Erratic driving report leads to many arrests and seizures

In a highly complicated investigation, Prince George RCMP locate a large cache of weapons and drugs.

In a highly complicated investigation

Two weekends ago, Prince George RCMP responded to a report of an erratic driver that turned out to be plenty more.

On the evening of Saturday Dec. 8, 2012, Prince George RCMP received a report of a vehicle that forced another vehicle off the road in the Beaverly area, west of Prince George.

Two general duty officers attended the area and spoke to the two occupants of the car that was forced off the road.  Police were advised that the two females, aged 23 and under 18, dropped off a youth male at a residence so that he could buy marijuana.

Shortly after, a vehicle left that residence and began following the two females.  Eventually the driver of the vehicle cut them off, forcing them to stop.  The adult male driver exited the vehicle and approached the women, but they were able to back out and drive away without further incident.  Following this, the women believed that their male friend was being held against his will, so they called police.

Officers attended the residence and gained entry.  Although the youth male was not located, these efforts were taken in order to support the RCMP’s mandate of public and police officer safety and were precautionary measures based on information police had at the time.

While in the residence, officers observed insecure firearms and illicit drugs in plain view.  The property was secured and a search warrant was obtained.  Investigators located 14 long guns, three hand guns, a crossbow, a modified flare gun, thousands of rounds of ammunition and seven soft body armour vests.  Several of the weapons were loaded and insecure.  So far, three have been confirmed to have been stolen, while others have had their serial numbers removed.  Officers also located 25 pounds of marijuana, six pounds of hashish and nearly a pound of psilocybin, more commonly known as magic mushrooms.

The two occupants of the residence, a 30 year old male and a 22 year old female, were arrested and are facing many drug, weapons and stolen-property related charges.

As the investigation progressed, officers came to believe that the youth male attempted to break into the residence to steal marijuana, not to buy it.  This Prince George resident has been arrested and is facing at least one Criminal Code charge.

The two females from Prince George that originally called police, have been arrested for Public Mischief for allegedly providing false information to police.

A sixth person, a 43-year-old Beaverly man, is facing at least one firearms charge related to this incident.

The 30 year old and 22 year old residents have been held in custody for court on Dec. 11, 2012.  The four remaining accused have been released on court documents to appear in court in 2013.

This is a highly complicated investigation that involves multiple accused and seizures.  Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

If you have any information about this or any other Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250.561.3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 800.222.8477, online at Pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.

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