2012-09-21 13:53 PDT
On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, the North Vancouver RCMP Bike Unit arrested a cyclist for being in possession of 85 lbs of recently stolen copper pipe. At approximately 9:00 am, uniformed officers, on bike patrol in the Seabus Terminal area, observed a male riding his bicycle on the sidewalk without the required helmet.
The 35 year old Langley man was stopped and issued tickets for ‘cycle without required bicycle helmet’ and ‘ride cycle on sidewalk’. The officers also observed a large amount of freshly cut copper pipe sticking out of his backpack and duffle bags. Considering ongoing problems of theft of copper from construction sites, and having no logical explanation for being in position of the large amount of copper, the male was arrested for possession of stolen property.
The cyclist, who provided police a false name, also had an outstanding arrest warrant. The accused, who remains in custody, will return to court on September 27, 2012 to face the alleged criminal charges:
This is another great example of how having our uniformed officers on bike patrol connecting with citizens at the street level, contributes to the safety of our community, commented Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP.
Cpl. Richard De JongMedia Relations