Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Crime News

Princess Beating

Man hospitalized after early morning attack

Staff/Voice photos


Chilliwack RCMP were stationed outside an apartment building on Princess Ave Thursday after a man was attacked there.


olice and emergency services frequently visit the old tenement in the 46000-block of Princess.


On Thursday, residents stood on the porch surveying the street out front, occasionally glancing up at the two RCMP cruisers idling across the street. Yellow tape surrounded the parking lot on the west side where a man was allegedly was beaten to within an inch of his life at 3 a.m. Thursday.


“We don't know how bad he was hurt because they took him away in the ambulance,” a resident told The Voice.


I turned the syringe wrapper over with the toe of my shoe revealing the familiar orange medical label.


"They're junkies on that side," said a man with long, stringy gray hair.


"Where?” I asked.


"Over there," he said pointing at a darkened window on the corner of the building.


A heavyset woman appeared in the doorway.


"We have bedbugs and I'm allergic to them," she said holding up an arm completely covered in large red welts and scabs.


To the east, one of the original homes on that block sits boarded up.


According to another resident, the tenants in the house had a fire on the second floor rendering the entire structure uninhabitable.




Chilliwack RCMP have not yet responded to questions from The Voice about what happened.


All that is known is that the apartment manager was summoned to the building at around 3 a.m., at which point someone attacked him, leaving him injured so badly that he had to be taken to the hospital on a gurney.


Watch The Voice later for more on this crime.


If you have any information about what happened, you can contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).



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