Concerned neighbours are being credited with the arrest of two people in Sardis, and the recovery of stolen property.
Chilliwack RCMP say an alert neighbour noticed two people hopping a fence and entering a vacant home at around 7 a.m. in the 45700 block of Keith Wilson Road.
Police responded, supported by the emergency response team and the integrated police dog services.
Two people were found inside.
Travis Michael Thompson, 35, from Chilliwack faces charges of obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with a recognizance stemming from the Aug. 13 arrest. Thompson remains in custody pending a court appearance later in August on this and one other unrelated incident.
A 30-year-old Chilliwack woman was released from custody pending a court appearance later in August for an unrelated incident.
The vacant home was already on police radar. A day earlier RCMP were called to the location after four people were reportedly seen inside. When police arrived, the building was empty. However, they did find stolen property inside that police quickly linked to several thefts in the Sardis area.
RCMP officers continue to investigates leads in the thefts.
“Vigilant home owners reporting unusual activity to police is essential to reduce crime and keep our community safe,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.
Police remind anyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).