September 21, 2017

Coquitlam RCMP need help finding missing man

Mounties in Coquitlam want to hear from you if you see a man reported missing on Thursday. 34 year old Dennis Koski was last seen at a public phone at the Cottonwood Pavilion on Poirier Street. Police say he seemed distraught and relatives are concerned about his well-being. Koski is described as caucasian, 6'1" tall, 232 pounds. He has brown eyes … [Read more...]

Police search for suspect in Port Coquitlam stabbing

RCMP are searching for a suspect in a stabbing at an apartment complex in Port Coquitlam. Sergeant Grant Wong says officers were called to the building on Coquitlam Avenue near Flint Street just before 10pm Sunday. "We did locate a male who had suffered an injury that appears to have been caused by a knife or some other sharp object.  That … [Read more...]

Missing Coquitlam teen

Coquitlam RCMP are concerned for the safety of a 15-year old girl who's gone missing from the community.  Mounties say Lilyan Shular left her home with an unknown man -- saying she was never coming back. She has no cell phone, money or bank card and her family believes she's been involved in some "high risk behaviours" as of late. Shular is … [Read more...]

Elderly woman hit and killed in Coquitlam

Coquitlam RCMP say an elderly woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Austin Avenue between Blue Mountain and Marmont. Staff Sgt. Dave Stewart says it happened shortly before 12:30 Saturday. He says the driver has remained on-scene and is cooperating.  CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

RCMP say Port Coquitlam teacher may have more victims

RCMP are looking for possible additional victims of a retired Port Coquitlam teacher. In December, 60 year old Russell Lance Read pleaded guilty in relation to two incidents of sexually exploiting two youth a decade ago. Recently though, Coquitlam RCMP say three people who Read taught between 1996 to 2004 came forward with allegations -- … [Read more...]

Coquitlam school district discovers they are deep in the hole

Another lower mainland school district is dealing with a large surprise defecit. "We are looking at a deficit of around about seven point five million." Coquitlam School Board Trustee Brian Robinson says they will have to ask the province for help. "This one has implications where I think we are going to have ask Victoria to allow us to run a … [Read more...]

Two gang associates charged after visiting Port Coquitlam gun range

Two men with gang ties have been charged after allegedly firing weapons at a Port Coquitlam gun range – and breaking their prohibition order. B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit arrested the pair back on Dec. 21. Matin Pouyan, 31, and Bi Dong “Adam” Lam, 25, each face a charge of possession of a firearm contrary … [Read more...]

Gas leak forces brief evacuation of Coquitlam mall

Coquitlam Centre mall was evacuated for just under an hour due to a gas leak Sunday afternoon. Fortis BC spokesperson Michael Allison explains the cause. "A tree branch had knocked loose a coupling at a meter outside the mall and that was causing a small amount of gas to leak which was causing the odour people were smelling. The leak is shut off … [Read more...]

Fire damages Coquitlam townhouse complex

People who live in four units of a Coquitlam townhouse complex are spending the night out of their homes after a fire Saturday afternoon. Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ogloff says the unit where the fire started is heavily damaged, and three other adjacent units have some minor smoke and fire damage. "Two people were taken to a nearby hospital, but they're … [Read more...]

Port Coquitlam to launch anti-bullying bylaw as part of new campaign

On what would have been Amanda Todd's 16th birthday, the City of Port Coquitlam and other local groups have teamed up to tackle bullying with a fresh approach in B.C. The city has proposed a bylaw making it, in essence, illegal to bully someone. It would levy a fine, which would be removed if the offender participates in an anti-bullying … [Read more...]