Creston RCMP arrest pair in connection with fatal Burnaby hit-and-run

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  • Mar. 14, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Two suspects in a fatal hit-and-run collision in Burnaby on March 10 were arrested in Creston on Sunday morning.

“This was really good work by our members,” Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said today.

Hammond said that the RCMP had received a telephone report about two suspicious people checking into a local hotel at about 1:30 a.m. Their arrival provoked suspicion because they were bloodied. A claim that they had been in a single-vehicle accident didn’t persuade the caller.

An officer was dispatched to the scene, where the 25-year-old male and 18-year-old female gave false names. During the interview, the officer recalled a police bulletin about the Burnaby fatality. He left the hotel, confirmed the information and returned.

“The two were offered accommodation in a more secure location,” Hammond laughed.

They remain in police custody and Burnaby investigators arrived in Creston today to interview the suspects and examine their damaged vehicle.

The March 10 hit-and-run claimed the life of 25-year-old Emily Sheane.