Supt. Derek Cooke

Top cop busts auto theft suspects

RCMP superintendent first on the scene



The officer in charge of the Langley RCMP detachment was the first Mountie to arrive when a Ford Ranger pickup truck stolen from Surrey was spotted in the Shell gas station near the McDonald’s restaurant at Fraser Highway and 216 Street on Monday morning (Oct. 31).

Supt. Derek Cooke (shown below) arrived in time to spot the two suspects driving the Ranger through the restaurant drive-through.

“I just happened to be close [when the call came in],” Cooke said.

He waited for back-up, which arrived in the form of four other RCMP cruisers, and the officers made the arrest without incident.

A 37-year-old man from Surrey and a 27-year-old woman of no fixed address were taken into custody.

The women, who told police she had been picked up in Surrey by the male suspect, was expected to be released without charges after sobering up in the RCMP lockup.

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