February 25, 2018

Forfeited vehicles to be used to steer youth away from gang lifestyle

BC's civil forfeiture program is releasing two vehicles formerly used by gangs and in the drug-trade -- for community use. Vehicles once involved in gang related lifestyles will now be used specifically to fight the kind of dirty work they used to do. Sergeant Lindsey Houghton - with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. "In this case we're … [Read more...]

UPDATES: Avoid Port Mann bridge: ice falls on vehicles, at least one hurt

Travellers across the new Port Mann bridge have been dodging chunks of ice falling from the cables above the span. RCMP tell our traffic station AM 730 they are in the process of shutting the bridge down, and that at least one person has been injured. This caller says it's an 'absolute nightmare:' "Large ice balls landing on our cars! I … [Read more...]

Street racers have vehicles impounded

Three more street racers will be taking the bus after their cars were impounded over the weekend. RCMP responded to a complaint eastbound on Highway One. A witness said that the racers were going over 130 kilometers an hour and were passing other cars on the shoulder while weaving in and out of traffic. When the RCMP caught up they found three cars … [Read more...]

Street racers fined; vehicles impounded

Four high-end vehicles have been taken off the road after some early morning street racing in Metro Vancouver. They were racing westbound on the Trans-Canada toward the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge around 2:20 this morning. The vehicles hit speeds in the 160 kilometre an hour range.  Police say the vehicles involved were a BMW, Subaru-Impreza, … [Read more...]

TransLink to start towing illegally-parked vehicles at Surrey Park and Ride

Listen up if you use the South Surrey Park and Ride. TransLink says after repeated warnings, it's going to start towing drivers who park illegally. The lot, along King George Highway, is often so jam-packed on weekday mornings, late-comers often have to double-park, park along the roadside, or tuck in next to curbs. TransLink says commuters are … [Read more...]

Vancouver police want to buy utility terrain vehicles

Following a recommendation in last year's Stanley cup riot report, Vancouver's police department is looking to purchase a pair of utility terrain vehicles. Const. Lindsey Houghton explains how they'd come in handy. "They're very agile, they can get in and out crowds very quickly. Plus, they can (go) from one area of downtown very, very quickly and … [Read more...]