‘Top 10’ suspect arrested

Takedown occurred after alleged break-in at Cloverdale home.

The only female car theft suspect on B.C.’s top 10 most wanted list is now in police custody.

Stephanie Rene Deschene had been featured in late March as the sole woman on the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team’s most wanted list, and had been at-large ever since.

That came to an end last Thursday afternoon, when she was arrested in Langley.

Police allege she broke into a home in the Cloverdale area, then stole the homeowner’s minivan when they returned home and interrupted the break-in.

The van was spotted by IMPACT members, which called in the RCMP helicopter.

When Deschene stopped to let her dog out of the vehicle in a Langley park, she was arrested.

She is a suspect in other auto thefts and is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

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