Two arrested in Maple Ridge Ridge for mail theft

Man and a woman arrested, released on promise to appear.

  • Dec. 19, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP executed a search warrant on Thursday at a house on Garden Street in downtown Maple Ridge.

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a man and a woman Friday for mail theft.

Police were initially notified by Canada Post of a possible theft from a community mail box near 210 Street and 132 Avenue in Maple Ridge.  Information provided led them to a house on Garden Street.

Officers then observed the two suspects, a 37-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, getting into a car and arrested them. Assorted tools police believe were used for mail theft were seized from the car.

RCMP obtained a search warrant and seized stolen mail – from Maple Ridge, North Vancouver and West Vancouver – from the house.

“Theft from the mail continues to be a problem throughout the Lower Mainland,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said. “We ask our citizens to be aware of these thefts, and please report any suspicious activities around any of our community mail boxes.”

The man and woman were released from custody on a promise to appear in court in March.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Maple Ridge redirects $225,000 from RCMP to community safety needs

A new manager and two community safety officers join a team patrolling the city’s downtown streets

Mayors welcome rideshare expansion into Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

As of Thursday, Lyft is now offering service throughout Metro Vancouver

Maple Ridge Return-It centre serves as pilot for new beverage recycling effort

Haney Bottle Depot will be part of a six-month trial where consumers don’t have to sort their cans

Foundation seeks to bring ‘meaningful’ art to Hammond

Asking Maple Ridge residents for suggestions on design and theme for two large community murals

B.C. identifies 20 new COVID-19 cases, travellers specified in count

Pandemic total 3,028 cases, 51 people from outside Canada

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

B.C. appeals judge’s decision to leave three clubhouses in Hells Angels hands

The province has filed two notices of appeal related to the B.C. Supreme Court decision

Conservation officers relocate Spirit bear known to roam northwestern B.C.

Bear roamed valley north of Terrace for many years

B.C. premier applauds call to decriminalize drug possession

Police shouldn’t struggle with health issues, Horgan says

Most Read