Two Chilliwack B&E suspects face charges

They were caught red-handed last week in what police say was the act of breaking into a house on Reece Avenue last week.

  • Aug. 24, 2011 7:00 a.m.

They were caught red-handed last week in what police say was the act of breaking into a house on Reece Avenue last week.

Now two Chilliwack men, Steffan Grenfal, 40, and John M. McGillicky, 44, are facing a slew of break-in related charges.

Grenfal was charged with B&E, possession of stolen property, and assault on an officer, and failure to stop at a crash, among others.

One of the suspects scraped an unmarked police vehicle trying to flee from officers and then the pair took off running, before being caught.

McGillicky faces B&E and weapons charges, as well as possession of stolen property and willfully resisting police.

“Once these two men realized police were watching them commit the break and enter, they got into a waiting vehicle in an attempt to flee,” said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. “They sideswiped an unmarked police vehicle then took off on foot.”

Both suspects were taken down after a lengthy chase by the police dog service officers.

Grenfal was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Sept. 6, and

McGillicky was remanded in custody until Aug. 23.

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