Arrest made in vehicle vandalism around Ridge Meadows Hospital

A 31-year-old Maple Ridge man is facing 64 counts of mischief to vehicle charges.

  • Nov. 3, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Jim Bird's car was one of those vandalized.

A 31-year-old Maple Ridge man is facing 64 counts of mischief to vehicle charges after a spate of vandalism around Ridge Meadows Hospital earlier this year.

The vehicles mainly belonged to hospital employees who legally parked on the streets in the area of 117 Avenue between 211 and Laity Street, RCMP said.

Ridge Meadows RCMP received multiple calls from citizens reporting damage to their cars that consisted of scratched paint, slashed tires and an oily liquid being spilt on them.

“The increase in mischief to vehicles in this area was quickly identified as a hot spot by our crime analyst,” said Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk.

“Members from the community policing unit, general duty and the street enforcement unit worked together to solve this crime spree. In early June, community response team members went door to door in the neighbourhood to provide crime prevention tips and gather leads.”

A suspect was identified and further investigation resulted in the arrest and charges against Chueh YU, 31.

He made an appearance in court on Oct. 9 and is currently on conditional release. He is expected back in court in early November to answer to the 64 counts.

“This was a complex case and team work played a key role,” Gresiuk said. “It is safe to say, everyone is relieved to have these senseless crimes stopped.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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