ON the morning of January 12 a New Westminster Police Department officer was on routine patrol when he spotted a motorcyclist riding on the sidewalk with no helmet on.
The constable stopped the motorcyclist to confirm he had a class 6 licence. The officer soon found that the motorcyclist did not have a licence and that the motorcycle he was riding had been reported as stolen. Additionally, the officer found the motorcyclist was in violation of several court ordered conditions. The motorcyclist was arrested and the motorcycle was returned to its owner.
“Thanks to the excellent work of this officer, we were able to return this motorcycle to its rightful owner,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “May we remind anyone that has court ordered conditions that they’re court orders, not court suggestions.”
Residents are encouraged to photograph and record the serial numbers of belongings which can aid police in returning items if they are ever stolen. Theft under $5,000 can be reported through the New Westminster Police Department website or by calling 604-525-5411. If you witness a theft in progress, call 9-1-1.