Car theft suspects arrested by Mounties in Chilliwack

Stolen items, cars recovered and five people arrested after being spotted by police

Two cars have been recovered and five individuals arrested in Chilliwack, as a result of reports of stolen vehicles.

The first arrest took place April 1, when an alert Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officer noted a car reported stolen to the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) parked in a dirt lot at Nowell Street and Norrish Avenue in Chilliwack. The CRU officers converged to the site where they quickly arrested three occupants of the vehicle. Evidence linking a suspect to the theft was seized by police during the arrest.

Downie Dee Maccallum, 33, of Chilliwack has been charged with possession of stolen property. Maccallum was released from custody pending a court appearance in April.

And then on April 3, a vehicle previously reported stolen to the APD was spotted on Highway 9 near Agassiz by a patrolling CRU officer. CRU investigators, supported by Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), targeted the vehicle which led police to the 8200-block of Eagle Landing Parkway in Chilliwack where two suspects were taken into custody. Articles inside the vehicle associated to thefts in the Fraser Valley were also seized by officers during the arrest.

Jordan Christopher Smyth, 26, of Sicamous is charged with possession of stolen property under $5000, possession of break-in instrument, mischief under $5000, and identity theft. Smyth was released from custody pending a court appearance in April.

“Criminals are not confined by jurisdictional boundaries and nor are law enforcement agencies,” says Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD. Chilliwack CRU working with IMPACT, and with strong lines of communication between neighbouring police agencies remove jurisdictional boundaries to law enforcement, he adds.

Anyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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