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Police charge man with break and enter

While on patrol in downtown Prince George on December 13, shortly before 5 a.m., Prince George RCMP officers located a man emerging from a gap in a chain link fence, which surrounded the back-parking lot of a building on the 100-block of George Street. Police officers noted a large tote, laptops and tablets laying in the snow on the opposite side of the fence.

Investigators stopped to speak with the man, and it was during this time they heard an audible alarm coming from the nearby building. The suspect was arrested for breaking-and-entering and identified as 43-year-old Prince George resident, William Gerald McBride.

“Police are familiar with Mr. McBride from other police encounters,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “At the time of his arrest, Mr. McBride was bound by a probation order from a previous conviction of break-and-enter and was on a release order with curfew conditions from a separate investigation still before the courts. He was found to be violating both court documents at the time of his arrest.”

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

  • Break and enter to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Resisting arrest

McBride will remain in police custody until his next court appearance.

Did you know that Prince George RCMP has Online Crime Reporting? The Online Crime Reporting tool is available to report crimes that meet certain criteria.

You can also view an interactive Crime Map that provides information about recent and historical property crime incidents by visiting

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