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RCMP thanking sharp-eyed witnesses

Mounties in Prince George are thanking several sharp-eyed witnesses for reporting some recent suspicious activity.

On Friday, September 17, the Prince George RCMP received a call from a person who could hear a loud argument going on and believed they saw something suspicious being loaded into the trunk of a nearby car.

Through their investigation, officers located and seized several illegal firearms. Police arrested two of the people involved for being in violation of their court-ordered conditions not to be in possession of firearms and a third person for unauthorized possession of a firearm. Investigators released all three men with future court dates.

Several days later, on Monday, September 20, police received a report of two people near a shopping centre with what looked like stolen merchandise. Officers arrived at the location and located two men matching the description provided.

This investigation resulted in police arresting one of the men for breaching his court-ordered conditions, not to be in possession of firearms, as they located a firearm on him.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges against Jordan Louis Bear, a 26-year-old Quesnel resident:

  • Obstructing a Police Officer
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Bear will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

“We want to thank the people of Prince George for calling the police when they notice suspicious activity happening around them, and we want to encourage people to continue calling in these types of occurrences,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Police were able to get several firearms off the streets because individuals took the time to alert us to their observations.”

If you have any information about a 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 (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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