Maple Ridge RCMP use bait car, catch ‘prolific offenders’

Street Enforcement Unit targets auto crime, makes two arrests

Using a bait car and other resources, RCMP took aim at the problem of theft of and from vehicles in Maple Ridge.

The Ridge Meadows RCMP Street Enforcement Unit has arrested two men identified as alleged Lower Mainland prolific offenders with the help of multiple integrated units, including local crime analysts, the Bait Car program, Air 1 helicopter and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services.

Ridge Meadows RCMP crime analysts had identified an increase in theft from auto and theft of auto. In response, the street unit developed a plan to tackle the issue, which included the strategic use of a bait car.

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