Burnaby bike section disrupts drug distribution network

Burnaby

2017-10-04 12:19 PDT

File # 2017-43036

Photograph of seizure money, drugs, cell phones

Diligent and proactive policing by members of Burnaby RCMP’s Bike Section has resulted in the disruption of a street level drug distribution network in the city.
 
On September 6, 2017, members of Burnaby Bike Section were conducting patrols in the area of Royal Oak Avenue and Victory Street when a vehicle believed to be associated with the drug trade failed to stop for police. The following week, Burnaby Bike Section conducted a number of proactive patrols in the area and again attempted to stop this same suspect vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop however police investigators were able to identify the driver.

On September 20, 2017, Bike Section members responded to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle incident on Glenlyon Parkway. The driver attempted to flee the scene but with the assistance of bystanders the driver was taken into custody by police.

In the course of the investigation, drugs and $3,000 cash was seized. The driver, a 19-year-old man from Surrey, was subsequently identified as being involved in the two previous incidents where he had failed to stop for police.

The alleged suspect is facing a number of drug and motor vehicle related charges as well as charges for Possession of Property obtained by Crime and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

Insp. Kathy Hartwig, Officer in Charge of Community Programs, oversees the Bike Section and had this to say about the investigation; The Bike Section identified repeat, prolific offenders and carried out investigations to reduce the criminal activity being committed by these targets in the city of Burnaby. This enforcement action is going to have a very significant effect on the Burnaby Crime Reduction Strategy.

Want learn more about Burnaby’s Bike Section? Tomorrow, members of the bike section will be taking over the @BurnabyRCMP Twitter account to give you an insight into the work they do. Follow along on October 5, 2017, from 8 a.m. and throughout the day.
 

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Cpl. Daniela Panesar

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