November 23, 2017

Increased break and enter cases has Burnaby RCMP warning locals

Burnaby RCMP has formed a task force to crack down on those responsible for a spike in break and enters over the last couple of months. Staff Sergeant Andy LeClair say the suspects have been door knocking, asking if you have a suite to rent or want your gutters cleaned. He warns people not to ignore them: "They don't have to open the door, but they … [Read more...]

Coroner inquest underway for teen killed by RCMP cruiser

An inquest is under way involving Ashley Christine Guiboche who was struck by a RCMP cruiser while jaywalking near King George skytrain station in January 2011. A number of people took the stand today. The first witness Noormohmed Maje claiming Constable Albert Luk was excessively speeding without his sirens or flashing lights on. Another … [Read more...]

Surrey RCMP want your help finding missing man

Surrey mounties want to hear from you if you have any information on where 55 year old Edwin "Ted" Hornsby may be. Hornsby was reported missing Saturday. He was last seen at St. Paul's Hospital on Thursday. Hornsby was staying with friends in Surrey but has also stayed at shelters. He's been known to use skytrain to get around Greater … [Read more...]

Mayors not happy as RCMP move into new Surrey headquarters

The RCMP have begun moving into its new Surrey headquarters and at least one mayor is not happy about it. The Mounties are moving into the Green Timbers facility in phases with everyone moved in by mid-April.  Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is shaking his head as the RCMP make the move, noting the cost to local governments remains a mystery. "We … [Read more...]

Surrey RCMP Superintendent singing the same song after latest murder

Surrey has now seen five murders this month.  But the man in charge of the local RCMP detachment says his message to residents remains the same.  Chief Superintendant Bill Fordy says based on the facts of this latest killing, his position hasn't changed. "That, the vast majority of the citizens that live in Surrey are law-abiding people, … [Read more...]

RCMP and province still wrangling over new HQ costs

There is still no progress to report on the negotiations over the cost sharing of the RMCP's new Surrey headquarters.  Justice Minister Shirley Bond is repeating the province will only pay what is fair. "The issue of Green Timbers continues to be a priority for us and again in my recent meetings in Ottawa this was a topic of discussion with … [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...]

Richmond RCMP officer gets suspended sentence

A Richmond RCMP officer --charged with assault causing bodily harm last summer-- won't face any jail time after being found guilty of a lesser charge. Inderpal Bal's conduct was questioned by other officers at the scene of an arrest made in January of last year after which the victim needed hospital care.  A formal charge was laid in July … [Read more...]

Surrey RCMP Supt. says communication between Metro Vancouver forces is much improved

While the RCMP's top brass have yet to comment on whether they'll support a regional police force, one of Metro Vancouver's senior mounties says many services have already been integrated.  Surrey RCMP Superintendent Bill Fordy was part of the team which drew a confession from serial killer Robert Pickton more than a decade ago. He says … [Read more...]

RCMP severance payouts may fall to municipalities

The Federal Government is looking to eventually do away with RCMP severance packages but the problem is local governments weren't told. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender local governments are realizing they will have to pay for any severance buy outs accepted by RCMP officers.  However Fassbender says figuring out the exact dollar … [Read more...]