Langley, BC – On July 27th, Langley officers attended a residence in the 20100 block of 84th Avenue with Township of Langley Bylaws to stand by as they conducted a property use inspection.
Bylaw officers had requested police attendance as there were two large dogs on the property. During the inspection, the officers attending took note of a stolen vehicle parked in the driveway. The vehicle had been stolen out of Abbotsford. Irregularities on other vehicles were noted such as incorrect license plates and VIN numbers that had been scratched off.
Several property offenders known to Langley RCMP frequent this residence and it was decided there was enough grounds to apply for a search warrant for the property – described as an acreage with several buildings.
The search warrant was executed the following day and seized stolen property including tools, computers, electronics, vehicles, a tractor, cash, drugs and a variety of identification including Driver’s Licenses and Canadian passports.
Charges relative to this search warrant are proving difficult because there were several people frequenting / living in the house.
Owners for some of the property have been identified but there is a good quantity of building supplies that are, as yet, unclaimed. It would appear these items were likely stolen from a construction site such as porcelain and stainless steel sinks, rock fascia, compressors, nails, a grinder, faucets, a tankless water heater among others.
All in all, nearly $70,000 in stolen property was recovered.
If you are able to assist police to return any of the property to its’ rightful owner, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.
Police File # 2017-26924