Officer injured in Pitt Meadows chase

Man grabbed officer from behind as woman was being arrested.

  • Sep. 11, 2015 6:00 a.m.

A Ridge Meadows RCMP officer was injured during a scuffle with a man and a woman on Monday.

Police were chasing the pair, who were riding “unlicensed vehicles” on Allen Way in Pitt Meadows, around 6:15 p.m.

An officer managed to catch the female at Fraser Way and Bonson Road, However, her male companion then came up behind the officer and pulled him backwards.

“Our officer was able to fight the man off and gain control of him, but the incident has left our officer injured and he will be off duty,” said Supt. Dave Fleugel.

Police have “no tolerance for this type of behaviour in our community and are using all legal means to ensure there is criminal justice accountability.”

Randolph Andrew Gordyn, 49, of Pitt Meadows, has been charged with failing to stop for police, obstructing a peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance.

Gordyn appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court Sept. 8 and was released on conditions.

 

Pharmacy robbed

A man wearing a wig robbed a pharmacy in Maple Ridge on Saturday.

He entered Golden Ears Pharmacy, on 228th Street, Saturday, Sept. 5, around noon.

He was wearing a disguise and climbed over a counter and gained access to a safe, which contained narcotics.

He then took off in a grey-blue SUV, possibly a BMW.

RCMP couldn’t conform what quantity of drugs were stolen.

The suspect is between 5’9″ and six feet and was wearing a black wig, dark-rimmed sunglasses and a red T-shirt over top a black shirt, jeans and black and whtie running shoes.

No weapon was seen during the robbery.