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Woman in serious condition after being forced into a vehicle on Saturday…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A woman is in serious condition in a Vancouver area hospital following a forcible confinement incident that led to a vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon…

Police say, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, just after 3:00 PM, officers received several witness reports of a woman being forced into a grey sedan by a male, in a parking lot of a motel on 9th Ave. The woman was reportedly screaming for help and continued to do so as the vehicle left the area.

Officers immediately began doing patrols for the suspect vehicle when shortly after another report came in stating a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle was involved in a rollover crash on Boundary Rd.

When officers arrived at the Boundary Rd incident, they found a woman in serious condition, having been ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. Witnesses stated the suspect driver had attempted to violently car-jack several vehicles that stopped to lend assistance, before voluntarily getting a ride out of the area from a passerby.

“The suspect was located when he returned to the motel unit where the initial reports came from. A non-lethal 40mm round was shot at a closed door to gain the suspect’s attention; shortly thereafter the suspect was arrested without incident. The suspect was identified as Farbn Marvin Japow, and is known to police. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges in this matter:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Fail to remain at the scene of an accident
  • Forcible confinement
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the initial incident at the motel on 9th Ave or the subsequent crash on Boundary Rd, to contact an investigator by calling the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300. Please quote file number 2022-37528.

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