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Boxing Day B&Es in Maple Ridge

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Thieves broke into two restaurants along Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Boxing Day.

A television was taken during the first break-in at a White Spot. The thieves smashed a glass front door to get inside.

The second break-in occurred at an A&W four blocks away. Thieves entered the fast food restaurant by breaking through a drive-through window and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

Scarecrow scare

A call about a dead body in Maple Ridge on Christmas Day turned out to be false.

Ridge Meadows RCMP received the report around 1 p.m. after a person walking on the Golden Ears Bridge spotted what they believed was a "body" lying on the ground below the span.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said officers combed the area thoroughly and eventually found a scarecrow.

"It was a typical scarecrow that is used to scare crows away from crops," she added.

"Needless to say, the police officers that attended were relieved that this call was false."

 

Drunk drivers

Police are thanking a driver for helping them take a drunk driver off the road Friday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP received a call around 8 p.m. about a car being driven erratically along Lougheed Highway.

Officers stopped the vehicle in the 23500-block of Lougheed Hwy. and, after breath samples were taken, arrested a man for impaired driving.

On the same day, around 10 p.m., police were called to a car crash on Creekside and 113A Avenue. A woman was arrested at the scene was arrested for impaired driving. She was released from custody with a promise to appear in court.

 

Stolen truck

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a flat-bed truck that was stolen from a business in Pitt Meadows on Boxing Day. The 2003 Ford truck with license plates CK2 186 was parked on Kennedy Road.

• Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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