Stolen weapons found after police search travel trailer

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Police have recovered several stolen items, including firearms, from a residence on Poplar Place.

Police attended the residence at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in an effort to locate a man with an outstanding arrest warrant.  The suspect was believed to be residing in a travel trailer on the property and believed to be in possession of firearms.

Officers determined that the man was likely in the trailer.  The North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team was called into assist.  A woman in the trailer surrendered to police.  At approximately 1:30 p.m., the adult man also surrendered without incident.  The male had a knife on his person at the time of the arrest.  He was transported to the detachment where he was held in custody overnight.

A search warrant was obtained for the property.  Police say following items were seized from inside the trailer:

  • A loaded pump action shotgun
  • A semi-automatic dual chamber shotgun
  • A loaded .45 automatic handgun
  • A .45 handgun
  • A .40 handgun
  • A handgun (confirmed stolen)
  • A 9mm semi-automatic handgun
  • 11 boxes of various ammunition
  • Over 200 loose rounds of ammunition

The travel trailer and an ATV on the property were confirmed to be stolen.  Further efforts are underway to determine the rightful owners of the remaining firearms and other items located on the property.

The 30-year-old Prince George man has been held in custody on the outstanding warrant.  The 21-year-old woman from Prince George has been released on a Promise to Appear for court on February 13, 2019. 

The investigation is in the beginning stages and will continue.

In the last few months at least five residences have been targeted to steal firearms.  In addition, there have been five reports of firearms being stolen from unoccupied vehicles in the city.

The Prince George RCMP want to remind firearm owners to take the necessary precautions to ensure your firearms are secured and to never leave firearms in vehicles. 

If you have any information about this investigation, 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.