Three people arrested after a string of property offences in Quesnel


2021-10-28 10:32 PDT

File # 2021-9012 / 2021-9014 / 2021-94

The Quesnel RCMP have arrested three people in relation to the recovery of two stolen vehicles and three break and enters in the past five days.

On October 24, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on the Blackwater Road, near Marshall Road. When the officers arrived, they learned the vehicle was reported stolen in Prince George the day before.

Karl Robert Boreland, a 33 year old Prince George resident, was arrested at the scene while he was in the process of trying to conceal the truck with branches. A replica handgun was also seized from the Boreland’s waist belt. Boreland was charged with possession of stolen property under $5000, possession of methamphetamine, and three firearm related charges. His next court appearance is on November 16, 2021.

On October 24, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the police responded to a business on Newman Road, after they received a complaint of a break and enter in progress. The male suspect used a grinder to cut the lock off a Sea Can and stole several items. An employee approached the man as he was entering a stolen vehicle. A confrontation ensued and the male fled on foot, jumping residential fences on Larch Avenue.

The officers set up containment and ultimately arrested Christian Ronald Schwab, a 27 year old from Prince George. Schwab was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, possession of break in tools, possession of methamphetamine, and two counts of failing to comply with a release order. Schwab was remanded in custody until his court appearance on November 15, 2021.

On October 27, 2021, at approximately 12:15 a.m., a vehicle was broken into at a hotel parking lot on Front Street. Items were stolen from the vehicle and the suspect was not located during police patrols.

On October 27, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police received a report of a break and enter in progress at a business on McLean Street. The suspect had fled after using a rock to smash the front glass to steal items inside.

While patrolling for the suspect, officers located a second break and enter to a business on Malcolm Drive. The suspect smashed the front glass with a rock and had stolen items from inside.

Three hours later, the police located the suspect, who was in possession of items that were stolen from both break and enters, and the theft from motor vehicle.

Tyson Michel Sauve, a 20 year old Quesnel resident, was charged with two counts of break and enter and three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000. Sauve has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance on October 28, 2021.

Criminals that commit property crime do not care about the owner of the business being out of pocket for the items that are stolen, or the damage they cause. They are committing crime for their own personal gain, said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP. At the time of their arrests, all three of these men were released from custody on unrelated release orders. We are happy to assist in bringing them back before the courts to hold them accountable.

Released by

Sgt. Richard Weseen

Operations NCO
Quesnel RCMP
584 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B5
Office: 250-992-0502
Cell: 250-925-4685
Fax: 250-992-9312


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