Theft from vehicles

Prince George

2020-03-17 09:54 PDT

File # 2020-08794 / 08799

Early this morning police responded to two separate incidents involving theft from vehicles.

First incident
Just after 1:00 AM on Tuesday March 17th, 2020, the Prince George RCMP a report of two males breaking into vehicles along the 1400 block of 20th Avenue in Prince George. The suspects fled on foot down Pine Street.

Frontline officers attended the area and made patrols. The suspects were located in a trailer park on Norwood Street. One suspect was compliant and arrested without further incident. The other, continued to flee on foot towards a near-by alley. An officer pursued on foot, making an arrest a short time later. A number of stolen items were located.

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following Criminal Code charges against 36 year old Murphy John George of Prince George:

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following Criminal Code charges against 36 year old Joseph Patrick Courtoreille of Prince George:

Both men were released by the court and are scheduled to appear again on May 13th, 2020.

Second incident
At approximately 3:15 AM, the Prince George RCMP receive a report from a security company advising of a suspicious male in a pick-up truck parked in a lot on Rec Place Drive in Prince George. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and fled across Highway 16 before police arrived. A Police Dog Service team were called into assist, however the suspect was not located. A number of items stolen from the truck were recovered and returned to the owner.

The suspect is described as:

Police would like to remind residents and guests of our community to lock vehicles doors and never leave anything of value in the vehicle.

If you have any information about property related Criminal offences or persons responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758


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