Four men who are “well known” to the Mission RCMP face break and enter charges after an attempted burglary in Deroche on Aug. 14.
The RCMP attended a call about suspicious-looking men at a residence in the small community east of Mission in the early morning hours of Aug. 14.
The officers found an unoccupied vehicle nearby, then spotted four men in dark clothing fleeing the area.
The Lower Mainland Police Dog Service arrived and found one male hiding in nearby bushes. Three remaining suspects were found a short distance away. All were arrested.
The Mounties then found evidence of an attempted break-in at the Deroche residence.
Marshal Taj, 26, and Fahad Mohammad, 29, both from North Vancouver; Marcus Cardoso, 21 of Coquitlam; and Justin Porter, 24, of Mission, were all charged with break and enter, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and trespass by night. Their court dates are pending.
“The person who called the police to report the suspicious occurrence should be commended for his actions,” said Cpl. Sharon Siluch.
“His actions, along with the dedication of the Mission members and the Lower Mainland Police Dog Service led to the successful arrests of the four alleged suspects.”
– Christina Toth