Six Richmond RCMP investigations result in one suspect pleading guilty to seven charges

Richmond

2022-08-08 09:00 PDT

Richmond RCMP News Release

Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit and Frontline officers investigated six files in which the same man was alleged to have committed the offences. The offences included a commercial break and enter in the 11000 block of Bridgeport Rd on January 30, 2022 and a commercial break and enter to a business in the 8000 block of Granville Ave on February 9, 2022.

When the break and enter call first comes it’s typically our frontline officers that attend. This first attendance is extremely important as it begins the evidence collection process, says Corporal Ray Basi, NCO in-charge of Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit, Officers from our Property Crime Unit then review and provide investigative support to each of these investigations. In doing so, they often recognize the serial nature of the break and enters, which can result in the identification of the offender. In this case it’s resulted in a known offender pleading guilty to seven charges which span six separate investigations.

As part of their mandate, officers from Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit monitor and target the highest priority offenders. This form of intelligence led policing helps police identify repeat offenders and better coordinate their efforts to curb property crime in our community.

Darren Clifford Belcourt pled guilty to seven charges and was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

If you have been a victim or witness to an offence, Richmond RCMP encourages you to contact your police of jurisdiction. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

Released by

Cpl. Dennis Hwang

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
richmond.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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