Firearm Incident Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Property

Prince George

2017-03-21 08:45 PDT

File # 2017-07876

One man is in custody and facing a number of charges following a firearm report this past weekend.

On Sunday March 19th, 2017 at approximately 10:40 AM, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a man pointing a firearm on Claxton Crescent in Prince George. The suspect fled the area in a vehicle before police were called.

Police attended the area and located the suspect vehicle near the corner of Enemark Crescent and Ospika Boulevard. The driver failed to stop for police and fled the area at a high rate of speed.

Just after noon, the suspect was located and arrested on foot near the corner of Westwood Drive and Ferry Avenue. The vehicle was located on Fairview Crescent and seized as part of the investigation.

Two Criminal Code search warrants were obtained and executed on both the vehicle and the suspect’s residence on Fairview Crescent. Further evidence was located during the searches but a firearm was not found. Police did locate and seize over $7500 worth of clothing believed to have been stolen from at least one of the two Break & Enters that occurred at a commercial business on Domano Boulevard earlier this month. See the March 9th, 2017 media release here.

Samuel Jacob CHAPMAN, 31 years old, has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences by Provincial Crown Counsel:

The investigation is continuing and further charges are possible.

CHAPMAN was held in custody and will make his first appearance in Provincial Court on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017. CHAPMAN recently relocated to Prince George from Kelowna, BC.

If you have any information about these Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword pgtips. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

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


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