Teen pepper-sprayed in Maple Ridge

Also had his iPod stolen after a fight in downtown Maple Ridge

  • Nov. 16, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP are seeking robbery charges against a teenage boy who pepper-sprayed another boy and stole his iPod on Sunday.

The robbery took place just before 3 p.m. in the 11900-block of 223rd Street in Maple Ridge.

The teen and some friends met up with the victim and a fight took place.

Police said the altercation culminated with the victim being pepper-sprayed.

The victim was not injured, but was taken to hospital.

The suspect was held in police custody for a first appearance in youth court on Monday.

 

Bottle beating

A 23-year-old man was arrested by police on Friday for allegedly striking another man with a bottle.

The incident happened in the parking lot of the Haney Hotel around 2:15 a.m.

A group of patrons from the hotel was in the parking lot when the man approached the victim and hit him.

The victim had to be taken to hospital by a friend for medical treatment.

Bar staff from the Haney Public House kept the suspect in sight, and he was arrested by police upon their arrival.

The suspect was later released but is scheduled to return to court in February.

 

Two robberies

A man faces two charges for a pair of robberies in Maple Ridge.

Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit arrested Tyrel William Scott on Wednesday for robbing a Shoppers Drug Mart on Oct. 19 and the Hong Kong bank on Nov. 7.

Police believe the 33-year-old, who has no fixed address, is also responsible for three other robberies officers continue to investigate.

Scott appeared in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court last week and was remanded in custody.

 

Drunk driver

Ridge Meadows RCMP are recommending impaired driving charges against Maple Ridge man who crashed his car on Thursday.

Two vehicles collided around 9:15 p.m. on 224th Street at 124th Avenue.

No one was injured, but members of Maple Ridge Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service were called to the scene.  Police said the 28-year-old man tried to leave the scene of the crash, but paramedics stopped him.

His blood-alcohol level was found to be almost three times the legal limit of .08 per cent. He was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

 

Computers donated

Ridge Meadows RCMP have donated 70 old computers to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District.

The computers were handed over to school district representatives on Monday by detachment Supt. Dave Walsh.

“We’re very happy to see our old computers be put to good use by the youth in our communities,” said Walsh.

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