Alert neighbour helps police

Man noticed a suspicious person by his neighbour’s home on 124th Avenue

  • Oct. 25, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A quick thinking neighbour stopped a would-be thief in his tracks in Pitt Meadows last week.

Just after 1 p.m.  Oct. 17,  a man noticed a suspicious person by his neighbour’s home in the 18800-block of 124th Avenue.

The witness called Ridge Meadows RCMP, who arrived quickly and arrested 41-year-old Jason William Sawatsky, who was still inside the residence.

“Mr. Sawatsky is known to Ridge Meadows RCMP,” said  Sgt. Dale Somerville.

“This case clearly illustrates how citizens and police can work together to reduce, or solve crime in our community.”

Sawatsky has since been charged with break and entering and possession of break and enter tools.

He appeared in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court Friday where he was remanded in custody until his next appearance.