Opiates stolen from Maple Ridge pharmacy

Metal thieves strike two schools in Maple Ridge, a young car thief and a shoplifter with a taste for dairy

Oxycontin and cash were stolen during a robbery at a Maple Ridge pharmacy on Monday.

Just after 10 a.m., a man walked into a store on 224th Street and demanded medication and money.

The pharmacist gave the man an undisclosed amount of the synthetic opioid as well as before he fled to an apartment in the 11700 block of 224th St.

Police questioned two possible suspect but released them without charges.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with a slim build.  He was wearing a black hat, a lime green hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head, a hat and dark sunglasses.

 

Roof drains stolen

Metal roof drains were stolen from two elementary schools in Maple Ridge in as many weeks.

Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, between Friday, Oct. 7 and Tuesday, Oct. 11 thieves climbed up onto the roof of Glenwood Elementary School and stole the metal drains from the roof.

This caused a water leak, which is led to thousands of dollars damage to the inside of the school.

This past weekend, between Friday and Monday, thieves took the copper drain scuppers from Mount Crescent elementary, which also resulted in water damage to the school.

• 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.

 

Car thief

A woman was arrested by RCMP in downtown Maple Ridge on Tuesday for allegedly driving a stolen car.

Police spotted the blue Honda Accord which had been stolen from Coquitlam around 12:15 p.m. on Balabanian Circle. A short time later, a 21-year-old woman got into the car and drove it around the downtown core.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the woman didn’t know she was been tailed by Air One, the RCMP’s helicopter. She was arrested after she parked the car on 228th Street near the Lougheed Highway.

The car had minor damage and police will return the car to its owner.

The woman was released on a promise to appear in court in January.

 

Shoplifter

A man suspected of shoplifting dairy products was arrested by police on Tuesday.

Police received a call about the theft from a Shoppers Drug Mart store in the 22400 block of Dewdney Trunk Road around 1 p.m.

As the description of the suspect was broadcast, Ridge Meadows RCMP staff Sgt. Andrew Martin spotted him.

The 45-year-old man was taken into custody. He was later released with a court date set for December.

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