Fort St. John RCMP making numerous arrests on Wednesday

The Fort St. John RCMP will be making a series of arrests on Wednesday.

But for this day, it will be for some unusual crimes, such as wearing mismatched socks, or being in too many bad moods.

To accommodate the influx of prisoners, officers plan to keep the new detainees in a makeshift jail at the Totem Mall.

But, prisoners will be let off with a warning, as long as they can raise their assigned bail money (a minimum of $300). Officers say the money will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. It’s all part of the Cops for Cancer, Jail N’ Bail fundraiser.

Organizer Constable Ingham says he hopes the event matches last year’s amount of $34,000.

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However, Cst. Ingham says no one in the city is safe, and the RCMP will be arresting anyone who is nominated, plucking them straight from their work.

Officers are asking the public to nominate a friend, co-worker or boss to be arrested. Contact Constable Ingham or Constable Rondeau at 250-787-8140, or Constable Jackelynn Passarell at 250-787-8145.

Meanwhile, Cst. Ingham says during the week of September 11th-17th, two officers will be participating in the Cops for Cancer Tour De North.

It’s a 880 kilometre route that will take Constable Rondeau and Inspector Egan from Prince George to Prince Rupert – on bicycles.

Cst. Ingham participated in the Cops for Cancer Tour De North last year. He says the five-day journey was hard, but worth it.

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All the money collected from that tour will also be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.