There has been a wave of vehicle break-ins in Grand Forks recently and police believe they have arrested a suspect involved in a number of them.
“On Jan. 30 police arrested a 29-year-old Grand Forks male with no fixed address in connection with possession of stolen property from several thefts from vehicles that occurred in the Grand Forks area,” said Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison.
“He was also found in possession of stolen property from break-and-entries (B&E) into two different residences. Subsequently he was charged with two counts of (B&E) into a residence, two counts of possession of stolen property from thefts from motor vehicles and three counts of breaching his probation.” Harrison explained.
Harrison said police are trying to link the man to several other thefts from vehicles and suspects there will be more charges forwarded to Crown Counsel.
“Police are quite convinced that this man was responsible for most of the thefts from vehicles in the area but not all,” he said.
Harrison said that the man was not responsible for all the car break-ins and still recommends people lock their vehicle doors.
“We’re quite convinced there are some other people involved in that activity in the community.”
The man was in court today in Castlegar.