Tires of vehicle with Washington plates slashed while 12-year-old was inside

RIDGE Meadows RCMP are seeking possible witnesses or dash camera footage of an incident which occurred near a local dyke walking area.

On Monday, February 15 at approximately 4:45 pm, a local family was headed out for a walk in the 17000-block of Rannie Road. The family, who are Canadian and live locally, have a vehicle with Washington plates which they left on the roadside. While the family went for a walk, their 12-year-old daughter remained behind in the vehicle.

Shortly after an unknown man approached the car, yelled expletives and slashed the tires on the driver’s side prior to leaving the area in his own vehicle. It is believed the Washington plates are what triggered the inappropriate response and alleged vandalism from the unknown man.

The suspect is described as:

  • – Approximately 5’8 inches tall with a large build.
  • – Brown hair and a beard
  • – Wearing a white and blue jacket.

The suspect vehicle is described as:

  • – Beige sedan, unknown make or model.
  • – Dent on the passenger side door.

Constable Julie Klaussner said: “There are a number of reasons why people in Canada can legally have out-of-province plates on their car. While this vehicle did have Washington plates, these victims are authorized to be in Canada and are Canadian citizens. It is important not to draw conclusions based on what we think we know and, in this case, a young girl has been traumatized and a car has been vandalized.”

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate this unknown man. If you know who this person is, contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251 and refer to file number 2021-3150.