Monday, June 11, 2012



Prolific Offender Behind Bars

Man admits to fueling a $200/day heroin habit pilfering from unlocked cars 

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD


n 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 Prolific Offender.

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 here.


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