Two people have been arrested in possession of stolen trucks this week.
Monday morning the Prince George RCMP received a report of a stolen 2004 Ford F-350 pickup from a residence on Thompson Drive. The vehicle had been stolen sometime overnight.
Just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, police officers saw the truck being driven on the portion of Highway 97 known as the John Hart Highway. The female driver stopped at a gas stationed and exited the vehicle, where she was arrested moments later. She was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.
Monique Lee Willey, 29, of Prince George, is facing charges of:
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Fail to Comply with an Undertaking
- Fail to Comply with Probation
Further charges may be considered. Willey has been held in custody and will make her first appearance in court later today.
Just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, 2018, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from Westgate Avenue. The vehicle was stolen earlier in the morning and was described as a 2006 Ford F-350.
Extensive patrols were made throughout the community. At approximately 9:15 a.m, officers located the stolen vehicle being driven from a residence on Nation Crescent in Prince George. The vehicle crossed 15th Avenue and entered a private parking lot with only two exits. Police officers blocked the vehicle in.
In an apparent attempt to escape, the suspect accelerated toward and collided with a fully marked police vehicle, causing extensive damage to both vehicles, according to police. The suspect got out of the truck and attempted to flee on foot, however he was arrested a short distance later. One officer received treatment from paramedics for minor injuries.
Aidan Wesley MacDonald, 42, of Cluculz Lake, is facing the following Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act charges:
- Fail to Stop for Police
- Resisting Arrest
- Assault with a Weapon
- Assault Police Officer
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
- Drive While Prohibited (4 counts)
- Knowingly Drive while Prohibited
- Fail to Comply with Probation (2 counts)
Further charges may be considered. MacDonald has been held in custody and will make his first appearance in court later today.
The Prince George RCMP want to remind the public to take the necessary steps to prevent your vehicle from being stolen, particularity if you own an older model Ford F-Series pickup. Please use an anti-theft device such as an immobilizer.
If you have any information about stolen vehicles or persons responsible for stealing vehicles, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.