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A 39-year-old man was arrested by police on Saturday after he smashed the window of a pickup and proceeded to assault the driver.

The altercation took place around 10:45 p.m. on 124th Avenue near Harris Road in Pitt Meadows.

Police did not say what triggered the assault, but added the 18-year-old driver was only shaken up.

The man arrested has since been released from police custody but will return to court in November.

 

Bar fight

A man faces assault charges following a fight on Saturday inside a Pitt Meadows bar.

Police allege the 22-year-old man from Langley punched a woman at Roosters Country Cabaret.

Ridge Meadows RCMP were called about the assault just after just after 11:30 p.m. and interviewed the victim and several witnesses to identify the suspect.

The man was later released on a promise to appear in court in December.

 

Shoplifter

An alert customer helped police catch a shoplifter who stole groceries from Superstore on Thursday.

Around 9:45 p.m., a loss prevention officer saw a man running out of the store in Meadow Town Centre in Pitt Meadows and flee in a van.

A customer who was walking into the store saw the chase and took down the van’s license plate. The customer gave the information to store security, who called police.

Police tracked down the van and found both men, as well as $60 in stolen groceries.

The pair have since been released from custody.

 

Break-in

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a man responsible for breaking into house in Maple Ridge on Thursday.

Police said a man noticed a stranger lurking around his neighbour’s home on Skillen Street around 10 a.m.

He confronted the man, who left the area in a newer model silver-grey Chrysler car.

When the homeowners returned, they found two bicycles, two TVs, a computer, and a fax machine missing.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid 30s.  He is 5-11 with a slim to medium build and had noticeably large ears.

 

Scammers

Ridge Meadows RCMP are alerting residents to a man and woman who are aggressively approaching people in an attempt to scam money.

The pair drive a blue 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, which has British Columbia licence plates 133 SGW.

They claim there are either visiting relatives in the area or are planning on moving to the area they are in.

They then request to “borrow” money for gas and offer to pay the money back.

The male is described as Asian and in his early 40s, approximately 5-8  with a medium build, weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has black and grey hair, with a noticeable receding hair line.

The woman is white, in her mid to late 30s and shorter than her male accomplice. She is 5-6 with a stocky build, weighs approximately 160 pounds and has brown hair.

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