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Prolific offender caught by Richmond RCMP

Martin van den Hemel   Apr-17-2018

RCMP catch prolific offender.

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A local prolific offender, who for a year sat at the top of the RCMP’s Most Wanted list, is facing 28 criminal charges after being nabbed last week in Surrey.

Mitchell William Coubrough, 30, was arrested on April 12 by the Richmond RCMP’s prolific offender suppression team.

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According to Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang, Coubrough was the most wanted suspect in Richmond for more than a year, and sat second on the regional bait car/auto crime team’s top 10.

Coubrough had eight outstanding warrants for his arrest at the time he was taken into custody, six from Richmond, and one each from White Rock and Surrey.

Coubrough is next slated to appear in Richmond provincial court on April 27.

The Richmond Crown has approved 28 criminal charges and three Motor Vehicle Act charges against Coubrough, including six counts of breaking and entering, seven counts of possession of stolen property, three counts of driving while prohibited, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of fraud.

“The sheer number of charges that were approved strongly illustrates just how active this individual was in our community and surrounding areas,” Hwang said.

Hwang said officers from the property crime unit, prolific suppression team and patrol units put in the work and painstakingly sifted through evidence to build a strong case against the perpetrator.

•martinv@richmondsentinel.ca


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