A Prince George man with outstanding warrants was taken into custody on Friday night, following an apparent attempt to evade police.
At about 2 p.m. members of the RCMP’s Street Crew saw a man with outstanding warrants driving a black Chevrolet Cavalier in the 2700 block of Spruce Street. Police say officers activated emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, however, the driver accelerated at a high rate of speed toward the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 16. A short pursuit was initiated, but due to concerns for public safety, it was terminated. Several minutes later, the vehicle was observed heading eastbound on First Avenue.
At approximately 5 p.m. the same day, the Chevrolet Cavalier failed to stop at a road block that had been set up on Highway 16 west of McBride. While fleeing from police, the driver nearly ran over a McBride RCMP officer.
Information received from the public assisted police in locating the driver of the vehicle at a motel near Valemount. At 10 p.m. that evening, the man was arrested by Prince George RCMP Street Crew, with the assistance of Valemount RCMP, McBride RCMP, Police Dog Services, RCMP Air Services, and the North District Emergency Response Team.
Jesse Juillette, a 30-year-old Prince George resident, has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, driving while disqualified, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and four counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.
Juillette is also facing the following charges of robbery, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and failing to comply with a recognizance in relation to an incident that occurred in Prince George on September 15:
In addition to the charges listed above, Juillette had outstanding warrants out of Williams Lake stemming from an incident in May of 2018. He was held in custody over the weekend and made his first appearance in Provincial Court on October 1.
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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