Theft Ring Bust Leads To Cache Of Stolen Firearms In South Cariboo
Langley, BC – A joint RCMP investigation into numerous break-and-enters, stretching from the South Cariboo to the Lower Mainland, has resulted in the recovery of more than two dozen stolen firearms and an estimated $90-thousand dollars worth of property.
At a news conference in Langley on Monday, RCMP announced charges against five people in connection with the theft ring – four from Langley and one from Clinton. Arrest warrants have been issued for two of the Langley residents.
The investigation began following a string of commercial break-ins in Langley throughout the month of July. Police tracked a suspect vehicle to a home in Aldergrove and executed a search warrant with assistance from the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team. Inside, officers found stolen firearms, three dirt bikes, sporting goods, sports supplements, and a prohibited taser disguised as a cell phone.
Further investigation led officers to execute a search warrant on Kelly Lake Road residence in Clinton where they discovered 27 firearms stolen from a break-in in Lone Butte, 18 firearms not related to the break-in, a number of boxes of ammunition and stolen property.
Charges have been laid against 24-year-old Christopher Michael Hendricks of Clinton and Langley residents: 27-year-old Cody John Ball, 23-year-old Dallas Ball, 22-year-old Charles Ball, and 23-year-old Nicole Devon Leigh Poulson. Cody Ball will remain in custody until his next court appearance in October. Warrants have been issued for Dallas and Charles Ball. Both Hendricks and Poulson are scheduled to be back in court in Surrey in October, as well.