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Update – Charges sworn in Tsawwassen crime series

Charges have now been sworn in relation to a series of events that unfolded mid-day April 30 in Tsawwassen, starting with a break and enter in progress, and ending with collisions, and an attempted car-jacking.

“We’re very thankful that no one was seriously injured during these events,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. In regard to the Good Samaritans who stepped in to restrain the suspect, she notes that while police appreciate the intent of the citizens, these type of actions can be very risky.

“Generally speaking, we recommend that if people want to help police, the best thing they can do is to be a good witness. Noting details such as a suspect’s direction of travel, clothing and any other descriptors is very useful,” says Leykauf.

Michael John Krawetz, age 47, of Surrey BC is facing 12 charges including: break and enter, theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property, assault, dangerous driving, fail to stop, robbery and attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Krawetz remains in police custody, and will next appear in court in Surrey on May 10.

A female suspect is also wanted in relation to these matters, and the incident remains under investigation.

“Property crime such as break and enters, or theft from vehicles, is one of the top concerns for police in Tsawwassen,” said Leykauf. “Our officers are very pleased to have some significant charges in relation to this issue.”

See previous release.