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Two charged in break and enter

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two men have been arrested and charged after breaking into a Fort St. John business last…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two men have been arrested and charged after breaking into a Fort St. John business last month.

The Fort St. John RCMP says officers responded to a report of two men breaking into a business on the 9600 block of 81st Street around 2:30 a.m. on February 4th.

The Peace Liard Police Dog Services unit joined frontline police to the location where one man was found hiding in a nearby compound. The detachment says he was taken into custody with help from Police Service Dog, Ruger.

The second man was located, and mounties say he breached his 24-hour curfew condition as he was supposed to be in Chetwynd at the time.

Darryl Dowd was arrested for two counts of break and enter with intent and one count of mischief under $5000.

Dowd is facing additional charges after a string of thefts prior to being arrested, Mounties said.

He is facing additional charges of theft under $5000 for shoplifting items on February 2nd from a business located at 9716 Old Fort Road and theft under $5000 for shoplifting items on February 3rd from a business located at 9612 Old Fort Road.

RCMP say Dowd was held in custody until February 23rd, when he was released into the custody of a recovery centre as part of the conditions of his release order. Dowd’s next court appearance is March 28th.

Justin Collins was arrested for breach of release order and was remanded into custody until March 9th, when he was also released into the custody of a different recovery centre as part of the conditions of his release order.

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