Abbotsford man accused of bait car theft in Chilliwack

Jeffery Travis Dolter has been charged after an incident on Aug. 26

An Abbotsford man has now been charged with theft after allegedly being caught driving a police bait vehicle on Aug. 26.

On that day at about 3 a.m., RCMP in Chilliwack were alerted to an alarm triggered from a bait vehicle parked in the 44000 block of Yale Road.

Officers quickly stopped the stolen pickup in the 45500 block of Yale Road.

Cpl. Brock Rayworth of the RCMP crime reduction unit said bait vehicles are parked in areas identified as high risk for auto crime.

“Once the bait car is stolen, the police communications centre is notified of a potential thief,” he said.

Jeffery Travis Dolter, 41, from Abbotsford faces one charge of theft over $5,000, as well as a charge of possession of a break-in instrument.

He has been released from custody pending a court date on Sept. 15.

Rayworth said police have access to pickup trucks, cars, watercraft, off-road vehicles and trailers from one of the largest bait car fleets in the Lower Mainland.

“We blend the bait cars into the community, constantly replacing our vehicles and changing their locations,” he said.

The bait car program is coordinated by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team. For more information, visit baitcar.com.

Dolter was convicted earlier this year of two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and breaching his bail conditions. He was sentenced in July to four days in jail, according to the provincial court database.

He is also still before the courts on a theft charge from April, as well as for theft of a motor vehicle and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent from an incident in Abbotsford on Sept. 8.

 

 

Just Posted

PHOTO: Rain in the forecast Sunday, sun expected by Tuesday in Chilliwack

Chilliwack has been treated to fairly warm and dry weather over the past two weeks

PHOTOS: Hand-made creations galore at Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

The 45th annual event features 180 vendors and is a fundraiser for the Chilliwack Community Arts Council

Warrant issued for Chilliwack prolific offender

Do not attempt to apprehend David Allen Geoghegan, 29, police caution

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through Rover.com

VIDEO: New supportive housing in Chilliwack almost ready to welcome residents

Grand opening Friday saw dignitaries join with health, policing, and housing reps on Trethewey

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Paul Bissonnette joins Vancouver Warriors after tweeting he could walk on to an NLL club

Bissonnette will join the Warriors for their final week of training camp at Rogers Arena

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Body found after SUV found fully engulfed in flames in Abbotsford field

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been called in

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

Most Read