Crime Stoppers Month a timely reminder
2021-01-12 14:44 PST
File # 2021-1125, 1077
Mounties at the Prince George RCMP Detachment had a busy day on Sunday, January 10, 2021 with two events that have caught Prince George’s attention, and which connect indirectly with Crime Stoppers Month.
At 11:22 a.m. on January 11, 2021, frontline members of the Prince George RCMP attended The Exploration Place at 333 Becott Place for a complaint of graffiti. A review of video surveillance from The Exploration place showed that a person wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and a black hat and carrying a black backpack spray-painted the building on Saturday, January 10, 2021 at 6:45 p.m. Unfortunately, the video surveillance cannot provide a more distinct image of the suspect than that. With no way to identify the suspect, police cannot proceed any further with this investigation.
Photo taken from video surveillance at The Exploration Place
On the same date just shortly after 10:00 p.m., frontline members responded to a call of a fire at the Frankfurt Motel at 3454 Hart Highway. When police arrived at the motel, they discovered the fire already extinguished. Police reviewed the video surveillance and observed a suspect wearing black pants, a hoodie and carrying a backpack leave the room a few minutes before the fire started. This file is still under investigation.
As with the video surveillance from The Exploration Place, the video surveillance from the Frankfurt Motel was not able to provide distinct enough details for police to make a positive identification on the suspect. Both files would benefit greatly from any witnesses who may have observed the suspects leaving the area after the crime was committed.
Crime Stoppers is a useful tool in police investigations such as these two, says Cst. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.
When traditional avenues of police investigation are not generating enough details to solve a crime, information from the public can help in pushing an investigation forward, especially if those with the information are looking to remain anonymous.
In 2020, the Prince George RCMP investigated 230 tips that Northern B.C. Crime Stoppers forwarded to the detachment. From those tips, police made seven arrests and recovered $63,700 in property and drugs.
If you have any information about these criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.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.
Cst. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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