PATRICK Kensick and Ashley Smith of Surrey are facing multiple charges after a property crime spree which included a break and enter at a Vancouver residence.
On February 29, officers from the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) were in Vancouver as part of an investigation targeting multi-jurisdictional property crime.
During the course of an active stolen vehicle investigation, Kensick and Smith were observed operating a stolen vehicle which was used to facilitate a residential break and enter in Vancouver. Upon their return back into Surrey, the PCTT team arrested both Kensick and Smith, without incident and seized evidence located in the vehicle. Surrey RCMP is working with Vancouver police collaboratively to investigate the break and enter incident.
Kensick and Smith are facing several charges related to the stolen vehicle and the break and enter in Vancouver. Kensick and Smith are both known to police.
Kensick has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, and breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Smith has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, and breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of stolen identification and credit card information.
“Individuals engaged in property crimes will often strike multiple jurisdictions,” noted Staff-Sgt. Ryan Element. “Our Property Crime Target Team works collaboratively with other police agencies to target prolific offenders, improving safety across the Lower Mainland.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.