Pro­lific of­fender ar­rested with a Range Rover for mail theft

Asian Journal - - British Columbia -

Sur­rey: RCMP has ar­rested and charged a pro­lific of­fender and his coun­ter­part for al­legedly com­mit­ting a large amount of mail theft through­out the city. Last week, Sur­rey RCMP re­ceived sev­eral theft of mail com­plaints in­volv­ing a white Range Rover at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions through­out Sur­rey. Sur­rey RCMP’s Property Crime Tar­get Team (PCTT) be­gan an ex­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tion and on Novem­ber 5th was able to lo­cate the un­oc­cu­pied stolen sus­pect ve­hi­cle in the area of 192nd Street and 54th Av­enue. Of­fi­cers were than able to ar­rest the sus­pect driver, with as­sis­tance from the In­te­grated Mu­nic­i­pal Provin­cial Auto Crime Team (IM­PACT), out­side a res­i­dence in the 20100 block of Fraser High­way in Lan­g­ley. A sub­se­quent search of the res­i­dence re­vealed a sec­ond fe­male sus­pect who was ar­rested and taken into cus­tody. Po­lice were able to re­trieve a sig­nif­i­cant amount of ev­i­dence re­lated to the of­fences in­clud­ing bags of mail, iden­tity doc­u­ments, and tools that can be used to break and en­ter. Royce Heaton, a 32 year old from Sur­rey, has now been charged with break and en­ter to a mail­box, pos­ses­sion of stolen property over $5000, and theft of mail. Emily Par­sons, a 24 year old from Lan­g­ley, has been charged with theft of a credit card. Sur­rey RCMP would also like to ac­knowl­edge the con­tri­bu­tion of lo­cal Block Watch groups who were in­stru­men­tal in re­port­ing the sus­pect ve­hi­cle driv­ing er­rat­i­cally in their neigh­bour­hoods. “This is an im­por­tant ar­rest for the city as the sus­pect is well known to po­lice and con­sid­ered a pro­lific of­fender,” says Cpl. Scotty Schu­mann. “It is ar­rests like this that con­tinue to help drive down the property crime rate in Sur­rey. We are es­pe­cially thank­ful to our Block Watch part­ners who serve as a sec­ond set of eyes and ears for the po­lice.”

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