Clerk assaulted in Maple Ridge liquor store fight

  • Mar. 22, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested a 38-year-old Maple Ridge man after a fight broke out Thursday night at the Haney Hotel liquor store.

Two men got into an altercation inside the liquor store around 7 p.m. Police say the store’s clerk attempted to calm the situation down and get both men to leave the store, but the suspect grabbed the clerk before leaving. Once outside, the suspect then hit the other man and ran off.

Police located the suspect the next day and arrested him without incident.

The man was to appear in court on Monday to face two counts of assault.


Man banned from Pitt Meadows after getting girls drunk

A 29-year-old Prince George man was slapped with a $750 fine, and is barred from returning to Pitt Meadows after pleading guilty Wednesday to supplying alcohol to minors.

Torian Nunweiler was caught by Ridge Meadows RCMP with two young girls, one of the whom was intoxicated, near Hoffman Park on July 5, 2010. The attending police officer learned that Nunweiler had given the girl the alcohol, and placed him under arrest.

A Ridge Meadows RCMP spokesperson said Nunweiler will face a probationary ban from returning to Pitt Meadows.

“This is something we seek whenever there is a direct need to protect people in a certain area,” said the spokesperson.


Maple Ridge couple attacked in Hammond

Two men face assault charges after a Maple Ridge couple was attacked on Dartford Street in Hammond Friday night.

The incident occurred just before midnight as the male victim was picking up his girl friend.  The two suspects allegedly assaulted the man, and then his girlfriend, before one of the assailants then damaged the young man’s car. The suspects were arrested at the scene, and later released. They are scheduled to appear in court in May to face charges of assault.

Neither victim was seriously injured.


Construction site thief

A 56-year-old Langley man was arrested after he allegedly stole building materials from a Maple Ridge construction site early Friday morning. A neighbour called Ridge Meadows RCMP just after 4 a.m. when they noticed a man inside the construction site at 238B Street and Abernethy Way in Maple Ridge. Police caught the man a short distance away as he was driving his pickup truck loaded with the allegedly stolen building materials in the back.


Buckle up and hang up, for face a hefty fine

Ridge Meadows RCMP continues to target unsafe drivers, as members from the detachment’s traffic services department set up shop at two high-volume locations on Saturday, on Abernethy Way just west of 224th Street, and on Dewdney Trunk Road and 232nd Street.

Officers issued a total of 27 violation tickets for persons who failed to wear their seatbelts. Another 14 drivers were stopped when they were observed using electronic devices, such as cellular phones, while they were driving.


• Anyone with any information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.