A Prince George man is being held in custody, facing several charges, after a break and enter at local hotel, which was followed by reports of shots fired. Police are also on the lookout for a second man involved in the incident.
Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a motel on the 1600 block of Central Street just after 2 a.m. Friday, January 11. Initial indications were that two men wearing masks had forcibly entered a room, and one was believed to have a firearm.
When police arrived, two men were seen fleeing the area in a white pickup trucks. Attempts to pull over the vehicle were unsuccessful. Sightings of the vehicle led officers to believe that it was in the College Heights area and they continued to search for it. The motel room is believed to have been unoccupied at the time of the break-in.
At approximately 2:25 a.m., police received a report from a snow removal contractor that a white pickup was stuck in the snow near the intersection of Domano Boulevard and Malaspina Avenue, and that one occupant had fired shots. Police attended and located the vehicle, however both occupants had fled on foot.
The RCMP’s Police Dog Service and Emergency Response Team were called in to assist. A police dog service team began tracking the suspects along the Domano Forest Service Road. During the track, police found a loaded semi-automatic rifle and an unloaded SKS style semi-automatic rifle with a bayonet attached. At approximately 4:45 a.m., one of the suspects was located and taken into custody without incident. The second suspect was not located.
Twenty-eight year old Pride Dawson Moore of Prince George has been charged with:
- Break and Enter with Intent
- Discharge Firearm with Intent
- Wear Disguise with Intent
- Flight from Police
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number is Tampered
Moore has been remanded in custody at least until his next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday January 23, in Prince George.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Efforts are being made to identify and locate the second male suspect. The police believe this was a targeted incident related to the drug trade. There were no injuries been reported.
If you have any information about these serious Criminal offences and who may be involved, 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, seizure of illicit drugs or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.