Police incidents cause minor delays

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
January 30, 2014 01:00 AM

A man who was already the subject of five outstanding warrants is facing additional charges after an arrest on board a BC Ferry at Horseshoe Bay Sunday night.

Sunshine Coast RCMP contacted West Vancouver police Sunday evening (Jan. 26) when RCMP received information indicating concern for well being of a woman believed to be travelling on the Langdale ferry to Horseshoe Bay.

"Information forwarded to West Vancouver police indicated the woman was with a male who was subject of a no-contact order and that the suspect male was subject of five outstanding arrest warrants issued in relation to investigations by the Chilliwack RCMP," said West Vancouver Police Const. Jeff Palmer in a news release. "Information was also forwarded that the female may have been with the male against her will."

Palmer said West Vancouver police officers boarded the ferry on arrival at 8:45 p.m. Unloading was briefly delayed. The female was quickly found safe and well in a vehicle.

"The subject male was also quickly located near the foot passenger exit. The male was arrested without incident and unloading was allowed to resume," added Palmer. "West Vancouver police appreciate patience of ferry passengers as officers undertook necessary steps to conclude this matter."

Palmer said the 35-year-old Chilliwack woman was not harmed, and officers determined she had not been with the male against her will.

"After subsequent investigation, officers seized a small quantity of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a small knife," he said. "The outstanding warrants related to charges of assault, mischief, and three charges of breach of undertaking.

West Vancouver police are recommending additional charges, including possession of a controlled substance, and two charges of breach of undertaking.

A 30-year-old Chilliwack man was held at West Vancouver police headquarters overnight for an appearance at North Vancouver provincial court.

In an unrelated incident, Sunshine Coast RCMP were called to the Langdale terminal on Monday when a small bag was left unattended on theexit ramp.It wasn't a hazard, butdid contain a small amount of marijuana.


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