Pedestrian to blame for getting hit

  • Oct. 6, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Police believe a pedestrian injured in a crash Wednesday evening in Maple Ridge was to blame for the cause.

The 36-year-old man was hit by a Toyota Corolla around 7:30 p.m. while crossing Dewdney Trunk Road near 216th Street.

Police said the man was wearing dark clothes and was not in a marked crosswalk.

He was taken to hospital by members of the B.C. Ambulance Service with non-life threatening injuries.

“This is a reminder for all citizens to be careful when crossing any street,” said Cpl. Dale Somerville, with Ridge Meadow RCMP’s traffic services.

“Police strongly urge pedestrians to wear light-coloured or reflective clothing when it’s dark.  At this time of the year it gets dark earlier, so we would like to remind both pedestrians and motorists to be more cognizant of the decreased visibility.”


Assault charges

A 27-year-old man was arrested by police Wednesday afternoon in Maple Ridge for attacking his landlord.

The dispute took place at a house on Campbell Avenue around 4:30 p.m.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the man hit his landlord and the landlord’s cousin with a hammer while they attempted to repair the rental suite.

The men were not seriously injured in the attack.

The man was held in police custody overnight for a court appearance on Thursday.


House bound

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a 53-year-old man in Maple Ridge on Wednesday for violating court-ordered conditions.

The man was found around 3:30 p.m. in the office of a pizza business on Lougheed Highway.

The owner believes the man was there to steal property and called police.

Once officers arrived, they found the man was bound by court-ordered conditions that prohibited him from leaving his house, except for a medical emergency.

The man was held in custody overnight for a court appearance on Thursday.


Car thief

A Maple Ridge man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being spotted in a stolen car by undercover police officers.

Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit saw the 22-year-old driving a stolen station wagon and followed him to a business, where he parked the car.

The man was taken into custody in the parking lot.

Ryan Aaron Cameron Kaye has since been charged with possession of stolen property. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 19.


Stolen truck

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a stolen pickup truck and camper.

The blue 1980 GMC pickup was taken between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday from a house on 123B Avenue in Maple Ridge.

The truck has a cream and green Slumber King camper attached to it and had B.C. licence plates BK0 462.


Walk to school

Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Youth Resource Officers were out for International Walk to School Day on Wednesday.

The officers was joined by traffic services, community safety officers, ICBC and Speed Watch volunteer group at Kanaka Creek elementary.

Many students and their parents walked to school with police to celebrate the event.  Although the weather was dreary, all arrived at school safely and ready to begin learning.

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