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Break and enter suspect arrested and charged

Charges have been approved against a man who was caught in the act of breaking into a local business last month.

Just after midnight on Tuesday August 11, the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit interrupted a break and enter in progress at a business on the 2300-block of Ospika Boulevard in Prince George.

The man fled on foot and was located hiding nearby. He refused police commands, but was taken into custody with the assistance of a police dog service team a few minutes later.

The investigation led officers to believe that the suspect had been in possession of a semi-tractor that had been stolen from Grand Prairie, Alberta a few days prior. It was located nearby and recovered by police.

The BC Prosecution Service has charged 31-year-old Clinton Jay Baraniuk of Prince George with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Break and enter with intent
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Resist arrest

Baraniuk was remanded in custody and will make his next court appearance in Prince George on Thursday September 17. Baraniuk is known to police.

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 (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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