B and E Leads to Guilty Plea
Prince George, B.C.- A local man has been sentenced to jail and probation after being arrested during a Break & Enter investigation.
Prince George RCMP were called to a report of a commercial Break and Enter in the 200 block of 1st Avenue in Prince George just before 3:30 Tuesday morning.
Officers arrived on site to find a 36 year old male inside the locked compound. The man was taken into custody without incident. He was found to have an extensive criminal record and was Breaching his Probation. He appeared in court later that day facing one charge of Break & Enter to Commit an Indictable Offence. The 36 year old Prince George resident plead guilty and was sentenced to 28 days in custody followed by one year probation.
The Prince George RCMP continue to respond to a high number of property crime reports in Prince George and surrounding areas. Break & Enters, Thefts from Vehicles and Thefts of Vehicles always spike in the warmer months of the year and this year is no different. Police would like to remind the public to take steps to help ensure that you won’t be a victim of one of these crimes:
- Ensure you close and lock all windows & doors when you leave your home, even on hot days. Thieves take advantage of open windows & doors and will be drawn to easy targets;
- Lock vehicle doors and do not leave anything of value in your vehicle. Most thieves merely open unlocked doors and help themselves to the property left in the vehicle. Those few thieves that damage vehicles in order to get in, do so because they see items of value;
- Install a vehicle immobilizer and use an anti-theft device to deter thieves. Older pick-up trucks are targeted most.
If you have any information about property related Criminal offences or those persons that are responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477,