Prolific Offender arrested following New Year’s Eve standoff

Williams Lake

2022-01-01 17:05 PST

File # Williams Lake RCMP 2021-10847

Mitchell Nicholas Jeff, a prolific offender, was arrested along with another male after a 6 hour stand-off with police.

Just after 7:00 PM on December 31st 2021, front line police officers responded immediately to a firearms complaint in the 900 Block of Western Ave. Police officers ensured the safety of the victim’s, and the accused’s house was surrounded and contained.

Police officers made contact with Mitchell Jeff and he was arrested, however, Jeff and the other occupant of the residence refused to exit the residence. Given the involvement of a firearm, the RCMP Emergency Response Team was activated, and were able to safely arrest both men. The Emergency Response Team deals with situations where extreme danger/firearms are above the ability of detachments. Team members are highly trained and are specialized experts in weapons and a variety of tactics.

A search warrant was executed on the residence on 2022-01-01, and police are recommending the following charges against Mitchell Jeff.

Additional charges may be added as the investigation progresses.

While the victims in this instance are known to the accused, they are not believed to be involved in criminal behavior with the accused. This incident was not random, and there is no risk to the general public. (Cpl Brett Squire Media Relations Officer)

Mitchell Jeff has been remanded into custody, and will have his next court appearance on January 4th.

 

 

Released by

Cpl. Brett Squire

Media Relations Officer
Williams Lake RCMP
williamslake.rcmp.ca (English only)
Office: 250-392-6211

Email: brett.squire@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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