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More charges in investigation into stolen bulldozer, loader

A 30-year-old Aldergrove man who is charged alongside his 73-year-old associate for several property crimes is facing six new stolen property charges in relation to the original investigation.

Derek Hall is now charged with theft of six metal garbage  containers found on the accused property in the 6600 block of 256 Street.

He shares the acreage with his co-accused Roeloff Dendyver, 73, charged with several property crimes, as well as assaulting a police officer back in October 2012.

It was after a lengthy investigation charges were laid against the two men, accused in a number of property crimes, including stealing a brand new truck during a test drive, and stealing a bulldozer and trailer.

Police allege Dendyver attended a local dealership and test drove a new 2012 Dodge pickup.

A short time later, he reported to police that he had been carjacked and the truck   stolen.

Later that month, Langley RCMP received a report of a new Dodge pickup truck parked in the trees on the property where the two men live. However, when officers went there, no truck was found.

Also in March, Langley RCMP received a report that a Caterpillar loader and a Komatsu bulldozer had been stolen from a construction site.

As Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit continued their investigation, they applied for and were granted a search warrant for the two accused property.

During the search, both the loader and bulldozer were recovered, as well as a  key for the new Dodge pickup that had allegedly been carjacked.

Additionally, a large utility trailer was located on the property and determined to have been stolen. It was returned to the owner.

The Dodge pickup truck was recovered at a residence of a relative to the older man. The vehicle was returned to the dealership.

Additionally, when police arrived on the property and announced they would be executing the search warrant, the elderly man allegedly punched one of the officers in the face.

Dendyver is charged with public mischief, assaulting a peace officer and possession of stolen property.

Hall is now charged with theft of a motor vehicle, eight counts of possession of stolen property and public mischief.

The two are also jointly charged with theft of a motor vehicle, and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Hall is out on bail and made a brief court appearance on Jan. 10.

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