Suspected ‘Chop Shop’ shut down by Mounties
2017-11-09 07:59 PST
File # 2017-45562
One man was arrested and alleged stolen property was seized by police following the execution of a Search Warrant in late October by the RCMP.
The search stemmed from the police investigation into thefts reported to the RCMP. Evidence gathered by Agassiz RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) associated a suspect to a site in the 10000-block of Parkwood Drive- where on October 28th – Agassiz RCMP executed a warrant to search the address.
Welding equipment, dirt bike parts and components, to an alleged ‘chop shop’ were seized by police during the search. Officers also seized cell phones, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), insurance papers, passports, identification, and credit cards linked to thefts in the Bridal Falls area.
A man, 49, from Popkum was taken into custody and later released by police.
RCMP will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to Crown Counsel for their assessment of charges at the conclusion of the investigation.
Protecting property from being stolen and the reduction of theft remains a high priority within our community, says Sergeant Darren Rennie of the Agassiz RCMP.
Some prevention tips to protect your property from theft include;
- Always lock the doors when leaving your vehicle
- Ensure valuables are out of sight if left in your vehicle during the day
- Do not leave valuable in your vehicle over night
- Do not leave loose change inside of your vehicle
- An alarm is an effective deterrent
For more helpful tips on how to protect your property from theft click onto RCMP or, visit our partners at ICBC.
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Cpl. Mike RailMedia Liaison Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
46326 Airport Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A5
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