Numerous criminal charges laid following lengthy criminal investigation
Surrey, Langley, Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT)
2022-01-12 11:55 PST
After an extensive investigation by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), 62 charges have been laid against five individuals. The investigation spanned several months, from July to December 2021.
Our team worked very hard on this investigation and these charges are a culmination of all that effort, states Insp. Rob Vermeulen, the Officer in Charge of IMPACT.
We’d also like to thank both the Surrey RCMP and Langley RCMP who assisted us at various times throughout this file.
On December 8, 2021 Crown counsel approved a total of 62 charges for five accused.
All five were arrested and are as follows:
1. Arthur LAWLOR, 39-year-old resident of Langley – 16 breach of release order charges, 7 Drive while prohibited MVA charges, 2 theft of motor vehicle charges, 2 Possession of Stolen Property (PSP) over $5000 charges, 1 attempt break and enter, 1 possession of break in instrument charge, 1 theft under charge and 1 count of trafficking stolen property totaling 31 charges. Currently in custody, next court date is set for January 14, 2022.
2- Graden BRAMHILL, 29-year-old resident of Surrey – 1 theft of motor vehicle charge, and 1 PSP over $5000 charge, 4 breaches of release order charges, 18 charges in relation to fraud identity and forgery charges. Totaling 24 charges. Out of Custody next court date is Jan 14, 2022.
3- Julius BROHART, 25-year-old of NFA – 1 theft of motor vehicle charge, 1 count of trafficking stolen property and 1 PSP over $5000 charge. Out of Custody next court date is Jan 26, 2022.
4- Ross DRYSDALE, a 28-year-old NFA – 1 count of trafficking stolen property and 1 PSP over $5000 charge. Out of Custody next court date is Jan 14, 2022.
5- Michael PANKRATZ, a 42-year-old resident of Surrey – 1 PSP over $5000 charge and 1 Drive while disqualified Charge. Out of Custody next court date is February 1, 2022
IMPACT develops strategies to reduce auto crime in the Province of British Columbia through:
- targeting active, high-risk, repeat motor vehicle offenders
- programs that track stolen vehicles and discourage auto theft
- social media and education to increase public awareness of auto crime and prevention
As this matter is now before the courts no further comment will be provided.
Anyone with relevant information about auto crime is asked to contact their local police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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