Surrey trio busted in Newton in stolen car with drugs, fake IDs

Surrey trio busted in Newton in stolen car with drugs, fake IDs

SURREY — Three suspects have been arrested for multiple mail thefts and other property crimes in Newton.

Surrey RCMP’s Auto Crime Target Team pulled over a stolen car with three people, in the 7100-block of Hall Road, on July 9 and seized stolen credit cards, fraudulent ID, shaved keys and methamphetamine.

David Fitzpatrick, 31, of Surrey is charged with possessing a break-in instrument. He also had outstanding warrants for fraud and possession of stolen property. He remains in custody.

"He is well-known to police with a history of auto crime and other more violent offences," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said.

Heidi Barker, 44, of Surrey is charged with possession of stolen property, possession of a break-in instrument, dealing with an identity document without lawful excuse, identity theft and possession of a controlled substance. She has been released on bail.

Alicia Atwood, 35, of Surrey has been charged with taking/occupying a vehicle without consent. She has been released on a promise to appear in court.

"Identity theft is an ongoing problem across the region and is usually committed by those associated to additional property related crimes," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann noted.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com