Johnathan Rath was arrested on Saturday following a police takedown in the area of Clearbrook Road and Fir Avenue in Abbotsford. He has now been charged. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Man charged for allegedly kicking car and stealing cellphone

Incident in Abbotsford resulted in police takedown on Saturday

A 36-year-old man who is alleged to have kicked a car without provocation and then robbed the occupants of their cellphone has now been charged.

Johnathan Rath has been charged with robbery and uttering threats in relation to the incident on Saturday.

Police say they converged on a property at Clearbrook Road and Fir Avenue in central Abbotsford after a man reportedly kicked a car as it was attempting to park and then threatened to shoot the two people inside before taking their cellphone.

“We contained the residence and made some calls. The subject of the complaint came out of the residence, so he was compliant, and was taken into custody,” said Staff Sgt. Paul Dhillon following the incident.

READ MORE: Abbotsford man kicks car and robs driver, cops say

Police at the time said the arrested man is known to them and has a history of violence.

According to the provincial court database, Rath’s criminal record includes convictions for assault, mischief, using a forged document, and breaching his probation and bail conditions.

He is also before the courts on several other charges in Abbotsford this year: theft under $5,000 in May, two counts of assault in June, and one count of mischief in August.

– with files from Dustin Godfrey



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Police converged on a home in the area of Clearbrook Road and Fir Avenue on Saturday. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

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