One man is in custody and police are looking for another following a brief chase Saturday.
Police were called to the 2900 block of the Hart Highway shortly after 1 p.m. to a report of break and enter in progress. Two men had been seen going into a garage of a residence where is was known the owners were away. The caller reported that one of the suspects may have had a gun wrapped up.
Police units responded and the suspect vehicle, a red truck with a white stripe was located, backed into a driveway. The truck left the scene and was followed by police. Emergency equipment was engaged but the truck failed to stop and continued onto O’Keefe Road, then onto Bedard Road, which is a dead-end street. The truck stopped at a residence on Bedard Road and one man was arrested while the second fled on foot. He continued east across Highway 97.
The truck was searched and police discovered ammunition in the truck. A 30.06 rifle with scope and a crossbow were located on the under the deck of the property where the truck stopped. A pellet rifle was located near the truck. In addition, the truck had a stolen children’s quad in the back.
A police service dog was brought in to track the man who fled, but he managed to elude police. The owner of the truck, a 31-year-old Penticton man, is facing charges of break and enter, possession of stolen property, and possessing a firearm without a licence.
Police are investigating and anyone travelling in the area of Northwood Pulpmill Road on Saturday, who may have noticed a suspicious-looking Caucasian man wearing either a white or light-coloured T-shirt are asked to call the local RCMP detachment.
Robbery charges are pending against a 23-year-old Prince George man following an incident at Shooters Cold Beer and Wine Store Thursday. Police report that a man entered the store and tried to purchase some liquor. The employee asked the man for identification, which prompted the man to flee.
When the employee attempted to apprehend him, the suspect hit her in the face with a liquor bottle and dragged her into a door frame. The employee received minor injuries and man was captured by the RCMP.
At 11:30 p.m. that night, two young men with dark hair entered the Shell station on Continental Way and accosted the employee with what he described as a rifle. The suspects had the employee lay face down on the bathroom floor and then locked him in. The suspects fled the store with money, cigarettes, and lighters. No one was injured. The RCMP are interested in a vehicle that was seen in the area at the time – an older model blue minivan that has a large silver stripe and gold rims.
Police were called to the 2400-block of Pine Street, just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, after witnesses saw a dark Ford truck pulling a U-Haul trailer crash into a fire hydrant, run over two street signs and went through a yard.
The truck was seen driving at excessive speed without its headlights on.
Police located the truck in under 10 minutes and arrested the driver, a 22 year-old Prince George man know to police.
The truck and trailer, both with Alaska license plates, appeared to be stolen.
As of press time, police were searching for the owner who may have been staying in a hotel or motel in Prince George.
City crews were called to the corner of Pine and Monkley to deal with the flooding caused by the sheared-off fire hydrant. Some residents of the area were without water for a short period as a result of the crash.