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Tips to Upper Fraser Valley Crime Stoppers lead to six arrests

The organization solicits information from the public to help track down criminal suspects

Anonymous tips to Upper Fraser Valley Crime Stoppers had led to six arrests so far this year and the recovery of $116,775 worth of property, cash and drugs.

The arrests were followed by the laying of six charges by police, based on information from the public.

A recent Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week involved a Chilliwack case, with a man on a bicycle slapping the backside of a teenaged girl near Chilliwack secondary school. The incident happened shortly after noon on Sept. 16 and was captured on video.

A YouTube post by Rob Lezzi showed two young women walking north on the east side of Williams near Chilliwack Secondary School. A man wearing a backwards baseball hat, a blue shirt and riding a red bike cycled up behind them and was seen to slap or grab the buttocks of one of them.

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Local RCMP issued a news release nine days later asking for the public’s help to find the suspect.

Anonymous tips about this or any other crime can be submitted through the Crime Stoppers’ downloadable “P3” app. Crime Stoppers can be reached by phone at 1-855-448-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. The organization’s website is solvecrime.ca and there is a Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers Facebook page.


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