Alert neighbour credited for Chilliwack arrest of wanted man

Alert neighbour credited for Chilliwack arrest of wanted man

Police remind residents to report suspicious activity and get involved with crime prevention

Chilliwack Mounties are crediting an alert neighbour reporting unusual activity for the arrest of a man wanted on a British Columbia-wide warrant.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Sept. 16, Chilliwack RCMP received a report of suspicious activity surrounding a car parked in the 46000-block of Strathcona Road.

General duty officers quickly arrived at the address where a 22-year-old man was taken into custody for warrants of arrest on an unrelated incident.

“An alert neighbour reporting unusual activity and the timely arrival of officers are key to the arrest,” said Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail. “Citizens and RCMP working in unison are powerful components in preventing crime and keeping our community safe.”

Chilliwack RCMP encourage folks to become involved in the prevention of crime in our city.

Explore a number of community based programs offered by the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society including: Block Watch; City Watch; Speed Watch; and Crime Free Multi-Housing.

For more information call the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Office at 604-393-3000.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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