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  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

WANTED: ZOLTAN

Police warn not to approach

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

AbbyPD file 2019-38106 & 19-41172
We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating
ZOLTAN (MEISCHL) LOSIER
He is described as 5’11”, 220 lbs,
28 yrs old, short dark hair, blue eyes.

He has TWO warrants for Fail to Appear in court
for the following charges:

• Dangerous Operation of a vehicle
• Flight from Police while operating a vehicle
• Occupying a vehicle knowing firearm is present
• Possessing weapon for dangerous purpose
• Possess counterfeit money
• Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2

Do not approach: CALL 9-1-1
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 604-859-5225, text 222973, or report anonymously to CrimeStoppers
1-800-222-8477

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

Christmas Bureau Broken Into

3 laptops and $6000 in gift certificates

CST MICHAEL WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is currently investigating a break and enter incident from early this morning at the Christmas Bureau, a charitable organization that supports families in-need during the holiday season.

On December 11, 2019, at 6:20 am, Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to an alarm at the Christmas Bureau, located at 10240 City Parkway. Evidence at the scene has led investigators to believe a break and enter had occurred with three laptops and $6000 in gift cards stolen.

 

This investigation is in its early stages and the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit are engaged and will be following up with staff.

 

“To have an incident like this occur against a charity that works hard to support families during the holiday season is deplorable,” says Inspector Gurmakh Parmar, Surrey RCMP, “I encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact police and help ensure we can support those that support the vulnerable in our community.”

 

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, quoting file number 2019-191430.

 

  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

IT TAKES A THIEF

B and E artist arrested with almost $200,000 in cash plus weapons, stolen goods

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

joint operation between West Vancouver Police and Coquitlam RCMP has led to the arrest of a man in connection with a residential break and enter in West Vancouver which resulted in a loss of approximately $198,000.00 in personal property.

This was excellent collaboration between our agencies, says Constable Kevin Goodmurphy with West Vancouver Police. We were very happy to recover personal property which has since been returned to its owners.

The investigation started on November 6, 2019, when WVPD officers attended a residence in the 500 block of Southborough Drive after a report of a break in. The home had been ransacked and multiple personal items, including cash and jewelry, had been stolen. The residents were away on vacation at the time.

An image was captured on home surveillance cameras which later helped investigators to identify their suspect, a resident of Port Coquitlam.

On November 20, 2019, members of the West Vancouver Police Target Team together with the Coquitlam RCMP Prolific Target Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Port Coquitlam. The suspect was arrested at the residence and officers located stolen property, including items which had been stolen from the Southborough Drive break and enter.

One of the items seized by police appears to be a ledger of addresses targeted by the suspect, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. There has been so much stolen property recovered that we’re still in the process of finding the proper owners. We’re also in the process of establishing charges for at least five more B&Es in our jurisdiction.

52-year-old Michael Horyn, of Port Coquitlam, is currently charged with the following offences:

• Break and Enter sec. 348(1)(b) CCC (x1)

• Possession of Stolen Property sec. 355 CCC (x1)

Horyn has been remanded in custody since his arrest and his next court appearance is scheduled for December 13, 2019, in North Vancouver.

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

MAN KILLED WHILE WALKING ON HIGHWAY

Police are looking for the driver and/or witnesses in the Hit and Run incident

CPL MIKE HALSKOV, BC RCMP TRAFFIC SERVICES

 

n Saturday, December 7, 2019 at approximately 6:30 AM, Richmond RCMP received several calls reporting a body lying in the left lane of Highway 99 (southbound), approximately 100 metres north of the Steveston Highway overpass.

Richmond RCMP attended the scene and located a deceased man who had visible trauma to his body that was consistent with being struck by a vehicle.  The scene was secured, the initial callers were interviewed and the area was canvassed for any possible video surveillance.

The investigation has been assumed by the Criminal Collision Investigation Team attached to Lower Mainland District Traffic Services.  The victim has been identified as a man in his early sixties from the Fraser Valley.

At this time, police are of the belief that the incident occurred between 1:30 AM to 6:30 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  Police are seeking any and all witnesses and dash camera video of this incident.  This may include anyone who actually saw what occurred, witnessed a vehicle stopped on the highway near the scene, anyone who saw a person walking on or near the highway where this occurred and the driver and any passengers of the vehicle that struck the victim.

Police emphasize that it appears the victim was struck by a large vehicle, possibly a commercial truck of some type, and the driver may have heard or felt something unusual and kept driving without realizing a person had come into contact with his/her vehicle. If you are that driver, police would like to speak with you and urge you to come forward.

Anyone with information about this collision, including any dash camera video is asked to call Lower Mainland District Traffic Services at 604-526-9744 and quote file 2019-3482.

 

 

 

 

  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

THE MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN

10 arrested and released, one held on warrant

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is providing an update to the investigation of a shooting which occurred in the early morning hours of December 7, 2019.

The investigation began just before 5:00 am on December 7, 2019 when Surrey RCMP Frontline officers responded to a report of shots fired into a residence in the 10800 block of 139A Street.  As a result of this incident, eleven people were taken into custody by police. Ten of those people were released pending further investigation and one man was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

 

A search warrant was subsequently executed at a second residence on 139A Street where four firearms, two Tasers, a quantity of drugs, and other weapons were located and seized. 


Early indications show that this was a targeted incident resulting from a dispute between parties known to one another. While there was a risk to the public at the time of the shooting, there are no indications of an on-going risk to the public as a result of this incident.

 

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit has taken conduct of this investigation and is asking anyone with further information regarding this incident 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.

 

 

  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

SCHOOL THREATS

Two youths arrested

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

n November 14, 2019, Elgin Park Secondary School received a threat by telephone which prompted a large deployment of emergency resources including Surrey RCMP, integrated police services, and Surrey Fire Services. The threat prompted the school to be put in ‘hold and secure’ temporarily, while police investigated.

 

Following an investigation by the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit, two 15 year-old youths were arrested. In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the youths will not be identified. One of the youths was released with a promise to appear in court at a later date, charged with Public Mischief. The second youth is actively participating in extra-judicial measures in lieu of charges.

 

“We respond seriously to threats, treating them as credible until we can prove otherwise. We also investigate and pursue those responsible for false threats just as vigorously,” said Sergeant David Fouche, Surrey RCMP Youth Unit.  “Not only do these types of threats cause significant and unwarranted concern for families, they also divert emergency services away from where they may be needed elsewhere in the city.”

 

Anyone who has information about this incident that hasn’t already spoken to police is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE RCMP

CHARGES LAID IN COLD CASE

Family finally gets closure

CPL JESSE O'DONAGHEY

he RCMP North District Major Crime Unit and Williams Lake RCMP carried out the arrest of a 29-year-old Clinton man who now faces murder charges in the 2018 death of Jamie Sellars Baldwin.

On Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 9:35 p.m., Williams Lake RCMP responded to a residence on Mountain House Road, where upon attendance an adult male was discovered deceased. The man’s death was considered suspicious in nature at that time, which resulted in Williams Lake RCMP seeking the assistance of the RCMP North District Major Crime Unit (MCU).

On Friday December 6, 2019 a suspect in the homicide of, 43-year-old Deep Creek resident, Jamie Baldwin was taken into police custody in the Clinton area without incident. Wyatt Lee Boffa has now been formally charged, by the BC Prosecution Service, with first degree murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

Major crime investigators have remained committed, to Baldwin’s family and the entire community, to piecing together the circumstances surrounding his sudden death, states Insp. Jeff Pelley of the Williams Lake RCMP. RCMP will continue to support the victim’s family, the community and the prosecution as the investigation begins to transition to the judicial process.

Although an arrest has been made, the police investigation continues at this time. That criminal investigation is being led by the RCMP North District Major Crime Unit (MCU), who continues to be supported by the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment.

Major crime investigators would like to encourage anyone with any additional information regarding this homicide to come forward and speak with police.

 

  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

Death Called Accidental in Shooting

Cops release vehicle photos

CPL DENNIS HWANG, IHIT

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its ongoing investigation into the shooting death of Jagvir Malhi.

IHIT investigators now believe that Jagvir Malhi was an unintended victim of what was a shooting targeting another individual.

“Jagvir Malhi was a young university student with no history of criminality, however there were some individuals in his life that were involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.

Background:  On November 12, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m., 19-year-old Jagvir Malhi was shot and killed in the area of Ross Road and Simpson Road in Abbotsford, B.C.  IHIT took conduct of the investigation and has since gathered significant evidence and has made great strides in the case with the assistance of the Abbotsford Police Department and its other policing partners. 

In the early stages of the investigation, IHIT learned of a burning dark blue Acura TL found in the area of 128A Street and 109 Avenue in Surrey around 4:20 p.m. on the same afternoon as the shooting.  It appeared the suspects attempted to burn the vehicle but the fire was quickly extinguished by the Surrey Fire Department before it sustained any significant damage.  Based on the information gathered, investigators have definitively linked the two incidents. 

An extensive neighbourhood canvass captured considerable video surveillance footage including one showing a white Mazda 3 driving in tandem with the blue Acura TL.  Investigators believe the occupants of the blue Acura TL set the vehicle on fire before leaving the area in the white Mazda 3.  IHIT would like to speak with anyone that has information about either vehicles.

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).

 

  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT WARNING

Police report increase of theft

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

he Richmond RCMP is warning the community of an uptick in the number of reported catalytic converter thefts from vehicles. We reported a similar increase in August of 2019.

A catalytic converter is present as part of the exhaust system in all modern combustion engine-equipped vehicles. They are located underneath said vehicles and form part of their exhaust system. These cylindrical devices are used to remove harmful particulates from the exhaust gases. They are costly to replace as they contain precious metals. A single catalytic converter can cost in upwards of several thousand dollars and some modern vehicles are equipped with more than one catalytic convertor. Thieves are stealing them either for resale or to recycle the precious metals used in their construction.

Police are warning the community to be on alert for any suspicious persons that may be working underneath parked vehicles. They may be using a powered saw or torch to remove the catalytic convertors. Sparks or flames may be present as thieves use tools to remove the converters. Pickup trucks from domestic manufacturers are often the targets of this type of theft. However, we have started to see Hondas (Element, CRV, and Odyssey), Acura (1.7EL), and Toyota (RAV4) also being targeted. We have had 8 reported incidents during November 24-30, 2019.

The Richmond RCMP Crime Prevention Unit has been reaching out to businesses and the community to provide education of this type of crime. Richmond RCMP patrol officers and officers from our Property Crime Unit and Strikeforce are all actively searching for these thieves.

Please report this and any other suspicious activity immediately to the Richmond RCMP.

 

  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

COUPLE CHARGED IN B&E

Resident at home scares off suspects

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

t 2:46 p.m. on December 2, 2019, Richmond RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress in the 11000 block of Seaton Road. Two suspects allegedly rang the doorbell of a home and when no one answered, they broke in via a locked rear door. A homeowner was inside and contacted police.

Officers from the “Delta” watch were joined by officers from Richmond RCMP’s Strikeforce in establishing a security perimeter. Two suspects clad in black attempted to evade police but were quickly arrested.

As of December 2, 2019 the BC Prosecution Service of BC has approved the following:

Rianne Maufou Yee (male), 31, of Richmond has been charged with:

• 1 count of break and enter to a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence contrary to Sec. 348(1)(d) C.C.C.

Kayla Melissa Perry, 31, of Richmond has been charged with:

• 1 count of break and enter to a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence contrary to Sec. 348(1)(d) C.C.C.

Both of the accused are known to police. As we continue our investigation, more charges may be forthcoming.

“The homeowner was brave in a stressful situation. They were able to provide police with excellent information and our response was swift” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

“The Richmond RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind the community to be watchful for those persons approaching homes door to door. Whether the persons are from trades, salespeople, or persons in more official capacities, please check for signs that something may be off. They may be using props to assist them such as ladders, clipboards, and reflective vests. You do not have to open your door and it is well within your scope to verify who they are and ask for proper identification. In this case, the suspects had a Fortis BC umbrella which may have been used to camouflage their purpose. In another recent case, suspects wore hardhats and coveralls and posed as City employees. If you see anything suspicious, contact the police immediately” adds Cpl. Hwang.

 

 

  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

MURDER VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Mounties reach out to the community for tips in targeted killing

SGT FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to assist its ongoing homicide investigation in Surrey, B.C.

 

On December 1, 2019 at approximately 10:51 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to reports of gunfire in the area of 136A Street and 114 Avenue. Verron Nand, 21-years-old, was found on the ground with gunshot wounds along with a second male victim. Nand was pronounced dead at scene and the second male was taken to hospital and is currently in stable condition. 

 

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

 

“We believe this was a targeted shooting and determining the motive is one of our priorities right now,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT. “We are especially appealing to Verron’s closest friends and associates to help us understand why anyone would do him harm.”

 

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, DECEMBER 2, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

MURDER SUSPECT CAUGHT IN CALIFORNIA

Killing took place in October 2017

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

fugitive, wanted in the murder of 28 -year-old Nicholas Khabra of Surrey, was captured in the United States over the weekend.

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, 28-years-old, was arrested and taken into custody in Oroville, California on December 1, 2019, The arrest was made possible through a collaborative effort of the RCMP Liaison Office in Los Angeles, and a U.S. Marshals-led task force along with the Butte County SWAT, Tehama SWAT and the Chico Police Department. 

His capture ends an international manhunt in which IHIT and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia worked together to locate Mr. Teixeira. “IHIT was also assisted by the BOLO Program and Crime Stoppers, which issued a substantial reward earlier this year for the suspect’s capture,” says Superintendent Dave Chauhan, Officer-in-Charge of IHIT. “We are also grateful for the assistance from US law enforcement which effected Mr. Teixeira’s arrest so that he may be brought to Canada to face the murder charge against him, providing some justice for the victim’s family and friends.”

On October 23, 2017, Nicholas Khabra was killed just after 2 a.m. near the 14300-block of 36A Street in Surrey.

On September, 6, 2018, following a year-long IHIT and CFSEU-BC investigation, Brandon Teixeira was charged with first degree murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On April 3, 2019, IHIT joined forces with the BOLO Program and Crime Stoppers announcing a $55,000 reward for the arrest and capture of Mr. Teixeira.

Brandon Teixeira’s arrest is the result of thousands of hours of dedicated work by dozens of officers in CFSEU-BC, IHIT, and many other police agencies in British Columbia and the United States,” says Superintendent Paul Dadwal, Acting Chief Officer for the CFSEU-BC. “Working through the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, our partners in California were able to take Teixeira into custody. The message to criminals on the run, yet again, is that we will relentlessly pursue you until you face justice.”

IHIT and CFSEU – BC would like to thank the U.S. Marshals in Sacramento and Los Angeles, the Butte County Sheriffs Office, Chico Police Department, and the Tehama County Sheriffs Department.  We also want to acknowledge our partners from Crime Stoppers and the BOLO Program.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs of the Department’s Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California are handling the extradition proceedings.

 

  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN SHOT TO DEATH

Another man was left with serious injuries

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is assisting the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) following a shots fired incident in the Whalley/City Centre area of Surrey that has left one man deceased and one man injured.

 

On December 1, 2019, shortly before 11:00 pm, Surrey RCMP responded to the 13600-block of 114 Avenue after a report of shots fired was received. Upon police attendance, one adult male was found deceased and one injured male from apparent gunshot wounds. The injured man has been transported to the hospital in serious condition.

 

IHIT has been engaged and are actively investigating the incident. The victims are known to police and this is believed to be a targeted incident.

 

Police are seeking the public’s assistance and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or have video surveillance or dash-cam video to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

Further details and media updates for this investigation will be handled by the IHIT Media Relations Officer.

 

 

  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019 

 

RCMP MAJOR CRIME

COLD CASE MURDER SOLVED

26 years later, Laroche charged with homicide

BC RCMP

ne man is in custody and facing murder charges in the 1993 homicide of 23-year-old Vicki Black.

Stephen Laroche has been charged with second degree murder in relation to Ms. Black’s death which occurred in Vancouver in March 1993.

For Vicki and her family, I am pleased that we are able to announce criminal charges, 26 years after her death, says Chief Superintendent Manny Mann, Officer-in-Charge of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section. No matter how many years pass by, police are committed to ensuring justice for victims of homicide.

C/Supt. Mann says police routinely review files to determine if new techniques, or information can help solve crimes.

In this instance, a Vancouver Police Department review led to the file being referred to the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit – an integrated provincial team, explains C/Supt Mann. Unsolved Homicide investigators were able to take the work that had been done by VPD to identify a suspect, and continued that work to gather enough evidence to support charges.

"For the Vancouver Police Department it is important that those that commit serious criminal acts be held accountable, regardless of how long it takes. It is our hope that today's charges will bring some semblance of closure to Vicki's family and friends," says Superintendent Cita Airth, Vancouver Police Department.

As a result of the investigation, Laroche was arrested in Oakville, Ontario by the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit with the assistance of the Hamilton Police Service, and appeared in court in Vancouver this morning. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 2.

Vicki’s family provided the following statement: Vicki was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Her family wish to thank the members of the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit and all those involved in the investigation that has led to this arrest. The family will not be making any further statements. We ask everyone to respect this decision and our privacy.

 

  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

TRAFFIC STOPS LEAD TO MASSIVE DRUG HAUL

Mounties get $125,000 and over 30 kilograms of cocaine

CPL RICHARD WRIGHT

 

 

he Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) has had a successful November, with three significant seizures of suspected cocaine and cash since November 8, 2019.

 

As a result of their continued strategic targeted enforcement in Surrey, SGET has successfully interdicted more than 30 kilograms of cocaine, $125,000 in cash, and have arrested six men in connection with drug trafficking.  

 

The seizure of 392 grams, just under a pound, of suspected cocaine, occurred on November 8th, 2019 at 11:30 pm. SGET officers conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of 152 Street and 81 Avenue.  

While conducting an investigation under the Motor Vehicle Act, Officers made a number of observations which led to the discovery of hidden compartments within the vehicle, and a large paint tray of suspected bulk, powdered cocaine. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were arrested for possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking, and have been released from custody while the investigation is on-going.

 

On November 9th, 2019 at 6:30 pm, SGET officers pulled over a vehicle in the area of 140 Street and 108 Avenue, Surrey to check the sobriety of the driver after observing the vehicle cross the solid line at the shoulder of the road. The driver was found to have an expired BC Drivers Licence and upon further investigation of the vehicle and its occupants, items consistent with drug trafficking, including multiple cellphones, a quantity of MDMA and currency were found. A search of the vehicle revealed a cardboard box containing multiple bundles of cash wrapped in elastic bands, later counted to be in excess of $125,000 Cdn. The driver and passenger were arrested for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. The passenger was also arrested for drug possession. Both men in this investigation have been released from police custody pending further investigation.

 

A seizure of approximately 30 kilograms of suspected cocaine were seized from a vehicle on November 22, 2019 shortly after 6:00 pm. SGET Officers conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the 11900-block of 80 Avenue. During the traffic stop, the officers observed a suspicious bag in the vehicle, subsequent investigation of that bag revealed 30 individually wrapped packages of suspected cocaine. Officers also located and seized $5000.00 in cash and a $25,000 money order. The driver and passenger were both arrested for possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking and were released pending further investigation.

 

The cocaine seized in relation to these investigations is in excess of 120,000 doses. All three of these investigations are on-going with the assistance of the Surrey RCMP Drug Unit.

 

“Drug trafficking is a significant driver of violent criminal activity, not only in Surrey, but across the Lower Mainland,” said Inspector Mike Hall, Surrey RCMP Pro-active Enforcement Officer. “These three interdictions will have a significant impact on the flow of cocaine at the street level, and represent a significant financial hit to the network of drug traffickers these seizures are associated to.” 
 

Disrupting gang activity and criminal networks to protect our community from violent crime remains the number one priority of Surrey RCMP. In 2019, SGET has self-generated nearly 2000 investigations year to date, sending a clear message to gangs and criminal networks in the city, that they are not welcome in Surrey.

 

As always, the community is our biggest partner in achieving public safety. We encourage anyone with information regarding drug trafficking or other criminal activity in Surrey, to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

IIOC Investigate Sad Drowning and Driver Who Flees then Crashes

Cop claims he shut down the chase when the driver flees

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

Fort St. John

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital early this morning in Fort St John.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, November 28, 2019 Fort St John RCMP attempted a traffic stop on a truck with no tail lights. The driver fled and the officer pulled over, turned off his emergency lights and advised dispatch and his partners that he had disengaged and there was no pursuit.

The vehicle was later located rolled in a ditch with the driver inside. Fire and Emergency Health Services attended and transported the male driver to the hospital.

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

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

 

Port Alberni

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man drowning in Port Alberni.

At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, Port Alberni RCMP received a call from a local business that an unclothed male, covered in blood covered, had just left their store and was now at a nearby carwash, cleaning himself off.   Officers located the man, but he began running and refused to stop before entering a nearby river.

Officers entered the river in an attempt to reach the man but were unsuccessful.

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

 

 

  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

U CALL WE HAUL

Police looking for break and enter suspects who used a U-hall

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

hortly after 5:30 p.m. on November 18, 2019, front line Richmond RCMP officers responded to the 11000 block of Oldfield Avenue for reports of a suspicious occurrence. Two armed suspects posing as Richmond City Bylaws officers forced their way into a residence. A woman in 30s was forced to the ground but managed to contact authorities. The suspects fled in a dark SUV prior to police arrival. Despite comprehensive patrols, the suspects remain outstanding.

The Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section has assumed conduct the investigation. Our forensic sketch artist was able to compose a composite sketch of one of the suspects involved.

Suspect #1 is described as:

•  Caucasian man

•  Possibly in his late 20s to early 30s

•  tanned complexion

•  medium build

•  light coloured eyes

•  around 178 cm (5’ 10”) tall

•  wearing hard hat and coveralls

A detailed description of suspect #2 is not available other than he is male, wearing a hard hat and coveralls with his facial features hidden.

On November 27, 2019 at around 11 p.m., front line Richmond RCMP officers responded to the same residence after neighbours reported hearing an alarm sounding. Suspects broke into the residence through the front door and fled in a U-Haul van with stolen property. The van was later determined to have been stolen.

Police believe that both instances were targeted. One of the occupants of the residence is known to police.

“Richmond RCMP is actively investigating these two incidents. We are hoping that someone in the community will be able to recognize the suspect in the composite sketch. We remind the community to be cautious and ask for identification and credentials when approached by anyone you are unsure about” Says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

If anyone has any information about this incident or the suspect depicted, please contact Constable K. Deshane of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section and quote file #2019-37989 or email us at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 

 

RIDGE MEADOWS RCMP

ONE OF FOUR ARRESTED

Mounties seek three more suspects

CST JULIE KLAUSSER

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Pitt Meadows B.C – The Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Uniformed Community Response Unit (UCRU) have arrested a man and are seeking the public's assistance in identifying three more suspects after investigating numerous break and enters which occurred over several months in the Pitt Meadows area.

Since October 6, 2019, Ridge Meadows RCMP received nine complaints regarding thefts to mail boxes, vehicles and storage lockers in the 19600-block of Meadow Gardens Way in Pitt Meadows.  Evidence gathered suggested the same person, or group of people, were responsible for all nine incidents and the investigation subsequently identified one suspect.

On November 21, 2019, after a months long investigation, the UCRU team had enough evidence to secure a warrant for a Surrey residence and arrested a man who was known to Police.

On November 22, 2019, Tyson Haden Wagner, a 43 year old Port Coquitlam man, appeared in court and was charged with the following offences:

2 counts of break and enter and commit an offence

2 counts of possession of stolen property

He was released on $1000 bail with conditions to not go to the City of Pitt Meadows and to attend Port Coquitlam court on December 5, 2019.

The investigation also revealed three accomplices in these crimes and Ridge Meadows RCMP is seeking the public’s help in identifying the following suspects;

Suspect 1 described as a white man, slim build with facial stubble and wearing dark coloured clothing and a baseball cap.

Suspect 2 is described as a white man with dark hair and a beard, wearing glasses, dark coloured clothing and a baseball cap.

Suspect 3 is described as a stocky white man, wearing a dark coloured hoodie sweatshirt with a red or orange coloured under armour brand emblem and dark pants with whites stripes.

If you have any information about these suspects 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.

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

DO YOU KNOW THIS ROBBERY SUSPECT

Police reach out to the community for leads

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a robbery suspect from an incident that took place inside Central City Mall in August.

 

On August 25, 2019, at approximately 2:30 pm, a man entered a jewelry store in Central City Mall and requested to view high-end jewelry. When it was removed from its display case, the man grabbed the jewelry from the employee’s hand and fled from the store.

 

Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit have conduct of the investigation and are releasing a photo of the suspect in the hope that the public will be able to identify him. The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, with a slim build, and was wearing a beige fedora, beige pants, blue and white checkered dress shirt, black and white shoes, and was carrying a black purse.

 

Anyone who can identify the suspect or who has information about this incident that hasn’t already spoken to police is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 

 

BARRIERE RCMP

ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION

Suspect still on the loose

CPL JESSE O'DONAGHEY

he Barriere RCMP is investigating an apparent abduction attempt of a 10-year-old child that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m on November 22, 2019 in the area of Barriere Town Road and Dunn Lake Road in Barriere B.C.

The girl was walking on Dunn Lake Road when she was reportedly approached by an unknown man she described as approximately 40 years of age, 5 ft 7 in tall with hazel eyes, brown short hair and a brown full beard approximately 4 inches or more in length shaped to a point at the end.

The man was described as wearing a grey long sleeve shirt with black lettering and black pants.

The man allegedly grabbed the girl by the wrist and she fought back, freeing herself and then ran off, states Cpl. Rob Welsman of Barriere RCMP. A police service dog was brought to the scene to search for the suspect and officers have spoken with local residents regarding the incident.

At this time the location and identity of the male subject is unknown.

The Barriere RCMP is asking the public to remain extra vigilant. Parents are encouraged to discuss safety protocols with their children and closely monitor their actions as RCMP continue their investigation.

Some youth events have been impacted and cancelled in the area at the discretion of their organizers. School District officials have been notified of the incident and are working closely with investigators.

Anyone in the area with video surveillance or dashboard camera footage, or any information about this incident is asked to contact the Barriere RCMP Detachment at 250-672-9918.

Any urgent information regarding the identity or current whereabouts of the suspect can be made via 911.

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 

IHIT RCMP

TWO FOUND DEAD IN SURREY RESIDENCE

IHIT: Killings targeted

CST HARRISON MOHR

 

hortly before 5 p.m. on November 21, 2019, frontline officers with Surrey RCMP attended a residence in the 14000-block of 102A Avenue, Surrey.  Inside, they located two deceased persons, and subsequently called in the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

“Although our investigation is in its early stages, at this time it appears as though one of the deceased was the victim of a homicide.  We are working hard to gather evidence to identify the events surrounding this tragedy,” says Constable Harrison Mohr with IHIT.

Initial indications are that this was an isolated incident with no risk to the public.  “We are not looking for any outstanding suspects, and can confirm that both persons knew each other,” Cst. Mohr says.

Officers from IHIT, along with the Victim Services unit from the Surrey RCMP are in the process of reaching out to the family and friends of the people involved.  We will be offering our support to them, and seeking any information they can provide.

IHIT may be in the area for several days, as officers continue to process evidence and conduct a thorough examination of the scene.

 

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN SHOT

Victim suffers non-life threatening injuries

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

he Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight in the Guildford area.

 

On November 21, 2019, at 9:00 pm, police responded to a report of gunshots heard, and a vehicle collision in the 14600-block of 83 Avenue. Frontline officers quickly located the vehicle which had collided with a fence, and found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

This investigation is in its early stages however this is believed to be a targeted incident. There is no indication of a continued risk to the public in relation to this incident.

 

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or that has CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 

 

  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

VEHICLE ARSONISTS SOUGHT

Police reach out to the community for tips

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

n Monday, November 18th, at approximately 10:41pm, Abbotsford Police Patrol officers were called to the 33800-block of Mayfair Ave for a report of two males pouring gasoline on a vehicle parked in a residential driveway.  The suspects lit the vehicle on fire, however it did not remain ignited and was extinguished upon police arrival. 

 

A red Nissan Sentra was seen fleeing the neighbourhood. 

 

Shortly after this arson attempt, Abbotsford Police received a report of an explosion and vehicle on fire on King Road, near Bradner Road.  Upon arrival, Patrol officers located a stolen, burnt vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle from the Mayfair Ave arson attempt. 

 

Investigators are in the preliminary stages of the investigation; however, neither fire appears to have been a random event.

 

The Abbotsford Police are seeking witnesses to these incidents.  Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage of these events, or who was in the areas of Mayfair Ave between 10:00 pm and 10:45 pm on November 18th, or King Road near Bradner Road between 10:45 and 11:45 pm on the same evening, is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or to text 222973 (abbypd).  To report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or report online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

AbbyPD file 19-50256/ 19-50260

 

 

  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

POLICE INVESTIGATING 50 YOUTHS

Three students deported

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

n the last three months, two videos of assaults and other offences involving large groups of youths in the Newton area have circulated on social media, bringing forward safety concerns from residents and police. Police have been actively engaged in this issue since March, investigating 50 individuals connected to these groups, and working with business and property managers to improve area safety. This investigation has also resulted in three deportations. 

 

The first video was of a fight which took place in the parking lot of a strip mall in Strawberry Hills in mid-August, and the second video was of an assault with a weapon and mischief which occurred in another parking lot during the early morning hours of November 11, 2019.

 

Since March 2019, the Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Unit (CRU) has been engaged in an enforcement project in the Strawberry Hills area to specifically address public safety concerns related to youths and young adults congregating in the area and generating complaints of harassment, public intoxication, and fights. This on-going project has included an overt presence of CRU officers, as well as regular patrols by Traffic Services and the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team.

 

Police officers and volunteers from the Business Engagement and Safety Team were also deployed to engage with business owners and property managers to enhance safety strategies in the area. In consultation with police, some local businesses have put traffic calming measures in place and enhanced their private security. These measures are not only a deterrent to criminal activity, but reports made to police by private security are helping address any possible under-reporting of these incidents to police.

 

The Surrey RCMP Diversity & Indigenous Peoples Unit is also engaging with local international student associations with the goal of providing education and prevention information to students to ensure they stay safe during their time in Canada.

 

“We want to assure the community that our Community Response Unit has been actively engaged in this issue for the past eight months. While these incidents involving groups of youth are somewhat isolated, we are dealing with those responsible for these disturbances, and working to prevent further incidents from happening,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Community Services Officer. “We encourage residents and business owners to report these types of incidents and videos directly to police so we can work with the community to address these in a comprehensive manner.”

 

While not all of these incidents involve international students, law enforcement officials want to remind individuals who are visiting Canada on a Visa that any engagement in criminal activity violates the condition of their Visa and they could be removed from Canada as a result. As a result of the investigation into the August incident in Strawberry Hills, three individuals have been deported from Canada, and the status of three other individuals is currently being reviewed.

 

The investigation of the assault with a weapon and mischief occurred on November 11, 2019, is on-going. Investigators are asking anyone information to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

For more information on the Business Engagement and Safety Team (BEST) please visit the Surrey RCMP website
.
 

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

DRIVER FLEES POLICE

Arrested after two crashes

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

n November 18, 2019, at approximately 7:50 am, a Surrey RCMP officer engaged a vehicle for a traffic stop at 128A Street and 111 Avenue. The traffic stop was terminated by the officer when the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and fled onto Scott Road. The vehicle was subsequently involved in two collisions.

Following the second collision, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot near Scott Road and 100 Avenue, and was arrested nearby with the assistance of the Integrated Police Dog Services.

Two people were injured in the collisions and taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The suspect remains in custody at this time.

Roads in the area will be affected until approximately 5 pm this evening so drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Surrey RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of the incident and they are currently reviewing to determine if it meets their threshold for investigation.

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

SMILE YOU'RE ON CANDID CAMERA

Two robberies, two arrests

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP have arrested two men in connection with two separate robberies which occurred in Surrey. In both incidents the suspects were arrested shortly after the incident and with the help of CCTV footage.

 

On October 1, 2019, at approximately 3:00 pm, Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a bank in the 18600-block of Fraser Highway. A man had allegedly entered the bank, demanded money and threatened a bank employee with a weapon. Police were able to quickly review CCTV footage which led them to arrest a suspect who was still in the area.

 

Ryan Wilband, 40, of Abbotsford, has been charged with one count of Robbery and two counts of Breaching a Probation Order and was remanded in custody.

 

On November 7, 2019, just before 2:00 pm, Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery at a bank in the 10100-block of King George Boulevard.  A man allegedly entered the bank, demanded money, then fled the area. Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit took over the investigation and, with the assistance of CCTV footage, the Community Response Unit were able to locate the suspect and arrest him a short time later in Whalley.


Alan Granger, 42, of Surrey, has been charged with one count of Robbery, and has also been remanded in custody.

 

“In both of these incidents, our investigators and frontline members secured valuable video evidence that assisted them to locate and arrest suspects.” said Sergeant Ryan Forbes, Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit, “We encourage all businesses and home owners, if it is within their means, to consider installing their own CCTV systems.”

 

Surrey RCMP regularly assist business owners by conducting security audits, and have a wealth of online resources for anyone wanting to learn more about steps they can take to protect their property. Details on how to arrange a security audit, as well as all online resources can be found on our Surrey RCMP website.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 

 

SMITHERS RCMP

HOUSTON KILLER ARRESTED

Suspect located and arrested

SGT JUDY BIRD/Handout image

 

man wanted in connection to a homicide in Houston, British Columbia is now in police custody.

William Griffin was located and arrested without incident on Friday in Terrace, British Columbia.

Griffin has now been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Elija Dumont, which occurred on November 10, 2019. Police believe that the two men were known to each other and this was an isolated incident.

Griffin is remanded in custody and will appear in court on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Smithers Provincial courts.
 

E Division RCMP Major Crime Section continues to investigate this incident.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

BODY FOUND IN BURNED OUT VEHICLE

IHIT is investigating

SGT JUDY BIRD/Handout image

 

n Friday night at 10:34 pm, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 5300 block of Bates Road. 

 

Firefighters located an SUV-type vehicle that was fully engulfed in fire.  When the fire was extinguished, a burned body was located inside. 

 

Abbotsford Police Department’s Patrol Officers, Major Crime and Forensic Identification Units remain on scene Saturday. 

 

We are at the early stages of this investigation, however, this incident is being treated as suspicious.

 

The Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit will be transitioning this investigation over to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

 

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

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

TAXI SEATBELT LAW CHANGES

Drivers will need to buckle up now

SGT PETER DEVRIES/Handout image

 

 

axi drivers used to be exempt from wearing seatbelts under Section 32.02 of the Motor Vehicle Act, as long as they remained under 70km/h. But that exemption ended when Section 32.02 was repealed on Sept 15, 2019.

 

Now taxi drivers must all wear seatbelts, just like everyone else. Any cabbie caught without a seatbelt on may receive a violation ticket under Section 220(4) of the Motor Vehicle Act with a fine amount of $167, (but no points.)

 

Thankfully this closes one more door on a past that was blind to the simple fact that seatbelts save lives, said Sgt. DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

MAIL THEFT MISCREANT

Suspect broke into apartment mailboxes, gets three year sentence at the Hilton Hotel

SGT PETER DEVRIES

 

n June of 2018, North Vancouver RCMP received a series of complaints of burglaries to mail rooms in apartment buildings in the City and District of North Van. After collecting and reviewing video surveillance, the detachment’s crime analysts identified the suspect as then 26-year-old Parent. With assistance from Surrey RCMP, on June 13, 2018, North Vancouver’s Uniform Crime Reduction Team arrested Mr. Parent and seized a variety of stolen and illegal items.

 

BC Prosecution Service approved numerous charges related to Mr. Parent’s crime spree, and on May 14, 2019, he was convicted in BC Supreme court on 7 counts including break and enter, possession of instruments to forge credit cards, and identity theft. The judge ordered a total sentence of three years.

 

Our Uniform Crime Reduction Team is really effective for these types of cases, said North Van RCMP’s Sgt. DeVries. The initial investigation of a series of crimes committed by one individual might be handled by different patrol shifts, and they are on fixed, regular schedules, said DeVries, adding that their scheduled time off can slow down this particular type of investigation. We developed the UCRT to address this gap. They have flexible schedules, they have the ability to come in on short notice, and they can collaborate with the various shift officers to coordinate these investigations. They’re fast, they’re agile, and they get great results.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

PROLIFIC ROBBER'S NUMBER CAME UP

Suspect with no fixed address now has one

CPL MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

Suspect is caught on camera running out the door with the cash register till.

 

32-year-old man of no fixed address is facing 14 charges thanks to the close cooperation of four different police detachments.

From September 22, 2019, to October 17, 2019, a series of more than a dozen similar robberies swept through fast-food outlets, convenience stores, and banks.

"In Coquitlam, we had four files in rapid succession where the suspect went straight for the cash registers. We quickly realized our files were similar to crimes happening in Langley", said Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. "We pooled our resources with Langley RCMP, Burnaby RCMP and New Westminster Police and by October 19 we had identified a suspect and made an arrest".

Derek John Muirhead is now in custody. On November 8, his charges were upgraded to include the following:

• Five counts of robbery (s. 344(1) of the Criminal Code) in Burnaby,
• Four counts of robbery in Coquitlam,
• Two counts of robbery in New Westminster,
• Two counts of robbery in Langley,
• One count of assault with a weapon (s. 267(a) of the Criminal Code) in Langley.

The investigation into Muirhead is not over and more charges are possible.

"We’re looking for patterns all the time", says Corporal McLaughlin. "And we’re constantly working with other local RCMP and municipal police departments to find those crime patterns. We’re all on the same team".

Muirhead’s appeared in Surrey court on November 15, 2019.

 

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

PERSON SHOT TO DEATH IN SURREY

Police reach out to the community for leads

STAFF SGT JOE JOHAL

 

n November 11, just before 5:00 p.m., the Surrey RCMP were called to the 10700 block of 124 Street after a report of a disturbance was received.  Upon police attendance, an adult victim was located suffering from critical injuries. Despite all attempts to revive the victim, he succumbed to his injuries.

 

Based on the investigative theory in this initial phase, this does not appear to be a random act nor is it connected to the current Lower Mainland gang conflict.


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).

 

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

SURREY SHOOTING

Man in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

SGT MEL WONG

 

urrey RCMP is currently on scene following a report of shots fired in the Guildford area of 13200 104th Avenue of Surrey.

 

On November 10, 2019 at 11:49 am, Surrey RCMP received a report from the public of shots fired. Upon attendance, a male victim was located on scene suffering from apparent gun shot injuries. The male was subsequently transported to a hospital for medical treatment for non life threatening injuries. 

 

This investigation is in it early stages, however based on the initial information the incident appears to be targeted.

 

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit will have conduct of the investigation.

 

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

 

Officers are interviewing witnesses and canvassing the area for further information and evidence.  More details will be released by Media Relations Officer as they become available.

 

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police 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, quoting file number 2019-174809.

 

 

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 

 

HOUSTON RCMP

HOUSTON HOMICIDE

Police say death targeted

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Sunday November 10th 2019 at 4:18 PM, Houston RCMP were called to the 2100 Block of Cataline Court for a report of a shooting.

Front line officers immediately attended the scene, where they found an adult man deceased and confirmed that a homicide occurred. Houston RCMP called for assistance from North District Major Crime. E DIV Major Crime Section now have conduct of the investigation.

This appears to be an isolated incident and police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk. At this time, no further information is available.

Police are requesting anyone with information on this matter to call the Houston RCMP at 250 845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

STABBING PARTY

Police reach out to community for leads

CST JODY THOMAS

 

ast night, at 10:46 pm, Abbotsford Police officers responded to the 33000 block of Lynn Ave for a report that someone at been stabbed at a large house party.

 

AbbyPD arrived at the party where 40-50 young party attendees were inside a residence and out on the street. Officers located an 18 year old male who had sustained a stab wound.  The young male was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

The AbbyPD will continue to investigate this stabbing and are asking for any witnesses or those who may have security footage to come forward. If anyone has information to share, please call 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or if you need to report anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 

 

DAWSON CREEK RCMP

ALBERTA BOUND

RCMP seeking fraudster

CPL JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

he Dawson Creek RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating a man wanted in both British Columbia and Alberta.

38-year-old Justin Robert Hill is wanted in both British Columbia and Alberta on warrants issued out of Fort St. John B.C. for fraud over $5,000 and personation.

 

Hill is also wanted across B.C. for warrants issued in Valemount for resist or obstruct a police officer and breach of his conditions. A warrant for his arrest also exists in Dawson Creek for breach of his conditions as well.

 

BC RCMP have reason to believe that Mr. Hill may be in Northern Alberta.

 

Justin Hill is described as:

• a Caucasian male;
• 70 cm (5 ft 7 in);
• 73 kg (161 lbs);
• brown hair;
• blue eyes;

If located contact the RCMP or the police of jurisdiction in your area. Do not confront Justin Hill. If you have any information about Justin Hill or where he might be, please contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 

SURREY RCMP

ANNIE OAKLEY

Police see woman robbery accomplice

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is seeking public assistance to identify a suspect and a person of interest in an armed robbery which occurred in Whalley.

 

On October 27, 2019, at approximately 5:42 pm, an adult male entered the Chatr Mobile store located in the City Centre Mall, went behind the counter, stole cash from the cash box, and threatened the store employee with a weapon. The man fled from the mall on foot, using the west exit towards University Drive.  

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian, adult male, with a medium build, short brown hair, who was wearing a black hat with a ‘Burton’ logo.

 

Investigation by the Surrey RCMP Robbery has included a review of surveillance video. As a result, police are also seeking to identify a woman who is a person of interest in this robbery. The person of interest is described as an adult female. Please see detailed attached photo.

Anyone who can identify this person of interest, or the suspect is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502
or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ONE CANDY TOO MANY

Young man with a sweet tooth busted

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP is informing the public of a seizure of cannabis edibles and vape products following a traffic stop in the Cloverdale area.

 

On October 30, 2019, at 5:30pm, Surrey Gang Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle near the intersection of Fraser Highway and 64th Avenue.  During the stop police located an unlawful quantity (in excess of 30 grams) of cannabis edibles and cannabis vape products in the vehicle.

 

The driver, an 18-year old man, was arrested and released at the scene pending further investigation, no charges have been laid at this time.  
 


“Cannabis and edibles are now legal in Canada, but there are limits to the amount a person can lawfully possess. Anyone trafficking cannabis products unlawfully may be charged under the Cannabis Act.” said Inspector Mike Hall, Proactive Enforcement Officer. “We want parents to see the photos of the cannabis edibles, to be aware that they can look similar to regular gummy candy which may appeal to youth, and also creates a potential for inadvertent exposure to cannabis.”

For more information on cannabis, you can visit the
BC Government Cannabis website or visit the Fraser Health website.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 

 

KELOWNA RCMP

DODGY DRIVER

Suspects evade spike belt with some fancy footwork

CPL JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

CMP are continuing their search for suspects they say are allegedly responsible for a string of cross jurisdictional crimes committed in the North Okanagan, Thompson-Nicola, Nicola Valley, and the Central Okanagan.

 

On November 6, 2019 shortly after 8 p.m., Merritt RCMP front line officers responded to a fraud in progress at a gas station located on Airport Road in the city. Police were told that an unknown male suspect was allegedly inside the store attempting to pass counterfeit U.S. and Canadian currency.

 

The suspect was associated to a burgundy Dodge Ram D-150 pickup truck. The responding officer encountered the suspect vehicle, which contained multiple occupants as it fled from the business.

 

“The suspect allegedly accelerated towards the responding officer, and sideswiped his fully marked police vehicle before fleeing the area eastbound, not pursued by police,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP Southeast District.

 

On November 4, 2019 the same suspect vehicle was reportedly used to utter counterfeit currency at a gas station located along the Trans-Canada Highway in Kamloops. Investigative efforts have determined that the licence plate displayed on the burgundy Dodge Ram pickup truck had been stolen from a vehicle out of the Armstrong area. The stolen B.C. licence plate KK2078 remains outstanding at this time.

 

On November 6, 2019 shortly after 10 p.m., West Kelowna RCMP were alerted to a hit and run collision in the parking lot of a business located along Boucherie Road involving the same suspect vehicle, which was last seen heading towards Kelowna.

 

“Kelowna RCMP deployed a spike belt on the east end of the William R. Bennett Bridge in an effort to disable the suspect vehicle,” states Cpl. O’Donaghey. “The driver performed an evasive manoeuver, managed to avoid the tire deflation device and drove over the concrete meridian of the highway. A second motorist’s vehicle was struck, as the suspect pulled a u-turn and proceeded back across the bridge span towards West Kelowna.”

 

The drivers involved in each collision were reportedly uninjured, and police did not pursue the suspect vehicle.

 

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey further adds that, “If you happen to spot the burgundy Dodge Ram D-150 pickup truck in your community, we caution the public not to approach the suspect vehicle or any of its occupants. RCMP strongly urge the public to immediately call their local police of jurisdiction or 911 emergency.”

 

If you have valuable information about any of these crime, you can remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 

 

ANGLEMONT RCMP

TWO FOUND DEAD

BC Coroner's Office Investigates

CPL JESSE O'DONAGHEY

CMP continue to secure a scene in rural Anglemont B.C., after two individuals were discovered deceased inside a private residence.

On November 5, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Chase RCMP received a report of two deceased individuals discovered inside a home located along Fraser Road in Anglemont B.C.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) has assumed conduct over the investigation, which remains in its infancy at this time. Early indicators suggest that the incident is isolated in nature. Major crime investigators continue to be supported by the Chase RCMP Detachment, and other specialized units.

Police are treating both sudden deaths as suspicious in nature at this time, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP Southeast District. Our investigators primary goal will be to positively identify each of the deceased. Forensic specialists will be assisting major crimes with the collection of evidence as they conduct a full examination of the scene.

The BC Coroners Service has been contacted and is in the early stages of its fact-finding investigation. The BC Coroners Service investigates all sudden, unexpected and or unnatural deaths in the province to determine who died, how, where, when and by what means.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are not offering any further information about this investigation at this time.

 

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 

 

BURNS LAKE RCMP

NEEDLE EMBEDDED IN CANDY

Police urge parents to always check kid's Halloween candy

CST ROB DYCK

 

n Saturday November 2nd 2019 at 5:14 PM, Burns Lake RCMP received a report of a needle found in a piece of Hallowe’en candy. The needle was discovered after the child asked a parent to check the candy.

The young trick-or-treater had been to several neighbourhood’s, so police have not been able to isolate where the candy in question may have come from.

 

This is the only report of potential harmful candy the Burns Lake RCMP have received following this year’s Hallowe’en celebration. You should have an adult inspect your candy before eating it and to only eat things that are in unopened wrappers said S/Sgt Shaunna Lewis, NCO i/c Burns Lake RCMP.

 

The investigation is ongoing and police ask that if you have any information on this matter to contact the Burns Lake RCMP at 250 692- 7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 555-877

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

ARMED MAN BARRICADED HIMSELF

Police talked him out

CST ROB DYCK

 

n November 4, 2019, at 11:05 pm, Abbotsford Police were called to a residence in the 2000-block of Everett St. for a report of a man with a gun.

A 6 ½ hour standoff ensued with the suspect eventually emerging from the residence. The man was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect faces numerous weapons charges and the investigation is ongoing
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  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 

 

CAMPBELL RIVER RCMP

Once Bitten...

Police investigated after suspect bitten by K9

S/SGT JANELLE SHOILET

CMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital early this morning in Campbell River.

At approximately 1:55 a.m. this morning, November 1, 2019, Campbell River RCMP officers observed a vehicle with incorrect plates attached, leaving a residence on Goodwin Road. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle. During this attempt, a collision occurred between the vehicle and a police vehicle. A man and woman fled from the vehicle after being contained by police. The man allegedly resisted arrest and was taken into custody by a Police Service Dog (PSD) and his handler. During the course of the arrest, the PSD made contact with the man and he was injured. The woman was arrested without incident.

The man was transported to a local area hospital where was treated and has since been released back into police custody. The woman also remains in custody and charges against both are pending.

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

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

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

Break and Enter artist caught on cam

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a break and enter which occurred in the Whalley/City Centre area.

 

On October 15, 2019, at approximately 6:20 am, Surrey RCMP responded to a break and enter to a business in the 9400-block of 120 Street. The suspect in this incident is believed to be involved in several other break and enter incidents in Surrey and investigators are now seeking to identify the suspect.


The suspect is described as 35-45 years old, athletic build, 130-160 lbs, and wearing a black hoodie (see attached photo).

 

“We are asking the public to look at this photo and, if they have any information, to please call Surrey RCMP” says Inspector Mike Hall, Proactive Enforcement Officer. “Loss of property and damage to businesses can have a significant impact on owners and staff, we are hoping that someone in the community can help us by providing information leading to the identification of this suspect.”

 

Anyone with information on the identity the suspect, or who has further information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

WAPOOSEYWAN WANTED

Woman implicated in pair of break and enters

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is informing the public that the warrant for the arrest of Tessa-Lee Wahpooseywan has been executed.
 

Tessa-Lee Wahpooseywan is alleged to have been involved in a string of Break and Enter incidents across Surrey and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On October 24, 2019, Surrey RCMP requested the public’s assistance in locating Wahpooseywan – on October 30, 2019, she turned herself in to police.

 

Wahpooseywan is now the accused in two counts of Break and Enter to commit an indictable offence.

 

 

 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

TWO MORE PROLIFIC THIEVES CAUGHT

Break and Enter careers cut short

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is informing the public of the arrests of two prolific offenders in relation to a string of break and enters in the South Surrey area.

 

As a result of the on-going investigation into a recent increase in break and enters in the South Surrey area, the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team and Community Response Unit have arrested two men. The investigation included a search warrant which was executed on October 23, 2019, at a residence in the 13100-block of 24 Avenue. The search yielded a number of items associated to the break and enters and thefts in South Surrey.  

 

Two men from Surrey, 33-year-old Bradley Richards and 41-year-old Michael Reeves, have been charged with fraud offences relating to credit cards stolen during the break and enter occurrences.

The investigation is ongoing and currently includes additional suspects, with further charges being considered.

 

“To have your home broken into by someone can negatively affect a family and their peace of mind,” said Inspector Mike Hall, Surrey RCMP Proactive Enforcement Officer. “Our hope is that those affected can take some solace from knowing the investigation has yielded positive results.”

 

Anyone with information regarding the break and enter or fraud offences is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

PROLIFIC THIEF CAUGHT

Miscreant facing 33 charges

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

urrey RCMP is advising the public of and arrest and charges against a man in connection with a series of property crimes that occurred in the Cloverdale Area of Surrey.

Investigators believe eleven incidents reported in Cloverdale since September 25, 2019, are tied to the same suspect. Incidents varied from thefts from vehicles to the use of stolen property to commit further offences.

The Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team led the investigation which resulted in the arrest of Christian Gauvreau-May, 26 years old, of Surrey.

Gauvreau-May has been remanded in custody and is currently facing 33 charges including:

• Multiple counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle
• Multiple counts of Theft
• Multiple counts of Possession of Stolen Property
• Possession of Break-In Instruments
• Trespass at Night
• Possession of Credit Cards and an ID Document not in his name
• Use of a Stolen Credit Card
• Obstructing a Police Officer
• Multiple counts of Failing to Comply with Undertakings and Probation Orders

“Security video footage can play a big role when it comes to investigating property crime”, says Corporal Chris Kajan, Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team. “We continue to encourage property owners to consider using video security systems, and appreciate the assistance of the residents who provided their videos to investigators.”

Anyone with information regarding property crime in Surrey is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019 

 

PRINCETON RCMP

SHOTS FIRED

Skulduggery in Hedley

CST JESSE O'DONAGHEY

 

CMP have apprehended a suspect, who now faces a number of potential charges following a shooting carried out in the small town of Hedley early Friday morning.

On October 25, 2019 just minutes after 2:00 a.m., Princeton RCMP received a report of shots being fired outside a residence located in the 900-block of Daly Avenue in Hedley B.C. Officers from Keremeos, and as far away as Penticton responded alongside Police Dog Services to the scene to support the Princeton RCMP.

Although the investigation is in its infancy, police indicate that numerous rounds of ammunition were fired at the home from a nearby location, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP Southeast District. Four adults and a small child were inside the home at the time. Miraculously no one was injured.

As a result of their investigation, police established an identity for their shooting suspect, who was taken into police custody without further incident at a secondary location.

Investigators of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment (PSOSRD) General Investigation Section (GIS) have assumed conduct of the ongoing criminal investigation and are being supported by forensic specialists.

The suspect, a 35-year-old Hedley man, remains in police custody at this time and faces potential charges.

RCMP believe that the incident was a targeted attack, adds Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019 

 

POCO RCMP

SMOKE SIGNAL TROLL

Man with warrant arrested under bridge

CST MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

 

check of a tent on public property in Port Coquitlam has led to the arrest of man who’s been wanted for almost two years.

On October 24, 2019, at about 2:00 p.m., the Coquitlam RCMP’s Uniform Crime Reduction Unit was on foot patrol under an overpass in a wooded area near Lougheed Highway and Shaughnessy Street when they came across a tent camped right underneath a ‘No Trespassing’ sign. One of the occupants was also smoking a cigarette in violation of a local smoking bylaw.

Checks of tents and temporary structures on public property are done for good reasons, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. First of all, we are checking the well-being of the people inside, but it’s also common to find people who are wanted or violating their court-ordered conditions.

In this case, the man who was smoking and staying in the tent refused to provide his name. Coquitlam RCMP officers were forced to arrest him and that led to obtaining fingerprints; the fingerprints led police to an arrest warrant that was issued in February of 2018.

Joseph Bullerwell, a 43-year-old man of no fixed address, is now detained in the Coquitlam RCMP jail until he appears before a judge on a warrant for fail to comply with probation.

 

  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

PROLIFIC CAUGHT, ONE ON THE LAM

Mounties Seek Wapooseywan

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

ollowing an increase in break and enter incidents over the summer, the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team led a focussed investigation on this increased activity. The incidents occurred across Surrey, spanning the Whalley/City Centre, Newton, Guildford, and Cloverdale areas. This investigation resulted in the arrest of 39 year-old David Lawson, who was arrested on September 11, 2019, and remanded in custody. Lawson is now charged with 11 counts of Break and Enter, multiple counts of Driving While Prohibited and Breach of his Probation Conditions, as well as two fraud-related charges.  

The investigation also revealed that Tessa-Lee Wahpooseywan, an associate of Lawson, was involved in two of the break and enter incidents. A warrant has now been issued for Wahpooseywan (see attached photo) for two counts of Break and Enter.

 

“Just one prolific offender like Mr. Lawson can cause a significant statistical increase in a particular crime type and can also affect the public’s feeling of safety and security,” said Inspector Mike Hall, Surrey RCMP Proactive Enforcement Officer. “Our specialized teams are committed to investigating and arresting prolific offenders who try to erode the safety of our neighbourhoods.”

 

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

 

  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019 

 

CHILLIWACK  RCMP

MAIN ST BANK ROBBER CHASED DOWN

Suspect spotted on the street

INSP STEVE VROLYK

 

n October 17th, 2019 at approximately 11:45 am, a lone male entered a bank on Main Street in Chilliwack, produced a weapon and demanded money from a teller. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. A responding RCMP officer observed a man matching the robber’s description. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into police custody. Brett Penner has been remanded in custody until October 28th, charged with one count of Robbery and one count of Obstruction.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at (604)792-4611 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-TIPS.

 

  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019 

 

Abbotsford PD

MAN SHOT IN ABBOTSFORD

Victim showed up at Abby General with bullet wound

CST JODY THOMAS

 

n October 22, 2019, at 7:25 pm, Abbotsford police patrol officers responded to the 31700 block of South Fraser Way for reports of shots fired.

 

Upon arrival, officers confirmed a shooting had occurred and that two vehicles involved had fled the scene. Shortly afterwards, police were called to a car fire a short distance away.  It is subsequently believed that the burning vehicle was one of the vehicles involved in the shooting.

 

While AbbyPD officers were responding to both incidences, a report was received that a shooting victim had arrived at the hospital in a vehicle with noticeable gunshot damage. AbbyPD officers arrived at the hospital to find a South Asian male in his early 20’s suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. 

 

Major Crime Detectives and the Forensic Identification Section are continuing to investigate this incident and the vehicles have been seized for further analysis.

 

The AbbyPD believes that this is a targeted shooting but the motive is unknown at this time.  We are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to call us at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (AbbyPD), or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

Two Found Dead in Coquitlam Home

Heavy residence police investigation

CST HARRISON MOHR

 

n October 21, 2019, RCMP were called to a residence on Seaton Avenue in Coquitlam around 3:30 p.m. Officers attended and located two deceased persons inside. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now taken conduct of the investigation.

“Evidence from the initial investigation indicates that one of the deceased persons was the victim of a homicide. Although the circumstances surrounding the death of the second person are still being examined, we do not believe that there are any outstanding suspects,” said Constable Harrison Mohr with IHIT. “We believe this incident was contained within the residence, and can confirm that both persons knew each other. Our thoughts are with the family and friends affected by this tragedy."

IHIT’s investigation is ongoing, and is focussed primarily on the one residence. Investigators may be at the scene and in the neighbourhood for several more days as they continue to gather evidence.

 

 

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

VICIOUS ATTACK LEAVES MAN FIGHTING

FOR HIS LIFE

Suspect still at large

S/SGT VROLYK

 


IHIT investigators were at Fletcher and Yale Rd. Tuesday.

hortly after midnight on October 22nd, 2019, Chilliwack RCMP were dispatched to a report of an assault with a weapon in the area of Yale Road and Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack.  A male in his late 20s was transported to a regional hospital by ambulance.  The male is not expected to survive his injuries.  The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called out to the scene.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact IHIT’s information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

 

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 

 

LANGLEY RCMP

FRAUD LEADS TO MASSIVE WEAPONS HAUL

Nine arrests, no charges yet

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of a large seizure of weapons and stolen property following a search warrant at a residence in Langley.

On October 10, 2019, the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit (CRU) executed a search warrant at a residence in the 7500-block of 202A Street in Langley. The search warrant stemmed from an alleged fraud that originated in Surrey in early October. Based on information collected from frontline and CRU officers, investigators were led to the residence in Langley, believed to be associated to the fraud investigation.

As well as evidence of the initial fraud offence, the following items were located at the residence:

• Two loaded firearms
• Two replica handguns
• Three crossbows
• Three sets of body armour
• Firearms ammunition
• Six stolen vehicles
• Multiple conducted energy weapons
• Swords, brass knuckles, and various other weapons

“Taking these weapons off of the streets is significant and will have a direct impact on public safety,” says Sergeant Ed Hryciuk, Surrey RCMP CRU District 4, Cloverdale. “This is an example of how a report received from the public can lead to a larger investigation that has a positive outcome for the community.”

Nine individuals were located inside the residence during the execution of the search warrant and subsequently released pending further investigation. No charges have been laid at this time, but the investigation continues.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

RICHMOND NOTARY PUBLIC FOUND DEAD

Mounties reach out to the community for information

SGT PETER DEVRIES

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into the suspicious death of a Richmond man.

On October 18, 2019, at around 5:30 p.m., 58-year-old Stephen Chong was found dead inside his business in the 8200-block of Granville Avenue in Richmond, B.C.  After an assessment of the scene by the Richmond RCMP, IHIT was called in as the circumstances surrounding Mr. Chong’s death appeared suspicious.

IHIT continues to diligently advance the investigation with the assistance of the Richmond RCMP serious crime unit.  Priority tasks will include conducting a complete neighbourhood canvass for witnesses and video surveillance footage.  IHIT’s crime scene manager will also be working in tandem with forensic specialists from the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) to collect and process forensic evidence. 

“Mr. Stephen Chong was a notary public in the Richmond community with no record of criminality,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Our investigators are working hard to determine motive.” 

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, OCTOBER 22, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

SOCIAL MEDIA CLIP SHOWED ASSAULT

Witnesses sought to assault

SGT PETER DEVRIES

 

orth Vancouver RCMP are confirming they continue to investigate a report of an assault at a Lynn Valley MacDonald's that occurred on October 17, 2019.

 

On October 18, investigators became aware of a social media post containing video that may be evidence related to this incident, and are making efforts to identify the source of the video. In order to further their investigation, North Vancouver RCMP are also asking the unidentified remaining parties involved to contact them.

 

"It is crucial to any investigative process that police gather all available evidence," said Sgt. DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP. "We are also asking any person who witnessed this incident, or who may have a video recording related to it, to contact us." They are asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 and ask for the Watch Commander or Cst. Harrison.

 

 

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

ASSAULT VICTIM DIES FROM INJURIES

One man arrested

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP have responded to a report of a suspicious death in the 18300-block of Fraser Highway.

 

On October 12th, 2019, at 4:40 am, police were called to the 18300-block of Fraser Highway by BC Ambulance where a 47-year-old man was in medical distress following an alleged assault. Despite life saving measures being implemented, the man died at the scene.

 

One man has been arrested in relation to the incident and remains in custody. Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit will be working with IHIT to continue the investigation.

 

Police believe the two men were known to each other and that there is no ongoing concern for public safety at this time. There is no indication that this incident is related to gang involvement.

 

 

  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

ABBY COP SHOOTER CHARGED

Man awaits sentencing

CPL DAVID LEE

 

n November 6, 2017, the Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of a possible stolen vehicle. Shots were fired as police arrived on-scene resulting in Constable John Davidson being fatally wounded. IHIT assumed conduct of the investigation and apprehended Mr. Oscar Arfmann.

 

On November 6, 2017, Mr. Arfmann was charged with the murder of Constable John Davidson. Trial commenced in May 2019 and concluded August 2019. On October 10, 2019, Madam Justice Ross convicted Mr. Arfmann of first degree murder.

 

IHIT respects that the verdict has been reached, however, the judicial process has not concluded as we are awaiting sentencing. We will reserve our comments at this time.

 

 

  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 

 

KASLO RCMP

COP SHOT

Stand-off results in one arrest, officer with non-life threatening injuries

CPL JESSE O'DONAGHEY

dynamic and unfolding situation that started yesterday evening near Argenta has now been resolved with one man arrested and one officer injured.

Following lengthy and exhaustive negotiations between RCMP Crisis Negotiators and a barricaded 28-year-old man, the man exited the residence and was arrested without further incident.

Now that the incident has ended, the RCMP can confirm that a BC RCMP officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after being shot during the incident. While front line officers were attending the location on the strength of arrest warrants, the suspect barricaded himself in the cabin and allegedly fired shots. The injured officer was transported to a local area hospital and is expected to recover.

RCMP resources including the Emergency Response Team, Tactical Troop and General Investigation investigators have been deployed from across the province to support the ongoing investigation.

While we always hope that situations such as this come to a swift and safe resolution, we are thankful that our officer is expected to fully recover and no one else has been injured, states C/Supt. Brad Haugli, Officer-in-Charge of the Southeast District RCMP.

The man remains in police custody, no charges have been laid at this time.

 

  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ARSONIST SOUGHT

Baldie with a Che Guerava t-shirt

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an arson which occurred in the Guildford area.

 

On May 19, 2019, at approximately 8:00 am, Surrey RCMP responded to a structure fire at Fountain Tire/Speedy Glass in the 15300-block of Fraser Highway. The fire, which had engulfed the entire building, is being treated as arson. Investigators are seeking to identify a suspect and are releasing photos of a man who was in the area at the time of the fire.


The suspect is described as a 45 to 55-years-old, medium build, with a bald head, and wearing a black ‘Che Guevara’ t-shirt.

 

“We are asking the public to look at these photos and, if they have any information, to please call Surrey RCMP” says Staff Sergeant Kirk Duncan, General Investigation Unit Commander. “Given how clear these images are, our investigators believe that someone in the public will be able to help us advance this investigation.”

 

Anyone with information on the identity the suspect, or who has further information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

POINTY NOSE THIEF

Suspect used garage door opener from inside a car to steal items

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an alleged break and enter in the South Surrey area.

 

On October 5, 2019, Surrey RCMP received a report of thefts from two vehicles and a subsequent break and enter into a garage in the 16300-block of 12th Avenue. A man was caught on CCTV footage entering the two vehicles parked on the property and then the garage. The suspect accessed the garage by using the garage door opener, which had been found in one of the vehicles on the property. Several items were stolen including computer equipment.

 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 18-23 years old, 5’8” tall, 140lbs, with short dark hair, a pointy nose, and possibly having a black eye on his left side.

 

“While we are seeking the identity of this suspect, we also want to remind residents to not keep garage door openers in their vehicles as they are essentially keys to your home,” says Constable Richard Wright. “Ensuring that your garage door openers stay with you is one way to keep your home and family safe.”

 

Anyone with information on the identity of either of this suspect, or who has further information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 

 

IIOC RCMP

SUSPECT STEALS COP CAR

Woman injured in crash

 

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

 

Just after noon on October 7, 2019, Richmond RCMP frontline officers were called to a local area hospital for a report that a patient, who was not permitted to leave the premises, had fled on foot. A RCMP officer located the man but was unable to take him into custody before the man got into the police vehicle and drove away. The man driving the stolen police vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and an unmarked police vehicle near Gilbert Road and Donald Road before colliding with a second civilian vehicle in the 8200-block of Gilbert Road, where he was arrested. 

 

The driver of the second civilian vehicle, a woman, was transported to a local area hospital with what are believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

One RCMP officer was injured and is being treated for what are believed to be minor injuries.

 

The Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) and the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) are continuing to investigate the theft and collisions. The area of Gilbert Road and Donald Road is currently cordoned off and inaccessible, motorists are asked to avoid the area. 

 

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

 

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

COPS ARREST GANG MEMBERS

Handgun found in jeep, one man still on the lam

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is informing the public of the arrest of two men with ties to the lower mainland gang conflict, and the seizure of a restricted firearm in Newton.

 

On September 26, 2019, Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team was conducting a proactive patrol in Newton when they observed a suspicious vehicle in the 6200-block of 126 Street. That vehicle, a black Jeep Cherokee, was observed committing multiple traffic infractions, and then collided with another vehicle at 128 Street and 64 Avenue.

The three occupants of the Jeep Cherokee fled the scene on foot and two were arrested by police after a brief chase. A third suspect was not apprehended and the investigation is continuing. A subsequent search of the suspect vehicle yielded a loaded handgun.

Gurpreet Multani (24) of Surrey is facing charges of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Obstruction of a police officer, and Fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

 

Jaskaran JOHAL (21) of Surrey is facing charges of Possession of a firearm, Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, several other charges relating to the possession and unsafe transportation of a firearm, Obstruction of a police officer, and Breach of his recognizance.

 

Both men are known to police, have links to the Brothers Keepers crime group and have been remanded in custody while the investigation continues.

 

“Targeted enforcement is enabling our members to make important interdictions like this one which has led to the arrests of two known gang members, and taken a loaded gun out of the hands of criminals.” said Inspector Mike Hall, Proactive Enforcement Officer.

 

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

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 

SURREY RCMP

FATAL SHOOTING

Police seek witnesses

SGT FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to identify the drivers and occupants of two vehicles – a white SUV (possibly a Honda) and a white Tesla sedan – that drove by the suspect shooter at around 6:07 p.m. on September 28, 2019 in the 18600-block of Fraser Highway in Surrey, B.C.

On September 30, 2019, IHIT released video surveillance footage showing a black figure, believed to be the shooter, walking northbound across Fraser Highway near 188th Street before running back a short time after.  The shooter is believed to have gotten into a silver sedan that left the area northbound on 188th Street past 70th Avenue.  As a result of the public appeal, further information has come in to IHIT and several leads have been generated.  Investigators are specifically looking to speak with the occupants of a white SUV and a white Tesla sedan that may have important dash cam video.     

“Two vehicles seen passing the suspect shooter may be holding incredibly valuable information,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.  “All efforts are being made to identify the occupants of the two vehicles and once again, the community is in a position to significantly assist IHIT in advancing a murder investigation.” 

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.

 

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ONE MAN STILL ON THE LAM

Two arrested for assault

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public to locate three men wanted in connection with a forcible confinement investigation.

 

In the early hours of July 2, 2019, police received a report of a forcible confinement incident. The information received alleged that the victim was held against his will inside of a vehicle and assaulted. 

 

As a result of an ongoing investigation by Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, three suspects have been identified, charged, and are now wanted on warrants of arrest. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these men is asked to call Surrey RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
 

Police are seeking to arrest Hashi Jama Jama (Captured), Hassan Avdirazak Shakib (Captured), and William Daniels-Sey
 

Hashi Jama Jama is charged with Forcible Confinement, Robbery and Assault. He is described as a 22-year-old, dark-skinned man, with black hair, and brown eyes.

 

Hassan Avdirazak Shakib is charged with Forcible Confinement, Use Imitation Firearm While Committing Indictable Offence, and Robbery. He is described as a 25-year-old, dark-skinned man, 6'2 tall, 154 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.

 

William Daniels-Sey is charged with Forcible Confinement, and Robbery. He is described as a 21-year-old, dark-skinned man, with black hair, and brown eyes.
 

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

 

  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HOME

One man arrested

CPL ELENORE STURKO

 

urrey RCMP have responded to a report of a deceased woman in a residence in the Newton area.

On October 4th, 2019, at 4:40pm, police were called to a residence in the 5800-block of 122 Street, where a woman was found deceased.

One man has been arrested at the residence in relation to the incident and remains in custody. Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit will be working with IHIT to continue the investigation.

The incident was contained to the inside of the residence. Police believe there is no ongoing concern for public safety at this time and that both parties are believed to be known to each other. There is no indication that this incident is related to gang involvement.

 

 

 

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2019 

 

SALMON ARM RCMP

TWO MEN MISSING IN PLANE CRASHED FOUND

30-year-old mystery solved

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

Ernie Whitehead (l) and Len Dykhuizen were both from the Eagle Bay.

uman remains discovered in September 2018 at the site of a historical aircraft crash have now been identified by the RCMP with the assistance of the BC Coroners Service.

On September 18, 2018, Clearwater RCMP were advised that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) had been conducting an unrelated search for an aircraft, when they happened across a plane crash site near McDougall Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

The distinctively old crash site was amongst extremely rugged and very treacherous terrain. The scene, which was not accessible by any roadways or trails, was difficult to reach due to steep inclines and the year round snow pack, states Sgt. Grant Simpson, Clearwater RCMP Detachment Commander.

The police investigation carried out at the scene confirmed that the aircraft had been reported to the RCMP as missing after departing from the Salmon Arm area. The white Piper Super Cub float plane, with two souls on board, reportedly departed the Eagle Bay area destined for McDougall Lake on June 20, 1987.

The human remains recovered from the crash site in 2018 have now been positively identified through DNA analysis.

BC RCMP can now confirm that those remains belonged to Ernie Whitehead and Len Dykhuizen, both from the Eagle Bay area at the time of their disappearance. says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, Media Relations Officer for the BC RCMP Southeast District. RCMP are pleased that we have now been able to provide their family with answers to some long standing questions. This discovery ends over three decades of uncertainty.

 

 

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN SHOT TO DEATH

Police recovered 4 large ones

SGT FRANK JANG

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into the shooting death of a 29-year-old Surrey resident. 

On September 28, 2019 at around 6 p.m., a man was shot and killed while seated inside his vehicle at a gas station in the 18600-block of Fraser Highway in Surrey, B.C.  IHIT took conduct of the investigation and continues to complete priority tasks and gather evidence.  Investigators have spoken with numerous witnesses and reviewed considerable video surveillance footage from the area of the incident.

From the information gathered so far, investigators have determined that a black male ran away from the shooting site and got into a silver sedan driven by a second black male. 

At around 10 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP received a report of a burnt silver sedan in the area of Willingdon Avenue and Kemp Street and is believed to be associated to the earlier shooting.  Investigators are seeking witnesses that may have made observations and/or have dash cam video from the following two areas:

18600-block of Fraser Highway in Surrey between 5:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m.

Willingdon Avenue and Kemp Street between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.    

Investigators are still making efforts to notify some of the victim’s immediate family members of his death and so his identity will not be released at this time.  The victim was known to police and the shooting is believed to be a targeted incident. 

“There is a great deal of momentum at this early stage in the investigation,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Our investigators and partners are diligently collecting the evidence and a phone call from the right witness could be the difference maker in this case.” 

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).

   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

CAN YOU ID SEX ASSAULT SUSPECT?

Woman groped

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is advising the public of the investigation of a sexual assault which occurred in Newton and requests public assistance to help identify the suspect.
 

Just before 5:30 am on September 19, 2019, a woman was groped by an unknown man as she was walking southbound on 124 Street, between 78 Avenue and 80 Avenue. The suspect jogged past the woman, touching her as he passed by. He then ran to a nearby vehicle and fled the area.

 

The suspect is described a South Asian male, 25-30 years old, 5'10" tall, wearing black jogging pants and a black hoodie with the hood up over his head.

 

The suspect vehicle is a dark coloured sedan, the make and model has not been determined at this time. Please see the attached photo.

 

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

 

 

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

ABBOTSFORD NURSE INJURED IN HOSPITAL ATTACK

Man arrested, police looking for added info

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

n September 24, 2019, just after 7:00 am, Abbotsford Police patrol officers were called to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for a report that an on-duty nurse had been assaulted.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the nurse had been attacked by a patient, resulting serious injuries to her head and face, requiring immediate medical attention. 

The 62-year-old male patient, Neale Heath, has been arrested by the Abbotsford Police and he has been charged with aggravated assault. 

The AbbyPD Major Crime Investigators are continuing their investigation.  If anyone has information to share about this incident please call 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or if you need to report anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at Solvecrime.ca.

 

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

FORCIBLE CONFINEMENT SUSPECTS SOUGHT

Mounties seeking three

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

urrey RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men who were involved in a robbery in the Whalley/City Centre area of Surrey.

 

On July 19, 2019, a personal robbery was reported in the 15400-block of 101A Avenue, during which a wallet was taken. The debit card from inside the wallet was used shortly after the robbery and the suspects were caught on CCTV at a business in the 9900-block of 152 Street. Fortunately, the victim was not physically injured during the robbery.

 

Police are now releasing photos of the two suspects and seeking public assistance to identify these individuals. Both suspects are described as dark-skinned men, 5’8” tall, and 150lbs. One suspect was wearing black clothing and one suspect was wearing a white t-shirt at the time of the incident (please see attached photos).

 

Anyone with information on the identity of either of these suspects, or who has further information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

FRAUD SUSPECT ON THE RUN

Woman Facing 30 counts a no-show

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

ichmond RCMP is seeking the public’s help to locate a 26-year-old woman wanted for multiple charges including mail theft, Credit card fraud and Forgery.

Police are looking for Erica Esquieres who is facing 30 charges related to crimes committed throughout British Columbia.

Esquieres came to the attention of Richmond RCMP Economic Crime Unit investigators after she allegedly took money from bank accounts, made fraudulent purchases and rented cars while impersonating the victims.

Esquieres was released from custody in July 2019 and has not been seen since.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Erica Esquieres can contact the Richmond RCMP Economic Crime Unit at 604-278-1212 or  by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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

 

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

FORCIBLE CONFINEMENT SUSPECTS SOUGHT

Mounties seeking three

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public to locate three men wanted in connection with a forcible confinement investigation.

 

In the early hours of July 2, 2019, police received a report of a forcible confinement incident. The information received alleged that the victim was held against his will inside of a vehicle and assaulted. 

 

As a result of an ongoing investigation by Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, three suspects have been identified, charged, and are now wanted on warrants of arrest. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these men is asked to call Surrey RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

Police are seeking to arrest Hashi Jama Jama, Hassan Avdirazak Shakib, and William Daniels-Sey.
 

Hashi Jama Jama is charged with Forcible Confinement, Robbery and Assault. He is described as a 22-year-old, dark-skinned man, with black hair, and brown eyes.

 

Hassan Avdirazak Shakib is charged with Forcible Confinement, Use Imitation Firearm While Committing Indictable Offence, and Robbery. He is described as a 25-year-old, dark -skinned man, 6'2 tall, 154 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.

 

William Daniels-Sey is charged with Forcible Confinement, and Robbery. He is described as a 21-year-old, dark-skinned man, with black hair, and brown eyes.

 

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

 

  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT

Police reach out to the community to help ID

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is requesting help from the public to identify a man who was involved in a robbery in the Guildford area of Surrey.

 

On August 26, 2019, the suspect was picked up by a taxi in the 15900-block of Fraser Highway and driven to the 8400-block of 163 Street, where he produced a knife and demanded cash from the driver. After giving the suspect cash, the driver shouted for help causing the suspect to flee from the scene. The victim received minor injuries during the robbery. Police attended the scene quickly, but were unable to locate suspect.

 

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit is now releasing photos of the suspect and requesting public assistance to help to identify this individual. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, slim build, 5’10”-5’11” tall, wearing a pink hat, black shirt, black pants, and black shoes (see attached photo).
 

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

 

 

  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

ARE YOU MISSING YOUR CATALYTIC CONVERTER?

Police recovered 4 large ones

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is informing the public of the recovery of four brand new large catalytic converters and are looking to identify their owner.

 

On September 19, 2019, Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit in partnership with Metro Vancouver Transit Police, were conducting enforcement near the intersection of Bridgeview Drive and King George Boulevard when they observed a suspicious rental truck. Not long after the initial sighting by police, the rental truck was located abandoned at a construction site, a short distance away. Police identified and arrested a woman who was associated to the vehicle, and believe a second person is still outstanding. Charges have not been laid as the investigation is on-going.

 

Upon further investigation of the abandoned truck, police located four new large catalytic converters along with some power tools. The catalytic converters appear to have been recently cut from a vehicle.

 

As the investigation progresses, police are seeking to identify the owner or owners of the catalytic converters (Please see attached photo).


Anyone who believes they are the owner of these catalytic converters, or who has further information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca
.


 

 

  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

CHILD FALLS FROM 3RD FLOOR

Police say window screen wasn't secure

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

n September 21st, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm British Columbia Health Services called the Surrey RCMP to advise that they were presently on scene in the 100-block of 153rd St., Surrey, B.C. where a 4-year-old child had fallen from a window and had been injured.

 

Prior to Police arriving, the ambulance had transported the child to the hospital for treatment.  Persons on-scene and from the neighbouring residences were spoken to.  It was determined that the child had been climbing on furniture within the residence and slipped off falling against a screen that had given way and the child fell through the 3rd storey window landing on grassy area in front of the residence. 

 

Officers of the Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit, attended to the hospital, and spoke to family member of the child   The injuries were non-life threatening, with a fracture being the most serious injury.  The child is believed to make a full recovery.

 

RCMP would like to remind parents, that it is important to ensure that windows and screens are fully secured, and that children when active, especially at a young age, do not understand the potential dangers that doors, and windows, above the ground can be extremely dangerous, and as they are curious can easily fall through when the door and / or window are not properly secured.

 

 

These two BC license plates are both genuine, but the bottom license-plate has a badly hand-drawn decal that was caught by a police officer.  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 

 

COQUITLAM RCMP

CAN YOU SPOT THE FAKE PLATE

Cops offer some tips

CST MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN

an you spot the difference between the valid license plate and the forgery? When it comes to insuring your vehicle, Mounties are urging you to avoid getting creative.

Coquitlam RCMP seized this altered license plate off a van in June, 2019, and then towed the vehicle from Port Coquitlam, after an alert citizen called to report the vehicle as suspicious.

We’re used to hearing creative excuses for people trying to get out of a ticket, but I’d love to have heard this driver’s explanation, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. This particular van was unoccupied when we found it and had multiple drivers associated to the vehicle. Had we stopped it while it was moving the driver would have faced some serious consequences.

Here are some of the legal headaches that can come with a forged license plate decal:

• No insurance (or expired insurance): Motor Vehicle Act, 24(3)(b) with a fine of $598.00

• Alteration and use of fictitious number plates or documents: MVA 74(1) and a court date

• Forgery: Criminal Code section 366(1) and a court date

I’ve often been asked about the best way to avoid getting pulled over by police, says Corporal McLaughlin. There’s a simple answer; you’ll never have to worry about getting pulled over for fines or court dates if you insure your vehicle properly, display your plates correctly, and obey the law.

 

  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

TEENS CHARGED IN STABBING DEATH

IHIT say 45-year-old died

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is announcing second degree murder charges laid against two male youths with respect to the death of Paul Prestbakmo.

 

On August 16, 2019 at about 3:23 a.m., 45-year-old Paul Prestbakmo was fatally stabbed in the 1800-block of 152 Street in Surrey, B.C.  IHIT took conduct of the investigation and quickly advanced the case with support from its many partners.  IHIT and Paul’s family made an appeal to the community for witnesses to come forward and many responded.  Witness development was key to this investigation and the information gathered helped shed further light and assisted investigators in piecing together the circumstances surrounding Paul’s death.  

 

On September 19, 2019, two youths aged 15 and 16 were each charged with second degree murder in connection with Paul’s death.  The 15-year-old youth has been in-custody since August 22, 2019 for failing to abide by court imposed conditions.  The 16-year-old youth has been in-custody since August 21, 2019 for the same reasons.

 

“IHIT investigators worked steadfastly to secure and compile the evidence for charge approval and today’s outcome would not have been possible without their tireless efforts,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We recognize that this is a very difficult time for Paul’s family as they are grieving his death and we hope that we were able to provide them with some answers.” 

 

“A violent incident like this has significant impacts on both the victim’s family and the surrounding community, as their sense of safety is upended,” says Corporal Elenore Sturko with the Surrey RCMP.  “It is our sincere hope that the quick conclusion to this investigation will bring a measure of comfort to both Mr. Prestbakmo’s family and to the South Surrey community.”

 

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) or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

TEENS DRINKING IN LIMOUSINE

Police say parents should be vigilant

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP and Surrey Bylaw Enforcement have joined together to conduct targeted enforcement focussed on underage drinking in chauffeured vehicles. 

 

Recently, Surrey RCMP received information alleging alcohol consumption by youth and young adults on “party buses” and limousines in the Strawberry Hills area of Newton. It was alleged that youth and young adults were paying a fee and being permitted to consume alcohol on-board. 

 

As a result, Surrey RCMP and Surrey Bylaw Enforcement embarked on overt enforcement to ensure the safety of young people who may be participating in these events.

 

On August 31st, at 9:00 pm, Surrey RCMP Traffic Enforcement Team members conducted a traffic stop with a party bus. The bus was found to have 40 intoxicated youth passengers, all aged between 15-18 years-old. Officers also located open liquor with youth inside the bus.

The driver of the bus received multiple violation tickets related to the bus being operated over the 35-person capacity, having open liquor in a vehicle, and not holding a chauffeur’s license.

 

Police and Bylaw Enforcement have also conducted follow up with the owner of the party bus, reviewing the expectations of compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act and Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

 

“We will be continuing to conduct this type of targeted enforcement in our efforts to keep the community safe,” says Sergeant Ian MacLellan, Surrey RCMP Traffic Services Commander “We are also bringing this information to the public in order to arm parents with information about how youth may be accessing alcohol, in support of parents’ efforts to keep their kids safe.”  

 

If you are a parent and have concerns that your child may be getting involved with dangerous or illegal activity, assistance is available through our Parent Helpline: 604-599-7800.

 

 

 

   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

PROLIFIC BURGLAR CHARGED

Man faces multiple counts for break and enter

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

n September 4, 2019, officers from the Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit (PCU) arrested a major property crime offender. The lengthy and painstaking investigation utilized every policing technique, tool, and technology available and culminated in connections made to multiple break-ins spanning August 2018 to January 2019.

As of August 1, 2019, the BC Prosecution Service approved the following charges against Shane Brandon Lee Takakenew, 23, of Vancouver:

• 3 counts of break and enter to a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence of theft contrary to Sec. 348(1)(a) and Sec. 463 C.C.C.
• 9 counts of break and enter to a dwelling house contrary to Sec. 348(1)(b) C.C.C.

The accused has a lengthy list of conditions set out by the court including:

• not to be within the city of Richmond, British Columbia.
• not to be on any private residential property unless it is owned or leased by him.
• not to possess any tool or instrument that can be used for criminal activity

“We are releasing a photo of this individual in order to further our own investigations, obtain additional information from the community, and to prevent further offences. We wish to re-assure the community that we never rest” says Sergeant Simon Lee, NCO i/c Richmond RCMP Crime Reduction Unit. “If you observe Mr. Takakenew in breach of any of these conditions, contact us immediately” adds Sgt. Lee.

 

 

   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 

 

IIOC RCMP

DRUG DEALER'S HEAD BONKED

Man chased on bicycle chased by police ends up in hospital

STAFF SGT. JANELLE SHOILET

 

CMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital yesterday afternoon in Prince George.
 

Just after 11:30 a.m. on September 12, 2019, Prince George RCMP plainclothes officers witnessed, what they believed to be a drug transaction, in the 1100-block of 3 Avenue. A frontline officer who was nearby, attempted to arrest a 28-year-old Prince George man, however he fled on his bicycle into a rail yard located in the 1900-block of 1 Avenue, prior to being taking into custody. One of the officers who witnessed the initial incident attempted to stop the man, during that officers attempt to stop the man on his bike, the man suffered a head injury.

 

The man was transported to a local area hospital by BC Emergency Health Services with what have been determined to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

 

The IIO BC has been notified and is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the mans injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

 

 

   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 

 

IIOC RCMP

SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS LATER

Wounded man, shot by police, escapes to log boom

DIC DAWN ROBERTS

 

n September 13, at approximately 1:00 a.m., RCMP received a complaint of a male jumping in a front of a vehicle along Westside Road near Bear Creek Provincial Park and tried to hit the vehicle with an object. West Kelowna RCMP members responded and located a male in the park they believed to be connected with the complaint carrying garden shears. While attempting to arrest the individual, an interaction occurred and the male was shot by police; however he fled and entered Okanagan Lake. He ended up on a log boom in the lake and police began to negotiate with the man. Additional members were called in to assist from the Kelowna RCMP. With the assistance of police officers both on the water in a RCMP boat and on the shore, he was eventually taken into custody at approximately 7:21 a.m. without further incident. He received immediate medical assistance and his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
 

The scene has been secured, and the Independent Investigation Office of BC (IIO BC) has been notified and have deployed to the scene. IIO BC will assume conduct of the investigation into the police-involved shooting.

 

West Kelowna RCMP will continue to investigate the initial complaint and are looking to speak with any witnesses who have not already spoken to police. Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

 

 

   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

POLICE RELEASE PHOTO OF SHOOTING VICTIM

IHIT reaches out to the community for tips

SGT FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into the shooting death of 33-year-old Justin Haevischer. 

On September 10, 2019 shortly after 8 p.m., Justin Haevischer was shot to death outside a McDonald’s restaurant at 264 Street and 56 Avenue in Langley, B.C.  IHIT and the Langley RCMP continue to complete priority tasks and gather evidence.

IHIT is releasing Justin Haevischer’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death.

“Our investigators continue to push ahead on this investigation and urge any witnesses who have yet to come forward to call IHIT immediately,” says Sergeant 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).

 

   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

DRUNK DRIVER CHARGED TWICE

Woman drives away from court drunk

SGT PETER DE VRIES

 

n March 29, 2019, North Vancouver Provincial Court staff reported to RCMP that they suspected a woman who had just appeared on an impaired driving charge was impaired when she drove away from the courthouse.

 

North Vancouver RCMP officers responded quickly and were able to intercept the woman as she arrived at her North Vancouver residence. They conducted an impaired driving investigation, and as a result BC Prosecution Service approved new charges against a 57 year old female resident of North Vancouver. She faces a criminal charge of Impaired Driving in addition to sanctions under the Motor Vehicle Act.

 

In an era of increased public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving, it’s shocking that someone would make the decision to drive from court impaired by alcohol, said Corporal Jamie Raison, North Vancouver RCMP Traffic Services, The North Van RCMP are committed to keeping the streets safe for our community, and this is a good example of how the community helps us enforce alcohol related driving offences.

The alleged offender will be back in court on September 11.

 

 

   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

THEFTS FROM VEHICLES ON THE UPTICK

Tips to avoid luring thieves

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

ver the past week, the Abbotsford Police have noticed a significant increase of theft from vehicles in the area of Marshall Rd and Emmerson St. We are asking our community to stop making it easy for thieves by removing valuables from your cars.

The most common items being stolen daily include:

• Wallets/Purses;
• Tools;
• Sunglasses;
• Electronics.

The Abbotsford Police are using significant police and volunteer resources to combat these thefts, however, continue to note that our citizens are regularly leaving valuables in the cars, creating easy targets for criminals.

Over the past month, the thefts in this area seem to be mainly between two target times: 10 am to 6 pm and 9 pm to 4 am.

Please, double check when parking your car to ensure handbags, mobile phones, GPS’s, dashcams, computers and coins are either out of sight, or removed all together from your vehicle.

There are some simple tips to prevent theft from your vehicle:

• Remove all valuables (handbags, mobile phones, GPS’s, dashcams, computers, coins, shopping bags, cigarettes, etc.) from your vehicle;
• Never leave a spare vehicle or house key in your vehicle;
• When parked- lock your doors and roll up your windows;
• Protect your insurance and registration documents as well as your garage door opener. (Carry them in your wallet or conceal them. However, ensure the documents are in the vehicle when out and about in the event you are stopped by police or in an accident).
• Install a car alarm, or use steering wheel locking device;
• If you must keep valuables in your vehicle, store and cover them in your trunk area.

To view where crime has occurred in your neighborhood, check out the AbbyPD crime map, the Department’s interactive crime mapping tool, at https://www.abbypd.ca/crime-mapping .

Please be aware of strangers in your neighbourhood and report all suspicious activity, even minor incidents such as change stolen from a car overnight. To report, please call 604-859-5225 or text on your mobile phone to 222973.

 

   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 

 

RICHMOND RCMP

WOMAN CHARGED IN LUGGAGE GRAB

Tremblay faces 7 charges

CPL DENNIS HWANG

 

ichmond RCMP YVR Detachment has been active in their on-going investigation into luggage thefts and has successfully arrested a suspect on August 2, 2019.

As of August 26, 2019, the BC prosecution Service has approved 7 charges.

Miriam Tremblay, 26, of Vancouver, has been charged with:

7 counts of theft under $5000 contrary to Sec. 348(b) C.C.C.

The charges originated from alleged luggage carousel thefts that occurred between July 12, 2019 and August 2, 2019 at the YVR Domestic Terminal Building.

Ms.Tremblay is due in Richmond Provincial court on September 11, 2019.

“Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment is committed to ensuring the safety and security of travellers to Vancouver International Airport” says Sergeant Ross Lundie, Operations NCO, Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment. “Our officers, especially those from our Airport Crime Unit, have been steadfast in gathering evidence to move this case forward,” adds Sgt. Lundie.

 

   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 

 

IHIT RCMP

Man Dies in Gang Killing

Police investigate Langley hit

SGT FRANK JANG

he Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into a homicide at a Langley McDonald’s restaurant. 

On September 10, 2019 shortly after 8 p.m., Langley RCMP frontline officers were called to a McDonald’s restaurant near 264 Street and 56 Avenue for multiple reports of a shooting.  They arrived on scene to find a man in his early thirties outside the restaurant with gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead at scene.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., the Abbotsford Police Department received a report of a vehicle on fire in the 27900-block of Montesina Avenue.  The vehicle is a black SUV and is believed to be linked to the earlier shooting.  Forensic specialists will be conducting a full examination of the SUV and anyone with information is urged to contact police.

IHIT has conduct of the investigation and are working to notify the victim’s family of his death and so his identity is not being released at this time.  The victim was known to police and had ties to gang activity.  This is believed to be a targeted incident.      

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

“This was a brazen shooting in a public space and we are fortunate that no one else was hurt,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We are urging witnesses that left the McDonald’s immediately after the shooting to come forward as well as anyone with dash cam video.”

“Langley RCMP is in total agreement with what we expect would be absolute outrage by the community for such a brazen act of violence,” says Superintendent Murray Power, Officer-in-Charge of Langley RCMP.  “No grievance between two individuals justifies this level of risk to the community.  We will provide any and all necessary support to IHIT in their investigation and continue in our collective effort with our many partners to target the ongoing gang conflict.”

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).

 

   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 

 

NORTH VAN RCMP

CONFIDENCE FRAUDSTER

Mounties looking for Chilliwack man

SGT PETER DEVRIES

orth Vancouver RCMP are echoing warnings from Vancouver Police Department and West Vancouver Police Department alerting the public to a recent series of confidence frauds targeting elderly victims. Between mid-July and as recently as September 4th, multiple incidents have been reported in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver.

In order to further the police investigation, North Vancouver RCMP are identifying the suspect in these incidents, Donald Robert Quinnell, of Chilliwack. Mr. Quinnell is arrestable for at least 9 offences in North Vancouver, and multiple charges in all three jurisdictions are anticipated in the near future. Mr. Quinnell is also arrestable on an outstanding Canada-wide warrant for Breach of Probation. Police are seeking public assistance in locating Mr. Quinnell. Anyone who sees him is advised not to approach him, but to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Mr. Quinnell presents himself as a well dressed, well mannered man in his 40’s or 50’s. He approaches lone elderly people under the pretense of needing or offering help, and often targets his victims in grocery store parking lots or outside residences.

Donald Robert Quinnell is described as:

• Male Caucasian
• 6 feet 1 inch tall
• 190 pounds
• Short, brown hair
• Brown eyes
• 52-years-old
• Light to medium complexion
• May be wearing glasses and/or ball cap
• Well dressed/groomed

In some cases he says he has locked his keys out of his car and needs help, in others he offers to help carry groceries. His goal is to win the trust of his victims. Once he has their trust, he works his way into their car or home, and then quietly steals their wallets, purses and other valuables. At this time, he does not appear to pose any threat of physical violence to his victims.

"Sometimes he plays the victim and other times the saviour," said Sgt. DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP. "He convinces his victims to either give or receive kindness, which seems a very lovely thing. But then he uses their goodness as a distraction so he can steal their belongings. He gains trust so that he can betray it. It’s manipulative and deplorable."

Investigators have been working together with the Vancouver Police and West Vancouver Police Departments in the investigation, and to locate Mr. Quinnell. Multiple charges in all three jurisdictions are anticipated in the near future, but until Mr. Quinnell is brought into custody, police want to encourage elderly people to remain vigilant, and to report any suspicious incidents to their local police.

"It makes us angry that we have to tell the public they need to think twice before giving or accepting kindness from strangers," said Sgt. DeVries. "That’s not the kind of society we’re all trying to cultivate." Police are calling on the rest of the community to be vigilant as well. "Knowing this guy is watching the elderly in order to find his next victim, we hope everyone else will also be watching for this guy, and keeping a close eye on the elderly in our community."

Anyone who sees the suspect, or witnesses anything suspicious that seems to fit the profile of this crime, is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone who may have been a victim is asked to call their local police department to report it.

 

   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 

ABBOTSFORD PD

IS THIS YOURS?

Police look for owner of machinery in the box

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

bbotsford Police investigators have located owners and returned most of the property items that were recovered from a search warrant that was executed on July 10, 2019.

There is one item, a wooden box with a large piece of machinery that remains unclaimed. This wooden box is described as 3 ft wide, 4 ft deep and 4 feet tall. The item inside, takes up 80% of the space.

The Abbotsford Police Department wants to get stolen property back to its rightful owner! If you believe this property may belong to you, please email serial numbers or other identifying features to askproperty@abbypd.ca.

Search warrant obtained, over $300,000 in property recovered

On July 8, 2019, Abbotsford Police patrol officers observed a stolen flat deck truck transporting an excavator onto a residential property in the 1200 blk of Columbia Road.

Upon further investigation, additional stolen items were located on the property. A 45-year-old man was arrested for possession of stolen property.

The execution of search warrants resulted in the seizure of over $300,000 of stolen property (including excavating equipment, commercial tractor trailer units, bobcats, trailers, jet ski, and vehicles), illicit drugs (including suspected heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine ) and five firearms (located in a stolen camper trailer).

This is an active investigation. Abbotsford Police investigators continue efforts to return the recovered stolen property to its rightful owners. Additional information may be provided as this investigation develops.

 

 

   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

MAN DIES FROM SHOOTING

IHIT looks for clues

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n September 6th at approximately 0032 hours, the Surrey RCMP responded to an altercation in the 1600 block of 160 street.

Upon police attendance, an adult victim was located suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite all attempts to revive the individual the victim succumbed to their injuries.

The parties involved are known to one another and there is no public safety risk known at this time.

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

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

Traffic will be affected for an unknown amount of time with 160 Street shut down for both north and south bound traffic between 16th Avenue and Alder Place.

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

DUKE RETIRES

Aby PD says goodbye to police dog

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

Police dog Duke retires.

 

rom 8 weeks of age, PSD Duke was destined to be a police dog.  He displayed the courage and confidence necessary which he maintained throughout the duration of his career.  He has had a long and distinguished career being trained in many different specialty profiles. 

 

He is trained in all aspects of General duty police dog work such as tracking, searching, criminal apprehension, narcotics and obedience. Additionally, he was active with the Emergency Response Team, the Crowd Control Unit and is one of only six police dogs in the Province trained to search Avalanches.

 

During his career he found several missing persons, tracked and apprehended many criminals, located evidence at crime scenes including DNA, firearms, and narcotics. Additionally, he was decorated with a commendation for locating two deceased persons who had been buried deep in an avalanche providing closure for the grieving families. 

 

PSD Duke also assisted on a difficult multi-agency track of a heavily armed suspect who was wanted for a home invasion/ robbery/ aggravated assault.  Following a pursuit, the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area in Surrey BC. During this incident, PSD Duke tracked for over 25 minutes in extreme conditions to locate and apprehend the suspect who fought violently to escape.  Using weapons, the suspect struck, kicked then bit Duke in an attempt to get the dog to release, however, Duke refused to give up the fight, maintained his hold and the suspect was apprehended.

 

PSD Duke will retire and live on an acreage in Abbotsford with the family of his handler, Sgt Scott.  He will enjoy long walks guarding the property, chasing his ball and being an excellent companion. PSD Duke will continue to be involved with mentoring future K9 recruits and being a good role model.

 

During his career, Duke has kept his handler Sgt Chris Scott safe and served the community well with courage and confidence.

 

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

ABBOTSFORD PD

FATAL ACCIDENT

Police look to the community for witnesses

SGT JUDY BIRD

 

bbotsford Police Major Crime detectives continue to seek witnesses to the fatal collision involving a dark SUV and elderly South Asian man on August 20, 2019 at approximately 8:30 pm.

Specifically, police are seeking to speak to the driver of the van pictured below. This light-colored van, possibly white, with business signage on the rear and a dark mark on the passenger side door, was travelling Eastbound on Marshall Road, heading towards Emerson Street. It is likely this van crossed paths with the vehicle involved in this collision.

Investigators would also like to speak to a South Asian female who was walking Westbound on the North side of Marshall Rd at the time of the collision. This woman was wearing a light coloured South Asian dress with short sleeves.

Abbotsford Police Detectives are asking witnesses to please come forward to help provide further evidence in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text the department at 22973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SQUAMISH RCMP

PARAGLIDER DOWN

Man was left fighting for his life

SGT SASCHA BANKS

 

Paraglider chute lay strewn across the log boom where he fell.

n August 29th, 2019, at 7:45 am Squamish RCMP received a request for assistance from the Squamish Fire Department in regards to a paraglider who had fallen into the log boom area of blind channel portion of the Howe Sound in Squamish.

Squamish RCMP launched their police boat alongside Squamish Fire Rescue members, in order to retrieve the 40-year-old man from the water.  They were able to bring the man into the boat and he was transported to an awaiting Ambulance.  A short time later the man was flown to a Lower Mainland hospital via BCEHS Air Ambulance with life threatening injuries.

From the initial investigation it appears the man was paragliding off the Stawamus Chief when he went into a spin with his wing and fell to the log boom area just to the west of where he launched from.

"The quick action of the employees from the log sort along with marine staff, Squamish Fire, Squamish BC Ambulance, and Squamish RCMP 

were essential to providing an extremely quick response to this serious situation" says Sergeant Sascha Banks.  "This represents what Squamish is about, where everyone works together to ensure this man received life-saving measures when he needed it most.  This summer season has been a tough one for all our emergency and SAR teams with the Stawamus Chief, we can only hope those up there focus on adventuring safely."

 

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

PRINCE GEORGE RCMP

BODY FOUND

Police trying to piece it together

CPL MADONNA SAUNDERSON

n Wednesday, August 28 2019 a fisherman located a body in the river near the Sheep Creek Bridge. RCMP, SAR and Conservations Officers attended the scene.

The Williams Lake RCMP are reviewing all missing persons’ files as they, along with BC Coroners Service, work to confirm identity.

"We are aware of the most recent missing person investigation and the charges that have been laid and we are exhausting all possibilities to determine if there is any connection with these investigations." said Insp Jeff Pelley, OIC Williams Lake RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing and if you have any information, please call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

 

 

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

SHOTS FIRED IN SURREY

Cops look to identify

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

 

urrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying individuals and an associated vehicle to a shots fired incident in the Whalley area on August 12, 2019 (See previous release).

 

The ongoing investigation by the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit has identified a vehicle of interest: a white sedan, possibly an older model Cadillac, with a broken rear passenger-side window. Investigators are looking to identify the occupants associated to this vehicle as well as any information on the vehicle itself.

 

 

Suspects and vehicle. Two women, two men.

 

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

 

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

PAIR ARRESTED AFTER FOOTCHASE

Suspects caught in the middle of a Break and Enter

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

wo men have been arrested and charged following a break and enter into a residence in the South Surrey area earlier this month.

On August 10, 2019, at 5:30 am, police responded to a report of a possible break and enter in progress at a residence in the 13200-block of Woodcrest Drive. Upon arrival, police observed two men with bandanas covering their faces inside the residence. The two men attempted to flee but were arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

Two men from Surrey, Davin Kooner, 19, and Gurkamal Chhina, 29, are now facing charges including Break and Enter, Disguising Face with Intent to Commit an Offence, and Use of an Imitation Firearm to Commit an Offence. Both men are known to police.

“Although breaking and entering is considered a property crime, the impact on victims can be significant.” says Inspector Cliff Chastellaine, Major Crime Senior Investigator. “In this incident our Frontline Officers were able to quickly arrest two suspects which we hope will bring some closure to those who were impacted.”

Overall property crime decreased by 3% in the second quarter of 2019, continuing the downward trend in property crime statistics Surrey has seen for the past four years. However, home owners may consider the following tips to protect their property:

• Install exterior lights with motion sensor activation
• Have interior lights on a timer while you’re away from home
• Install a good quality CCTV system
• Join their local Block Watch program

Information from the public continues to play an important role in keeping Surrey Safe, anyone with information about criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

 

   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

 

SURREY RCMP

THREAT EMPTIES MALL

Cops arrest one

CST RICHARD WRIGHT

urrey RCMP is advising the public of an arrest which was made after police investigated a threat at Surrey Central Mall late Sunday afternoon.

On August 25, 2019, at 4pm, Surrey RCMP members responded to a report of a threat at Surrey Central Mall in the 10100-block of King George Boulevard. Members quickly evacuated the mall and surrounding businesses as a precaution, securing the scene.

Police officers with the assistance of Integrated Police Dog Services cleared the area and determined that the area was safe, with no threat to the public.

Investigators were able to locate and arrest a suspect thereafter at a nearby residence.

“Surrey RCMP frontline members responded quickly and efficiently to ensure the safety of everyone present,” said Inspector Manly Burleigh, Duty Officer. ”We treat every threat like this as real until proven to be false. Our members did an outstanding job responding to a potentially dangerous incident.”

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