Dawson Creek RCMP respond to 495 complaints over last two weeks

Officers with the Dawson Creek RCMP detachment were kept busy from May 3-May 17 as they received 495 complaints according to a report from Sergeant Ed Reinink. Among the calls were 46 driving complaints, 12 impaired driving investigations, five assaults, 12 break and enters, and a home invasion.

On April 30 a residence was broken into in Rolla and a number of guns were stolen. Another home was broken into on May 5, this time in Dawson Creek and again firearms were taken. The following day a residence was broken into on the 700 block of 105 Avenue. The perpetrators pointed guns at two residents and stole prescription medication. A subsequent break in occurred on May 7 in Rolla once again as additional guns were taken.

On May 7 officers pulled over a vehicle of an individual known to police. Officers stopped the vehicle as the 26 year old male driver was behind the wheel without a valid license. During the stop the officers on scene observed a hand gun in the glove box of the car, and both occupants were arrested.

Further investigation resulted in a search warrant being obtained for an apartment in the 600 block of 100 Avenue in Dawson Creek. The search turned up stolen firearms from break and enters going back to April 30. Further information indicated the arrested individuals may have been involved in the home invasion on May 6, and beyond that one of the individuals was a suspect in a sexual assault case also on May 6.

The 26 year old male in the case was remanded in custody on firearms charges and will appear in court on June 2. Police are anticipating additional charges against this person, and others involved in the investigations.