Video surveillance in area of Bradner shootings

Abbotsford Police installed video cameras two weeks ago in the 2500 block of Bradner Road.

A sign in the 2500 block of Bradner Road highlights the use of video cameras that were installed in the area by police two weeks ago.



Abbotsford Police are conducting video surveillance of a neighbourhood that was the site of two drive-by shootings in 18 months.

Two signs declare “area under video surveillance.” They are on two telephone poles on either side of a rural property in the 2500 block of Bradner Road, just north of Simpson Road.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said well-hidden video cameras were installed in the area about two weeks ago.

“Our primary mandate is public safety, and we’re going to use every tool at our disposal to ensure public safety,” he said.

The first shooting occurred in January 2011, when eight to 12 shots were fired as a 25-year-old woman driving a pickup pulled into a driveway in that area. One shot blew out the back window of the truck, narrowly missing the woman’s head, while another went through the living room window of the house.

Police said two male residents of the house – ages 21 and 27 at the time – were well-known to police.

The second shooting was on Sept. 4 of this year, when a 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. The victim had been in a Ford SUV along Bradner Road with an unknown number of people when the vehicle was shot at several times.

The man was treated in hospital and released.

MacDonald said although no suspects have been charged in connection with the incidents, police have some solid leads and have gathered “a fair amount of evidence.”

He said this is the first time that police have installed video cameras in a neighborhood since October 2008, when they were set up along Strathcona Court, where the Bacon family lived at the time.

Brothers Jarrod, Jamie and Jonathan – members of the Red Scorpions gang – were the targets of a murder plot at the time. Police said they installed the cameras to protect the neighborhood and prevent violence.

Jonathon was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kelowna in August 2011, and Jarrod is currently serving a 12-year sentence for a drug-conspiracy conviction. Jamie is in prison awaiting trial in the Surrey Six slayings.

Their parents no longer reside in Abbotsford.

The name of one of the men connected to the Bradner Road home that was shot at in January 2011 came up in court proceedings earlier this year during Jarrod Bacon’s drug conspiracy trial.

The Crown alleged the man, a longtime friend of Bacon’s, was whom Bacon was referring to, on wiretap evidence, when he said he had a funder who could supply to up $3 million to purchase cocaine from Mexico.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Langley single mom given aid to achieve what’s in her heart

Each year Langley Soroptimists give grants to local mothers going back to school

VIDEO: Highway One to be widened east to 264th Street in Langley

The $235 million project includes upgrades to overpasses and a rail bridge

Three Langley communities included in 30 kilometre Canada Day parade route

The expanded parade is being organized by a sub-committee of the Aldergrove Fair.

U.S. inn owner, charged with smuggling people into Canada, granted bail

Robert Joseph Boule ordered to turn away anyone indicating a plan to enter Canada illegally

Suspect stole lingerie in Langley heist

Langley RCMP is also looking for someone who bought $6,000 in goods with a stolen credit card

Canada privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court

If the court application is successful, it could lead to modest fines and an order for Facebook to revamp its privacy

One million recyclable bottles “lost” daily in B.C., foundation says

387 million beverage containers didn’t make it back into the province’s regulated deposit refund system in 2017

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

Woman, 60, charged in connection to thefts at YVR

RCMP believe the foreign national is part of a larger organized theft group

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

Worst 10 bus routes in Metro Vancouver for rider complaints

TransLink releases list, with Route 319 at the top

Mayors, First Nations chiefs, urge ‘immediate action’ on new Massey crossing

Joint letter asks province to move up timeline, consider only eight-lane tunnel options

Bus driver assault in Vancouver once again raises safety concerns

A 49-year-old Surrey man was released on a promise to appear in court. No charge has been laid

Most Read