Four men nabbed after jumping border

Four border jumpers were picked up by the Abbotsford police on Tuesday night after the local department received a call from the U.S. Border Patrol.

According to Const. Ian MacDonald, on Sept. 13 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a Lynden farmer saw four individuals jump across the ditch, which separates the two countries.

  • Sep. 14, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Four border jumpers were picked up by the Abbotsford police on Tuesday night after the local department received a call from the U.S. Border Patrol.

According to Const. Ian MacDonald, on Sept. 13 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a Lynden farmer saw four individuals jump across the ditch, which separates the two countries.

The men crossed from the U.S. side into Canada by Ross Road.

Once the police were notified, the area was searched by officers and canine units.

“it took about 45 minutes to locate the men,” said MacDonald.

Four men, ranging in age from 21-41, were found close to a shed in a field at the 600 block of Ross Road. They were arrested without incident. No weapons or drugs were found, only clothing and cash.

The men were held overnight before being turned over to immigration officials.

MacDonald said one of the men was linked to a New York address.