Chilliwack: One suspect was arrested, while two other’s surrendered to police custody over the weekend as the Chilliwack RCMP move forward in their investigation into the vandalism of Promontory School, reported on March 29, 2018.
“We received overwhelming assistance from the public which aided our investigators to identify three teenage suspects,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
On April 6, 2018 the first suspect was arrested by police followed on the same evening by the two remaining individuals surrendering to police custody. All were later released from custody by police.
On April 7, 2018 the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) supported by the Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Duty (GD) executed a Criminal Code search warrant of a residence in the 45000-block of Spruce Drive where police seized property linked to the school.
Crime Prevention and Operational Support (CPOS) officers continue to liaise with school officials as police analyse evidence gathered during the investigation.
The RCMP will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of Criminal Code charges for break and enter to commit theft over $5000 and break and enter to commit mischief over $5000.
“Police resources working together with community members were critical to identifying suspects in our investigation,” said Rail.
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).