Two men arrested after Chilliwack B&E

Mounties using police dog arrest pair on Eagle Landing Parkway

Two Chilliwack men face charges after an alleged break-and-enter at an undisclosed business on Yale Road.

Mounties reported Wednesday the arrests stem from a call made to the RCMP just before midnight on Jan. 11 by an alarm company to report a break-in to a business in 45000-block of Yale Road.

General duty officers arrived at the address where they obtained descriptions of two suspects seen riding away from the scene by a witness.

The suspects were quickly found on Eagle Landing Parkway and taken into custody by patrolling officers from the Chilliwack RCMP and Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service.

Evidence seized by officers during the arrest was linked to the break and enter on Yale Road.

Dwayne Leo Madsen, 32, and Joel Jarrett Gauthier, 32, face charges of break and enter, and possession of stolen property. Both men were released from custody.

“An alert neighbour, and timely action by our officers were key in locating and taking the suspects into custody,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail in a press release.

Gauthier has no history with the courts in B.C., according to Court Services Online.

Madsen has a number of files. He was found guilty of possession of stolen property over $5,000 in 2015 along with two subsequent breaches on that file. He was given 12 months probation. He received a further 12 months probation on Jun. 1, 2017 after being found guilty on a drug charge, and in December he received another nine months probation for a separate drug charge.

Both men appeared in court on Jan. 11 and are next due for an appearance Jan. 23.


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