News

Stolen wheelchair recovered

Marilyn Merrett (left) wants the return of a stolen wheelchair, used by her daughter Heather. - John Van Putten
Marilyn Merrett (left) wants the return of a stolen wheelchair, used by her daughter Heather.
— image credit: John Van Putten

The wheelchair stolen from Marilyn Merrett's patio has been returned.

Merrett decried the thieves who took the chair used by both her 88-year-old war vet father, and her 28-year-old daughter who has undergone numerous surgeries to deal with brain tumours. She appealed for the wheelchair's return.

It was found abandoned at Mill Lake, muddy but mostly undamaged, and turned in to police, who have returned it to its rightful owner.

"Somebody just decided they wanted to go for a joy ride," Merrett speculated. "I'm just pleased to death that it's back home."

A replacement chair would have cost $1,500.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Marathon bombing suspect due in court Thursday
 
NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges
 
Injunction prohibiting camping in Jubilee Park to remain in place
Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
 
Restaurants expected to slowly comply with organics disposal ban
 
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
Police search for two teens in Surrey hit-and-run
 
Keep an eye out all year for mail thieves
 
New Pitt Meadows sign will be taller

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.