One man is in custody and weapons have been seized following an early morning traffic stop in Prince George Wednesday.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., a Prince George RCMP officer on patrol observed a vehicle being driven on Strathcona Avenue and attempted to pull the vehicle over for a Motor Vehicle Act infraction.
The driver refused to stop for police and continued to the western end of the street. The officer attempted to block the vehicle in at the end of the street, at which time the driver rammed the police car. The driver and passenger were arrested shortly after without further incident. The police officer was not injured.
A search of the vehicle found bear spray, knives and a small amount of what is believed to be fentanyl.
The driver was identified as 33-year-old Michael Daniel Jakins of Penticton. Jakins was checked on police computer systems and found to be the subject of a Canada-wide warrant out of Vancouver for break and enter, possession of break-in instruments and driving while prohibited.
Jakins has been charged with:
- Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon
- Failing to stop for a peace officer
- Two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
- Carrying a concealed weapon
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 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.