Wanted man arrested following incident on 7th Ave

Prince Rupert

2021-05-03 15:01 HAP

Dossier nº 2021-2719

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On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at approximately 3:25 P.M. a black pick up truck nearly collided with a police vehicle in the 100 block of 7th Ave E. The officer was forced to take evasive action to avoid the collision.

The vehicle stopped in the 400 block of 7th Ave E and a passenger exited the vehicle and ran away. Police located the man on 8th Ave E at Green St and attempted to arrest him on multiple outstanding Prince Rupert warrants however, he fled through residential backyards. The man was wanted in relation to a December 2019 incident involving firearms.

Additional resources including the Terrace Police Dog Service were called to the area. Several residents were asked to remain in their homes and nearby Lax Kxeen Elementary School was placed in a brief hold and secure while Police worked in the area.

After approximately 30 minutes the man was located hiding under a shed in the backyard of a residence in the 500 block of 7th Ave E and was arrested following another brief foot pursuit prior to the arrival of the Terrace Police Dog Service.

Tre Brody Burtram SPENCER-WILSON, 26-years-old, of Prince Rupert, was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants and is facing a new charge of obstructing a peace officer , Section 129 of the Criminal Code.

The Prince Rupert RCMP would like to thank residents for their assistance and cooperation as the tense situation unfolded.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Madonna Saunderson

S.-off. conseillère de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Nord
4020, 5e Avenue, Prince George (C.-B.) V2M 7E7
Téléphone : 250-561-3166
Cellulaire : 250-301-3521

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

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