Crime spree suspect arrested by Mounties

Chilliwack, BC – A three hour crime spree has a local man in jail after his arrest by RCMP.

The arrest stems from a call made to the Chilliwack RCMP on the early evening of January 8, 2019 to report the theft of a red SUV in the parking lot of a medical facility in the 45000-block of Menholm Road. Officers quickly linked a suspect to the theft and began searching for the stolen vehicle.

While police searched, further complaints connected the suspect driving the stolen vehicle with attempts to steal purses from customers in parking lots of businesses in the 8100-block of Young Road and 45000-block Luckakuck Way as well as a break and enter in the 46000-block of Sylvan Drive.

Just after 9 p.m. RCMP officers responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash on Prest Road near the Trans-Canada-Highway. General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) arrived at the site where the stolen car was found abandoned.

PSD Dave
PSD Dave

RCMP service dog DAVE immediately began following a track of human scent from the crash scene into surrounding fields where the suspect was located and taken into custody.

Thomas Edward Borecky, 50, of Chilliwack is charged with theft of motor vehicle, assault causing bodily harm, break and enter to commit offence, 2 counts of robbery, and 2 counts of possession of stolen property. Mr. Borecky remains in custody pending a court date in January.

“A victim who was injured during one of the attempted theft’s was transported by ambulance to hospital and later released,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature 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).

File # 2019-1076

Chilliwack RCMP

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