Police seek Top 10 Most Wanted
Half of the province’s Top 10 Most Wanted suspected car thieves are from Surrey, according to a release this week from police.
The Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) has released its annual Top Ten Most Wanted list, and five of those named are from Surrey.
Among them is a couple.
Lisa Karon Shaw, 42, is wanted by Surrey RCMP, while her 27-year-old boyfriend, Ian Mountain (photo below), is wanted in Chilliwack.
Shaw is wanted for breach of probation and driving while prohibited, while Mountain is wanted for possession of stolen property, breach of probation and breach of recognizance.
IMPACT believes the two are “very involved” in vehicle-related crime.
Also wanted from Surrey are Graham Arthur Hunter, 32 (breach of probation); Patrick Shane McCracken, 30 (possession of stolen property, trespass by night, possession of a prohibited weapon); William John Walsh, 31 (three warrants for breach of recognizance); and Travis Christopher McKay, 29, who is wanted for possession of stolen property, possession of break-and-enter tools and breach of recognizance.
Others on the top 10 list include: Richard James Mantler, 41; Cory Todd Siebolts, 25; Robert Fred Basil, 33; and Anthony Nicholas Baird, 19 (photos below).
IMPACT also unveiled this week a new program called “bait property,” which will be left in cars and tracked to the people who took the items.
Bait property will look no different than any other items thieves may find in vehicles, and will range from tool boxes to gym bags to sunglasses. The difference is the property can be tracked and monitored by police.
The top 10 items stolen from cars include smartphones, personal electronics such as laptops, work tools, credit cards and ID, stereo equipment, cash and change, car parts, garage door openers, sunglasses, and keys.