Fort St John RCMP arrest suspects in overnight break and enter

Fort St John

2022-11-25 09:24 PST

File # 2022-10203

On November 25, 2022 at about 3:40am in the morning, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of an intrusion alarm from a compressor site in an enclosed compound in the Charlie Lake area.

Front-line police officers attended and observed a suspect vehicle flee from police by ramming through a second gate and getting the truck stuck in a wooded area. The Dodge 3500 had been stolen out of Beaverlodge, Alberta area. Stolen items were located by police inside the cab of the truck.

With the assistance of the Fort St John RCMP Police Dog Services Unit, two suspects were located hiding in the wooded area after abandoning the stuck vehicle, and arrested.

The first suspect was brought back to the detachment, then released on an Undertaking with a future court date.

The second suspect has been arrested on outstanding warrants and held in police custody while the investigation continues.

Both suspects have history in the Beaverlodge, Alberta, Dawson Creek, and Fort St John, BC areas and neither person has a valid driver’s license.

"The Fort St John RCMP take all reports seriously", said Cst Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP detachment.  "The quick response of our front-line police officers interrupted the suspects while still at the scene and the police services dog unit was invaluable in locating them while hiding in the area."

The Fort St John RCMP continues to investigate and is asking anyone who has information in this matter to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.

Released by:

Cst. Chad Neustaeter
Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133

Email: chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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