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2021-February-16

Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy

604.925.7348

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West Vancouver – Three suspects were arrested on Sunday, after they were located trying to flee from a residential break and enter.

On February 14, 2021, at 2:00 am West Vancouver Police received a report of an in-progress break and enter to a home in the 2500 block of Westhill Dr. The homeowner, who was calling from overseas, claimed to have live CCTV footage of suspects inside her home. 

Officers quickly set up containment in the area, and requested assistance from an RCMP K9 unit. 

The property was searched and it was determined that the home was unoccupied and the suspects had since fled.

An officer who was holding containment noted a vehicle attempting to leave the area. A vehicle stop was conducted and the three occupants were detained.

Moments later, all three occupants were arrested after officers located evidence linking them to the crime scene.

“This was great work by all attending officers,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “In situations like this, time is of the essence, and their quick response paid off.”

The following people are facing criminal charges in connection with this event:

24-year-old Nicholas Lee, a resident of North Vancouver. Charge: sec. 348(1)(d) Break and Enter a dwelling with intent 

30-year-old Kevin Strome, a resident of Vancouver. Charge: sec. 348(1)(d) Break and Enter a dwelling with intent 

57-year-old Tamera Dion Buffalo, a resident of Vancouver. Charge: sec. 348(1)(d) Break and Enter a dwelling with intent 

All three were brought before a judge on February 14, 2021, and later released pending their next court appearance on March 3, 2021 at 9:00 am in North Vancouver Provincial Court.