Police arrest 'super prolific' offender from Abbotsford

A man described by police as a "super prolific" offender faces charges in connection with the last stolen-vehicle report of 2011 in Abbotsford.

Clayton Burton Orr, 25, has been convicted more than 30 times, according to Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald. He was arrested Jan. 5, along with a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, in a 2010 Chevy Equinox that was allegedly stolen Dec. 30 from the 32000 block of Chilcotin Drive in Abbotsford.

MacDonald said the trio were stopped in Aldergrove on their way from Surrey, and the Equinox was allegedly sporting licence plates stolen from Mission.

Orr has been remanded in custody and faces charges of possession of stolen property and driving while prohibited.

Credit cards and other items found in the vehicle are part of the continuing investigation by the crime reduction unit (CRU).

Orr's prior convictions include possession of stolen property, failure to stop at an accident, dangerous operation of a vehicle, uttering threats, using a stolen credit card, fleeing from a police officer and mischief, according to the provincial court database.

CRU targets prolific property offenders and works with other policing jurisdictions to arrest offenders who commit crimes in Abbotsford.

MacDonald said that in 2011 the unit contributed to the overall reduction of property crime by 6.5 per cent and decreased stolen autos by 21 per cent.




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