Surrey RCMP arrest two prolific offenders in two days

Inspector Shawna Baher

SURREY RCMP have arrested a pair of prolific offenders wanted on a number of outstanding warrants, thanks to some proactive enforcement work by officers over the past few days.

On March 5, Surrey RCMP’s Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) and Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) located a Mercedes GLC300 Sport Utility Vehicle which investigators believed to be stolen as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was covered up and the vehicle had different license plates on the front and rear of the vehicle which were confirmed stolen. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and identified as Sean Gullick, 25, of Surrey. The Mercedes was confirmed stolen and linked back to a break and enter that occurred a few weeks earlier in the Guildford area involving a garage door opener.

Gullick has been charged with two counts of fail to comply with probation, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000, and one count of obstruct a peace officer. Gullick is a known property crime offender and his arrest should assist in the reduction of garage break and enters in the Guildford and Cloverdale areas, say police.

On March 6, Surrey RCMP’s Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) was in the 6700-block of King George Boulevard when they attempted to stop a cyclist for a minor violation. The cyclist allegedly fled from officers but was quickly apprehended a short distance away. Officers searched the male and located a hidden sawed-off rifle and ammunition.

Christopher Trotchie, 23, of no fixed address, has now been charged with a number of firearms-related offences and breach of probation.

“This is another good example of proactive enforcement being conducted in the community by some of our specialized units,” says Inspector Shawna Baher. “Both individuals pose significant, but different, risks to the public and their apprehension will help with the overall reduction of crime in Surrey.”

For a list of individuals currently wanted by the Surrey RCMP on outstanding warrants, visit the Surrey RCMP’s Most Wanted website.