A man described by police as a “super prolific offender” has been arrested and charged with a new series of offences related to an alleged stolen vehicle.
Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said Clayton Burton Orr, 26, was allegedly seen driving a VW Passat that had been reported stolen from Surrey.
At times, the vehicle was also allegedly occupied by two other people – Sean Eric Dickie, 31, and Amber Catherine Nowacki, 19, who have also been charged.
MacDonald said the Passat was stolen at the end of May and was spotted in Abbotsford, Coquitlam and Langley at various times in June.
He said that every time the occupants spotted police, they would speed away and drive erratically, including on the shoulder of the road, against the traffic flow, and through traffic signals.
MacDonald said police did not pursue the vehicle, because they did not want to put public safety at risk.
He said whenever police visited the home of the alleged suspect(s), no one was at home.
Charges were laid on June 19, but MacDonald did not know the circumstances of the arrests.
Orr, Dickie and Nowacki have each been charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a break-in instrument.
Orr faces four additional charges – a second charge of possession of stolen property, as well as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of operating a vehicle while disqualified.
MacDonald said Orr has had more than 70 “contacts” with police in recent years, resulting in more than 70 charges. He has also had more than 30 convictions for offences such as uttering threats, using a stolen credit card, fleeing from police, mischief and failure to stop at an accident.
In January of this year, Orr was charged with possession of stolen property after he was accused of stealing a 2010 Chevy Equinox from Abbotsford.
He was stopped with two others, a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, in Aldergrove in a vehicle that was allegedly sporting licence plates stolen from Mission.