Prolific Chilliwack car thief caught yet again

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One of B.C.'s top 10 most prolific car thieves has been arrested in Chilliwack . . . again.

Shaun Darryl Bolko remains in custody after he was arrested April 26 in possession of a stolen Ford F350 pickup, which was reported missing from the 9000 block of Birch Street the day before.

The 32-year-old was caught at the intersection of Yale Road and Menzies Street with the vehicle by members of the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit.

Bolko, a designated prolific offender, was charged with possession of stolen property and breach of probation.

Mounties report this is the second time in less than a month that Bolko has been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. On March 30, he was arrested by Abbotsford Police in the vicinity of a stolen Ford F250, for an outstanding warrant and breach of probation.

On March 28, the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) released the  list of British Columbia’s top 10 auto crime offenders. Bolko was on this list.

The arrest of Bolko coincides with Auto Crime Month in B.C., which was in April.

“On auto crime investigations we are co-ordinating our efforts with specialized integrated policing units and our Lower Mainland policing partner agencies,” said Cpl. Brock Rayworth of the Chilliwack RCMP property crime section. “A small percentage of people commit the vast majority of the property crime in the Upper Fraser Valley. If they choose to continue this lifestyle they will be targeted and end up in jail."

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