Alleged car thief could be headed to Abbotsford

Barrie Friesen is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and is allegedly on the lam in a car stolen from Pitt Meadows.

  • Sep. 24, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Barrie Friesen

Ridge Meadows RCMP is asking for the public assistance in tracking down an alleged car thief who might be in the Abbotsford or Chilliwack areas.

Barrie Quirt Friesen, 53, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a parole violation. It is believed that he stole a car in Pitt Meadows and is somewhere in the Fraser Valley.

The car is a silver 2005 Honda Civic with B.C. licence plate 239 RPG on it at the time of the theft.

Friesen is described as a white male, 5′ 9″ tall, and weighing 177 pounds. He has brown/gray hair and blue eyes. He has several tattoos, including “Katrina” on his left wrist, a panther on his right upper arm, a dagger and snake on his right forearm, the name “Cindy” with flowers on his left forearm, and “City of Angels” on his left wrist.

He has been known to use the alias “Bailey Danes.”

Friesen has a criminal record for violence, including assault and robbery, along with driving offences, such as impaired driving and driving while prohibited.

Police believe he is travelling alone, but they say he can “befriend innocent people quickly” and targets women.

This is not the first time that Friesen has been on the lam. He was arrested in March of this year in Sherwood Park, Alta. after failing to report to a halfway house in Kamloops following his release from prison on Jan. 10. At the time, police said he had more than 88 prior convictions.

Anyone who sees Friesen is asked to call police in their area (604-859-5225 in Abbotsford) or call anonymously at Crime Stoppers – 1-800-222-8477.

 

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