Six-year sentence for stolen-property offences

Dave Yaroslawsky previously pleaded guilty to 32 charges related to break-ins in Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey, Hope and Chilliwack.

A Surrey man who was caught with piles of items stolen from homes in the Fraser Valley has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Prolific offender Dave Yaroslawsky, 31, was sentenced Friday in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

He was given 18 months’ credit for the time he has served since his arrest, leaving about another four and a half years of his sentence.

Of the 58 charges he was facing, Yaroslawsky previously pleaded guilty to 32 counts related to items stolen mainly from homes in Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey, Hope and Chilliwack in early 2012.

The offences for which he was convicted included 23 counts of possessing stolen property, six counts of possessing stolen ID, two weapons charges, and one count of using a stolen credit card.

Yaroslawsky did not plead guilty to any of the multiple break-and-enter charges he faced, saying he was a “fence” for the stolen property and was not involved in the break-ins.

Yaroslawsky and his co-accused Ivan Logan Johnson of New Westminster were arrested in March 2012 at the Super 8 Motel on Glover Road in Langley, after police received a report about a suspicious man who had checked in to a room.

When police arrived, they found a Chevy Blazer in the parking lot that matched the description of a vehicle used in a Chilliwack robbery.

Yaroslawsky and Johnson then became involved in a two-hour standoff with police before surrendering.

Searches of the Chevy and the hotel room turned up numerous items that were found to be connected to several home break-ins.

Police also searched a storage locker in Aldergrove for which they had found a rental agreement in the Chevy.

Among the items seized by police were televisions, cameras, computers, iPods and other electronics; car and house keys; three guns; jewelry; cash; prescription drugs; and various forms of ID, including passports, Care Cards, social insurance cards, and credit cards.

Yaroslawsky was also caught on video surveillance at a gas station using a bank card just hours after it had been stolen and on which he had purchased more than $1,200 in goods.

At Yaroslawky’s sentencing hearing in August, the court hear that he has a criminal history dating back to 1995 – when he was 13 – and has 46 prior convictions for crimes such as assault, break and enter, drug possession and trafficking.

Johnson, 34, of New Westminster was sentenced in September to two years in prison after pleading guilty to several stolen-property offences.

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Surrey RCMP say municipal force approval a ‘challenging time’ for detachment

Province green lit the plan, joint committee for transition to be established

Police watchdog seeking witnesses in officer-involved Surrey shooting

This is the fourth incident within a one-week period that IIO is investigating

Downtown Surrey BIA says businesses feel ‘slightly safer’ than last year

For second year, littering, loitering and discarded needles top business concerns in safety audit

Cloverdale DebuTheatre play heading to Vancouver Fringe Festival

Legoland will run through September at the Cultch as part of Dramatic Works Series

Second annual Delta Pride Picnic to highlight LGBTQ+ inclusion

This year’s event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 31 at Memorial Park in Ladner

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Memorial to deceased teen stays in place through Labour Day

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Most Read