Theft suspect in custody


An investigation into break-ins at underground parking garages led to 24 separate charges against a Langley man.

Police were called out on Sept. 23 for similar break-ins at apartment complexes in the 20800 and 20900 blocks of 56th Avenue, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

In both garages, multiple cars had been broken into and a number of items had been stolen.

An officer with the Street Enforcement Unit identified a possible suspect from the surveillance photos taken in the two apartment buildings.

Patrick Wayne Eliason, a 44-year-old local man, is now in custody for charges including six counts of theft under $5,000, three counts of break and enter, six counts of mischief, and four counts of failure to comply with a probation order

He is being held in custody, with his next appearance in Surrey Provincial Court on Dec. 16.

“These are the types of crimes that frustrate and anger most residents of our community, and they are by far the most common,” said Insp. Murray Power, officer in charge of the Langley RCMP. “It takes a great deal of policing resources to capture these types of criminals and Langley detachment is regularly making that investment. Unfortunately this is but one suspect and we require continued support and vigilance of everyone to stay on top of their activities.”

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