Update: More great work by our RCMP and community members!

May 20, 2012

File# 2012-9402 & 2012-9519

Showing that preventive patrols work, Ridge Meadows RCMP took two Prohibited Drivers, one of them an alleged Impaired, off our roads this weekend.  The first incident occurred around 9:00 p.m. Friday May 11, 2012.  A police officer noted a Dodge pickup driving aggressively on the Lougheed Highway near 105 Avenue.  The truck was stopped and the officer quickly found out the 44 year old Maple Ridge man was prohibited from driving by the Motor Vehicle Branch.  The man also showed signs of having consumed alcohol, and breath samples taken confirmed the man was well over the legal limit of .08%.  He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

The second incident occurred just after 2:00 a.m. Sunday May 13, 2012 on 240 Street near 113 Avenue.  A General Duty patrol officer stopped a black Infiniti car on suspicion the insurance was expired.  Turned out the car did have proper insurance, but the 29 year old Maple Ridge man driving has had his driving privileges prohibited.  This means he will have to attend Provincial Court in August of 2012, and the car was impounded for 7 days.

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP joined with other community partners to clean up the area of 222 Street and Lougheed Highway.  As part of a ‘Take Back the Community’ project, police joined with the Maple Ridge City Hall, Maple Ridge Downtown Business Improvement Association, Maple Ridge Fire Department, Westridge Security, Maple Ridge By-Laws, Salvation Army Caring Place employees, and Community Volunteers.  Members of these community organizations picked up garbage in the area, which included an area known as the Back 40.  It is a parcel of land across from businesses and residences on Cliff Avenue.  On Tuesday May 1, 2012 a work crew cleaned out this area in a beautification effort.  

(It was so great to be a part of this group effort to make our streets more beautiful.  It was also a lot of fun seeing what I would end up finding.  So many interesting things in the ditches it was like a treasure hunt! Clean up efforts are going forward once a week, if you would like to volunteer please contact the Salvation Army and they will let you know how)!  Corisa,


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