RCMP Report for March

File Summary – In March 2022, Mackenzie RCMP responded to 197 files and conducted 2 proactive road checks.

Investigations of Interest:

On 2022-03-01 RCMP members responded to a report of a truck stolen from Pack River FSR. Truck located further down the road. No avenues to identify suspect.

On 2022-03-02 a Dell hard drive was stolen from the Mackenzie Public Library. Attempts to identify a suspect through video surveillance negative. It is believed the suspect took it during the winter fest some time. Witness unable to provide any serial numbers to be added to police data base.

On 2022-03-03 RCMP were on patrol and located a possible suspect vehicle in a shooting from Prince George. Attempts to stop the vehicle negative as it fled out of Mackenzie and South on Highway 97. Mackenzie members able to work in conjunction with Prince George RCMP Street Crew (plain clothes unit). Spike belt deployed on vehicle at Salmon Valley bridge. Three of four occupants taken into custody utilizing police dog services. This suspect vehicle was believed to be connected to the recent violence in Mackenzie.

On 2022-03-04 RCMP responded to a report of theft of copper wire in progress at Conifex. With assistance from staff at Conifex two people taken into custody and released on an undertaking with a court date in a few months.

On 2022-03-04 RCMP responded to a report of uttering threats. One person arrested, released on an undertaking for a court date in a few months.

On 2022-03-05 RCMP responded to a report of Sexual Interference. Ministry of Children and families and North district Major Crimes assisted. Statements obtained and a Report to Crown Counsel is being drafted for charges.

2022-03-06 RCMP received a report of a suspect shooting a .22 rifle into the floor of a trailer in the Morfee Trailer Park. Suspect was well-known to police and had multiple outstanding warrants. Police activated Emergency Response Team (ERT) out of Prince George. ERT was able to secure the trailer. Clearing the trailer turned out to be negative for any suspects. During clearing of trailer pipe bomb located. Bomb disposal unit from Lower Mainland flew up to assist, confirmed it to be real and blew it up in a safe manner. Due to trailer being transient and uncooperative witnesses no charges on the file.

On 2022-03-06 RCMP members attended a problem residence. In conversation with the occupants staying at the trailer it was determined the home owner was not home. For public safety police completed a search and seized various ammunition, body armour and a sawed off rifle all for destruction. Due to circumstances of search no charges will be recommended.

On 2022-03-07 RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to a storage shed with tools stolen on the Finlay FSR. No suspects and no means to further the investigation.

On 2022-03-07 RCMP responded to a report of drug use in a hotel. Members attended an located two occupants (not local to Mackenzie) with three firearms and no licence to have them in their possession. Due to all members of the Mackenzie detachment coming off 20+ hour shift from ERT deployment a search warrant for charges was not feasible. Firearms seized for destruction.

On 2022-03-09 RCMP responded to damage to the electrical box for the controlled sidewalk at the intersection of Mackenzie Blvd and Stuart Dr. No suspects and Highways department fixed the damages.

On 2022-03-10 RCMP responded to a report of a suspect yielding a baton and threatening those at the Mackenzie Mall. Witnesses cooperative. Suspected arrested for a court date in a few months.

On 2022-03-11 RCMP responded to a sudden death from suspected drug overdose. RCMP completed CPR with negative results.

On 2022-03-12 RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter the Petro Can at the Mackenzie Junctions. Approximately $700 of items stolen. Surveillance captured but unable to identify suspect.

On 2022-03-14 RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter. Called in by neighbour and homeowner was away. Investigation determined a gun safe was broken into and a firearm was stolen. Investigation pending results of Identification Services for DNA swab and fingerprints.
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On 2022-03-16 RCMP completed a vehicle stop from a problem residence. Occupant of vehicle lied about identity but was known to police. Occupant arrested on a warrant for aggravated assault. Later a bail hearing was held and a Judge released the male on a court date in a few months.

On 2022-03-16 RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over on Hwy 97 near Tudyah Lake. RCMP attended with fire and rescue and BC ambulance. One occupant trapped under car and cut out by fire and rescue. Air Ambulance (helicopter) attended and transported on occupant to Prince George. Highway was shut down momentarily for Air Ambulance to land on highway. Other occupant went in Ambulance by ground. Driver suspected to be impaired by alcohol and drugs. RCMP competing impaired investigation pending results of blood demand.

On 2022-03-16 RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to a residence. Items seized for identification services to exam for evidence. File pending investigation.

On 2022-03-17 RCMP conducted a traffic stop for a drug investigation. Search of the vehicle yielded a replica firearm which was seized for destruction. No evidence to proceed with charges.

On 2022-03-23 RCMP observed a suspect preparing a controlled substance. Suspect arrested which yielded a small amount of methamphetamine. Due to recent case law no charges to be forwarded due to personal use amount.

On 2022-03-26 RCMP completed a traffic stop. Driver identified as a prohibited driver. Driver arrested, and released on documents with a court date in a few months.

On 2022-03-31 RCMP responded to a report of a fight at the high school. All parties spoken to an alternative measures taken at this time.

On 2022-03-31 RCMP completed a traffic stop. Driver identified as a prohibited driver. Driver arrested, and released on documents with a court date in a few months.

Monthly RCMP reports can also be viewed in Committee of the Whole reports for Mackenzie Council.

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