Surrey man involved in domestic dispute pepper sprayed after fleeing police 

Police Briefs: Snowmobiler suffers minor injuries; Langley man arrested on drug charge

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A Surrey man faces numerous charges after allegedly assaulting his wife and attempting to resist police in the aftermath.

RCMP was notified by a village hotel of an alleged assault involving the man and his common-law wife after 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 5.

"The suspect had hit her in the face and grabbed her cell phone as she was trying to phone police in relation to the domestic dispute," explained Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair.

After arriving on the scene, police determined the man was in breach of his court-imposed conditions related to an earlier incident, including not to be in contact with the victim and to avoid consuming alcohol.

The 35-year-old suspect allegedly shoved an officer who was attempting to arrest him and fled on foot. Police caught up with him a short distance away and managed to subdue him after administering pepper spray.

Snowmobiler airlifted from Callaghan with minor injuries

A U.S. man is recovering after he was injured while snowmobiling in the Whistler backcountry.

Just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, Whistler RMCP received a report of a man with shoulder and bicep injuries sustained while snowmobiling in the Callaghan and Brandywine area.

The man, who was with a group of seven snowmobilers, was unable to exit the backcountry on his own, and search and rescue crews were notified. He was eventually airlifted to safety and treated for minor injuries.

Langley man caught with suspected cocaine

A Langley man is facing drug charges after he was reportedly observed using suspected cocaine behind a village nightclub on Saturday, April 4.

Two officers on foot patrol observed the suspect preparing a line of white powder on his cell phone while accompanied by a male friend.

Both men were arrested and taken to the detachment, where it was determined the controlled substance belonged to the 24-year-old Langley man. His friend was released without charges.

The suspect was released with a promise to appear in court at a later date.


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