EDITION January 3 An Abbotsford police officer was cleared in a misconduct complaint around a strip search of a suspected drug dealer in 2009.
January 5 A 12-year-old Abbotsford boy was struck by a garbage truck and seriously injured at a crosswalk in front of his school.
January 10 Corey Jordan Hamade, a former student teacher at Rick Hansen Secondary in Abbotsford was sentenced to 21 days of intermittent jail time for a sex charge involving a female student. He pleaded guilty to a charge of invitation to sexual touching.
January 12 An 81-year-old Abbotsford senior warned residents to keep their garage door openers secure after her home was ransacked by thieves while she was in church.
January 17 Abbotsford's first homicide victim of 2012 was identified as 21-year-old Ryan Saint-Ange.
The young man was discovered dead in his rental home by a friend in the 27700 block of 56th Avenue near the Abbotsford-Langley border on Saturday near midnight.
January 19 Almost five years after a horrific crash that left a Mission girl dead, the driver responsible has pleaded guilty to three charges. Antonio Enrico Santini, 32, admitted to one count of dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm during an appearance in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster..
January 24 The City of Abbotsford's P3 Stave Lake water bill came due. Close to $1 million was spent to secure the P3 proposal but went down the drain when voters rejected the plan during the November referendum.
January 26 Admitted gangster Gater Browne, whose fiancée was killed in an attempt on his life in Abbotsford in 2010, was sentenced in Surrey Provincial Court to four and a half years behind bars. Gater Browne pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and other charges.
January 31 A transformer fire at a BC Hydro Atchelitz substation just east of Abbotsford left up to 30,000 homes of thousands of people without power Friday morning.