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Three arrested for property crimes

Three men are facing a number of charges following a property crime investigation that began last week.

On Friday, August 28, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a break and enter to an electrical business on Ogilvie Street. Sometime overnight thieves broke into the business and stole a pickup truck, flat deck trailer and several spools of insulated copper wire with an estimated value of nearly $5,000.

On Saturday August 29, an off duty police officer located the stolen Ford F-350 abandoned off Kimball Road, near the Bon Voyage Plaza west of the City’s center. Members of the Prince George RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team and police dog service section conducted surveillance of the vehicle.

Just after 2:20 a.m. on Monday August 31, suspects attended the stolen truck and drove it to a property on Sykes Road off Highway 16, near the west edge of Prince George. Three people were arrested and taken into custody at the residence. The truck, trailer and all the copper wire were recovered.

The following Criminal Code charges have been approved against 48-year-old Earl Wade Johnson and 32-year-old Eric Wayde Johnson, both of Prince George:

  • Break, Enter and Theft
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft Under $5,000 (two counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (three counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking

The following Criminal Code charges have been approved against 39-year-old Robert Douglas Leslie of Prince George:

  • Break, Enter and Theft (after the fact)
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft Under $5,000 (two counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (three counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking

Earl Wade Johnson has been remanded in custody at least until his next court date scheduled for Tuesday September 8. Eric Wayde Johnson has been remanded in custody at least until his next court date scheduled for later today. Robert Douglas Leslie has been released by a Judicial Justice of the Peace at least until his next court date scheduled for Wednesday September 23.



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