Mayor Mike Clay responds to police incident in Glenayre neighbourhood
Port Moody Police responded to an incident in the Glenayre neighbourhood on the morning of September 8, where a Port Moody resident succumbed to his injuries. The Port Moody Police, through our partnership with the Vancouver Police Homicide Investigation Team, have given this file the highest priority and are working diligently to solve the crime. The City also continues to investigate several gang members and affiliates that are involved in criminal activity in our city and the region. Port Moody Police work on an integrated team with VPD officers, other municipal police and RCMP forces.
“Everyone in the city, at City Hall, and in the Port Moody Police Department are deeply troubled by this activity in our community and are concerned about our residents being put at risk by such an event” said Mayor Mike Clay. “Although this recent murder has all the indications of a ‘gang hit’, and the police have indicated that this was targeted on an individual known to them, we don’t have that confirmed at this time” he continued. “While this is certainly an unusual occurrence in the Glenayre neighbourhood, we do not wish this on any neighbourhood in any community.”
“The Port Moody Police have an exemplary record and history of policing, and are second to none” said Mayor Mike Clay. “Unfortunately our community, like every community, includes people involved in criminal activities. These individuals have escalated their disputes to the level of murder. This is clearly a result of the society we live in today, not the city. We fully support the Port Moody police and their partners in their investigation of these crimes and bringing those responsible to justice.”
Mayor Clay and Port Moody Police representatives will be at City Hall on September 10 at 6:30pm to answer any questions from citizens.