Monday, June 11, 2012
Prolific Offender Behind Bars
admits to fueling a $200/day heroin habit pilfering from unlocked
Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth,
Chwk RCMP UFVRD
recent months, the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic
Identification Services has been working diligently alongside the
UFVRD RCMP to identify suspects to combat property crime and put
those responsible in jail.
Recently, they were successful in
locating a fingerprint from inside one of the many victim vehicles
and was able to positively identify a suspect, who is a Chilliwack
Once the alleged suspect was identified, the Upper Fraser Valley
Regional RCMP Detachment Crime Reduction Unit located and arrested
him. In an effort to determine the causation of his crime cycle, the
unit conducted a lifestyles interview in which he admitted to the
police that he could walk anywhere in Chilliwack and find an open
vehicle to steal from. He also told police that he has a $200 per
day heroin habit that he is successfully able to support by stealing
loose change and electronic devices from unlocked motor vehicles.
"Sometimes drug dependant people will do whatever it takes to
support their habit," says Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth. "If you
leave your vehicle unlocked with valuable items inside it increases
the chance that your vehicle will be targeted. What you may not
consider valuable might be to a thief fueling an addiction."
"This is a great example of excellent teamwork and outstanding
police work," says Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth. "We have listened
to the communities concerns around property crime and we are taking
action to ensure we are staying connected to our communities and
reducing property crime overall."
If you have any information on any property related crime or any
other crime you are asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at
604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
For more information on the Lower Mainland District Integrated
Forensic Identification Services (LMD IFIS) please visit
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