Port Moody Police Department


Media Release

In January 2014 School District 43 informed the Port Moody Police Department about allegations of inappropriate conduct involving a male teacher at a Port Moody elementary school.
Police determined that nothing of a criminal nature had occurred. As there were no criminal offences, the matter was deemed to be a personnel matter for SD43.
As no charges have been laid in this matter, Port Moody Police are not in a position to comment on the identity of any persons involved nor to make any additional comments at this time. Comments regarding the Teacher Regulation Branch’s investigation should be directed to either SD43 or the Teacher Regulatory Board.

A copy of School District 43's statement regarding this matter is as follows:

School District Statement Regarding the Consent Resolution Agreement between the Commissioner of the BC Teacher Regulation Branch and Kevin James Buffel

The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) has the legislated authority to publish the details of disciplinary proceedings involving teachers. Recently a report of this nature was published by the TRB regarding Kevin James Buffel, a former teacher in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam). The link to this Teacher Regulation Branch Consent Resolution is provided below.

The first priority of the School District is to protect students and ensure their well-being. The District takes this role very seriously and acts on information as it comes forward regarding student safety. Internally, the School District has a set of procedures to investigate alleged misconduct. The investigation into this matter was completed by the School District. In matters where there is a concern in behavior that may be criminal, the local police authority is contacted by district personnel. In this case, the Port Moody Police were notified of the concerns.

2014-4740 Sexual Assault at White Pine Beach

Port Moody Police are currently investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred at White Pine Beach in the early hours of August 27. The victim, a 26 year old female, attended the beach with a male she had just met in Burnaby.
The suspect is described as a 35 year old Indo-Canadian male, 5’6” tall, driving a silver BMW.
Anyone with information regarding this file is asked to contact the Port Moody Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Community Update August 9-18, 2014

Below are the items of interest for the period spanning August 9-18th, 2014:


Community mailbox broken into at 15 Forest Park Way

Vehicle stolen from Legion Manor on Hope Street (spare keys were left in the car). Vehicle recovered in the 2100 Blk of St George’s street. Ongoing property crime problems in those areas.

A security camera was stolen from a local business.

Break and Enter overnight while occupant sleeping. A female had her laptop stolen from her residence on Aspenwood Drive. Investigation is ongoing. Possible point of entry is the internal door that links the garage with the residence. Please ensure that you lock all your doors at night.

2 thefts from vehicles in the 2400 Blk of St. George street.

An ipad was stolen from a residence by the owner’s adult son’s friend who was visiting.

Community Update July 31 - August 8, 2014

Here are items of interest for the period of July 31 – August 8, 2014:


Theft of a $1,600 ring from a jewelry store display case. File is still under investigation

Theft of $1,800 mountain bike from Cambridge Way

Officers recovered a stolen val-tag decal from a vehicle

August 4 a resident interrupted residential break and enter in the Seaview area. The thief lunged at the person while brandishing a screw-driver and fled the area. No one was injured. The PMPD Forensic unit attended and the investigation is ongoing.

Theft from unlocked vehicle overnight in the Capilano area

Community Update July 22-30, 2014

The following are items of interest for the week spanning July 22-30, 2014.

The Coquitlam RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locatin a missing person from Cottonwood Lodge. View the Coquitlam RCMP website for details:  http://coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=307


-          A trailer was broken into on Grant St.

-          Theft from a vehicle at 2130 hours in the parking lot of Heritage Woods Secondary. Wallet, contents, electronics, briefcase were all stolen. Don’t leave things in your car.

-          Multiple storage lockers broken into at a building in the 3100 Blk St. Johns st. PMPD Forensic Identification section attended to process the scene. Investigation ongoing.

-          A wallet was stolen from a purse at Rocky Point while the owner was distracted on a phone call

-          Fraudulent purchases were made on a complainants ITunes account. It is important to password protect your electronic devices (WiFi, Iphones, Ipads etc). DO NOT save password information on these devices. If you lose them or someone accesses them they can do as they please.

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