Tuesday, November 19, 2013

RCMP Crime News


Mounties lay charges after multiple arrests, seek two others

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD/Voice photos


Police round-up suspects on the Landing last Wednesday.


n Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit responded to a complaint of kidnapping and unlawful confinement of one man by several individuals at a Landing Drive address in Chilliwack.


Subsequent investigation has resulted in the arrest of three people; two men and one woman, and the issuing of warrants for two men. Arrested and held in custody for a court appearance is 25-year-old Richard Joseph Williams of Chilliwack.

Williams, a resident of Chilliwack, has been charged with; one count of kidnapping contrary to section 279 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code, one count of conveying a threat to cause death or bodily harm contrary to section 264. 1 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code, and one count of without lawful Authority, confine a person contrary to Section 279 (2) of the Criminal Code.

A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both of Chilliwack, were arrested and released on Promise To Appears for Chilliwack court, on January 7th, 2014 on recommended charges of; Kidnapping contrary to Section 279 (1) of the Criminal Code, Assault with Weapon contrary to Section 267 (a) of the Criminal Code, and Uttering Threats contrary to section 264.1 of the Criminal Code.

Warrants for arrest have been issued for two Chilliwack residents; 31-year-old Jason Arthur Coombes, and 30-year-old Raphael Charles Leon. Both have been charged with numerous criminal counts including conveying a threat to cause bodily harm or death contrary to Section 264.1 (1) (a) and without lawful authority confine a person contrary to section 279(2) of the Criminal Code.

“This incident was a targeted situation. The victim and accused were known to each other,” advises Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen. “The safety of the community at large was not in jeopardy by this incident.” 

The Chilliwack RCMP are seeking the assistance in apprehending Coombes and Leon.

Anyone with knowledge of their location are asked to contact Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  The public are cautioned not to approach either Coombes or Leon if located.



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