A 26-year-old man was arrested and is now facing multiple charges after a series of events that began in Surrey and continued into Langley over the weekend.
According to Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko, the incident began around 9:45 on Sunday morning, when police responded to a reported break and enter at a residence in the 17600 block of 20 Avenue in South Surrey, where the homeowner’s Honda CRV was stolen.
Sturko told Daily Hive that police also received two other reports that licence plates had been stolen from vehicles in South Surrey and Cloverdale “and that a Honda CRV bearing one of the stolen licence plates was seen driving through a fence in the 19300-block of 73 Avenue.”
Then, at 10:30 am, Langley RCMP also began to receive numerous reports of the same Honda CRV driving erratically in Langley, and of “multiple collisions” involving the vehicle.
“Reports were also received that a naked man, who was associated to the vehicle, was running around unfettered, before he got back into the vehicle and drove away,” said Sturko.
At 11 am, the vehicle was driven through a fence onto a commercial property in the 9300 block of 192 Street in Surrey and became immobilized, “prompting the driver to flee on foot from police,” said Sturko.
The man was ultimately arrested and “is now facing several charges.”
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These charges, said Sturko, include breaking and entering, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and fail to stop.