Report of break and enter quickly escalates to attempted murder investigation

Anahim Lake

2020-02-05 14:05 PST

File # 2020-54

On Saturday February 1 at 4:56 AM, Anahim Lake RCMP were called to a residence in the 6600 Block of West Street for a report of a possible break and enter in progress. Upon immediate attendance police quickly discovered that there was more happening then initially reported.

The residents were visibly upset and told police that the suspect had come to their home, damaged their vehicle, forced his way into the home and destroyed property within the house. During the course of the investigation police learned that the suspect had used and threatened the victims with a firearm.

The victims recognized the suspect as he is known to them. Police located the suspect at another residence and was arrested without incident.

BC Prosecution Services have charged Maverick Anthony West, 30 years old with attempted murder, robbery, break & enter, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, unlawful possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm, assault, mischief and uttering threats.

West has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Wednesday February 12 2020.

This type of crime is not normally seen in our small, tight knit community, said Sgt Scott Clay, NCO i/c Anahim Lake Detachment. The safety of everyone is, and continues to be, our primary focus.
 

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Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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