Rifles stolen in Maple Ridge break-in

A theft from vehicle, and a wanted man arrested on the police beat

  • Aug. 11, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Three guns were stolen during a break-and-enter in east Maple Ridge on Monday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said thieves entered the house in the 26000-block of Dewdney Trunk Road sometime between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. by forcing open the front door.

Besides the rifles, a women’s white gold diamond wedding ring, cash, and pain relievers were also stolen.

• 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.

 

Easy access

A garage door opener left in a car was used by thieves to break into the garage in Maple Ridge  providing them easy access to a much better loot.

The break-in took place in the 21900-block of River Road sometime between 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said thieves broke into a parked car and stole a GPS, compact discs as well as the remote door opener.

Shortly after, the thieves opened up the nearby garage and stole a laptop computer and a framing nailer from it. Police are asking the public to remove any items of value from their vehicles, especially remote door openers.

Dog day

Police dogs were used to track down a Maple Ridge man wanted by police on an outstanding warrant.

A Ridge Meadows Mountie noticed the 25-year-old acting suspiciously in the area of 222nd Street and 122nd Avenue on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

As soon as the officer approached the man, he dropped his bike and ran off.

Police dogs were used to search the area and the man was found a short time later in nearby bushes.

Although he didn’t commit a crime, he was arrested on outstanding warrants.