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Arrest made after chase across several rooftops

Friday night, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Prince George RCMP received a report of a person on the roof of a business on the 1400-block of Third Avenue in Prince George.  A witness indicated the man was attempting to break into the business.

When officers arrived they saw man on the roof.  The suspect is known to police.  Officers attempted to talk the suspect off the roof, but he was uncooperative and attempted to evade police by running across multiple building rooftops.  Arresting officers were met with resistance, however the suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

The 26-year-old man was arrested for break and enter, mischief and resisting arrest.  He was held in custody overnight and will virtually appear in court later today, pending charge approval by the BC Prosecution Service.  His name cannot be released until charges are sworn.

If you have any information about property related crimes 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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