Prolific offender caught during break-and-enter
2022-12-16 08:13 PST
File # 2022-44103
While on patrol in downtown Prince George on December 13, 2022, shortly before 5:00 a.m., Prince George RCMP Frontline Police 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. 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, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.
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
Mr. 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 princegeorge.ca/crime-map.
Cpl. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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