The Burns Lake RCMP have received reports of vehicle tires being slashed while parked in residential neighbourhoods. On Oct. 13 unknown person/persons believed to be travelling on foot slashed two vehicle tires in the 400 block of 8 Avenue. On Oct. 14 in the 400 block of Third Avenue and Mckenna Street two more vehicles had their tires slashed by an unknown person/persons. Cst. Watkins in requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the damage. If you have any information please call Crimestoppers or Cst. Watkins at the Burns Lake RCMP detachment at (250) 692-7171. At this time it appears that the vehicles targeted were parked in dimly lit areas. A reminder to all community members; please lock your doors and fully secure your vehicle. Park your vehicle in a well lit area and remove all valuables.
Prince George RCMP witnessed more than they bargained for when they investigated a report of a male breaking into vehicles in the city earlier this week. Just before 2 a.m. on Oct. 17, officers attended the scene of the report, a parking lot on Ahbau Street, and observed a vehicle with a broken side window. Upon approach to the vehicle, officers located a male with his pants down performing a lewd act in the back seat of the vehicle.
The adult male was arrested and ordered to keep his hands up. He complied and was taken into custody. The man was found in possession of knives, flash lights and tools, as well as electronic devices believed to have been stolen. He was also found to be breaching a number of conditions, including a curfew, from previous court appearances.
Other vehicles in close proximity to the arrest were also found to be damaged.