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Three facing the music after guitars stolen

Three people are facing a number of charges following a break-in at an apartment building storage locker March 10.

The break-in, at an apartment in the 3000 block of 15th Avenue, was reported to police and the owners reported $2,000 worth of goods, including three guitars, was stolen.

A few hours later, man and a woman attempted to pawn two guitars at a local pawn shop.  The owner refused the transaction and later learned that the guitars were stolen.

Just after 6 p.m. the same day, General Duty officers conducted a traffic stop near the corner of Nation Crescent and 15th Avenue in Prince George.  A man and a woman in the vehicle arrested without incident.

The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at a residence on the 1400 block of Nation Crescent, just before 8 p.m.  The guitars and other stolen items were located in the residence and seized.  Through investigation, a third suspect was been identified.

Trevor Jeffrey Weaver, 34, Ashley Chantelle Paul, 26, and Justin James Klyne, 24, have all been charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Weaver and Paul have also been charged with failing to comply with an undertaking.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Klyne.  He is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 173 cm (5’8″)
  • 64 kg (141 lb)
  • Black hair
  • Green eyes

Klyne should be considered violent, say police, and should not be approached.  Call police if you have information.

On March 12, 2018, Weaver and Paul were also charged with the following offences related to incidences that occurred in December 2017 in Prince George:

  • Theft Under $5000 (2 counts)
  • Fraudulently Obtain Food or Accommodation (2 counts)
  • Knowingly Obtain or Possess another Person’s Identity to Commit an Offence (2 counts)
  • Personate with Intent to Gain Advantage (2 counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (4 counts)
  • Theft of Credit Card
  • Possession of Credit Card Knowing that it was Obtained by an Offence
  • Using a Credit Card Knowing that it was Obtained by an Offence

Weaver has been remanded in custody and will make his first appearance in Provincial Court on March 21.

If you have any information about theft or fraud related Criminal offences in our community, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (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.

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