Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – One person is in custody after a early morning stolen vehicle investigation.

This morning at around 5:45 am, Prince George RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle in progress from a residence on the 700 block of 17th Avenue.

Around 10 minutes after the report of the stolen vehicle, a Ford Tempo, was spotted near the corner of 20th Avenue and Redwood Street in the City.

General duty officers activated emergency equipment in an effort to pull the vehicle over. The vehicle fled and police did not pursue due to public safety.

The truck then collided with a residential fence, and almost struck a house near the corner of 20th Avenue and Hemlock Street. The driver then fled on foot. 

The Prince George RCMP’s Police Dog Service attended and ‘Dero’ was deployed. A 19 year old Prince George resident was arrested hiding near a residence on the 1800 block of Gorse Street.  The suspect will likely make a first appearance in court later today and is expected to face several Criminal Code charges.

In this particular case, the keys were left in the vehicle when it was stolen. This week alone, five vehicles and a motorcycle have been stolen in the City of Prince George. Police are reminding the public never leave keys in the car, make sure your doors are locked and use a anti-theft device.

If you have any information about stolen vehicles, where they might be or persons involved, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477,