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Police dog tracks down man who swam the Nechako River to evade capture

Prince George RCMP police dog services assisted officers in catching a break and enter suspect over the weekend.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, November 13, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a possible break-and-enter on the 12000-block of Miworth Road. Officers attended the area and found the male had fled on foot.

A team from the police dog services (PDS) unit assisted in searching for the suspect, who they tracked to the Nechako River. Investigators determined the man swam across the river and ended up on the 9000-block of North Nechako Road. The dog team and frontline members located the man in the backyard of a nearby residence and with the assistance of the police service dog, investigators arrested the suspect. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Prince George resident, Joshua Alexander Neumann.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges against Neumann:

  • Mischief
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Break and Enter with Intent
  • Possession of Break In Instruments
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Neumann will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

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 (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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