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Police dog tracks down suspect

One man is in custody and facing a number of charges after attempting to evade police yesterday morning.

At approximately 11:45 p.m. Monday, a member of the Prince George RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle with no insurance and inactive licence plates in an alley adjacent to Tamarack Street near 20th Avenue.

The driver ignored emergency lights and sirens and attempted to evade police by fleeing through a driveway, colliding with a parked utility trailer and a fence in the process, according to police. The vehicle was located moments later unoccupied in a parking lot on Upland Street.

Police service dog Dero was deployed to assist officers searching for the suspect in the area.  The suspect was located and arrested without incident in a driveway on Upland Street, about a block from the vehicle.  The suspect was found in possession of a knife, a small amount of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm magazine.

The suspect was found to have a lifetime firearms prohibition and was on probation with conditions not to possess a controlled substance, not to possess a weapon and not to possess a knife.  In addition, a licence plate located in the vehicle was found to have been stolen off a vehicle parked on the 4100 block of First Avenue on March 26, 2017.

Keenan Frank Sam, a 25-year-old Prince George man, is facing charges of possession of ammunition contrary to order, and two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Sam was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to make his first appearance in court later today.

If you have any information about this or any other Criminal offence, 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 or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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