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List of most wanted car thieves released

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The RCMP is out with BC’s top 10 “Most Wanted Car Thieves.”

Inspector Gary Shinkaruk of IMPACT wants you to take a good look at their photos.

“This annual initiative has proven to be very effective in the past. Eighty-five of the 90 wanted thieves have been arrested, and we hope to build on that success this year.”

This year’s suspects include nine men and one woman who happens to be in a relationship with another thief on the list.


 – NAME: Richard James Mantler
AGE: 41
WANTED BY: Vancouver PD and Langley RCMP
WARRANTS: Vancouver PD – Possession of a stolen vehicle, flight from police, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Langley RCMP – Assault
In November 2011, Richard Mantler fled from Vancouver Police in a truck stolen out of Langley, colliding with two vehicles while driving at high speed through the crowded downtown area just after a BC Lions football game. He was released   on bail by the courts, and has since violated his bail and failed to appear for court. Mantler has a significant auto theft history and has shown a willingness to go to great lengths to avoid arrest. He should be considered dangerous.

– NAME: Cory Todd Siebolts
AGE: 25
WANTED BY: Kamloops RCMP and Edmonton Police Department
WARRANT: Theft, possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, personation, Breach of recognizance, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
Siebolts is currently wanted out of Kamloops for violating his bail after being released on charges related to his possession of a stolen vehicle. He is believed to be active in vehicle-related crime in the Lower Mainland, and police are very interested in locating him.

– NAME: Ian Gerald Mountain
AGE: 27
WANTED BY: Upper Fraser Valley RCMP
WARRANT: Possession of stolen property, breach of probation, breach of recognizance
In October 2012, Ian Mountain was arrested for driving a stolen car in Chilliwack and for violating his probation. He was released on bail by the courts and has violated the terms of his bail. Mountain is believed to be very active in vehicle related crime in the Fraser Valley alongside his girlfriend, next on the top ten list.

– NAME: Lisa Karon Shaw
AGE: 42
WARRANT: Breach probation, drive while prohibited
Lisa Shaw is believed to be actively involved in criminal activity in the Fraser Valley with her boyfriend, Ian Gerald Mountain. Shaw is currently wanted for breach of probation by IMPACT, and for driving while prohibited by Surrey RCMP.

– NAME: Graham Arthur Hunter
AGE: 32
WARRANT: Breach of probation
Hunter is currently on probation for possession of a stolen vehicle and driving while disqualified. He has a significant history of auto theft offences, and is currently wanted for breaching the conditions of his probation.

– NAME: Patrick Shane McCraken
AGE: 30
WANTED BY: White Rock RCMP & Surrey RCMP
WARRANT: Possession of stolen property, trespass by night, possession of prohibited weapon
Patrick McCracken has a history of breaking into and stealing from vehicles throughout the Lower Mainland, having been charged in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. He is currently wanted for a number of night-time vehicle break-ins in the White Rock and South Surrey area.

– NAME: Robert Fred Basil
AGE: 33
WANTED BY: Prince George RCMP
WARRANT: Possession of prohibited weapon
Robert Basil has a history of breaking into and stealing from vehicles, and was recently captured on bait car video in the act. He is currently wanted for possession of a prohibited weapon.

– NAME: Anthony Nicholas Baird
AGE: 19
WARRANT: Breach of probation
Baird is on probation for theft of a motor vehicle out of Coquitlam in 2012 and for possession of a stolen vehicle as a result of an IMPACT investigation in 2012. Baird is currently wanted for breach of his probation order, and is believed to be in the Coquitlam area.

– NAME: William John Walsh
AGE: 31
WARRANT: Three warrants for breach of recognizance
William Walsh has a long history of auto theft and is currently wanted for repeatedly violating the conditions of his bail in relation to an assault charge.

– NAME: Travis Christopher McKay
AGE: 29
WANTED BY: Delta Police Department & Surrey RCMP
WARRANT: Possession of stolen property, possession of B&E tools, and breach of recognizance x 2
In August, 2012, Travis McKay was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle in Surrey and was subsequently released on bail. He was later found in Delta in possession of B&E tools and    in violation of his bail. He has failed to appear for court on these charges and is currently wanted.