New Westminster man charged in Fraser Valley break-ins
A New Westminster man and another from Surrey have been charged in connection with a series of residential break-ins in the Fraser Valley.
The two men were arrested at a motel in Langley after a report of two suspicious men checking in. Police were told the men were unloading various items from their vehicle and it appeared they were armed.
Langley RCMP said there was a standoff of approximately two hours before they left the motel room and were arrested without incident. Police seized 250 exhibits believed to be connected to up to 18 break and enters, including three loaded handguns.
Police said Ivan Johnson, 33, of New West and Dave Yarolawsky, 29, have been charged with possessing a prohibited firearm with ammunition, possessing a weapon obtained through an offence, possessing a prohibited weapon without a licence, knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon without a licence, storage of a firearm without a licence, storage of a firearm contrary to regulation, possession of a firearm contrary to an order and possession of stolen property. Johnson also received charges connected with giving a false identity.