Failing to Stop Leads to Multiple Charges
2017-03-28 15:16 PDT
File # 2017-08795
One man is in custody and facing a number of charges after attempting to evade police yesterday morning.
On March 27th, 2017 at approximately 11:45 PM, a member of the Prince George RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle with no insurance and inactive licence plates in an alley adjacent to Tamarack Street near 20th Avenue in Prince George.
The vehicle ignored emergency lights & sirens and attempted to evade police by fleeing through a driveway, colliding with a parked utility trailer and a fence in the process. The vehicle was located moments later unoccupied in a parking lot on Upland Street.
Police Service Dog ‘Dero’ was deployed to assist officers searching for the suspect in the area. The suspect was located and arrested without incident in a driveway on Upland Street, about a block from the vehicle. The suspect was found in possession of a knife, a small amount of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm magazine.
The suspect was found to have a lifetime firearms prohibition and was on probation with conditions not to possess a controlled substance, not to possess a weapon and not to possess a knife. In addition, a licence plate located in the vehicle was found to have been stolen off a vehicle parked on the 4100 block of 1st Avenue on March 26th, 2017.
Keenan Frank SAM, a 25 year old Prince George man, is facing the following Criminal Code charges approved by Provincial Crown Counsel:
- Fail to Stop for Police
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Obstructing a Peace Officer
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Order
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Fail to Comply with Probation (2 counts)
SAM was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to make his first appearance in court later today.
If you have any information about this or any other Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (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.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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