Teens injured in Pitt Meadows crash

  • Oct. 3, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Five teenagers were taken to hospital after the car they were in flipped onto its roof following a crash early Sunday in Pitt Meadows.

Police were called to investigate the single vehicle crash around 12:30 a.m.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta struck a gate post, then flipped onto its roof on Harris Road, near Richardson Road.

The Pitt Meadows Fire Department was called to assist police and paramedics, who eventually transported all the teens to hospital via ambulance.

Police believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.

RCMP continue to investigate the crash but said the teens’ injuries are non-life threatening.


Parole violation

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for violating parole was arrested early Sunday after he was spotted climbing through the window of an apartment in Pitt Meadows.

Police were called around 12:40 a.m. after the 22-year-old was seen entering a third-floor apartment on Ford Road.

The RCMP Lower Mainland District’s Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services were called to assist Ridge Meadows RCMP and found the man inside the apartment.

Police said he had been allowed to stay at the apartment, but was arrested after officers found out he was wanted on a warrant.

He was held in custody overnight and returned to prison on Monday.


Stolen car

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a white 2000 Cadillac Deville stolen from a house in Maple Ridge over the weekend.

The car was taken from a home on 201st Street sometime between 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.  The car had B.C. licence plates 660RCM on it at the time of the theft.


Home invasion

Drugs and cell phones were stolen in a home invasion late Friday in Maple Ridge.

The robbery took place around 11:30 p.m. on Lougheed Highway near 220th Street.

According to police, the homeowner was in the backyard when two men appeared. The men then assaulted the home owner as well as a neighbour before taking them inside the house.

A third man arrived and stood guard while the other two stole a “controlled substance” and cell phones from the house.

All three suspects are described as white men.

The first one is around 5-10 with a heavy build and in his 30s.  He had very short light brown hair and was clean shaven.

The second suspect was also 5-10 and approximately 170 pounds.  He had dark brown hair and a moustache.

The third suspect had a round face, brown hair and wore glasses.

• 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.


Phone scam

Ridge Meadows RCMP want to alert residents to a possible phone scam.

A person called police this week after receiving a call from 999-910-0103.

The caller claimed to be working for Microsoft Windows and said the resident had a malicious virus on his or her computer.

The caller wanted the person to turn on the computer, then be guided through steps that would get rid of the virus.

Police believe the caller may have other motives for the call, including getting personal information from the computer.

Police urge residents to be wary of any calls of this nature.