Aldergrove senior to be tried for property theft

Man, 74, and 31-year-old associate accused of stealing brand new pickup

A 31-year-old Aldergrove man and his 74-year-old associate will go to trial facing several charges in relation to stolen property allegedly found on their 256 Street property.

Derek Hall is  charged with theft of a motor vehicle, eight counts of possession of stolen property and public mischief. He is also charged with theft of six metal garbage containers found on the accuseds’ property in the 6600 block of 256 Street.

He shares the acreage with his co-accused Roeloff Dendyver, 74, who is charged with several property crimes, as well as assaulting a police officer in October 2012.

They go to trial on Sept. 2 in Surrey Provincial Court.

After a lengthy investigation. charges were laid against the two men. They are accused in a number of property crimes, including stealing a brand new truck during a test drive, and stealing a bulldozer and trailer.

Police allege Dendyver attended a local dealership and test drove a new 2012 Dodge pickup.

A short time later, he reported to police that he had been carjacked and the truck   stolen.

Later that month, Langley RCMP received a report of a new Dodge pickup truck parked in the trees on the property where the two men live. However, when officers went there, no truck was found.

Also in March, Langley RCMP received a report that a Caterpillar loader and a Komatsu bulldozer had been stolen from a construction site.

As Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit continued their investigation, they applied for and were granted a search warrant for the accuseds’ property.

During the search, both the loader and bulldozer were recovered, as well as a  key for the new Dodge pickup that had allegedly been carjacked.

Additionally, a large utility trailer was located on the property and determined to have been stolen. It was returned to the owner.

The Dodge pickup truck was recovered at a residence of a relative of the older man. The vehicle was returned to the dealership.

Additionally, when police arrived on the property and announced they would be executing the search warrant, the elderly man allegedly punched one of the officers in the face.

Dendyver is charged with public mischief, assaulting a peace officer and possession of stolen property.

The two are also jointly charged with theft of a motor vehicle, and two counts of possession of stolen property.

They were back in Surrey Provincial Court for a pre-trial conference on July 26.

Neither is in custody.

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