Prolific offender pinched by police for car theft in Chilliwack

Chilliwack RCMP say they have arrested a prolific offender wanted on four outstanding warrants as a result of an investigation into a stolen vehicle report.

Chilliwack RCMP say they have arrested a prolific offender wanted on four outstanding warrants as a result of an investigation into a stolen vehicle report.

RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said prolific offenders “occupy a significant number of police resources” in Chilliwack “and we always consider it a success when they are apprehended.

Police were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle that had crashed into the overpass pillar at Young Road and Highway 1 on Canada Day.

When police arrived, they located a female suspect and a police dog team was called in to locate a second suspect.

“Not long after police arrived, the male suspect emerged from the nearby bushes and turned himself in to police,” Wolbeck said.

Jesse Kurt Wright, 20, of Chilliwack, is facing charges of possession of stolen property and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

Wolbeck said a prolific offender is defined by the number of “negative contacts” with the police, and Wright had four outstanding warrants when he was arrested.

He returns to court on July 11.