Further charges and second suspect identified

Ridge Meadows

2021-01-14 14:15 PST

File # 2020-24780

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Further charges have been approved and a second suspect has been identified relating to a multi-jurisdictional prolific offender crime spree investigation.

In December of 2020 Ridge Meadows RCMP announced the arrest of Mr. Anthony Randy Kalt and the subsequent charges. Since that time the police work continued, with further charges being approved against Mr. Kalt, and a second suspect has been identified.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Mr. Matthew Sidney Soper, a 34 year old Surrey man.

Charges approved by way of Indictment for Mr. Kalt is as follows:

 Charges approved for Mr. Soper is as follows:

Staff Sergeant Adam Gander with the Ridge Meadows Street Enforcement Unit states, this file exemplifies the importance of providing video surveillance to police, even if it seems like a benign occurrence, as we were able to link these suspects to multiple police investigations over multiple jurisdictions.

Constable Julie Klaussner states In many of these incidents these were crimes of opportunity where garage door openers were left in plain view. These suspects were literally going through neighbourhoods checking car doors, until they found unlocked vehicles. You can ensure the safety of your house and belongings by making sure your vehicles are locked every night and removing valuables from your car and bringing them in the house.

Mr. Kalt is remanded until his next court date of January 22, 2021.

Released by

Cst. Julie Klaussner

Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
ridgemeadows.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8

Email: julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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