Suspects charged after alleged Port Coquitlam home invasion

Photo: RCMP

TWO suspects have been formally charged and remanded in custody after an alleged home invasion last week on August 16 in the 4000-block of Liverpool Street, Port Coquitlam.

The accused are:

– Jerome Jerald Buckner, 33, of Maple Ridge, who faces charges of forcible confinement, break and enter, and assault.
– Robert Callender, 36, Surrey, who has also been charged with forcible confinement, break and enter, and assault.

Photo: RCMP

Police traced the suspects from Port Coquitlam to a house in the 10300-block of Slatford Place, Maple Ridge, which was then surrounded and secured. In the 24 hours following the home invasion, a total of 11 people were arrested at the house with no injuries to the suspects or police.

One of the two victims of the alleged home invasion is recovering from minor injuries.

The investigation is not over and more charges are possible, but nine of the 11 people who were arrested over the weekend have currently been released with no charges. The motive for this crime is still under investigation.

If you saw anything suspicious or know something that might be relevant to this file, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Robbery Section (file 2018-25532).