File Summary – In February 2023 Mackenzie RCMP responded to 138 files. RCMP completed four proactive road checks, and responded to an above average number of motor vehicle incidents, most taking place on Highway 97. Mackenzie RCMP responded to an above average number of alarm calls due to windstorms and power outages.
Investigations of Interest:
1.1. On 2023-02-02 Mackenzie RCMP received a report of a sexual assault. Mackenzie RCMP are currently investigating the file.
1.2. On 2023-02-03 Mackenzie RCMP received a report of an assault on a child. Police have obtained statements on file and will be completing a charge package for Crown Counsel with the assistance of Ministry of Children and Families.
1.3. On 2023-02-03 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a stolen truck and work equipment. Truck still outstanding. No further investigational avenues at this time.
1.4. On 2023-02-04 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a stolen truck. The following days the truck was located in Mackenzie and returned to the owner. Nothing located during investigation to identify suspects.
1.5. On 2023-02-10 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a sudden death. Mackenzie RCMP worked with BC coroner services and it was determined the death was not suspicious.
1.6. On 2023-02-10 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a theft of motor vehicle in progress and assault at a local business. Members attended and the suspect fled the area. The suspect was re-located by police and taken into custody. During the arrest the suspect assaulted and threatened the attending police officers. Due to a mental health apprehension charges were submitted on a later date for assault police officer with a weapon, assault police, uttering threats, theft of auto and resisting arrest. Warrant to be submitted to Crown Counsel for review. Suspect is well-known to police. Suspect is currently banned from Rec Centre.
1.7. On 2023-02-14 Mackenzie RCMP responded to an assault in progress. When police arrived to the scene the suspect and victim were gone on arrival. Police spoke to the uncooperative victim who was brought to the hospital for their injuries. All suspected parties are well-know to police.
1.8. On 2023-02-16 Mackenzie RCMP received a report of a missing female from Mackenzie. Police completed extensive checks and with the assistance of media releases and Prince George RCMP the female was located safe in Prince George.
1.9. On 2023-02-21 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a sudden death. Mackenzie RCMP worked with BC Coroner Services and it was determined the death was not suspicious.
1.10. On 2023-02-21 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a domestic report. RCMP members obtained statements from the victim who disclosed a physical assault and threats with firearms. Multiple firearms were located and seized. Charges of assault, uttering threats and 2 counts of careless use of a firearm have been forwarded to crown counsel. The accused was released on an undertaking and is to appear in Mackenzie court in April.
1.11. On 2023-02-23 an off duty RCMP member recognized a prohibited driver at Morfee Elementary School parking lot. Police completed a stop of the vehicle that attempted to flee and backed into a police vehicle. Accused taken into custody and released on an undertaking to appear in Mackenzie court in April.
Cpl. C. AIRD