Mounties and dog catch car thief in Maple Ridge

Don't leave a running car unattended, says Ridge Meadows RCMP

  • Nov. 17, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP quickly solved the case of a stolen car Tuesday morning.

The Ford Focus, left running outside a house on 238 B Street, was taken around 6 a.m.

At 7:20 a.m., police received another call from a home owner in the 23600-block of Dewdney Trunk Road, reporting a strange car being in their driveway, which turned out to be the recently stolen Ford.

A police dog from the RCMP Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service was called in, and the dog tracked down a 55-year-old man, who had just been caught by the owner of another car he was trying to steal.

The man was taken into custody, but later released on a promise to appear in court in February.

Police want to remind residents to never leave a vehicle unattended while it is running.

 

Another car stolen

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a Silver Grey 2011 Nissan Altima that was stolen from an apartment complex in Pitt Meadows.

The car was taken from the parking lot on Harris Road on Tuesday sometime between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m.

It had B.C. licence plates 796 PKE on it at the time.

• Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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