Wanted ‘gang associate’ Corey Foster arrested in Abbotsford

Foster has been on the run for several months and wanted on almost 30 charges.

Corey Foster

Corey Foster

A man who police have identified as gang associate and who was wanted by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) for almost 30 charges was arrested in Abbotsford yesterday afternoon.

Abbotsford Police Const. Paul Walker said Corey Ross Foster, 35, was arrested after an alert citizen reported a suspicious man walking in rural west Abbotsford.

Police went to the area and found the man, who provided a story to officers that was inconsistent with him being in the area, Walker said.

The man also provided a name to police that appeared to be false, he added.

Police determined that the man was Foster, who was the subject of a CFSEU press release on Nov. 4, asking for the public’s help in trying to locate him.

At the time, the CFSEU said Foster was an associate of the Independent Soldiers gang and has a “significant violent criminal past that has involved offences where he is alleged to carry and have used loaded firearms.”

Foster had been on the run for several months and was wanted on offences occurring mainly in Kamloops and Surrey.

Many of the warrants and charges had been issued in May and June 2013.

The charges were for offences such as aggravated assault, robbery with a firearm, break and enter, forcible confinement, breaching his bail conditions, and property-related crimes.

Foster was also wanted in Ontario for break and enter and theft over $5,000 from 2001.

Foster, who goes by the nickname “Rocko,” has a lengthy criminal record with 37 prior convictions.

He is also known as “Corey Fosscoveili Foster,” “Patrick Vaughn Pettman,” and “John James Walker.”