Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Northumberland Court in the news again

RCMP arrest 'prolific offender' after kidnapping attempt in Maple Ridge

Kenneth Marcel Lavallee arrested on Friday

Shane Bigham MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS1130) Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 11:02 am MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS1130) - A man described as a 'prolific offender' has been arrested by Ridge Meadows RCMP--one of four people charged with a number of offences including kidnapping, forcible confinement, and dangerous driving. Kenneth Marcel Lavallee, 38, of New Westminster was arrested along with another man and two women.

RCMP say the incident started around 8:30 in the morning on Friday, when a 52 year old man was forced into an SUV on Warsely Street in Maple Ridge. A short time later, it was spotted at Northumberland Court on Fraser Street just off Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge, and followed to 119th Avenue and 227 Street.

Three arrests were made immediately--including Lavallee. RCMP describe him as someone officers are 'always wary of'. Lora-Lee Sandra Lockhart, 39, Tracy Michele Sellick, 45, and Frank William Chartrand, 34--all of Maple Ridge--were also arrested and charged.

The victim had been tied up and beaten. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

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