Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment lodged 131 files, which included 15 prisoners, in the past two weeks. The night of New Year’s Eve was relatively peaceful with 10 files, the RCMP said.
A convenient ride
Four people were arrested in Prince George after a tool-transporting vehicle left running outside NAPA Auto Parts in Vanderhoof was stolen on Jan. 4.
Reported stolen at 10:30 a.m., the vehicle was located shortly and a suspect was identified with the help of Police Dog Services. Investigation revealed that cards with monetary value, previously in a wallet left in the stolen car, were already used in Prince George.
In collaboration with Prince George RCMP, the police identified and arrested four people, who have since been released pending further investigation.
The recovered vehicle was returned to the owners undamaged on the same day, after being processed for potential evidence.
The four suspects are known to the police, and investigation continues with forensic evidence.
Fall fair grounds break-in
A Fort Fraser man captured on camera was arrested for breaking into Vanderhoof’s Fall Fair buildings.
Reported on Dec. 29, an office on the Nechako Valley Exhibition grounds was broken into overnight, and a computer and some funds were lost.
Upon reviewing surveillance footage, reporter of the incident recognized one of the individuals involved in the break-in and the man, located and arrested, remains in custody.
Jagger Hurry of Fort Fraser, charged for breaking and entering, was found to be also breaking his 30-day conditional sentence order, which included a prohibition from entering Vanderhoof.
Investigation continues to locate the second man involved.
Within two hours late at night, several customer vehicles were broken into and damaged at Westline Ford on Jan. 3.
Seen on surveillance, the man, a smoker, was wearing gloves, a hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and reflective boots, and his face was not recognizable from pictures.
According to Westline Ford, the man arrived and left from a road behind the property.
Lost items are yet to be determined.
Car chase in Prince George
Fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle, a Cluculz Lake man is arrested along with a Prince George man in the early morning of Jan. 4.
At 2 a.m., Prince George RCMP observed the 2004 FORD F-350 pickup speeding northbound on Foothills Boulevard near 15th Avenue, and located the vehicle a few minutes later in a ditch on Chief Lake Road by Highway 97.
Two man were running away from the pickup and one of them was arrested immediately. The other was tracked by the Police Dog Service Team to Highway 97 at Lehman Street, where he was also arrested.
Jordan Kenneth Oshaway of Prince George and Aidan Wesley MacDonald of Cluculz Lake are charged for possessing stolen property obtained by crime over $5,000 and obstructing a peace officer, and appear in court on Jan. 5.
The pickup was reported stolen from a commercial parking lot in Prince George on Domano Boulevard on Jan. 3 at about 6:20 p.m.
– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP, and Prince George RCMP