Two men were caught in the act of stealing gas from a golf course in Pitt Meadows on Sunday morning.
Just before 1: 30 a.m. Oct. 8, police received a tip about a suspicious vehicle entering the Meadow Gardens Golf Course.
Police arrived at the golf course, and found the two men helping themselves to the golf course's gas, explained Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
"This case fully illustrates how our citizens assist police. These two thieves felt they could hide in the cover of darkness and commit this crime undetected. They didn't count on someone being alert and calling us," Dunlop said.
A 58-year-old Mission man was arrested and later released with a court date for later this month. His 37-year-old Maple Ridge accomplice was found in breach of a probation order, and he was remanded in custody till Tuesday.
ARMED ROBBER NABBED
A 28-year-old Pemberton man was arrested on a charge of armed robbery in Maple Ridge.
The charge stems from a robbery at the Westminster Savings Credit Union in the 22400 block of Lougheed Highway on July 12.
"This was a good investigation that has resulted in a criminal charge being laid.
Our street enforcement unit did some excellent followup after the initial investigation by both our uniformed general duty and the RCMP's integrated forensic identification section," explained Dunlop.
The accused was arrested on Friday, Oct. 5, and was released by a justice of the peace with a court date set for Thursday, Nov. 1.
His name will be released after he has made his first court appearance.
GUILTY PLEA INTENDED
Elisa, Francesco, Roberto, and Paulo Aquilini, Richard Matis, CPI - Cranberry Plantation, and Global Coin Corporation were charged in May 2011 for enviromental violations dating back to May 17, 2009.
Violations under the Water Act, the Fisheries Act, and the Dike Maintenance Act were made in relation to the diversion of water at their Golden Eagle cranberry plantation in Pitt Meadows.
Environmentalists complained that the installation of a pipe and pump that diverted water from a side channel of the North Alouette River in the summer of 2009 resulted in the deaths of thousands of fish.
On Sept. 20 there was a trial confirmation date set at the Port Coquitlam courthouse. The date has been set for Oct. 23, and court registry staff say the defendants have entered an intention to plead guilty.