Police Nab Crime Spree Suspects
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP has arrested two suspects they believe were involved in a crime spree earlier this month.
Corporal Craig Douglass says the investigation started on September 8, 2016 when officers began investigating a series of break & enters and attempted break & enters in Prince George.
The first occurred at 8:00 a.m. that day when the resident of a home on Vista View Road came home to find an SUV backed into his garage and his belongings being loaded in. The suspects fled in the vehicle narrowly missing the owner’s vehicle.
Later that morning at 11:00 a.m. Douglass says an attempted break and enter was reported at a home on Haldi Road. He says an alarm prevented a burglary and says evidence at the scene connected the suspects to the break-in on Vista View Road.
An hour later he says Mounties were called to a report of stolen licence plates from a vehicle parked at College Heights Secondary School.
45 minutes later Douglass says officers located an SUV with those plates and began a police pursuit on Highway 16 West but soon cancelled the pursuit out of concern for public safety.
He says an investigation revealed the SUV had been stolen from Grand Prairie, Alberta on September 4th.
At 5:00 p.m. the same day police received a tip of a suspicious vehicle on Loland Road. Douglass found the stolen and unoccupied vehicle full of stolen items from multiple Break & Enter investigations in Kamloops and Prince George.
The investigation led officers to a business near the corner of 15th Avenue and Highway 97 where officers located and arrested a man believed to be the male suspect in the earlier crimes.
The 33-year-old man was alone and initially provided a false name to police but was found in possession of stolen property from Grand Prairie, Kamloops and Prince George Break and Enters.
The next day at 6:00 p.m. Douglass says police found and arrested a 25-year-old female believed to be the remaining suspect in these property crime files.
She was in possession of stolen property and was also arrested on an outstanding Canada-Wide warrant for being unlawfully at large.
Multiple charges are pending against Kelsey Alexander Allard and Stephanie Deschene. Both have been held in custody at least until their next court appearance scheduled for September 21, 2016.