May long weekend a busy one for Prince George RCMP
2022-05-26 14:20 PDT
Prince George RCMP had a busy long weekend this year, responding to 349 calls for service between Friday afternoon and Monday night.
Our holiday weekend is usually fairly busy, as it typically coincides with our first bout of nice, warm weather. This year, however, Prince George enjoyed the sunny weekend responsibly, showing a decrease in calls for service of 23% over 2021, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.
Some of the files police responded to included:
- Assault x 6
- Disturbances x 23
- Drug related offenses x 6
- Mischief x 15
- Motor vehicle incidents x 9
- Suspicious persons/vehicles/occurrences x 26
- Theft x 21
- Traffic complaints x 31
- Weapons complaints x 3
In addition, National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day occurred on May 21 and officers were out at two different roadside stops during the day, checking a total of 250 vehicles. Police issued four Provincial Roadside Suspensions for alcohol and three 90-Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions as a result of this initiative. May 21 also marks the beginning of Safe Boating Awareness week, a part of which is reminding boaters to stay sober while operating a water craft.
Impaired operation of a motor vehicle or vessel is an arrestable offence. If arrested, you may find yourself in jail until you can be safely released to a responsible person, or held over for your first court appearance. We encourage those who are planning to drink alcohol or consume drugs of any kind, to plan alternative transportation in advance, states Sgt. Kyle Ushock, commander for the Prince George RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit.
As we head toward summer and longer, warmer days, Prince George RCMP is encouraging everyone to continue to enjoy their free-time responsibly.
Have you participated in the City of Prince George’s online survey about policing in our community? Prince George RCMP and the City of Prince George are conducting a review of policing and are encouraging everyone to have a say in what we do well and what we could improve on by completing this survey, which is running until June 1, 2022.
Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).
Cpl. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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