A Surrey man who was charged and convicted of break and enters, some of which occurred in Squamish, is heading to jail.
On March 17, a North Vancouver judge convicted and sentenced Kevin Michael Caronto to 42 months jail on seven charges of break and enter and fraud.
According to police, Caron committed a series of these offences between May 2014 and January 2019 in Squamish and other B.C. towns.
“Caron and his associates had an operation that spanned multiple cities including Delta, Golden, Langley, Richmond, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, and Okotoks. The thieves would surveil and target vacant homes, break in to steal property, and use stolen identities to rent cars to transport stolen goods between cities,” Squamish RCMP said in a news release about the sentencing.
Items stolen included jewelry, specialty spoons, comic books, stamps, guns, identification, mobile phones, artwork, and other electronics, police say.
“Squamish RCMP worked extensively with other police partners, and the hard work of our investigative team led to the arrest and conviction of this person,” said Staff Sgt. Gareth Bradley of the Squamish RCMP.
Squamish RCMP is asking anyone with information regarding this or any crime to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.solvecrime.ca.