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Police make arrests, seize weapons following shootings in Quesnel…

QUESNEL, BC: Over the past five days, the Quesnel RCMP responded to three firearm related calls, including a drive-by shooting in the downtown core…

On September 16, 2020, at approximately midnight, a man fell victim of a targeted shooting while he sat in his parked vehicle on the 200 block of Reid Street. The investigation revealed a late model Honda Accord style sedan drove past the victim and the occupants fired one shot from a high powered rifle, narrowly missing the man. The man was not injured and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

On September 17, 2020, at approximately 2:55 am, the Quesnel RCMP received a report that a man entered an apartment building on Abbott Drive with a rifle. Security footage revealed the man attempted to hide the firearm in the hallway ceiling tiles. The man was not located upon police arrival, but a loaded rifle was seized.

When apartment video surveillance was reviewed, the officers were able to identify the man as Lane ELKINS, a 23 year-old resident of Quesnel. On September 18, 2020, officers observed ELKINS and after a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody and remanded in custody to appear in court on September 21, 2020.

On September 18, 2020, at approximately 5:46 pm, the Quesnel RCMP responded to a 911 call that a female was being held against her will in a residence on Allard Street.

Officers made forced entry to the residence and arrested Sakasinin CHARLIE-TOM. A search warrant was obtained for the residence. Officers seized a loaded 12 gauge shotgun and a loaded MP5 assault rifle.

CHARLIE-TOM was charged with assault, forcible confinement, and firearm related charges. He also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Prince George. CHARLIE-TOM was remanded in custody to appear in court on September 21, 2020.  

Police have seized over 17 firearms throughout September from people associated to the local drug trade. The detachment has made a huge impact through pro-active policing initiatives to target drug and property offenders in the community.

If you any information regarding these incidents, please call the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211, or Crime Stoppers.

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