Chilliwack – Three people are charged during the RCMP investigation of a violent crime binge in mid-September.
The investigation stems from a report made to the Chilliwack RCMP on September 15, of the abduction and assault of one person a week prior to the report, followed by a series of assaults and threats toward a second victim over the previous five days. Evidence gathered by investigators connected an address and three suspects to the allegation.
On the morning of September 17, the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT) supported by the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) executed a search warrant of a residence in the 9400-block of Robson Street.
Two individuals in the residence at the time of the search were taken into custody while a third suspect remained outstanding. Further evidence linking the residence and suspects to the report was seized by police.
The third person was arrested by police on September 18.
Jeffery Brian Aubie, 44, and Chelsey Rae Loranger, 26, of Chilliwack are each charged with forcible confinement, assault and assault with a weapon, while Mr. Aubie faces additional charges of kidnapping and utter threats to cause bodily harm against a person.
Josh Alex Herrling, 33, of Chilliwack is charged with assault and uttering threats to cause bodily harm.
Aubie, and Herrling remain in custody with court dates in October / September respectively while Ms. Loranger was released from custody pending a court date in October.
“The alleged abduction and assaults were targeted incidents in which both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).