- BC Games
Connect with Us
Man arrested for third time in as many months
On Wednesday members of the Prince George RCMP's Crime Reduction Team located and arrested 37-year-old Neil Romeo Joseph Hamel on Upland Street.
Hamel, well known to local police, was found in possession of a significant amount of cocaine and methamphetamine, according to an RCMP press release. His arrest led to the search of a residence on the 2900 block of Upland Street, directly across the street from an elementary school. Upon entering the residence, a 15-year-old youth and a two-year-old child were located. During the search of the residence, marijuana, ecstasy and a cross bow were located and seized.
Hamel has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, failing to comply with a recognizance, failing to comply with an undertaking, and breach of probation
This arrest is the third time since the beginning of June that Hamel has been picked up by police for allegedly trafficking drugs
At 2:20 a.m. on June 2, Hamel was riding a bike without light in the area of Milburn Avenue and Pine Street. An officer stopped the cyclist and conducted routine checks with the intention of issuing a ticket under the BC Motor Vehicle Act. The officer observed the man to be in possession of a collapsible baton, similar to those issued to police officers. Hamel was found to be on conditions not to possess any weapons, stemming from a previous police investigation. He was arrested. He was also found in possession of a knife, a can of mace and a significant quantity of both cocaine and methamphetamine. Hamel was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, but was released by a Justice of the Peace for a future court date.
On July 20 Hamel was arrested by the Prince George RCMP's Crime Reduction Team near the corner of Queensway and 20th Avenue. Upon arrest, Hamel was found in possession of significant amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine. He was again charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, but was again released by a Justice of the Peace for a future court date.
HamelL has been remanded in custody at least until his next court appearance scheduled for Monday October 16.