED

Suspect caught, 74-year-old man faces charges, police look for more victims

CPL. DENNIS HWANG

n May 15, 2018 shortly before 5:50 p.m., Richmond RCMP officers responded to an area near the 5000-block Granville Ave for a report of a sexual assault that occurred onboard a Coast Mountain transit bus.

Police received information that a suspect on the bus had been observed allegedly groping a young girl. The suspect was described as an overweight Caucasian male, possibly in his 60's, wearing a white shirt and tie, blue hat, and dark pants. Two Good Samaritans followed the suspect after he exited the bus. The Coast Mountain bus driver was also instrumental in assisting the victim till police arrived.

The victim was shaken but physically unharmed.

Around 10 minutes later, Richmond RCMP located and arrested the suspect nearby. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Two charges have been approved by the BC Prosecution Service.

Leonardo B French, a 74 year-old male from Richmond, has been charged with:

• One count of sexual assault contrary to Sec. 271 CCC

• One count of sexual touching of a person under sixteen years of age contrary to Sec. 151 CCC.

French has been in custody since his arrest and is awaiting his appearance in court on May 22, 2018.

Leonardo B French is also known as Leonardo Da Vancouver and Victor Leonard Boudreau.  He is well-known to police and is known to use public transit. Richmond RCMP believe there may be additional victims, possibly using public transit who have not already contacted police. In order to further our investigation, Richmond RCMP is releasing a photo of French.

If you believe that you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime involving French, please contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Ask for the General Investigative Section and quote file 2018-14907.

  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

COQUITLAM  PIANO  TEACHER  FACES  SEX ASSAULT  CHARGES

Police looking for more victims

CPL. MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

Coquitlam piano teacher being investigated for allegations of sexual assault has been charged with seven additional counts. Dmytro (also known as Dmitri) Kubyshkin is now facing a total of 10 charges including 7 counts of sexual assault and 3 counts of sexual interference.

Kubyshkin was a piano teacher in private homes for more than 20 years and the current allegations stretch back to 1998. The latest charges against Kubyshkin were laid on May 18, 2018, and he has been released on a number of new conditions including:

• Kubyshkin is not allowed to teach piano to students under the age of 18, 

• He is not allowed to be alone with anyone under 18,

• His students must be fully aware of the charges against him.

The investigation is still open and active and in order to further the investigation, Coquitlam RCMP investigators are very interested in speaking to anyone who believes they may have been a victim.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a crime involving Kubyshkin, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file #2018-1860).

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

SURREY SEXUAL ASSAULTER SOUGHT

Police look for Asian male, offer safety tips

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

he Surrey RCMP is advising the public about the following ongoing police investigation.

At approximately 5:16 am on May 20, 2018, a woman was walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue when she was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing in the opposite direction. The woman fought back and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male, approximately 30 years old, approximately 5'7" tall, with a medium built, with short facial hair. Suspect is possibly associated to a Brown or Grey Sedan.

Surrey RCMP Investigative Service Officers are leading this investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in this area and will come forward with that information. Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.

Surrey RCMP are providing tips to the community regarding personal safety precautions:

• Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
• Walk with friends.
• Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
• Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
• Don’t assist strangers.
• Trust your instincts and your feelings.
• Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

ABOTTSFORD PD

SEXUAL ASSAULTER SOUGHT

Police look to the public for tips in daylight attack

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

 

n Friday, May 18, 2018, at 5:00 pm, a woman was walking southbound on Pauline Street when she heard a male yelling.  That male then appeared in front of her and grabbed her by the shoulders.  He made sexual remarks to her and attempted to pull her.  She very fortunately was able to break free from the assailant and make her way to safety.

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s, standing 5’11”, with wavy, brown, shoulder-length hair and sunglasses.  He was wearing a light-coloured shirt and tan shorts.    

 

APD investigators are canvassing for video and witnesses to this daylight attack.  As the sexual assault took place in a busy area of downtown Abbotsford, we are asking that anyone who observed the suspect or the incident to come forward.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd) or if they wish to remain anonymous to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

Man Found Dead in Richmond

IHIT called in to investigate suspicious death

CPL FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the deceased male victim found in the 16600-block of Dyke Road in Richmond, B.C.  

On May 17, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., the Richmond RCMP received a call from a passerby who came across a body in the 16600-block of Dyke Road.  Police attended this location and found a deceased male lying on a dirt road.  The victim’s death was deemed suspicious and IHIT was called in. 

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 42-year-old Gregory Joseph Scuby (photograph attached) of Richmond was the victim of homicide.  Mr. Scuby was well known to police and investigators are working to determine motive.    

Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT says, “I urge those with information about Mr. Scuby’s murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

 

  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 

IIOC RCMP

TASER NOT TIED TO DEATH

Police say Terrace BC man died from self-inflicted wounds

Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP

 

oday’s release of a public report by the Independent Investigations
Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) into the fatal police-involved
incident that occurred in August 2016, brings much needed clarity to a
dynamic situation. The report has independently verified the
circumstance and the actions RCMP members took that day to try and save
an individual.

On Thursday August 18, 2016, Terrace RCMP responded to call from a
woman at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace who advised that a male
was walking towards her with an axe and he may try and hurt himself.
Members from the Terrace RCMP attended, secured the area, and multiple
attempts were made to negotiate with the male in an effort to
de-escalate the situation. Ultimately, a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW)
was deployed with a goal to stop the male from hurting himself.
Unfortunately, he suffered fatal self-inflicted injuries for which
immediate medical care was provided.

The IIO BC concluded there was no criminal offence by our officers and
they “acted as required by their duties and in accordance with law”.
That said, I am mindful the public was not aware that the individual
sustained serious self-inflicted wounds and left many questioning
whether our officers acted appropriately. We knew this information when
the situation unfolded, but respected the request to not publicly
disclose information about the self-inflicted wounds in order for the
IIO BC investigation to take place without biasing any witnesses or
evidence.

We continue to work towards finding the right balance around
transparency and accountability during incidents where use of force is
applied, respecting that independent investigations may also be
underway. Naturally, this leads the media and/or public to make
pre-mature conclusions about what might have occurred. This results in
additional stress for our members as the investigations take a number of
months or years to conclude.

I appreciate the significant work being done by Chief Civilian
Director, Mr. MacDonald, and his team to advance these investigation in
a timelier manner, while ensuring that they are also thorough and
professional. As I have stated before strong processes and timely
investigations will enhance public, and police officer trust and
confidence in independent oversight.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

 

CHILLIWACK RCMP

MAN MISSING SINCE 2017

Mother makes public plea

CPL. MIKE RAIL

 

hilliwack:  The RCMP and mother of a man reported missing to Chilliwack RCMP are asking for anyone who has information on the whereabouts of her son to contact the police.

 

Yannick Myers, 37, of Victoria was last seen on July 14, 2017, in Chilliwack. 

 

“Yannick went missing 10 months ago. It is out of character for him to not give us news of his whereabouts,” says Diane Gaudette from Terrebonne, Quebec. “We are very worried”.

 

Yannick is described as:

• Caucasian male

• Height: 180 cm (5’11”)

• Weight: 86 kgs (190 lbs)

 Hair: Brown

• Eyes: Blue

• Scar on upper lip

Chilliwack RCMP General Investigation Support Team officers continue to pursue all leads in their search for Yannick.  Evidence gathered by investigators indicate Yannick left Chilliwack last July to travel to Vancouver Island.

 

“The Chilliwack RCMP remain in contact with the family throughout our investigation.  Someone knows where Yannick is and Chilliwack RCMP and his family are reaching out to those persons or Yannick to contact us,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.    

 

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Yannick Myers is urged to contact their local police department or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

SURREY RCMP

TWO SOUGHT, TWO ARRESTED

Pair face Attempted Murder charges, Two others up on Assault with Weapon charges

CPL. ELENORE STURKO

urrey RCMP is asking for help from the public to locate two men who have been charged in connection with a shooting which took place on May 5, 2018, in the Guildford area and currently have outstanding arrest warrants.

• Allan Jesse HISCOCK, 46-years-old, has been charged with Assault with a weapon, and Possession of a prohibited weapon. He is described as a Caucasian man, 5’11” tall, and 150lbs. He has blue eyes, short brown hair, and a brown goatee. He also has numerous tattoos on his arms.

• Jamie WESTLAKE, 54-years-old, has been charged with Assault. He is described as a Caucasian man, 5’8” tall, and 205 lbs. He has brown eyes, and short brown hair. He also has numerous tattoos on his arms.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of HISCOCK and WESTLAKE to call Surrey RCMP 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

Two other individuals have been arrested and are currently in custody:

• Michael Branden ANDERSON, 37-years-old, has been charged with Attempted Murder and 2 counts of Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

• Denise Clara WATSON, 41-years-old, has been charged with Attempted Murder and 2 counts of Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

The Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) is continuing to investigate. Further details will not be released by police at this time.

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

LANGLEY RCMP

MAN DIES AFTER BEING SHOT

IHIT INVESTIGATES

CST KELLY BRETT

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called to Langley for a shooting that has left one man dead.

On May 15, 2018 at 9 p.m., the Langley RCMP received several calls about a shooting in the parking lot of a gas station at 232 Street and 72 Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds on the ground.  The victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. 

Soon after the shooting, the Langley RCMP was notified of a burning dark-coloured Dodge pickup truck in the 8300-block of 196 Street.  Investigators would like to speak with anyone that has information about this vehicle. 

It is early in the investigation but this appears to be a targeted incident.  Investigators are working to determine motive. 

"We need those who have information about this incident to please come forward,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We are specifically asking for dash cam video from drivers who were travelling along 72 Avenue between 232 Street and Highway 10 at around 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 

VERNON RCMP

WOMAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

Police seek white male, offer tips to stay safe

CST KELLY BRETT

he Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is advising the public about an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in the Okanagan Landing area early yesterday evening and is appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of a suspect.

On May 14th, 2018, just before 4pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report of an adult female who was allegedly sexually assaulted while walking home in the 2400-block of Fulton Road, Vernon. After the alleged incident, the suspect male fled on foot. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP General Duty officers were immediately dispatched to the area but the suspect was not located.

The victim, who was un-injured, describes the suspect as a Caucasian male, approximately 50-years-old, wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a black hat.

"The police are pursuing all avenues of the investigation to identify the suspect, said Cst. Kelly Brett. We are looking for any witnesses who may have been in the area or heard anything at the time of the assault to come forward and speak to police".

While this investigation is still in its early stages, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP would like to offer a few safety tips for residents to heighten their safety, including:

• Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes and avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas
• Walk with friends
• Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back
• Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home
• Trust your instincts
• Phone home if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 14 2018 

ABBOTSFORD PD

SHOTS FIRED AT HOME

Police say no injuries

CST JODY THOMAS

 

n Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 11:53 pm, the Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of possible shots fired in the 2100 block of Emmerson Street. Patrol officers arrived in the area and identified a residence as the location of a confirmed drive-by shooting. The home received exterior damage. Fortunately, the four occupants in the residence were not injured.

 

Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, conducted neighborhood canvasses and searched the area for any persons or possible vehicles that may have been involved. Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored SUV with a silver stripe on the side fleeing the area. The motive for this incident is unclear at this time.

 

APD Forensic Identification officers continue to collect forensic and video evidence. The APD Major Crime Unit has assumed this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  MONDAY, MAY 14 2018 

SQUAMISH RCMP

SEARCH ON FOR MISSING MAN

Police say all resources are being used to locate man who fell into the Squamish River <