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Police nab repeat offender

Just a day before the province released recommendations on dealing with repeat offenders, Prince George RCMP arrested one.

On Wednesday, September 7, shortly after 4 p.m., Prince George RCMP received a report of a vehicle theft, which occurred only moments before the call. The theft occurred in the area of Fifth Avenue and Brunswick Street. The victim told police he stepped out of his car briefly and a woman got into the driver’s seat and drove away with his blue Ford Ranger.

Police located the vehicle just a few blocks away. They arrested the driver without incident and identified her as 39-year-old Leslie Marcia Odiorne, who is known to police.

“The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident and was checked over by B.C. Ambulance Staff at the location. Police transported Leslie Odiorne to the city detachment until she could appear in court,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved the following charges in this matter:

  • Robbery
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Fail to comply with release order

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 www.northernbccrimestoppers.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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