A stolen teddy bear was returned to its rightful owner after police seized it from a Port Coquitlam home.

Teddy bear among items retrieved after Tri-Cities crime spree

Man, 42, charged after phones, cars found in Pitt Meadows home

A Port Coquitlam girl was one of the victims reunited with a prized possession after police put a stop to a lengthy crime spree in the region.

Someone broke into multiple lockers at the Hyde Park Recreation Centre and stole credit and debit cards, access fobs and vehicle keys this fall.

The stolen keys were used to break into vehicles, while the credit cards were used several times before they were cancelled.

On Dec. 7, Coquitlam RCMP spotted one of the stolen cars being driven on Ford Road in Pitt Meadows.

Walter Stanley Bailey, 42, of Pitt Meadows has been charged with several offences, including theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Police also searched a home on Ford Road and recovered an iPhone 6, an iPod, a 2014 Acura TL, a 2012 Ducati motorcycle and a teddy bear.

Virgil Coatis was happy to get his car and iPod back, while his daughter was thrilled with the return of her bear.

“I don’t feel like I was a victim,” said Roatis. “If anything this reinforced the great sense of community I feel here.”




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