Maple Ridge man arrested on warrant

Break-ins, theft from vehicles drop

  • Jun. 16, 2011 4:00 p.m.
Maple Ridge man arrested on warrant

A 29-year-old man wanted on a warrant was arrested in Maple Ridge early Wednesday.

Police were called about a possible crime in progress near 222nd Street and 122nd Avenue around 12:50 a.m.

As police officers arrived, they noticed a man walking in the area.

A police check on him revealed he was wanted by the South Coast British Columbia Transit Authority Police Service on a mischief charge.

The man was arrested and held for a court appearance.

 

B&E

Alcohol was stolen from a Maple Ridge restaurant during a break-and-enter early Tuesday.

Thieves smashed the front door of Il Corsaro’s restaurant on Dewdney Trunk Road just after 1 a.m.

Police responded, but found no suspects.

 

Grow op busted

Ridge Meadows RCMP have recommended trafficking charges against a 23-year-old man caught inside a marijuana grow operation.

The Street Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant for the property on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows on May 19.

The man was arrested when he answered the door.

Police seized 187 marijuana plants, in varying stages of growth, from the property.

 

Thefts drop

Ridge Meadows RCMP report significant decreases in theft from vehicles in the past year.

The thefts are down by 37 per cent  in Maple Ridge and 20 per cent in Pitt Meadows.

Police believe people are heeding their advice and taking proper precautions to prevent the thefts.

“Removing valuable items from your vehicle, or at least making sure valuables are out of sight make it less inviting to thieves,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

“We want citizens to continue with this practice.  We also encourage citizens to call police if they see anyone acting suspicious around parked vehicles.”

Ridge Meadows RCMP Const. Mitch Gordon and Cpl. Dale Somerville, as they patrol the parade route on Pitt Meadows Day.