Three months for prolific offender

Man charged in Popkum property crime incident sentenced

  • Thu Mar 3rd, 2016 5:00am
  • News

A local prolific offender who was caught stealing from a work truck while the maintenance crew were only a few feet away, received a conditional sentence of 90 days followed by 12 months probation last Friday at Chilliwack Courthouse.

Thirty-eight-year-old Brody James Douglas’s charges of theft under $5,000 and assault with a weapon led to the sentence last week.

He was arrested at the scene of the Popkum convenience store in early February, where he was reported to have been caught by staff rifling through an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot.

Maintenance staff were repairing a gas pump when the suspect entered a work truck and stole the keys, according to RCMP reports.

When confronted by employees, Douglas allegedly threw the stolen keys at one of the employees and threw his bicycle, striking two others and causing minor injuries.

The bicycle, a red Huffy mountain bike, is believed to have been stolen.

Douglas has a long list of past charges—mostly theft and various breaches in Chilliwack dating back to late 1996 and occurring almost every year.