Girls Camp Hit by Thieves
Prince George, B.C.- Around noon on Wednesday May 5th, Prince George RCMP received a report of a Break, Enter & Theft from a Girl Guide camp on a forest service road southeast of Prince George. Two suspects had fled the area in an SUV and were reportedly in possession of a handgun.
Several officers attended the area, approximately 75 kilometres from Prince George. The suspect vehicle was located, however the driver initially failed to stop for police. The road was blocked by police, forcing the suspects to stop. The two occupants, a father and son aged 42 and 18 years, were taken into custody without further incident. They are both from Prince George.
A black pellet handgun and a pellet rifle were located in the vehicle along with other evidence of the Break & Enter, but no stolen items. After several hours searching the many kilometres of roads in the area, a Police Dog Service Team located approximately $8000 worth of stolen tools, generators and sporting equipment including a canoe. In the process, officers located an abandoned trailer that was believed to have been stolen, and tracked it back to a cabin that had also been broken into.
Both suspects were transported back to Prince George and were held in custody overnight. They will both appear before a Justice of the Peace later today.
For protection of these properties, the exact locations have been withheld. Police recommend cabin owners check their property frequently and do not leave valuables unsecured or accessible.