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    B.C. Mounties join U.S. manhunt for teen on crime binge

    By Ian Austin, Vancouver Province October 4, 2009

    Two police teams and two helicopters were combing dense forest Monday to track down a suspect in a one-man cross-border crime wave.

    Police claim teen terror Colton Harris-Moore has been on a rampage north and south of the U.S. border, stealing planes and vehicles in a 13-month run from justice.

    The 18-year-old from Washington is a “person of interest” in a recent break-in at the unmanned Creston Airport in southern B.C., where two planes were moved and a vehicle was stolen and ditched at the nearby U.S. border.

    Police said they believe the suspect then crossed the border into Idaho, stole and ditched another car, then stole a $340,000 Cessna 182 that later crashed near Granite Falls, Wash.

    “We did have a series of break-ins on the weekend of Sept. 24 to Sept. 27,” said Creston RCMP Sgt. Gordon Stewart. “A number of items were taken, and a couple of planes were moved. A vehicle was stolen and was found near the border crossing.”

    On Monday, SWAT teams, two choppers and K-9 units tried to track down a burglary suspect in Granite Falls, where the Cessna crash landed.

    Police were alerted when a nearby home was burglarized.

    “Deputies searched a wooded area behind the house and found some of the stolen items,” said Rebecca Hover of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. “During their search someone, presumably the suspect, fired a shot at deputies.”

    Since walking out of a juvenile detention centre in Renton, Wash., in April 2008, Harris-Moore has been a one-man crime wave with a penchant for stealing planes and vehicles.

    Police believe Harris-Moore — who first ran afoul of the law at age 12 and has no formal flight training — may learned to fly by reading manuals and Internet sites. The serial plane thief and has proved adept at stealing planes, but not particularly skilful at landing them — the most difficult part of flying.

    In November 2008, a Cessna 182 was stolen from a hangar on Washington’s Orcas Island and flown to Eastern Washington, where it made a “hard landing” on the Yakama Indian Reservation.

    On Sept. 11, an experimental aircraft was stolen from Friday Harbor, Wash., and flown to nearby Orcas Island, where it made a “hard landing.”

    Police believe Colton-Moore may have stolen a boat, taken it to Point Roberts, and walked across the border into B.C., triggering the latest string of thefts in Creston and then Idaho.

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    We had the same knucklehead take a plane from our area Bonner County and hard landed it near the Granite Falls area of Washington State. As you have stated prior it was in Idaho.
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    If they're having trouble finding a teen with US citizenship,how hard will it be to locate someone with no papers?We're left with the hope that his evil in his heart will cause his aim to waver at the moment of truth.

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    Lightbulb Hmmmm............

    Think he knows anything about the 6 year old and the Balloon??.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Think he knows anything about the 6 year old and the Balloon??.........
    "Dad told me to hide in here."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    "Dad told me to hide in here."
    And his brother claimed he climbed in the balloon before it took off.I immediately wondered how old the kids involved were.Not that I wouldn't have been hustling to respond as well but I sure would have been skeptical until I saw it myself.
    Kids can make some stuff up.Didn't that Jessica McClure girl think that a cartoon character saved her from the well in her parents' backyard because the firefighters digging to her talked to her in cartoon voices?

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