Police in Prince George continues to have their hands full with the recent rash of break and enters we’ve been seeing.
Luckily, another suspect has been caught.
Just before 5:00 a.m. on Thursday (May 5th), the Prince George RCMP received a report of a break-and-enter to a car dealership on the 2800-block of Highway 16 West.
Moments later, police found out that a man was located less than a block away with a bleeding hand.
A Police Service Dog team attended the location of the incident and located the injured man.
“The suspect was arrested for the break-and-enter. After his arrest, police found some items with him that belonged to the business where the break-in occurred. The suspect attended the hospital for treatment of his injuries, and was released from police custody on an Undertaking with a future court date,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper.
Police attended the business once before on the same day, around 1:00 a.m., for a report of a car on fire. In that incident, police located one vehicle that was set ablaze while another was broken into.
Investigators are working to determine if both incidents are connected. The files remain open.
In addition, police are looking for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or has dashcam footage in the area of the break-and-enter.
Furthermore, RCMP stopped three break and enters on Sunday at various locations arresting several suspects.
Local mounties also nabbed a pair of youths last Tuesday (May 3rd) after a similar incident to a PG liquor store on the 100-block of Tabor Boulevard.
Cooper adds the public has done a good job of better alerting the public on these infractions.
“People are starting to call in immediately when they see suspicious activity happening. We are getting some very timely reports of these break and enters occurring, which is allowing us to be right on the scene in a timely fashion.”
Once the weather starts to warm up, it’s not uncommon to see the volume of break and enters rise.
“We do often see a spike in our property crime when the winter months start to turn into spring and summer. So, this is something that regularly occurs but as to why we are getting so many right now is probably due to a combination of factors,” added Cooper.