Wanted man believed in Clearwater area

Police believe that Barry David Smith, 43, who walked away from a prison work crew last September, is in the Clearwater / Blackpool area

Police believe that Barry David Smith

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 43-year-old Barry David Smith.

Smith, a BC Corrections inmate, walked away from his community work crew in the area of the local SPCA on Jackson Road. Smith was last seen around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016, and noticed missing a short time later.

An extensive search by BC Corrections and police failed to locate him in or near the area.

Smith is described as a Caucasian male, 185 cm (6 feet 1 inches) tall, 77 kg (170 pounds), with brown hair and hazel eyes. At the time he had some stubble for facial hair, and has a fair complexion. He has two tattoos on his right arm, one on his left, and a fourth on his lower back.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a long sleeved white shirt, black work boots, and red pants.

Corporal Brenda Winpenny said, Mr. Smith does not have a record for violence, and it is not felt he is an imminent threat to the public’s safety. However, citizens are cautioned that if they see, or encounter Smith they should not confront him, but call police immediately at 9-1-1.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts are asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604 463-6251, or if you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.solvecrime.ca.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

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