News

Ridge RCMP officer nabs would-be thief

A would-be thief got the surprise of his life when he was arrested by an off-duty Ridge Meadows RCMP officer early Wednesday.

Around 2:30 a.m., Const. Ryan Henley was sleeping in his home when the family dog woke the household up by barking at a suspicious person outside.

Henley spotted a man in a car, who fled when he was confronted by the cop.  Dressed in his pyjamas and in bare feet, Henley ran after the man and arrested him a short distance away.  Local police were called and the man was taken into custody.

“As sworn police officers, we are always ready to react to a criminal situation.  Constable Henley’s successful apprehension of this suspect may lead to the prevention of other citizens being victims,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

She added that since the incident did not take place in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, police do not know if the suspect is still in custody.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. schools back in session after weeks of delay
 
Back to the books and monkey bars
 
Summerland man dies after being hit by transport truck
Hollywood eyes return to Enderby
 
A change is in the… complex
 
Olympic podium made from Ktunaxa wood returns home
B.C. teachers endorse six-year deal, 86 per cent in favour (with VIDEO)
 
BCTF executive recommends six-year teacher deal (VIDEO)
 
Electoral Boundaries Commission Act under review

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.