Driver ditches car in Maple Ridge

A break-and-enter in Pitt Meadows, tools stolen in another robbery and more from the Ridge Meadows RCMP beat

  • Jul. 28, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Driver ditches car in Maple Ridge

A Burnaby man faces charges after trying to flee from police in Maple Ridge early Wednesday.

A Ridge Meadows  Mountie spotted the 43-year-old around 1:30 a.m. on River Road.

When the officer activated his emergency equipment to pull over the rented van,  the driver accelerated quickly, reaching a speed over 140 km/h.

RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the officer followed at a safe distance, briefly losing sight of the van, but found it in a ditch just around the corner on 240th Street and saw man running away.

He was arrested after a short foot chase and police are recommending he be charged with charged with drunk driving and excessive speeding.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on a later date. The man is known to Ridge Meadows RCMP.


Meat mugger

A man stole several packages of meat from the Real Canadian Superstore Tuesday night after threatening to harm store security.

The man fled on a yellow mountain bike after he confronted the woman.

He is described as a white man in his 30s with stringy hair. He was wearing a black baseball hat, shirt, and jacket with blue jeans.

Call RCMP at 604-463-6251 with information.



Expensive construction equipment and tools were stolen from a site in Pitt Meadows last week.

The theft happened between Friday, July 22 and Monday, July 25,  on Airport Way near Southgate Road.

An excavator was also damaged and a lock was taken from a metal container. Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating.



Thieves stole a camera and a 24-inch monitor from a Pitt Meadows home on Kennedy Road last Monday.

The front door was forced open between 10 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.


Pot bust

Almost 200 marijuana plants were seized from Maple Ridge home this week.

Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit seized 184 marijuana plants after executing a search warrant at the house on n 125A Avenue.

One man and two women were arrested, but later released. The team also discovered an electrical by-pass on the property.