A 20-year-old male who is well-known to the Chilliwack RCMP was arrested in a stolen car by members of the integrated auto crime team this week.
Kao Daniel Macaulay is charged with possession of stolen property and possession of break-in instruments after he was arrested March 20 downtown.
It was that day officers from IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team) were working in Chilliwack looking for stolen vehicles and known suspects.
A red Honda, which was found to have been reported stolen earlier the same day, was seen driving in the area of Corbould Street. The driver and vehicle were placed under surveillance by the team, until the driver could be safely arrested.
During the course of the arrest investigators noted significant damage to the steering column, the ignition and the passenger side door handle.
Macaulay, a Chilliwack resident, who is well known to police, is next due in court for a bail hearing March 26.
At just 20, Macaulay already has an extensive list of criminal convictions dating back to when he turned 18, according to Court Services Online.
Macaulay has been convicted of robbery, uttering threats and weapons offences, among other things, in Chilliwack and Abbotsford over the last two years.
Police remind motorists to use an anti-theft device, remove valuables and lock their vehicles.
IMPACT is a multi-jurisdictional police agency that targets auto crime suspects in British Columbia. They also operate the Bait Car program throughout the province.