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Teenagers arrested after stolen vehicle hits tree


Two teenagers are facing charges after police discovered an SUV that had collided with a tree in Gordon Bryant Park Wednesday.

Police responded to the park, just off First Avenue, at about 2:40 p.m. The park is off limits to vehicles and initial indications were that three male youths fled from the vehicle after the collision.

Officers and other emergency services attended the scene and located a Ford Escape with significant damage.  Officers confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen from Sycamore Crescent sometime overnight.

Initial efforts to locate the suspects were negative.  However their investigation led to a 16-year-old and 15-year-old boy, both of whom police believed to be involved in this incident. The two were located and arrested.  Both were suffering non-life threatening injuries believed to have been from the collision.

The boys were released on a promise to appear with undertaking for court on Wednesday December 20, 2017.  The investigation is continuing.

If you have any information about this incident or persons involved, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at (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, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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