Ridge Meadows RCMP arrest multi-jurisdictional prolific offender

AFTER weeks of multi-jurisdictional surveillance, Ridge Meadows RCMP announced on Tuesday that they have arrested a 22-year-old man in relation to multiple alleged break and enters which took place all over the Lower Mainland.

Throughout the month of November, Ridge Meadows RCMP received numerous reports of break and enters to vehicles where garage door openers were utilized to gain access to homes. The Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit identified an alleged suspect and, working together with a variety of integrated police units and partner agencies, surveillance was conducted on the him.

On November 27, the Ridge Meadows RCMP’s SEU with the assistance of the Integrated Police Dog Services arrested Anthony Randy Kalt after a brief foot pursuit. Kalt allegedly had in his possession a firearm associated to a residential break and enter in Chilliwack.

The Surrey RCMP Property Crime Unit, the Upper Fraser Valley Detachment (UFVD) and the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) all provided support and assistance during the investigation.

“This crime spree highlights the enormous amounts of resources which go into catching a criminal,” said Inspector Wendy Mehat. “Offenders do not follow municipal borders and we thank all our partners in the numerous units across the LMD who worked in partnership to bring a dangerous offender safely into custody.”

On November 30, Kalt was charged in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court with 18 offences.

Ridge Meadows-related charges: one count each of drive while disqualified, willfully resisting or obstructing a Peace Officer, possessing loaded or unloaded restricted firearm, possessing non-firearm knowing unauthorized, and breach of probation order; two counts of possessing firearm, cross-bow, prohibited weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive while prohibited; and four counts of breach of release order.
Outstanding Surrey-related warrant: one count of aggravated assault, and one count of assault with a weapon.
Chilliwack-related charges: one count of break and enter with intent; two counts of theft under $5,000; and two counts of break and enter and commit indictable offence.
Kalt is remanded in custody until his court appearance on December 10.