Richmond RCMP arrest their number one 'most-wanted' suspect

Apr 18 2018, 5:56 pm

Richmond RCMP recently arrested a “prolific” offender, they say has occupied the “number one spot” on their most-wanted list for well over a year.

Just after 8:30 pm on April 12, officers arrested a suspect near the 6600 block of 127A Street in Surrey.

Now, Richmond resident Mitchell William Coubrough, 30, is currently remanded in custody until his court appearance on April 27.

Prior to his arrest, Coubrough had 8 outstanding warrants for his arrest, including six from Richmond, one from White Rock, and one from Surrey.

A total of 31 charges have now been approved against him, including 28 under the Criminal Code, and three under the Motor Vehicle Act.

These charges include:

  • Two counts of unauthorized use of credit card data
  • Seven counts of possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Two counts of possession of break-in tools
  • Three counts of driving while prohibited
  • Two counts of possession of a forged credit card
  • One count of use identity document without a lawful excuse
  • One count of identity Theft
  • Two counts possession of a controlled substance
  • One count of fraud
  • Six counts of break and enter
  • Three counts of mischief under $5000
  • One count of theft under $5000

“The sheer number of charges that were approved strongly illustrates just how active this individual was in our community and surrounding areas,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

“Under Richmond RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit umbrella, officers from our Property Crime Unit (PCU), Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST), and patrol units put in the work and painstakingly sifted through evidence from multiple files to build a strong case,” he added.

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