February 20, 2018

OPCC: Abby cop lied about use of force against alleged shoplifter

The office of B.C.’s police complaint commissioner has found that an Abbotsford officer lied about what happened during an arrest four years ago in which he assaulted an alleged shoplifter. Constable Adam Page responded to a report of shoplifting at a drugstore in September 2009. Video shows Page handcuffing the suspect, putting him into an … [Read more...]

Abby police say public will decide on Insite approach to addiction

As Abbotsford looks at whether or not to adopt Insite style harm reduction, city police say they support the public forums but will stay out of the decision making process.  Constable Ian MacDonald says they want to be firmly in the background as best options are discussed. "We will be guided by the decisions of the community city council and … [Read more...]

“Friends” with “Ryan Martin Stewart”? Call Abby police

Abbotsford police are providing an update on the on-line activities of 22 year old Jeffrey Allan Goddard. He has a history of trying to lure young people on line and was recently picked up for breach of his court-ordered  conditions.  Detectives now say Goddard created a false Facebook identity that lead to direct and indirect contact … [Read more...]

Abby Airport expansion

A 30-million dollar expansion at the Abbotsford airport is expected to draw up to two-million passengers a year by the year 2025.The real draw is business from the aerospace industry.  Improvements funded jointly by the airport, federal and provincial governments include a new 96-hundred foot runway and various upgrades to the terminal. Mayor … [Read more...]