PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP arrested one man and continue to investigate following a Break & Enter into a local motel room last week…
Just after 2:00 AM on Friday January 11, 2019, the Prince George RCMP responded to a complaint of a Break and Enter at a motel on the 1600 block of Central Street in Prince George. Initial indications were that two male suspects wearing masks had forcibly entered a room, and one was believed to have a firearm.
Upon arrival of police shortly after, officers observed the two male suspects fleeing the area in a white pick-up. Attempts to pull over the vehicle were unsuccessful. Sightings of the vehicle led officers to believe that it was in the College Heights area of Prince George. Efforts to locate the vehicle continued. The motel room is believed to have been unoccupied at the time of the break-in.
At approximately 2:25 AM, police received a report from a snow removal contractor working in the area. The contractor advised that a white pick-up was stuck in the snow near the intersection of Domano Boulevard and Malaspina Avenue, and that one occupant had fired shots. Police immediately attended and located the vehicle, however both occupants had fled on foot.
The RCMP’s Police Dog Service and Emergency Response Team were called in to assist with the investigation. A Police Dog Service team began tracking the suspects along the Domano Forest Service Road. During the track, two firearms were located, a loaded semi-automatic rifle and an unloaded SKS style semi-automatic rifle with a bayonet attached. At approximately 4:45 AM, one of the suspects was located and taken into custody without incident. The second suspect was not located.
Police arrested 28 year-old Pride Dawson MOORE of Prince George. MOORE has been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with the following Criminal Code offences:
- Break & Enter with Intent
- Discharge Firearm with Intent
- Wear Disguise with Intent
- Flight from Police
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number is Tampered
MOORE has been remanded in custody at least until his next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 in Prince George.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Efforts are being made to identify and locate the second male suspect. The RCMP believe this was a targeted incident related to the drug trade. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
Written and released by Prince George RCMP.