Ridge RCMP seize $30,000+ in drugs

Search warranted executed on Lougheed Highway home

  • Jan. 12, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Drugs and cash seized from a Maple Ridge apartment on Wednesday.

Drugs and cash seized from a Maple Ridge apartment on Wednesday.

Mounties seized cash and illegal drugs worth more than $30,000 from an apartment in Maple Ridge on Wednesday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at the residence on Lougheed Highway near 228th Street just after 4 p.m. and arrested three men, aged 18, 20 and 21.

Heroin and cocaine were found following a search.


Violent assault

Ridge Meadows RCMP are praising the actions of a man who helped a Mountie take another man into custody following a domestic assault.

Police were called to a farm on Hale Road in Pitt Meadows around 1 p.m. Wednesday by relatives of a woman who was severely beaten by her estranged husband.

Supt. Dave Walsh said the 56-year-old husband fled when he heard police were contacted.

A police dog and helicopter were called in to assist with the search.

The man was found an hour later on Harris Road where an officer attempted to take him into custody.

Walsh said the man resisted and a physical fight ensued in a deep water-filled ditch.

That’s when a man who works for Shaw Cable Systems stepped in.

“Clearly the quick actions of this citizen ended this altercation, and prevented injury to either our member or the suspect,” added Walsh. “Police officers know adrenaline runs very high in domestic disputes, and many people become irrational, which definitely happened in this case. In my eyes this citizen is a hero, and someone I would like to publicly thank. The citizen put his own safety aside to assist our officer, and did the right thing. It also shows the support all police have from citizens of our communities.”

The man was held in police custody for a first court appearance on Thursday.  Police are recommending charges of assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, uttering threats, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.