A 31-year-old man has been arrested following home invasion at a residence on Davis Road just before midnight Wednesday.
Information initially provided to police indicated that someone had been shot at the residence. That turned out to be false.
Police found six people, including three children, inside the residence. One woman was injured, but no one had been shot. Masked suspects had fled the scene before police were called. Televisions, laptop computers, bicycles and jewelry were stolen.
The investigation led police to a residence on Lisgar Crescent where men and four women were located. A search warrant was obtained. Evidence including a loaded firearm was seized and most of the stolen property was recovered.
The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following Criminal Code charges against 31 year old Zacharie Xavier Bock of Prince George:
- Robbery with a Firearm (three counts)
- Break & Enter with Intent
- Pointing a Firearm (three counts)
- Disguise with Intent
- Use of Firearm During Commission of Offence
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Uttering Threats
- Possession of a Firearm without a Licence
- Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited (two counts)
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
Bock has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to make his next appearance in Court on Wednesday July 25.
A 42-year-old woman, originally from Takla Landing, was arrested and released on a promise to appear for court on November 28. There are a number of conditions to the release including not to have any contact with the victims.
Police say this was a targeted attack related to the drug trade. Some of the people involved are known to each other. The investigation is continuing.
If you have any information about violent crimes in our community, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). 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.