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1 $ Friday, October 7, 2011 The Agassiz Y Harrison Y Hope 604.793.9766 & NOTARIES PUBLIC Real Estate Transfers 45921 Wellington, Chilliwack 604.796.2925 office: 604.796.4300 | classifieds: 604.796.4300 | newsline: 604.796.4302 Tipped truck TASTE OF AGASSIZ LIVES ON Popular culinary event will continue A logging truck tipped over and dumped its load Tuesday morning as it was leaving the Agassiz Rosedale Highway, southbound to cross the Agassiz Rosedale bridge. Traffic was rerouted along McDonald Road in one direction while crews worked to clean up the mess. No one was seriously injured in the incident. 11 LITERACY RATES ON THE RISE JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER Story Time in the Park could be a factor 10 Daylight train robbery in INSIDE Agassiz leads to two arrests opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 6 mailbag . . . . . . . . . . . 7 sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jessica Peters entertainment . . . . . 11 Two young men will be facing a judge soon in relation to an alleged railway car theft in Agassiz. At about 2 p.m. on Sept. 29, two men working on their property in the 6600 block of Pioneer saw two people breaking into several train cars. The Canadian Pacific/ Canadian National train was parked along Pioneer Avenue, near the Highway 9 crossing in Agassiz. They men called RCMP to report the suspicious activity, and police responded quickly classifieds . . . . . . . . 13 Write That Book Now! One-Day Intensive Workshop Agassiz Oct. 22 & Chilliwack Oct. 29 Register Online at or call 604.796.3410 Book Early & Save $30! THE OBSERVER and surrounded the area. Cst. Tammy Hollingsworth said a general duty officer located and arrested a 16-year-old Agassiz boy. The following day, an 18-year-old Agassiz man turned himself in as the second suspect. Both are now facing charges of break and enter, theft under $5000 and trespassing under the Railway Safety Act. Both are known to police, and were released on strict conditions to await their court dates. Police said five rail cars were broken into, containing steel piping, decorative vases Police released this photo of a railway car that had tires SUBMITTED PHOTO stolen from it. and passenger car tires. Some car tires that were stolen from a train car were found hidden beside the tracks. Those were seized and MARCO D. CEDRONE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER ICBC (MVA’S) • SLIP & FALLS • DOG BITES • PERSONAL INJURY - HOWEVER CAUSED 7070 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz BC | 604-796-0415 | com returned to CN Rail. Neither suspect had stolen property on them at the time of the arrest. Hollingsworth said that rail cars are often stopped in Agassiz to perform checks, or are left there by the railway company to be picked up at a later time. "The investigation was successful as a result of attentive witnesses, a quick police response, and great team effort between the RCMP, CN and CP Police Services," Hollingsworth said. "This is a reminder that these types of thefts do occur and the police are asking the community to keep their eyes open and report and suspicious activity around railway cars to the police."

October 7, 2011

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