Thieves after copper wire
Shortly before noon on May 31, Prince George RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a abandoned sawmill on the Willow Cale Forest Service Road, south of the city.
Officers attended, and found an estimated 1,000 metres of copper cable had been removed. The investigation led to a nearby location where some of the cable had been stashed.
Shortly after 2 a.m. the following day, Prince George RCMP received a second call to the same address. Three male suspects had filled the back of a pick-up truck with cable left behind the day before, then left.
Police located and arrested the three men without incident. Charges of possession of property obtained by crime, theft over $5,000 and mischief have been approved by Provincial Crown Counsel against Thomas Stewart Robertson, 54, Robert Burgess, 55, and Gregory Scott Saugstad, 39, all of Prince George.
Break and Enter
Shortly after 7 p.m. on May 30, Prince George RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a residence on Telachick Road.
A Wii game console, two video cameras, a cell phone and gasoline were taken.
The investigation is continuing.
On May 30 at 4:13 p.m., Prince George RCMP received a report of a residential break and enter on Hubert Road.
Taken from the residence was two Norco mountain bikes, some jewelry and an X-Box game console. A witness described the suspect as a clean-cut, Caucasian male in his early 20’s driving a loud, small black car.
On May 30, shortly after 8 p.m., Prince George RCMP received a report of a shoplifter at the BX Beer and Wine Store, in the 400 block of Carney Street.
Officers attended the scene immediately and located a male being held by an employee and a passerby. The man was arrested.
Investigators believe that the suspect entered the retail store a few minutes earlier and picked a bottle of liquor of the shelf. He attempted to leave the store but was confided between the security doors. The suspect broke through the door and attempted to flee on a bike. A passerby moved to stop the suspect and a struggle ensued, resulting in lacerations to the passerby’s head.
An employee of the BX Pub joined the fight and assisted in subduing the male. As a result of the fight, both the suspect and good Samaritan were transported to hospital with relatively minor injuries.
Adam Martin Petavel, 35, of Prince George is facing charges of robbery, assault causing bodily harm and mischief as a result of this incident.
On April 28, a fraudulent cheque for $7,500 was passed at a local box store. The suspect, a female believed to be of Asian decent, used a counterfeit Canadian Western Bank cheque to purchase 30 gift cards, each for $250, from the business.
On April 29, a fraudulent cheque for $8,944 was passed at a local book store. The suspect used a counterfeit Canadian Western Bank cheque to purchase gift cards and E-Readers from the business. The suspect appears to be of Asian decent.
If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).