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Three males in custody following Property Crime investigation…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Three men are in custody and facing charges as a result of a property crime investigation that began earlier this week… 

During the early morning of Tuesday, October 25, 2016, RCMP received a report of a stolen GMC pickup from a residence on Sanderson Road, off Westwood Drive in Prince George.

Initially, police were unable to locate the vehicle or the stolen Kawasaki dirt bike that was secured in the bed of the truck.

At approximately 2:00 PM on Wednesday October 26th, a North District RCMP Traffic Services member located and arrested a man in possession of the stolen Kawasaki dirt bike on the east side of the Yellowhead Bridge on Highway 16.

The suspect was identified as Devon Albert OLSON, a 28 year-old Prince George resident well known to police. OLSON was also in possession of body armour that had been stolen in September.

At approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday October 26, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit located the stolen GMC pickup being driven on 12th Avenue near Harper Street in Prince George.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however the driver of the stolen truck rammed a police vehicle and fled the scene.

A few minutes later, the two occupants abandoned the truck in an alley between Alward Street and Wainwright Street, and fled on foot. Significant police resources including a Police Dog Service Team were in the area immediately.

The suspects were tracked for a few minutes over a number of fences and through residential yards, until they were located and
arrested on the 100 block of Carney Street without incident.

The suspects were identified as 24 year-old Garth Andrew LEE of Prince George and 22 year-old Tyler James EDGARS of Prince Rupert, BC.

LEE is well known to police, has a recent conviction of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and is currently prohibited from driving as a result.

Garth Andrew LEE has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Flight from Police
  • Driving while Prohibited

Tyler James EDGAR has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offence:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Devon Albert OLSON has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following offences:

  • 2 Counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 – Criminal Code
  • Possession of Body Armour without a Permit – Body Armour Control Act

All three accused have been held in custody overnight and will made their first appearances in Provincial Court today.

Written and released by Prince George RCMP with edits by PJXM News

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