Charges in bait-car theft
Two Surrey men are facing multiple charges – and one needs some time to heal – after police caught up with suspects in the Sunday morning theft of a bait car.
The blue German import was taken from the 2400-block of 156 Street around 1:30 a.m. April 17.
According to police, a man entered the car, started it and then picked up a male passenger.
When the suspects spotted police setting up a perimeter, they fled toward King George Boulevard and north on 152 Street, police say. The car was deactivated in the 4600-block of 152 Street, at which point the suspects fled on foot through a field.
A short chase with the assistance of a police dog team resulted in the arrest of two men, one of whom has teeth marks in his leg to remind him of the experience.
Steven Michael Webber, 28, is charged with taking/occupy a vehicle without consent, theft over $5,000, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, flight from peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in connection with the incident.
He remains in custody and is due back in Surrey Provincial Court May 3.
Daniel Reijo Tyrvainen, 36, is charged with “taking/occupy a vehicle without consent,” theft over $5,000 and resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Released on conditions, Tyrvainen was due back in court April 21, after Peace Arch News deadline.