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The Abbotsford Police Department has released this sketch of the suspect in an attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday, Aug. 15.

Abbotsford Police release drawing of suspect in attempted child abduction

Major crime unit continues to investigate incident that took place Aug. 15

 

Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday night (Aug. 15). (File photo)

B.C. child OK after nearly being yanked out ground-floor window in abduction attempt

Abbotsford Police investigating Aug. 15 evening incident

 

Ridge Meadows RCMP conducting seatbelt and cellphone use checks. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/The News)

Project blue heron leads to 37 tickets issued to Maple Ridge drivers

Ridge Meadows RCMP uses lift equipment to better spot driver infractions

 

An example of Surrey Mounties and Surrey Police Service officers patrolling the city’s streets together. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

Final Surrey Police Service take-over date from RCMP still unknown

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An example of Surrey Mounties and Surrey Police Service officers patrolling the city’s streets together. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
A fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in the 31900 block of Maclure Road in Abbotsford while police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. (Facebook photo)

Two die in Abbotsford when stolen car crashes during police pursuit

Vehicle was believed to be linked to recent violent crime in another area

A fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in the 31900 block of Maclure Road in Abbotsford while police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. (Facebook photo)
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred along the Trans-Canada Highway in Burnaby Saturday (Aug. 6). (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)

18-year-old killed in gang-related shooting on Burnaby highway: police

Meysam Zaki was sitting in the passenger seat when he was killed Saturday

Burnaby RCMP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred along the Trans-Canada Highway in Burnaby Saturday (Aug. 6). (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)
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CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of August 14

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

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The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Surrey man charged after reports of guns being fired outside Abbotsford store

Weapons seized after incident in Cabela’s parking lot were airsoft pistols

Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 31

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
LEARY, Ryan
Age: 37
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 211 lbs.
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Tattoos: Neck - PRICELESS, Left Forearm - Sleeve Outer Forearm, Left Forearm - Inner Forearm, Left Upperarm - Sleeve Inner Upper Arm, Right Forearm - FIRST, Abdomen - LEARY, Left Calf - Canadian Flag w/ 604 inside an, Right Calf - R.I.P and Angel Wings, Left Upper Arm - Sleeve Outer Upper Arm, Neck - LOYALITY IS right side
Wanted: Poss Schedule I/II substance for purpose of trafficking
Warrant in effect: July 17 Parole Jurisdiction: Surrey

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 24

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

LEARY, Ryan
Age: 37
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 211 lbs.
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Tattoos: Neck - PRICELESS, Left Forearm - Sleeve Outer Forearm, Left Forearm - Inner Forearm, Left Upperarm - Sleeve Inner Upper Arm, Right Forearm - FIRST, Abdomen - LEARY, Left Calf - Canadian Flag w/ 604 inside an, Right Calf - R.I.P and Angel Wings, Left Upper Arm - Sleeve Outer Upper Arm, Neck - LOYALITY IS right side
Wanted: Poss Schedule I/II substance for purpose of trafficking
Warrant in effect: July 17 Parole Jurisdiction: Surrey
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Jessie Millwater, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested July 15, 2022 in Mission. He had escaped from an Abbotsford prison and had been spotted in Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Man wanted for escaping Abbotsford prison is arrested in Mission

Jessie Millwater, wanted on Canada-wide warrant, had been seen in northern B.C.

Jessie Millwater, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested July 15, 2022 in Mission. He had escaped from an Abbotsford prison and had been spotted in Prince Rupert and Terrace.
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson calls for oversight of municipal jails after detainee left screaming in pain

Currently no means of recourse for detainees mistreated by jail guards in RCMP-policed communities

A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cop impersonator demanded debit payment for ‘ticket’ in North Vancouver

Man reportedly told driver they were being ticketed for using GPS on their cell phone

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of two loaded handguns that was found on a trio who drove a stolen vehicle from Abbotsford to Maple Ridge on Monday night (July 18). (Abbotsford Police photo)

Police find 2 loaded guns on trio who drove stolen truck from Abbotsford to Maple Ridge

Charges are pending against three men, ages 17, 20 and 24

One of two loaded handguns that was found on a trio who drove a stolen vehicle from Abbotsford to Maple Ridge on Monday night (July 18). (Abbotsford Police photo)
A police vehicle crashed into a concrete wall at George Ferguson Way and McCallum Road early Monday morning (July 18). The two officers in the vehicle were taken to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Police vehicle crashes in Abbotsford on way to shots-fired call

Two officers taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

A police vehicle crashed into a concrete wall at George Ferguson Way and McCallum Road early Monday morning (July 18). The two officers in the vehicle were taken to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)