Neighbour complaints spark search of home

Chilliwack RCMP confiscated heroin, cash, crack cocaine and a loaded firearm after a man barricaded himself in a home Wednesday.

Chilliwack RCMP confiscated heroin, cash, crack cocaine and a loaded firearm after a man barricaded himself in a Princess Avenue home Wednesday afternoon.

Police arrived with a search warrant at the home at around 4 p.m. following complaints from neighbours.

They found a male barricaded inside. However, members from the crime reduction unit and serious crime unit gained entry through a side door.

A 47-year-old Chilliwack man was taken  into custody.

Drugs believed to be crack cocaine, heroin, cash, and a loaded firearm were seized during the search of the home, located in the 45700 block of Princess Avenue.

“Our investigation was initiated when folks reported to us unusual activity in the area,” says Cpl. Mike Rail. “Neighbours watching out for neighbours is one of the most effective means we have to continue keeping our community safe.”

The suspect was later released from police custody pending further investigation.

No one was injured during the execution of the warrant, Rail said.

Everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature is encouraged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, he added. Or, if they wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).