Some frequent offenders have been sentenced, while another has been arrested.
The men arrested by the ERT in a Langley hotel last year have been convicted on a long list of charges related to 18 break and enters.
Ivan Logan Johnson, a 33-year-old New Westminster man, and Dave Joseph Yaroslawsky, a 31-year-old from Surrey, have both pleaded guilty after being charged with 68 property related offenses.
The two men have been held in custody since they were arrested at the Super 8 motel on Glover Road in Milner on March 2, 2012.
A tip to police about a suspicious man checking into the hotel resulted in a police check, and the discovery that one man was wanted on an arrest warrant.
Police learned en route that the men might be armed.
Local RCMP officers, with help from the Emergency Response Team, the Uniformed Gang Task Force, a helicopter, and the Police Dog Services, surrounded the room. The men emerged after two hours and surrendered.
Inside the hotel room, police found three loaded handguns, among about 250 items, thought to come from the 18 break and enters around the Lower Mainland.
Johnson has now been sentenced to two years in jail and another two years probation after his release. He has already been in custody for a year and was given credit for that time.
Yaroslawsky has pled guilty to numerous offences including possession of stolen firearms, and will be sentenced on Nov. 1 this year.
Prolific offender nabbed One of the men dubbed a prolific offender by the Langley RCMP was arrested and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Cody John Ball, a 24-year-old Aldergrove man, has been charged with two counts of driving while disqualified, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and flight from police.
On Sept. 4, police spotted a man thought to be Ball driving a Chevrolet Cavalier around Aldergrove. The officer knew that Ball was banned from driving, and a check of the plate number showed it belonged to a brown Oldsmobile, not the white Chevy.
The officers tried to pull the Chevy over, but it appeared to intentionally back into an unmarked police car.
The Chevy then fled at high speed. For reasons of public safety, there was no attempt to chase the Chevrolet, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. However, the officers did arrange to have charges filed against Ball.
On the evening of Sept. 5, the Street Enforcement Unit spotted Ball again driving around Aldergrove. There was no attempt to pull him over, and officers waited until he returned home and arrested him there without incident.
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