Vancouver police have charged a Maple Ridge man. (THE NEWS/files)

Vancouver police have charged a Maple Ridge man. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge man facing charge in Vancouver after goose killed

Appears in provincial court in two weeks

A Maple Ridge man is facing a charge in connection with an incident in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Vancouver police Sgt. Jason Robillard said that police got a call on B.C. Day, just after 3 p.m., about a goose that had just been hit with a stick near Lost Lagoon at the entrance to the park. The goose died as a result.

“We do take this type of call seriously,” said Robillard. “A lot of people love these swans and geesedown at Stanley Park.”

Timothy Richard Louis Rowley, 34, is facing a charge of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal, according to Court Services Online.

He next appears in Vancouver provincial court on Aug. 20.