Stolen scooter returned

An RCMP officer spotted the stolen vehicle not far from the theft location on Aug. 28.

Ridge Meadows RCMP have recovered a stolen Honda Scooter and returned it to its 93-year-old owner.

The scooter was reported stolen on Aug. 25 from a property in central Maple Ridge.

Ridge Meadows RCMP officers were informed of the theft and kept watch for the scooter.

An officer spotted the stolen vehicle not far from the theft location on Aug. 28.

“The owner of the scooter is an elderly Second World War veteran,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. “Police were very happy to be able to return the motorcycle back to him.”

After locating the scooter, police remained in the area and arrested a 37-year-old Port Coquitlam man who drove off on the scooter. It is alleged this man’s right to drive is prohibited, and charges are being recommended.