Abbotsford Police arrest 14, including one related to commercial break-in

Arrests take place throughout Wednesday, including after search of Downes Road property

Fourteen people were arrested in Abbotsford on Wednesday, including one after a search warrant was executed on a rural property in the 27600 block of Downes Road.

Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said the warrant was related to an ongoing investigation that stemmed from a commercial break-and-enter which took place “days prior” in Abbotsford.

Bird said, due to the investigation still being underway, she could not provide any details on the break-in, including where and when it occurred and what might have been stolen.

She also said she could not divulge what the search warrant on Wednesday had uncovered.

Bird said the warrant was executed by the Abbotsford Police Department’s crime reduction unit, with the assistance of the emergency response team, the drug enforcement unit and the patrol division.

Five people were in the home at the time, and they were detained while the search was underway. Four were then released, and one man was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

Also through the evening, another 13 people not connected to the Downes Road investigation were arrested at various locations across Abbotsford.

Bird said of the 14 people arrested in total, six were wanted on warrants in Abbotsford, two were wanted on warrants in Mission, one was wanted in Langley and one was wanted on a warrant through the RCMP’s Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

Of the remaining four, three were arrested for breaching their conditions and one on a mischief charge.

Bird said 13 of the individuals who were taken into custody have been released pending further investigation.

On Thursday morning, Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr tweeted about the arrests.

“Busy night with 14 in custody. Proactive work results in multiple warrant arrests,” he stated.

No further details are available at this time.

The area of Downes Road where the search warrant was executed is between 272 Street and Lefeuvre Road in west Abbotsford and south of Highway 1.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a misunderstanding of information released by police, a previous version of this story incorrectly indicated that all 14 arrests were related to one investigation.

RELATED: Search warrant executed in Abbotsford as part of organized-crime investigation

RELATED: RCMP’s Emergency Response Team raid ‘clubhouse’ near Chilliwack homicide scene


@VikkiHopes
vhopes@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Abbotsford youths grill mayor on environmental policy at rally

Local youths continued climate strike as worldwide action takes place in hundreds of cities

Stolen stamp collection has been returned to owners in Abbotsford

Good Samaritan found the stamps hidden away in some bushes and turned them over to police

Police find loaded rifle in car of ‘prolific offender’ prohibited from driving

Tyler Houle of Abbotsford arrested Wednesday in Chilliwack

Man wants guilty plea revoked in 2012 collision in Abbotsford that killed Chilliwack woman

Michael Larocque was charged in relation to crash that killed Eileen Kleinfelder

Trial slated to start Monday for accused killer of Abbotsford cop

Oscar Arfmann faces first-degree murder for death of Const. John Davidson

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Burnaby facility to dispose of 1,500 tonnes of Canada’s trash from Philippines

All 103 containers will be disposed of properly within Canada before the end of the summer

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

High-risk sex offender released into Surrey

Earon Wayne Giles, a Newton “tag-team rapist,” was released from prison Friday and is now living in Surrey

Vancouver woman sexually assaulted after man follows her home; suspect at large

Police are looking for an Asian man in his 40s after the incident on Vancouver’s east side.

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

UPDATE: Vancouver man dies after crash between motorcycle, transport truck

Police believe speed was a factor in Thursday collision

Body found after fire at Surrey homeless camp, police say

Surrey RCMP say the body was found inside a shed after firefighters extinguished the fire

Most Read