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Port Moody Police Department

 

14-6947 Investigation Update

On December 15th 2014 at 0005 hours Port Moody Police responded to a report of a robbery and assault in the area of Aspenwood Park. Shortly after midnight Monday morning two women were walking through the trail system of Aspenwood when a male engaged them in conversation seeking directions. After a brief conversation the women began to walk away. The male then allegedly attacked the women from behind, knocking one to the ground. A struggle ensued and at some point during the assault, the male produced a knife. Both women fought off the attacker who stole one victim’s purse and fled the area. The victim’s identification and keys were in her purse when it was stolen. The two women received minor injuries during the struggle. Detectives from the Port Moody Major Crime Section were investigating the matter and Police Victim Services were working with the victim and her family.
 
The following morning, at approximately 0810 hours, a male attended the victim’s residence on Birchwood brandishing a firearm. A fight ensued between the suspect and the home owner. The home owner was able to fend off the intruder and the male fled. The home owner received minor injuries in the struggle and was treated at hospital.
 
Police attended, recovered the firearm and began a search for the suspect. A number of schools in the area were placed in code-yellow lockdowns as a precaution while Police and K9 units were in the area.
 
As police continued their search, Coquitlam RCMP received a report of an assault and robbery near a parking lot on Eagle Mountain. The suspect had attacked a female in a parking lot and stolen her vehicle. The suspect matched the description from the Port Moody assault. It was also determined that the suspect had sexually assaulted the female prior to stealing her car. The female was transported to hospital for her injuries.
 
A few minutes later officers located the stolen vehicle as it was travelling along Panorama Drive. A brief pursuit ensued and the vehicle was stopped in the area of Hawthorn Drive. The driver was arrested and held in custody.
 
As a result of these incidents 31 year old Vahidreza BORDBAR of Coquitlam is facing the following charges:
 
-          1 count of Break and Enter to a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence therein, contrary to Section 348(1) of the Criminal Code.
-          Possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition contrary to Section 95(2) of the Criminal Code.
-          2 counts of sexual assault with a weapon contrary to Section 272(2)(a.1) of the Criminal Code.
 
It is possible that Mr. BORDBAR used the stolen identification from the purse to target the residence on Birchwood Crescent. As the investigation into the initial robbery continued, Police formed reasonable grounds to believe that a sexual assault had also occurred. Mr. BORDBAR is still in custody.
 
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be sought. Police will provide additional information as it becomes available.

 
14-6947 Assault with weapon

At approximately 0810 hours Port Moody Police received a report of an assault with a weapon in the Heritage Woods area. The suspect had fled prior to police arrival. Police recovered a weapon and a male was treated for minor injuries.

A nearby elementary school was placed in a code yellow lockdown as a precaution while police and a K9 unit searched for the suspect. Additional schools were added to the lockdown as a precaution.

At approximately 1030 hours Police received a report of a robbery at the top of Eagle Mountain. The suspect stole a female’s keys and her vehicle. The suspect matched the description of the male from the previous assault.

Officers located the vehicle a few moments later. A 31 year old Coquitlam male is now in custody. The male is not known to Police and the investigation is ongoing.

The school lockdowns have been lifted as the male is now in custody. Police will provide additional information as it becomes available.

 
Community Update Dec. 1-10, 2014

The following are items of interest for the period of December 1-10, 2014:

PROPERTY CRIME:

- Residential break and enter in the 1100 Blk Glenayre Drive. Suspect identified and arrested.

- Attempted N&E on Linden Crt. Attempt to pry the ground level rear window. Alarm activated. No entry gained by suspect(s)

- Residential break and enter in the 700 Blk Carleton Dr. Thief gained access via a ground level side window. Suspect identified and arrested.

- Theft from vehicle overnight on Allandale ave

- Attempted B&E on Shoreline Circle. Occurred within a 2 hr window while the owner went out for a walk. The suspects attempted to pry a window open but the audible alarm sounded likely scaring off the culprits.

- Residential B&E on Burrard Crescent. Rear window pried open.

- Theft of cash from a wallet. The owner left his wallet in his bag as he played basketball in the rec-centre. Someone went through his possessions while he was playing.

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Fatal MVI

On Sunday November 16, 2014 at 0039 hours Port Moody Police responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2400 Blk of David Ave. The vehicle had left the roadway and crashed down the embankment adjacent to the Noons Creek bridge.
 
Upon police arrival Paramedics and Fire Department personnel were already on scene. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was deceased. Given the vehicle’s location, a crane was required to lift the vehicle back onto the roadway.
 
Although the cause of the collision is still under investigation, speed may have played a role.
 
Police will not be releasing the name of the deceased at this time.
 
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Port Moody Police at 604-461-3456.

 
Community Update Nov. 1-10, 2014

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held tomorrow throughout the Tri-Cities. The Port Moody service will be held at 10 a.m. outside the Port Moody Legion (2513 Clarke St). There will be a short parade of Veterans, Serving members of the Armed Forces, Emergency Services personnel, Cadets and other community groups followed by a 21 gun salute and the wreath laying ceremony.

The following are items of interest for the period spanning November 1 – 10:

PROPERTY CRIME:

A local business in the 2300 Blk of St. Johns st was broken into overnight. Computer equipment was stolen.

A stolen vehicle was recovered in the area of Clarke St / Grant st.

Theft from vehicle occurred overnight in the area of Wildwood Drive. The driver’s window was smashed out and a wallet and Ipod were stolen.

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