AS a result of the ongoing investigation into a recent increase in break and enters in the South Surrey area, the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team and Community Response Unit have arrested two men.
The investigation included a search warrant which was executed on October 23 at a residence in the 13100-block of 24th Avenue. The search yielded a number of items associated to the break and enters and thefts in South Surrey.
Two men from Surrey, 33-year-old Bradley Richards and 41-year-old Michael Reeves, have been charged with fraud offences relating to credit cards stolen during the break and enter occurrences.
The investigation is ongoing and currently includes additional suspects, with further charges being considered.
“To have your home broken into by someone can negatively affect a family and their peace of mind,” said Inspector Mike Hall, Surrey RCMP Proactive Enforcement Officer. “Our hope is that those affected can take some solace from knowing the investigation has yielded positive results.”
Anyone with information regarding the break and enter or fraud offences 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.
ALSO, Surrey RCMP have arrested and charged a man in connection with a series of property crimes that occurred in the Cloverdale area.
Investigators believe 11 incidents reported in Cloverdale since September 25 are tied to the same suspect. Incidents varied from thefts from vehicles to the use of stolen property to commit further offences.
The Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team led the investigation which resulted in the arrest of Christian Gauvreau-May, 26, of Surrey.
Gauvreau-May has been remanded in custody and is currently facing 33 charges including:
· Multiple counts of theft of a motor vehicle
· Multiple counts of theft
· Multiple counts of possession of stolen property
· Possession of break-in instruments
· Trespass at night
· Possession of credit cards and an ID document not in his name
· Use of a stolen credit card
· Obstructing a police officer
· Multiple counts of failing to comply with undertakings and probation orders
“Security video footage can play a big role when it comes to investigating property crime”, says Cpl. Chris Kajan, Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team. “We continue to encourage property owners to consider using video security systems, and appreciate the assistance of the residents who provided their videos to investigators.”
Anyone with information regarding property crime in Surrey 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.