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Wanted Chilliwack prolific offender arrested yet again

Brian Stephan allegedly stole a vehicle in Mission, committed a B&E, resisted arrest in Chilliwack on May 5
Chilliwack prolific offender Brian Stephan was wanted in late April 2021, but was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Mission on May 5 and resisting arrest in Chilliwack. (RCMP file)

Brian Stephan of Chilliwack is so well-known to police, he is usually either in custody or wanted while out of custody.

Most recently he was wanted then on May 5 allegedly stole a vehicle in Mission, drove it to Chilliwack where he allegedly committed a break-and-enter and then resisted arrest.

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Stephan has an extensive criminal record mostly for property and vehicle theft, but also dangerous driving, dating back to 2006. Most of his offending has been in Chilliwack with a couple of charges in Abbotsford.

Three years ago he was arrested in Agassiz after a month on the lam wanted for criminal harassment, uttering threats, and dangerous driving.

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He also has several unresolved files before the courts.

For the alleged May 5 incident, he is facing one count each of motor vehicle theft, break and enter with intent, resisting arrest, and two breaches.

On a separate file he is charged with driving while disqualified that same day.

He also faces a raft of breaches in connection with a dated file.

And on a fourth file, he faces two counts of driving while disqualified and theft under $5,000.

He is next scheduled in court on May 18 facing all charges.

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