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One in custody following multiple stolen vehicle investigation

One person is in custody after a report of a vehicle whose occupants were acting suspiciously turned into a multiple stolen vehicle investigation.

 On Saturday December 10, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Prince George RCMP received the report of the vehicle between two commercial businesses on Otway Road.

 Police attended and engaged the emergency equipment.  The vehicle immediately attempted to flee by going through two ditches and ramming the side of a police car before heading towards Miworth.  Police did not pursue, but located the abandoned vehicle a few minutes later in a ditch.  Checks on the vehicle found it to be stolen from Dawson Creek on December 5.

 A police service dog team attended the area and tracked a female suspect hiding under a fallen tree.  The suspect did not obey police commands, but was arrested with assistance from police service dog Taz at approximately 5:20 a.m.

 Through investigation, it was determined that another truck had been stolen from the business that the first truck was located at.  The truck was found abandoned a short distance away.  Two suspects were tracked by police service dog teams.  One suspect was tracked to another business where a third vehicle was found to have been stolen.  The vehicle was described as a white 2006 Ford F250 short box pickup truck bearing BC licence plates DY8093.  The second track led to a residence where a female suspect asked a resident to call a taxi.  The two suspects or the stolen truck have yet to be located.

 The female that called a taxi is described as:

·       Caucasian female

·       168 cm (5’6″)

·       68 kg (150 lbs)

·       Reddish hair with a bun or ponytail

·       Wearing jeans, a red or maroon coat and brown boots

Christina Louise Nellis, a 34-year-old woman from Dawson Creek with history in Prince George, has been charged with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, possession of property obtained by crime, flight from police and two counts of fail to comply with a recognizance.

 The investigation is continuing.

 If you have any information about these Criminal offences or the persons responsible, 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, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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