22 charges approved
2020-12-08 15:18 PST
File # 2020-26111
Pitt Meadows B.C. – A squatter removed from a property yields weapons and charges.
On November 30, 2020, Ridge Meadows RCMP received a complaint that there was a squatter located in a seacan on a large property in the 19000 block of Lougheed Highway.
On December 1, 2020, a plan was implemented to remove the squatter from the property with the assistance of Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT), Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) and Air 1. A 34 year old man from Maple Ridge, identified as Mark Mccannell was arrested on scene with multiple warrants. Multiple weapons were seized from the property.
On December 2, 2020, Mark Mccannell was charged with 22 offences in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court related to multiple investigations in Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
Mr. Mccannell has been charged with offences including;
- 18 counts of firearms related offences.
- 2 counts of Break and Enter
Mr. Mccannell’s next court date is December 16, 2020.
"Ridge Meadows RCMP is committed to ensuring the safety of the public," states Sergeant Michelle Luca. "This is a prime example of someone seeing something suspicious in the community and reporting it to Police, this enabled police to have these guns from our streets."
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Cst. Julie KlaussnerMedia Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
ridgemeadows.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
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