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Break and enter suspect arrested

The Prince George RCMP are continuing to investigate break and enter that took place yesterday afternoon and have charged a Quesnel man.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a man breaking into a residence on Valleyview Drive.  The man was found inside the residence by a representative of the property.  The suspect claimed to be a police officer and subsequently fled in a black Dodge pick up before actual police officers were called.

While en route to the scene, officers located the pick up being driven southbound on Highway 97.  Police activated emergency lights, but the driver failed to pull over.  The suspect accelerated and fled the area at a high rate of speed.  Police did not pursue.  Shortly after, the suspect lost control of the vehicle, which struck a postal box and entered the ditch near the corner of Sloan Road and Shamrock Road.  The man fled the vehicle on foot and attempted to break in to another residence, according to police. With the assistance of a police dog service team, the suspect was arrested a short time later hiding in a nearby yard.  He was transported to hospital for treatment of minor bite wounds.

A search warrant was executed on the vehicle.  A loaded SKS rifle was located and found to have been stolen from a residence in Prince George on December 18, 2016.

Clayton Michael Hohmann, 30, from Quesnel, was held in custody overnight and and is facing charges of break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, attempted break and enter with intent to commit and indictable offence, personating a peace officer, failing to stop for police, occupying a vehicle knowing there was a firearm in the vehicle, possession of a firearm without a licence. Mishief.

This investigation is continuing.  If you have any information about these Criminal offences or the suspect, Clayton Hohmann, 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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