Two men robbed in Pitt Meadows

One arrested, had stolen wallet

  • Jan. 18, 2011 4:00 p.m.

A 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was arrested by police on Saturday after two other men were robbed in Pitt Meadows.

According to RCMP, the victims stopped see if they could help the man around 12:15 a.m. near Bonson and Hammond Road because it looked like he was trying to care for two women.

Supt. Dave Walsh said after being approached, the man pulled out a weapon, threatened the other men and stole a wallet from their car.

The man and his friends left the area, but were found by police.

He was arrested with the wallet, as well as a weapon allegedly used in the robbery. Both were seized.

Walsh said the man is known to police. He was held in custody over the weekend for a court appearance on Monday.

Drunk drivers

Ridge Meadows RCMP issued four immediate roadside driving prohibitions over the weekend to drivers who were drunk behind the wheel.

The first two suspensions were handed out early Saturday at a road check on Lougheed Highway at the Haney Bypass. Two men, aged 25 and 23, provided breath samples into roadside screening devices that resulted in ‘fail’ readings.

On Sunday, two more drivers blew ‘fail’ readings into a roadside devices during two separate vehicle stops.

Their vehicles were impounded for 30 days. “The storage costs for your vehicle, as well as administration costs to get your driver’s licence back is your responsibility and is very costly,” police said. “The goal of this program is to reduce incidents of impaired driving, which is a major contributor to crashes. Our focus is to make our roads as safe as possible.”

Purse snatcher

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating three purse snatchings that happened Saturday in downtown Maple Ridge.

The suspect in all three thefts is described as a white woman in her mid-20s to mid-30s, 5-4 to 5-6 with a medium build, weighing approximately 120 to 130 pounds.

Police have learned that the suspect dropped a key ring with two keys on it. Both keys are gold and have ‘Bell’ marked on them, with red plastic around the top. Police believe the keys are for an apartment.

Boat stolen

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a 14-foot, aluminum boat and boat trailer that was stolen Sunday from Maple Ridge.

The theft happened between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. The new home-made black trailer had British Columbia licence plates UPS99N on it. It was parked beside a home in the 11700-block of Fraser Street.

Arrest

A 61-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested by police on Friday.

The warrant was issued when the man failed to return to Colony Farm institution.

As a result of information from Coquitlam RCMP, police officers went to an apartment on 222nd Street around 10:30 p.m. and found the man. He was arrested without incident.

Collision

Police will conducted a mechanical inspection on a car that crashed into a Ford dealership Friday in Maple Ridge.

Around 7 a.m., the car collided with another vehicle that was making a left turn and drove through the car lot into the dealership’s building. Two people were taken to Ridge Meadows Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ridge Meadows RCMP are still investigating the crash and will examine the results of a mechanical inspection before considering any charges.

Prohibited driver

A 44-year-old woman is facing charges after a police officer spotted her driving a car with expired license plates on Friday.

The officer was patrolling the 22300-block of River Road around 4:20 a.m. when he saw the driver. After stopping the car, the officer found out the woman was also prohibited from driving.

Stolen trailer

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a tent trailer stolen from Maple Ridge last week.

The trailer was taken from a home in the 23600-block of Dewdney Trunk Road overnight Wednesday or early Thursday.

The tent trailer is a green 1967 Sears, single axel with a white wood rack on top.

The trailer had B.C. licence plates UNH99L on it at the time of the theft.