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UPDATE: Charges laid following hit-and-run collisions in Surrey, Delta

Driver charged after alleged break-and-enter, multiple crashes

The Surrey RCMP have laid charges in relation to a series of incidents and collisions that allegedly occurred in Surrey and Delta Saturday night.

On Saturday (Sept. 16) at approximately 10:38 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report that a man had broken into a residence in the 10400-block of 125 Street, assaulted people inside the home, and fled in a vehicle.

The suspect and victims were known to each other, RCMP said in a release.

Frontline officers attended the residence and made patrols for the vehicle in the area. While police were on scene, the suspect vehicle returned and collided with multiple parked vehicles before fleeing.

Around 11 p.m., the suspect vehicle was involved in multiple collisions in Delta along Ladner Trunk Road, near Highway 91.

One vehicle flipped as a result of the collision and the three occupants were taken to hospital, one with serious life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.

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Although Delta Police responded to the incidents that occurred in their jurisdiction,the investigation continues and is being led by the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT).

Investigators are working to determine a complete timeline of the incidents.

At approximately 11:14 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report that a vehicle was on fire in the 8200-block of 128 Street. Police arrived on scene and located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle.

The driver had fled the vehicle on foot and was arrested by police a short distance away.

38-year-old Harinder Singh Sihota is charged with numerous offences including:

• Break and enter;

• Three counts of Assault;

• Fail to stop; and

• Dangerous operation of a conveyance.

Anyone with information or dash-camera footage who has not yet spoken to investigators is asked to contact the CCIT at 604-599-0502.

The suspect remains in custody and the investigation continues.

Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’ve worked as a journalist in community newspapers from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey.
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