Arrest made in downtown Maple Ridge business break-ins

Dennis Albert Rayner, a Maple Ridge resident, arrested and held in custody.

  • Oct. 21, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested 40-year-old Maple Ridge resident in regards to a recent series of business break-ins.

Police allege Dennis Albert Rayner, a Maple Ridge resident, illegally gained entry to four businesses, and damaged another one, in the downtown core of Maple Ridge between Sept. 23 and Oct. 2. He was arrested on Monday, Oct. 17 after sufficient evidence was uncovered.

“This is a significant arrest in relation to a series of business break ins that have recently occurred in the Maple Ridge downtown area,” Cpl. Brenda Winpenny said.

“Although Ridge Meadows RCMP cannot say that this suspect has committed all of the current break-ins, the investigations are moving forward and Mr. Rayner will remain as a suspect in the unsolved incidents.”

Rayner is currently before the courts on four counts of break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, and one count of mischief.

After his arrest on Monday, Rayner was held in custody before making his first appearance in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court on Thursday, Oct. 20.


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