Police make arrests in string of thefts from vehicles

During the course of the investigation, police seized over 100 pieces of evidence related to the thefts from vehicles

Three people have been arrested and are facing multiple charges in connection with a string of thefts from vehicles going back to last October.

“A 24-year-old Campbell River woman, a 20-year-old Campbell River man and an 18-year-old Campbell River man are currently facing charges relating to the thefts,” Cpl. Poppy Hallam said in a press release.

Between October, 2014 and Jan. 15, 2015, Campbell River RCMP responded to approximately 308 complaints of thefts from motor vehicles. Campbell River RCMP’s Community Response Unit was assigned to work on the investigation. Tips from the public, surveillance video and solid police work lead the officers to the suspects and on Jan. 16 the first suspect was arrested and in the early morning of Jan. 17 the remaining two suspects were arrested. A warrant to search a residence on Eardley Road was executed and evidence was recovered.

Two of the suspects were released from custody on strict conditions including curfews and no contact with each other. The 18-year-old male is still in custody as he has other outstanding charges before the court.

During the course of the investigation, police seized over 100 pieces of evidence related to the thefts from vehicles and will be attempting to reunite these items with the rightful owners. This has and continues to be a complex investigation,” Cpl Hallam said.

Meanwhile, police are urging residents to help them out.

“Please continue to report suspicious activity to police because we cannot do it alone, we have to work together as a community,” Cpl. Hallam said.