FSJ RCMP arrest man facing multiple charges including theft

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Douglas Goodings is facing five charges after being found in possession of stolen items …

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Douglas Goodings is facing five charges after being found in possession of stolen items and trying to run from police.

On Monday, Fort St. John RCMP received a report of an alarm at a commercial business on the 10900 block of Tahltan Road. Frontline officers determined that three coin machines had been damaged or removed from the business.

Another officer in the area had noticed an older model green GMC pickup driving fast, which had been deemed suspicious. The officer located the vehicle, and the driver was arrested after trying to run away from police.

The detachment says The suspect had a tool with them that appeared to be related to the theft at the commercial business. During a search, property from the business was located in the suspect’s pockets.

Police also discovered that the green GMC truck was previously reported stolen in the Cecil Lake area between July 31st and August 2nd.

“Frontline police officers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, proactively patrolling our city,” said Constable Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP.  “The frontline police officer that observed the truck fleeing the scene was in the right place at the right time and able to make the arrest.”

Goodings was transported to the RCMP detachment and is facing charges of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, theft under $5000, possession of instruments for breaking into coin devices, flight from a peace officer and refusal to provide a sample.

Goodings was remanded in custody for court on August 12th.

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