Friday, October 22, 2021

Prince Rupert RCMP make arrest following Break and Enter alarm from downtown construction site

A prohibited weapon was taken from the alleged
suspect in a downtown Break and Enter incident this week

(From Prince Rupert RCMP)

The Prince Rupert RCMP have outlined the nature on an October 21st incident which saw a male arrested after an alleged break and enter in the downtown area.

From their statement of Friday afternoon, the Mounties note that changes are being recommended to the BC Prosecution Service after a man is alleged to have broken into an active construction site.

On October 21st, 2021, in the late hours of the night, Prince Rupert RCMP responded to an alarm at the old Raffles Inn on 3rd Ave West.

Upon arrival, an officer observed a man inside carrying copper pipes. Noticing the officer, the man ran away. The officer pursued the man on foot to the 900 block of 1st Ave West where he eventually surrendered. 

With the help of other back up officers, they took the man into custody and searched him incidental to the arrest: Tools, illegal drugs and a prohibited weapon were found as a result.

Mounties were quick to respond to an incident on October 21s
 in the 900 block of Third West at the Cranes Crossing
 site on the old Raffles property 

Prince Rupert Media Relations Officer, Constable Brody Hemrich noted of the dynamic nature of the case file.

"We are happy that our officers responded in an appropriate and quick-thinking manner. Situations such as this are dynamic and can change in an instant. With the suspect’s access to a weapon, we are happy it ended safely for everyone"

You can review more notes on the incident from the RCMP information release.

Local Mounties remind the public that to report a crime in progress to call 9-1-1. 

For non urgent matters the non emergency number in Prince Rupert is 250-624-2136.

More notes on the work of Emergency Responders can be reviewed here.

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