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Chilliwack man gets 82 days in jail for bait car theft

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A Chilliwack man was sentenced to 82 days in jail for stealing a bait car last month.

Lough Plumridge pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Court on Monday to motor vehicle theft in connection with the incident where a police bait car was stolen from downtown.

The vehicle was travelling northbound on Old Dyke Road in the early hours of June 13 when it was spotted by police and remotely deactivated.

The 24-year-old Plumridge was arrested at the scene.

“We are constantly bringing in different makes and models of bait vehicles that we know thieves like to target,” said Cpl. Brock Rayworth of the Chilliwack RCMP Property Crime Section. “Property crime is an enormous priority to us right now and these arrests are significant.”

Plumridge’s co-accused, David McKay, has not pleaded guilty in connection with the incident.

After Plumridge was arrested, police say McKay fled into a wooded area and was tracked by officers assisted by police service dog Fritz.

McKay allegedly kicked Fritz during the arrest.

“The suspect suffered a minor injury as a result of Fritz’s assistance,” RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck said at the time.

Both Plumridge and McKay are well-known to police.

McKay’s next court appearance on this file is July 22.

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