Theft suspect caught in the act by Mountie #frontlinepolicing

Chilliwack, BC – A suspect allegedly breaking into an automobile was caught in the act and arrested by the RCMP.

In the early morning of February 12, 2019 a patrolling RCMP general duty officer trailed a set of tire tracks in the snow into a parking lot in the 7600-block of Evans Road. The path quickly led the officer to a stolen car and a suspect allegedly attempting to steal a stereo out of a truck parked at the back of the lot.

A 37 year old man from Chilliwack was arrested and later released from custody by police.

Police will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of criminal charges.

An alert officer noted what appeared to be ‘out of place’ which led to the arrest of the individual and recovery of a stolen vehicle, says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. Proactive patrols conducted by frontline general duty officers are one of the tactics utilized by the Chilliwack RCMP to ensure a safer community.

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 # 2019-5817

Chilliwack RCMP

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