Eleven people were arrested following raids on two residences over the weekend.
On Saturday November 4, the Prince George RCMP, with the assistance of the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, executed search warrants on the two residences, which are associated to each other. The residences are located on the 1300 block of Strathcona Avenue and the 2200 block of Oak Street in Prince George.
Police executed the warrants at approximately noon as part of a firearms investigation. A total of 11 persons were arrested in the two residences and several weapons seized. In addition, a large amount of property believed to have been stolen was also located and seized. The investigation is continuing.
The Emergency Response Team is a group of highly-trained RCMP officers capable of employing specialized weapons, equipment and tactics to resolve extremely high-risk situations. The use of the Emergency Response Team in this investigation was necessary to better ensure police and public safety, according to an RCMP press release.
If you have any information about firearm related offences in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of firearms, you could be eligible for a cash reward.