Late night police chase ends with wanted Aldergrove man in custody

RCMP apprehend suspect of auto theft with help from the community

A manhunt for a local male suspect of car theft began the late hours of Tuesday in downtown Aldergrove.

It was the same male believed to have been involved in a lengthy car chase with Mounties last Wednesday in the stolen vehicle, according to Cpl. Kurt Neuman.

This time, he was on foot.

Eight Mounties were dispatched at 8:40 p.m. – several from Langley City –along with Integrated Police Dog services.

The units formed a tight perimeter around the area the suspect was last reported seen.

Mounties honed in on a dimly lit location near the intersection of 272 Street and 32 Avenue.

The slim-build, male suspect was found hiding in a nearby creek just under a bridge.

The suspect was apprehended. It was later discovered there were multiple active warrants out for his arrest, Neuman said.

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“We couldn’t have done it without to community,” Cpl. Kurt Neuman said. Langley RCMP used suspicious sightings reported by local citizens to guide their operations.

“It was the public’s help that guided us,” Neuman added.

The stolen vehicle, 2001 white Chevrolet Impala was taken from an Aldergrove home on April 26.

Members of the public also helped Langley RCMP locate the whereabouts of the vehicle, Neuman said.

Mounties were stationed by the car during the chase, in case the suspect dare return.

The suspect was taken into custody within 24 minutes of the first call for service, Neuman confirmed.

He was known to police.

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