Man assaults cops in Maple Ridge

A pot bust, theft and more from the police beat

  • May. 3, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Man assaults cops in Maple Ridge

Two Mounties were assaulted by a man while responding to a call about a domestic dispute in Maple Ridge early Sunday.

The officers were called to a home on Garden Street around 3:30 a.m. and attempted to arrest a 48-year-old man on allegations that he had hit his girlfriend.

Supt. Dave Walsh said the suspect became combative in an effort to escape custody, but he was eventually subdued by officers.

The man was taken into custody but released by a justice of peace. Police are recommending a charges of assault as well as two counts of assaulting a peace officer.


Another cop assaulted

A drunk Maple Ridge resident was arrested by police on Saturday after he assaulted a police officer.

Police were called around 11:20 p.m. after drivers reported the 36-year-old man walking in the middle of Lougheed Highway.

As cars slowed down and stopped, the man struck the vehicles with his fists, damaging several. Supt. Dave Walsh said a police officer found the man and arrested him.

“The suspect then became combative with the officer and had to be forcibly taken into custody,” Walsh added.

The man was held in custody until he sobered up but will have to appear in court in August..



Police are looking for a man who swiped a hooded sweatshirt early Saturday from a store in Maple Ridge.

The theft took place around 10 a.m. in Haney Place Mall.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said the clerk on duty felt the man was suspicious when he walked into the store and kept an eye on him until he left.

As the clerk went to notify the store manager, the man returned to the store and quickly stole the sweatshirt.

He was seen running east towards 226th Street.

He is described as a white man in his 20s, six feet tall with a medium build and dark hair.

He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded sweatshirt, a dark baseball hat and blue jeans.


Pot bust

More than 2,000 marijuana plants were seized Friday after police executed two search warrants at two Maple Ridge homes.

The first warrant was executed at a house on Jackson Road just after 8 a.m.

Officers found 1,211 marijuana plants, in varying stages of growth.

The second warrant targeted a house on Tretheway Crescent.

Police entered the property around 2 p.m. and seized 1,624 plants from the house.

Both files are still being investigated and no one has been arrested in connection with the growops.


Truck theft

A truck was stolen last week from a used car-lot in Maple Ridge.

Police said the thief managed to climb over the fence at M J Auto on Lougheed Highway Thursday night or early Friday.

The thief took a green 1993 Dodge diesel pickup.

While driving the unlicenced truck out of the lot, the thief damaged another car.

The truck and suspect have yet to be located.

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