Two arrested during break-in at construction site in Maple Ridge

Two men in their 20s from Maple Ridge were caught on surveillance video.

  • Oct. 14, 2016 2:00 p.m.
Two arrested during break-in at construction site in Maple Ridge

High-tech surveillance system helped police capture two Maple Ridge men in their 20s in a housing unit under construction early Friday.

Around 12:40 a.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP were called to a multi-unit housing construction site in the 10500-block of 240th Street.

The developer installed a security system that broadcasts a live feed, and when it was notified of a breach, contacted police immediately, resulting in the arrests.

“The live feed capability of the security system provided police the upper hand in responding, showing all aspects of the crime,”  said Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk. “Police first responders and Integrated Police Dog Services swooped in and caught the culprits … Nothing had been taken, but there was damage done to the doors, stairs, and windows.”

The investigation is ongoing and is being assisted by the Integrated Forensic Identification Services.

On Wednesday, around 4:15 p.m. a window was smashed at the Big Smole Alehouse in downtown Maple Ridge and a cash drawer was stolen.