Police say they’ve seized a “truckload” of allegedly stolen goods and arrested six people at two problem properties in Newton.
Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Team executed two search warrants this month which resulted in the seizure of nine vehicles, bicycles, license plates, motorcycles, trailers, an ATV, numerous garage door openers, personal documents, 100 vehicle keys and power tools.
The first search happened after police received a tip from the public about a property in the 14100-block of 83rd Avenue.
A search warrant was obtained and on March 10, eight bikes, power tools, gardening equipment and an airsoft replica handgun were seized by police.
A few days later, another search warrant was obtained, this time for a property in the 9700-block of 182A Street.
Surrey RCMP says six people – two women and four men – were arrested there.
Police believe the items were stolen during break-and-enters.
Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Team continues this investigation and charges have not yet been laid.
Officers worked alongside City of Surrey Bylaws and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s Special Investigation Unit to identify and attempt to match the property with its rightful owners.
“Developing and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders is part of the Community Response Team mandate and this certainly assisted us with respect to these two problem properties,” said Inspector Andy LeClair, Community Support and Safety Officer for Surrey RCMP. “We will continue to work closely with our City of Surrey Bylaws partners to prevent illegal activity from happening at these properties in the future.”
The Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Teams are based in all five districts across the city and provide uniformed deployment to address crime, nuisance activity, and neighbourhood safety through proactive policing strategies.
Anyone with more information about these investigations is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.