Report of domestic disturbance leads to drug and gun charges

Saleh Mohammed, 22, was arrested for possession of an AK-47 assault rifle and drugs.

Police often say there’s no such thing as a “routine” call, and a series of incidents earlier this month serves at testament to that.

On Nov. 12 at about 6 a.m., Surrey RCMP were called to a report of a domestic disturbance in Guildford.

When police arrived, the suspect had fled the area with a female purportedly confined inside a vehicle.

A short time later, Mounties received a call of a single-vehicle accident at 148 Street and 80B Avenue. The driver was take into police custody and the female, who knew the driver, was returned to her family.

During a search of the vehicle, police found a loaded AK-47 assault rifle, a restricted handgun, and a large amount of a substance, believed to be cocaine and heroin.

Police subsequently learned that two youth who heard the crash went to offer assistance. They were allegedly given a fully loaded firearm and asked to hide it.

The two youth took the gun home and gave it to their father, who in turn called police.

Saleh Mohammed, 22, has now been charged with 15 offences, including forcible confinement, uttering threats toward police, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a restricted weapon, careless use of a firearm with ammunition, possession of a prohibited device and possession for the purposes of trafficking.

He remains in custody and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Nov. 25.

“The arrest of this individual is significant not only in disrupting the activities of those involved in the local drug trade, but also removing such dangerous weapons off our streets,” said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes. “These criminals have a careless disregard for public safety and our detachment and community will not tolerate their actions.”

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cloverdale businessman funds wells in Cambodia

Revive Washing in Clayton Heights donates three per cent of profits to charity

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension faces potential delays due to COVID-19

Pandemic ‘adversely’ impacting TransLink’s finances; ‘much work’ required to approve next investment plan

Cloverdale youth pastor’s sexual-assault sentencing delayed

Samuel Emerson due to return to Surrey Provincial Court in August

More than 200 Surrey playgrounds re-opening

City announces eight skate parks to re-open as well

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Help the ‘Cloverdale Reporter’ continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Chilliwack teachers, assistants concerned with lack of PPE guidelines ahead of school reopening

As schools get ready to open, many worry measures won’t be enough to protect students from COVID-19

Revelstoke woman finds welcoming letter on her Alberta-registered truck

There have been multiple reports online of vandalism to vehicles with Alberta licence plates

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

Most Read