Two more top wanted auto crime offenders arrested

Two more top wanted auto crime offenders arrested

Auto Crime Enforcement Month is well underway with two more of BCs Top 10 Auto Crime Offenders arrested on Tuesday, April 14, putting the count at four down, six to go. The Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) released its Top 10 Wanted list on March 28 this year.

Bryon Chad DIETER, 38-years-old, had warrants issued by Vancouver and West Vancouver Police Departments for Theft under $5000 and Breach of Undertaking. DIETER, who is currently charged with a number of property crime offences as well as Breach of Recognizance, was arrested without incident by the West Vancouver Police Department. West Vancouver police had received information that DIETER was at an address in their jurisdiction.

Kevin Michael BEECH, 36-years-old, who was wanted by the Surrey RCMP for Unauthorized use of Credit Card Data and Identity Theft.  BEECH who is also prohibited from driving for three years and has a history of breaking into and stealing from vehicles was arrested by the IMPACT Auto Crime Enforcement Team.

Thanks to the public and to information sharing between police agencies, two more of the top 10 Auto Crime Offenders were arrested in one day, says Inspector Peter Jadis, head of IMPACT.

IMPACT, in partnership with the provincial government and ICBC, has helped to reduce automobile theft by 75% since 2003.

Please visit www.baitcar.com to see this years remaining Top 10 Auto Crime Offenders, the Ten Most Stolen vehicles and the Top Ten Items most stolen from vehicles.