Police busy with 1,222 calls over the holidays

 

The Prince George RCMP received 1,222 calls for service between December 20 and January 1.  This is down from the 1,352 reports during the same period a year ago.  Over the course of these 13 days, officers responded to a wide variety of reports encompassing many types of crimes and requests for assistance.

Significant files of note over the holiday period:

  • On December 25, police responded to a report of a man with gunshot wounds at a residence on the 2600 block of Norwood Street in Prince George. An 18-year-old man was found suffering from multiple, but non-life threatening, gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to hospital for treatment.  He is known to police and uncooperative.  The investigation continues;
  • On December 26, officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Loyola Crescent. A 37-year-old man was arrested for mischief and found to be in possession of a device believed to be capable of firing a .22 round. Investigation continuing.
  • On December 28, RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from an address on Ruggles Street in Prince George. The owner had left the vehicle unlocked and running in the driveway.  The vehicle was stolen.  Officers were able to track the vehicle to a parking lot near Fifth Avenue and Carney Street where it was located. The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee police without success. All three occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and were apprehended shortly after.  All three suspects are male youths.  The investigation is continuing;
  • During the late evening of December 28, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion style robbery at a residence on Redwood Street. Several suspects forced their way into the residence with weapons and stole several items.  Three persons in the residence received minor injuries.  Two persons have been arrested so far.  The investigation is continuing.
  • During the late evening of December 29, police received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence on Nugget Avenue. Officers arrived as the suspect vehicle was leaving the scene.  The driver attempted to flee from police, but the vehicle slid into a snowbank on Radcliff Drive.  The lone male suspect was arrested.  The investigation is continuing.
  • The Prince George RCMP received a report of a stabbing during the early morning hours of January 1. The incident in believed to have occurred at a party on Dagg Road.  The 18-year-old male victim and witnesses were not cooperative with police. The investigation is continuing;
  • At approximately 1 a.m., on January 1, officers and other emergency services were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian involved motor vehicle accident on the 2400 block of Highway 97 in the Hart. A man was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk.  The investigation is continuing.

In 2017, the Prince George RCMP received 44,000 calls for service, an average of 120 files a day.  These numbers are up from 2016 where police received 41,400 files, an average of about 113 files a day.

If you have any information about the above criminal offences, 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, you could be eligible for a cash reward.