Police target violent offenders

Prince George, General Investigation Services, Emergency Response Team

2020-09-23 08:50 PDT

File # 2020-34643

During the early morning hours of Wednesday September 23rd, 2020, the Prince George RCMP with assistance from the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, executed a Criminal Code search warrant at an address on the 400-block of South Lyon Street in Prince George.

Eight adults were arrested in the residence. A search was conducted and two loaded firearms along with ammunition and a ‘stun’ gun were located and seized.

A 21-year-old male and a 28-year-old male were held in custody and will be attending court later today, pending charge assessment from the BC Prosecution Service. Both are well known to police and have a history of violence. Six others were released pending further investigation and charge assessment from the BC Prosecution Service.

The action taken by police was a direct result of the on-going investigation into the increased violence involving firearms in our community. Due to the extreme high risk to safety, police utilized special tactics to secure the residence and arrest all occupants.

The investigation is continuing and further police action is likely.

The Prince George RCMP is committed to aggressively targeting those responsible for causing harm through drug trafficking and its associated violence in our community. If you have any information about violence or illegal firearms in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or seizure of firearms, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
 

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

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

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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