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Shots fired, home invasion, firearm complaints and more kept Police busy at Christmas…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP had a busy Christmas with over 1000 calls for service between Dec 20 and Jan 1…

Police say 1,222 calls came in which is down from 1,352 in 2016. Despite that, several calls were very serious including a shots fired incident, vehicle incidents, a home invasion,  and much more. Below are several significant incidents that are news worthy… 

– 2017-43371 – On December 25th, 2017, police responded to a report of a male with gunshot wounds at a residence on the 2600 block of Norwood Street in Prince George. An 18 year old male was found suffering from multiple, but non-life threatening, gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment. He is known to police and uncooperative. The investigation continues;

· 2017-43428 – On December 26th, 2017, officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Loyola Crescent. A 37 year old male was arrested for Mischief and found to be in possession of a device believed to be capable of firing a .22 round. Investigation continuing;

· 2017-43639 – On December 28th, 2017, RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from an address on Ruggles Street in Prince George. The owner had left the vehicle unlocked and running in the driveway. The vehicle was stolen. Officers were able to track the vehicle to a parking lot near 5th Avenue and Carney Street where it was located. The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee police without success. All three occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and were apprehended shortly after. All three suspects are youth males. The investigation is continuing;

· 2017-43668 – During the late evening of December 28th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a Home Invasion style robbery at a residence on Redwood Street in Prince George. Multiple suspects forced their way into the residence with weapons and stole several items. Three persons in the residence received minor injuries. Two persons have been arrested so far. The investigation is continuing;

· 2017-43773 – During the late evening of December 29th, 2017, police received a report of a Break & Enter in progress at a residence on Nugget Avenue in Prince George. Officers arrived as the suspect vehicle was leaving the scene. The driver attempted to flee from police, but the vehicle slid into a snowbank on Radcliff Drive. The lone male suspect was arrested. The investigation is continuing;

· 2018-00011 – The Prince George RCMP received a report of a stabbing during the early morning hours of January 1st, 2018. The incident in believed to have occurred at a party on Dagg Road. The 18 year old male victim and witnesses were not cooperative with police. The investigation is continuing;

· 2018-00013 – At approximately 1:00 AM, on January 1st, 2018, officers and other emergency services were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian involved Motor Vehicle Collision on the 2400 block of Highway 97 in the Hart area of Prince George. The adult male was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk. The investigation is continuing.

In 2017, the Prince George RCMP received 44000 calls for service, an average of 120 files a day. These numbers are up from 2016 where police received 41400 files, an average of about 113 files a day. 

If you have any information about the above Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Written and released by Prince George RCMP no edits.

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