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Maple Ridge man charged with assault

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A 38-year-old Maple Ridge man was arrested Friday for assaulting his wife.

He also faces charges of possession of controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking.

Police were called by his wife, who alleged she had been assaulted at their home.

The suspect had fled the residence and police were told he might have a firearm. He returned to the house, however, and was arrested.

The suspect assisted police in locating the firearm, which was located in a vehicle on the his property.

Police also seized 30 pounds of marijuana, and a quarter pound of cocaine.

The suspect was remanded until a court appearance Monday.

 

Senior hit at crosswalk

An 88-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries when hit by a pickup truck while  crossing 224th Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at  1:15 p.m.

The driver of the pickup was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

 

Pitt break-in

Two laptop computers, a digital camera, jewelry, money and a passport were stolen from a Pitt Meadows home on Friday.

The break-in occurred between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Wildwood Crescent. The front door to the home was forced open.

 

Police arrested two adults and seized 150 marijuana plants in Maple Ridge on Saturday after receiving a call of a woman screaming.

Police were called to a home on 126 Avenue at 11 p.m.

In checking the home to ensure no one was injured, police discovered a marijuana grow operation in two rooms.

They seized all the plants and arrested a 40-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman.

Both were released.

 

Theft attempt

An attempted theft at the downtown Tom Hortons on Friday was thwarted by a customer and an employee.

Police received a call at 11:30 p.m. about a “hold up” at the restaurant on 224th Street in Maple Ridge.

The man allegedly demanded money threatened an employee, even chasing that person  into the back of the restaurant.

A customer then engaged with the suspect, delaying his departure and allowing enough time for the police to arrive.

He was arrested while walking through the parking lot.

The 27-year-old man was remanded for a court appearance on July 27.

 

Driver charged

A driver has been charged with failing to stop after a collision Sunday at a new four-way stop in Maple Ridge.

The crash occurred at 9:45 a.m., on 216 Avenue at 124 Avenue.

Police said the driver of a PT Cruiser failed to stop for the stop sign when he was traveling south on 216 Street, which resulted in the collision.

No one was injured in the crash, but police want to remind motorists of the new four way stop procedure that is now in effect at this intersection.

 

Watch for fraud

If you get a phone call from someone saying they're representing Kids Camp Children's Fun Day – hang up.

After a resident agreed to give a cheque to the supposed charity, a woman rode up on bicycle to collect the donation, but asked for cash instead.

The resident then called RCMP who found that that the charity isn't registered with the Business Service of B.C.

Ridge Meadows RCMP describe the woman who tried to collect the cash as in her late 40s, with a slim build and scruffy appearance, with sandy-coloured brown hair. She's thought to be a smoker.

• Police urge residents to check out charities before making any donations and if they have any doubts, they should contact police. If anyone knows more about the above incident, the should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.

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