After a two-hour standoff with police, two armed suspects were arrested outside a room at the Super 8 Motel on Glover Road last Friday.
The men are believed to be responsible for up to 18 home robberies in the Fraser Valley, said Langley RCMP.
The take down started around 2 p.m., when Langley police were called to the motel by staff, who said two suspicious-looking men checked in.
A police check of one of the men’s names showed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
While en route, police were told the men were unloading various items from their vehicle into the room and it appeared they were armed, said police.
Langley RCMP’s street enforcement unit took over, creating a perimeter around the motel with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team and police dogs and the uniformed gang task force. Air 2 was in the sky for support.
Contact was made with the men inside the room but they initially refused to exit, said Langley RCMP’s Cpl. Holly Marks
“After approximately two hours, they both exited and were arrested without incident. The second male, who initially provided a false name, was also found to be the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant,” said Marks.
Police were granted search warrants for both the motel room and vehicle associated to these men.
In total, 250 items were seized. These items are believed to be stolen from residential break-ins.
Of particular note was the recovery of three loaded handguns from the motel room, said Marks.
Dave Yaroslawsky, 29, of Surrey and Ivan Johnson, age 33, of New Westminster have been charged with a host of criminal offenses including possessing a prohibited firearm with ammunition and possession of stolen property.
In addition, Johnson is charged with impersonation and dealing with identity document without lawful excuse.
Both men are currently being held in custody.
Prior to these alleged crimes, Yaroslawsky had breached his conditions for being released on another crime that took place in Langley.