Man wanted in stabbing arrested in Maple Ridge

James Ivan Meanney was arrested without incident by the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

James Meanney.

A suspect wanted in the death of a man in Coquitlam was picked up in Maple Ridge on Tuesday.

James Ivan Meanney was arrested without incident by the Ridge Meadows RCMP four hours after a warning was released at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

The 34-year-old is accused of stabbing 65-year-old Robert Harold Vidovich in the parking lot of Shaughnessy Square Shopping Centre long Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam on Aug. 7.

Vidovich was transported to hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Investigators do not know if the two men knew each other at the time.

The warning issued by the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team said that Meanny was to be considered armed and dangerous.

Maple Ridge residents recognized Meanny and informed the police, who took him into custody.

Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT couldn’t say where Meanny was arrested because it is part of the investigation.

“The public had seen him and then contacted the police unbeknownst to Mr. Meanny and then the police were able to locate him and take him into custody, much to his surprise,” said Foster, who said he was in a building at the time.

“The terms of the arrest are still part of the investigation and it’s before the courts, so we have to maintain the integrity of it,” she said.

Meanney is scheduled to be in court on Thursday.

 

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