Woman arrested

Surrey resident faces multiple charges after January 7 crime spree

  • Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.

A 21-year-old woman from Surrey was arrested by Ridge Meadows RCMP in early January and now faces fraud and other charges.

Police first located a stolen rental pickup truck in downtown Maple Ridge on the morning of Jan. 7. They followed the truck to 203rd Street, where it stopped outside a convenience store.

Police tried to nab the driver there, but the female motorist took off after hitting one of the police vehicles. Police didn’t pursue the truck because of safety risk.

On its way towards the Golden Ears Bridge, the pickup collided with the dump truck. After the crash, the woman bolted from the pickup and the bystanders saw her run towards Maple Meadows Business Park. She tried to call a cab, but police intercepted the taxi, then arrested the woman.

Laetitia Angelique Acera faces multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, fraud, resisting a peace officer, dangerous driving, and violating release conditions.