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Man beaten in Maple Ridge break-in


A man was assaulted by a pair of thieves Friday night after they broke into a Maple Ridge home.

The break-in happened around 11:30 p.m. on Wharf Street.

Police said two men, between 25 and 30 years old, walked in through the front door, where they were confronted by the homeowner.

The pair then hit the homeowner and kicked him several times before they stole a PlayStation 3 console and ran out.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the man was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not serious.

The suspects are described as Caucasian men. One was six feet tall, weighing around 200 pounds, and had a shaved head. The other man was 6-1 with long, curly brown hair.


Another break-in

A flat screen television, money, a leaf blower, pressure washer and numerous pieces of expensive jewelery were stolen Tuesday during a break-and-enter in Maple Ridge.

Thieves entered the home on 224th Street through an attached garage between 10:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. by possibly forcing open the garage door.


Cyclist injured

A cyclist escaped serious injury after being struck by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon in Maple Ridge.

The accident took place around 12:10 p.m. on Lougheed Highway at 226th Street.

The 64-year-old woman was riding across a crosswalk when she was knocked off the bike by the truck, which was making a left turn.

She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup was charged with a Motor Vehicle Act offence of failing to yield.

Man assaulted

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for the man who was assaulted by a group of men outside a 7-Eleven on Monday.

The assault took place around 8:20 p.m. on Lougheed Highway near Laity Street.

Police were called about the assault and arrived on scene, but had to leave the area after they received a report about a break-and-enter in progress.

The break-in took place on Cliff Avenue and three men were arrested.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the victim of the alleged assault was not badly injured, but police would like to know the details of what took place.

• Call 604-463-6251 if you know the victim.


Motorcycle stolen

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a motorcycle that was stolen from a home in Pitt Meadows this week.

The theft took place between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday at a property on 119th Avenue.

The red 1988 Honda VLX motorcycle had British Columbia licence plates S30400 on it at the time of the theft.


Excavator found

An excavator stolen from Coquitlam was found in Maple Ridge on Monday.

The machine was spotted on a property in the 11900 block of 243rd Street just before 11 a.m.

The excavator was seized by police and will be returned to its owner.


Torch run

Cheer on two Ridge Meadows Mounties as they run through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows next week.

The 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place in 20 communities in B.C. on June 9 while raising money for the Special Olympics.

This year, the local run is being organized by constables Peter MacDonald and Duncan McRae.

You can cheer on the runners in Pitt Meadows at 1:15 p.m. on McMyn Avenue at Harris Road or in Maple Ridge at 2 p.m. on 222nd Street and Lougheed Highway.

You can support the event by purchasing a Torch Run t-shirt for $20.  To buy a t-shirt, call the detachment at 604-463-6251.


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