BC man caught stealing $500 worth of hockey cards – twice

It seems some people can’t live without hockey cards on their hands.

On March 27, a 42-year-old man stole more than $500 worth of hockey cards from a large box store. Mission RCMP located the suspect who had left the area and arrested him for theft.

All hockey cards were withdrawn and the man was given a bail hearing as he was already on court-ordered condition not to enter the store.

After the suspect was released on April 4, he returned to the same store and stole more hockey cards. Mission RCMP re-arrested the man, recovered the stolen property and took the man into custody pending another bail hearing.

From March 27 to April 2, 2023, Mission RCMP received 281 service requests, conducted 45 active patrols of identified hotspots, and conducted 12 curfew inspections. Here are some events from last week.

– On the afternoon of March 29, a concerned citizen reported that a possibly injured driver was heading to Mission on the Lougheed Highway.

When police found the car a short time later, they saw it crash into two parked cars in the industrial estate.

The 49-year-old Mission driver showed signs of drug use and was arrested for DUI. He received a 90-day driving ban and a date to appear in Abbotsford Provincial Court. A criminal drink driving investigation is ongoing.

– Two-vehicle collision on Lougheed Highway and Hawkins Pickle Road near Dewdney on the evening of March 29. One vehicle was parked at the stop sign in Lougheed and the other was parked on Hawkins Pickle Road waiting to head west. As the vehicles started moving, a gray SUV allegedly drove across the tracks at high speed, causing two other vehicles to collide. The SUV was not hit and drove off. No one was hurt.

– Overnight between March 31 and April 1, a home on Whidden Avenue was broken into while the owner was away.

Once inside, the suspect went to the garage and drove away with the owner’s gray 2023 Volkswagen Atlas SUV. The General Forensic Service was called in and processed evidence at the scene. The matter is still under investigation.

– On the afternoon of March 27, a witness saw a trash can at the intersection of Cedar and Lougheed and called the police. The police rushed to the scene and politely asked him to leave the road out of concern for the safety of the trash can.

Unfortunately, Trash was in a bad mood (more trash “can’t”) and it ended up getting arrested for trash talking.

If you need to contact Mission RCMP, please call non-emergency 604-826-7161. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

You can also report crimes online at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mission/en.

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