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Police nab several people for property crime offences

Prince George RCMP have arrested a number of people they believe are involved with local property crimes.

Officers were called to a residence near First Avenue and Claxton Crescent at about 7:15 p.m. on June 12, for a report of a disturbance.  During the investigation, a man was found hiding from police and provided a fake name.  He was arrested for obstruction and found to be in possession of a forged cheque, as well as a stolen wallet, credit cards and a passport from a break and enter that occurred late last month in Prince George.

Donald John Peregoodoff, 26, formerly of Dease Lake but now living in Prince George, has been charged obstructing a police officer, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, and forgery.

Police say he is well known to them.

Just after midnight on Thursday June 13, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle on Upland Street.  A number of items had been taken from the unlocked vehicle.

Officers conducted patrols of the area.  Approximately 30 minutes later, members of the detachment’s Street Crew Unit initiated a traffic stop with an occupied vehicle on Tamarack Street.  An officer observed items he believed to have been stolen from the vehicle on Upland Street.  All three occupants were arrested for possession of stolen property and over $700 worth of stolen items were recovered.

The BC Prosecution Service has charged Dallas Isaac John, 22, from Prince George but originally from the Vanderhoof area, and Brandon Michael Felix, 26, also from Prince George, with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and Felix was also charged with failing to comply with an undertaking.

John and Felix will appear in court later today.  Both accused are well known to police.  The driver of the vehicle, a 42 year old woman, was released without charges.

At approximately 4:15 a.m. on Thursday June 13, the Prince George RCMP conducted a street check of a suspicious-looking man walking on Northwood Pulpmill Road.  The check determined that the 50-year-old Prince George man was breaching a curfew condition of a probation order from last fall.  He was arrested and found to have a hammer hidden up his sleeve, which was a further breach of his probation order.

William Ernest Parent two counts of failing to comply with probation and possession of break-in instruments.

Parent will appear in court later today.  He is well known to police.

If you have any information about property related crime in the Prince George area, 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.

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