Vancouver teen caught with heroin in Maple Ridge

Stolen car, drugs seized and more from the police beat

  • Jun. 30, 2011 11:00 a.m.

A teenager from Vancouver was arrested by Mounties early Thursday after drugs were found in the car he was driving during a routine traffic spot.

The 17-year-old was stopped around 1:30 a.m. on Abernethy Way, just west of 224 Street in Maple Ridge.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said police found what is believed to be packaged heroin, in plain view inside the car.

After arresting the teen, police also seized quantities of what they believe are marijuana, crack cocaine and more heroin.

The young man was released from police custody shortly after on a promise to appear in youth court at a later date.


Repeat offender

A man who tried to steal from a Shopper’s Drug Mart in Maple Ridge was arrested by police on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old walked into the store in the 20300-block of the Lougheed Highway around 7 p.m. and was seen trying to leave without paying for several items.

An employee who witnessed the theft attempted to stop the man, but he ran out of the store.

Police were called and an officer was shown a photograph of the man.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said that officer recognize the man in the photograph as a prolific offender.

The same officer stopped the man, walking on Dewdney Trunk Road, near 223rd Street.

The stolen items were recovered by police.


Car crash

Two drivers were taken to hospital following a crash Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. at 224th Street and Lougheed Highway.

Both cars, a Honda Civic and a Chrysler Sebring, were damaged in the crash and had to be towed.

An investigation into the cause is still underway.

• Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.


Drugs seized

A prohibited weapon and a quantity of illegal drugs were seized by police on Tuesday after a car was stopped in Maple Ridge.

A Mountie pulled over the vehicle around 1:30 p.m. in the 21200-block of 117th Avenue.

The police officer detected an odour of marijuana coming from the car.

A search of the car resulted in the seizure of what police believe to be crack cocaine and marijuana.

The driver, a 24-year-old man from Richmond, was released from custody with a court date.


No scam here

Ridge Meadows RCMP are confirming the legitimacy of a door-to-door salesman who is hawking home alarm systems.

Police were asked to check into the salesman, who was canvassing homes on Camwood Avenue just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said it turns out the man is in fact selling alarms for a bonafide alarm company.


Stolen car

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for a red 1996 Mazda MX6 that was stolen on Monday in Maple Ridge.

The car was taken from the 23700-block of Tamarack Lane sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.

The car had British Columbia licence plates 137 TBA on it at the time of the theft.


Drive safe

Starting this Friday, police from across British Columbia will be out in force targeting impaired, distracted and dangerous drivers.

“Unfortunately it seems that we need to remind people regularly that certain actions can have deadly consequences – driving while impaired, either from alcohol or drugs, speeding, and driving while distracted all dramatically increases the likelihood of being in a collision. There is simply no excuse for these behaviours as they put the lives of other people at risk,” said RCMP Supt. Mike Diack.