Prolific offender Branden Tanner, 20, was arrested on Nov. 30 for a smash and grab downtown Chilliwack, and again on Dec. 3 for ID theft and possession of break-in instruments. (Facebook) Prolific offender Branden Tanner, 20, was arrested on Nov. 30 for a smash and grab downtown Chilliwack, and again on Dec. 3 for ID theft and possession of break-in instruments. He is alleged to have committed further offences on Dec. 8 and Dec. 11. (Facebook)

Chilliwack prolific offender charged in four alleged incidents in 12 days

Branden Tanner busted for alleged smash-and-grab Nov. 30, then incidents Dec. 3, Dec. 8 and Dec. 11

A 20-year-old prolific offender is alleged to have committed serious property crimes – theft, fraud, possessing break-in instruments – on four separate days over a recent 12-day period.

Branden Paul Tanner now remains in custody facing charges related to incidents on Nov. 30, Dec. 3, Dec. 8 and Dec. 11.

He was first charged with mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, and possessing a break-in instrument from Nov. 30.

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One day before his first court appearance on that file, on Dec. 4, Tanner then is alleged to have been possession of a break-in instrument, committed identity theft, and dealt with identity document without lawful excuse, and committed two breaches of undertaking.

“The individual was identified by the Chilliwack RCMP as a prolific offender and known to our officers who turned their attention to his activity,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail in a press release issued after the Dec. 4 court appearance, of the Nov. 30 incident.

Tanner was released on bail and is alleged to have continued on his crime spree. In custody yet again, he was in court in the afternoon of Dec. 13 to face yet more and more serious charges.

He is now also charged with theft over $5,000 and two counts of fraud for an alleged incident on Dec. 8, then for an incident on Dec. 11, he is charged with possession of stolen property, possession of forged document with intent to commit offence, possession of break-in instrument, possession of a controlled substance, and two breaches.

His lawyer was not present for a bail hearing on Dec. 13 in court, so he agreed to remain in custody until his next court appearance on Dec. 18 when the Crown will apply to have his previous bail revoked.

Tanner is a known prolific offender with a lengthy adult criminal history since the day he turned 18 two years ago.

• RELATED: Property crime cut by two per cent in Chilliwack and beyond with Valley Sweep – 2016


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