Cops and Courts

Dates have been set for the jury trial of David Allen Geoghegan, 31, (left) and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore, 24, charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Christopher Smyth on Halloween 2019, either late Oct. 31, 2019 or in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP file)

Jury trial dates set for 2019 Halloween homicide near Cultus Lake

Darius Commodore and David Geoghegan charged with first-degree murder of Jordan Smyth in 2019

Dates have been set for the jury trial of David Allen Geoghegan, 31, (left) and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore, 24, charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Christopher Smyth on Halloween 2019, either late Oct. 31, 2019 or in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP file)
A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after this man is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Gordon Grsic is facing several criminal charges in connection with the alleged incident. (Twitter)

Warrant issued for man accused in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store

Gordon Grsic was due in court Feb. 22 at which time warrant was issued according to court records

A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after this man is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Gordon Grsic is facing several criminal charges in connection with the alleged incident. (Twitter)
The discovery of a body drew a large police presence in Pitt Meadows on Aug. 15. 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Family claims vicious dogs killed woman found dead in Lower Mainland blueberry field

Lawsuit against owners of blueberry business, City of Pitt Meadows, and dog owners filed in court

The discovery of a body drew a large police presence in Pitt Meadows on Aug. 15. 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found Aug. 2, 2017 in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Boyfriend of victim Bhavkiran Dhesi pleads guilty to manslaughter

Dhesi, 19, was found dead at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2017, in a torched SUV

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found Aug. 2, 2017 in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)

‘They are tired. They are burned out.’ – B.C. Nurses Union president talks about violence against nurses

After assaults at Chilliwack General Hospital, Aman Grewal talks about abuse health-care workers face

B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)
A still from a video posted on Twitter in which a man is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store caught on video

Customers helped detain maskless man who is now charged with assault causing bodily harm

A still from a video posted on Twitter in which a man is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. (Twitter)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)

Sentencing delayed for treasurer who stole $29,000 from Chilliwack youth football club

Charles Joshua Cahoon facing conditional sentence or up to 18 months jail

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)
A Chilliwack man faces three counts of assault for an allegedly violent incident at the entrance to Chilliwack General Hospital on Feb. 8, 2022. (Chilliwack Progress file)

42-year-old charged after alleged violent assault at Chilliwack General Hospital Tuesday

Christopher Saunders also charged with resisting arrest after incident that injured hospital workers

A Chilliwack man faces three counts of assault for an allegedly violent incident at the entrance to Chilliwack General Hospital on Feb. 8, 2022. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

53-year-old Chilliwack man facing charges after rampage at Garrison grocery store

Customers helped detain maskless man who is now charged with assault causing bodily harm

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
A pedestrian walks past the Chilliwack Law Courts on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman accused of spitting in someone’s face in a McDonald’s, resisting arrest

Incident allegedly started when another customer asked assailant to put her mask on properly

A pedestrian walks past the Chilliwack Law Courts on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Roundabout at Lickman Road and Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack where there was an alleged road rage incident on June 16, 2021. A 47-year-old Chilliwack man has been charged. (GoogleMaps)

Charges laid in alleged Chilliwack road rage incident from June 2021

46-year-old charged with assault, uttering threats, and dangerous driving

Roundabout at Lickman Road and Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack where there was an alleged road rage incident on June 16, 2021. A 47-year-old Chilliwack man has been charged. (GoogleMaps)
Melendy Kaigle, 27, is charged with one count of assaulting a police officer from May 12, 2021 after an alleged incident of intentionally coughing on a Mountie in Chilliwack. (CrimeStoppers)

Chilliwack woman charged with allegedly coughing on RCMP officer

Melendy Kaigle, 27, faces one count of assaulting a police officer after incident in May 2021

Melendy Kaigle, 27, is charged with one count of assaulting a police officer from May 12, 2021 after an alleged incident of intentionally coughing on a Mountie in Chilliwack. (CrimeStoppers)
RCMP on the scene of an alleged murder-suicide on Watson Road in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

TOP STORIES 2021: Top 12 Chilliwack court stories by month

Several homicides, child pornography sentence, child luring, drug trafficking, and fraud

RCMP on the scene of an alleged murder-suicide on Watson Road in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)

Brazen thieves steal pink ATVs from Chilliwack girls aged 3 and 5

‘Right before Christmas, stealing two little girls’ quads. It’s really heartbreaking’ - mother

Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)
Surrey RCMP worked with Homeland Security to place charges against a U.S. man for child luring. (File photo)

Homeland Security arrests U.S. man accused of luring Surrey child

Kevin McCarty, 35, is facing several charges in Oregon

Surrey RCMP worked with Homeland Security to place charges against a U.S. man for child luring. (File photo)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)

Crown seeks jail time for treasurer who stole $29,000 from Chilliwack youth football club

Charles Joshua Cahoon asking for conditional sentence order while Crown seeks 12 to 18 months jail

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)
A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)

Man pleads guilty to smuggling 200 kg of meth across U.S. border into Abbotsford

Zacchary Hecock was caught driving ATV and trailer with drug-filled duffel bags

A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)
Anthony Cortez and Danielle “DeeDee” Charlton are seen in these undated Facebook images. Cortez was sentenced on Oct. 29, 2021 two 23 months jail for dangerous driving causing death for the crash that killed Charlton near Hope on Sept. 11, 2017. (Facebook)

23 months jail for 2017 crash that killed woman near Hope

Anthony Cortez’s crime spree went from Nelson to Hope to Revelstoke

Anthony Cortez and Danielle “DeeDee” Charlton are seen in these undated Facebook images. Cortez was sentenced on Oct. 29, 2021 two 23 months jail for dangerous driving causing death for the crash that killed Charlton near Hope on Sept. 11, 2017. (Facebook)
Chilliwack RCMP had part of Mary Street near CGH blocked off Saturday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Stabbing victim crashes outside of Chilliwack General Hospital while driving to ER

Initial reports Saturday morning were that incident was a shooting

Chilliwack RCMP had part of Mary Street near CGH blocked off Saturday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Defence wants evidence tossed out for former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn

BC Supreme Court justice previously ruled that Mike Haire’s charter rights were breached

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.