Burnaby man caught in stolen car for the second time in a month


2020-10-28 15:07 PDT

File # 2020-42324, 2020-38592

On October 21st, 2020, at 6:45 p.m., while conducting patrols in the area of the 5800-block of Olive Avenue, Burnaby RCMP Drug Section officers noted a vehicle approaching and quickly determined the license plate was stolen. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle with emergency equipment and blocked the vehicle in. After colliding with a police vehicle while trying to escape, the driver eventually listened to police commands and was taken into custody.

Upon further investigation, it was determined the vehicle was stolen from a residence in Coquitlam, while the license plate was stolen from a residence in Burnaby.

Police seized a loaded 12 gauge shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun shells, a prohibited switchblade knife, numerous electronic devices, bear spray, keys to several different vehicles, over $700 cash and several pieces of identification belonging to another person. Also seized were suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, unknown pills and other drug paraphernalia.

Including weapons, drug trafficking, identification possession and several condition breaches, the suspect is facing up to fifteen charges.

table full of weapons, drugs and money

This is a great example of the work being done by our Drug Section in disrupting the supply of dangerous drugs to our City, says Inspector Matt Toews, Officer-in-Charge of Burnaby RCMP’s Investigative Services. Our officers used their experience to ensure that this person was safely taken into custody and the loaded firearm is now off our streets.

Four weeks earlier, on September 24th, 2020, just after 1:00 a.m., while responding to a man sleeping in an idling SUV in the 6600-block of Sussex Avenue, Burnaby Frontline officers located this same man sleeping in a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen out of West Vancouver, whole the license plate was stolen out of Coquitlam.

At the time, police seized cannabis, suspected methamphetamine, an imitation firearm, two prohibited switchblade knives, a digital scale and over $1,400.

Table of exhibits

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

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