Timely tip leads to quick arrest

A 911 call from a witness reporting a crime in progress, resulted in the arrest of a suspect within minutes Tuesday morning, Chilliwack RCMP say.

A 911 call from a witness reporting a crime in progress, resulted in the arrest of a suspect within minutes Tuesday morning, Chilliwack RCMP say.

“Calls like this, which resulted in getting a property crimes specialist off the streets, are extremely beneficial,” said RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck.

She said the witness gave a “very detailed description” of a man seen breaking into a vehicle parked behind the Child Development Centre on Luckakuck Way at about 9:37 a.m.

It’s also the kind of call the police are asking the public to make, as they launch the latest phase of a crime reduction program.

Public participation is a key element of the strategy to target crime hot spots and quickly deploy officers to make arrests.

Suspect Paul Bonneteau, a 40-year-old man of no fixed address, is “well known,” police said, “for being responsible for several property crime offences in the community.”

Property allegedly stolen from the parked vehicle was found in Bonneteau’s possession, police said.

 

He is now facing charges of theft, possession of stolen property and mischief.

 

 

Just Posted

New Chilliwack school board sworn in after divisive election

Incumbent Dan Coulter acclaimed as chair with Willow Reichelt winning a vote for vice-chair

Judge to decide on mental fitness of man accused of Chilliwack River Valley shooting

Two psychiatrists disagree on fitness of Peter Kampos but Crown and defence agree he is unfit

Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles sliding and Cassidy Bowes flows

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove on the first 100 days

One-on-one discussion with the new mayor paints a picture of what’s in store for Chilliwack

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read