Monday, July 25, 2022

Prince Rupert RCMP continue investigation into New Years Day incident on McBride Street

The Prince Rupert RCMP have kept a file open on an incident from almost seven month ago. 

The local Mounties issuing a plea for a victim of an incident in the early hours of New Years Day to come forward as they continue to investigate the event and look to move that investigation further.

In an information release from the Prince Rupert Detachment, the details to the incident are outlined:

In the early hours of New Years day front line members responded to an event that occurred on Mcbride St. During the investigation witnesses were interviewed, the scene was attended and patrols were made resulting in the arrest of a man for an unrelated charge. 

Through forensic analysis, as well as the statements taken from the witnesses, the identification of the suspect was confirmed as the man initially arrested. The victim, however, was never contacted as witnesses said that they ran away. 

Front line members knocked on doors and attempted to obtain CCTV footage, however, the whereabouts of the victim was never found.

Where abouts on McBride that the incident took place, was not identified in the information release today.

Constable Brody Hemrich of the Prince Rupert Detachment observes that Mounties realize that the victim may be hesitant to become involved in the investigation, but urges the victim to come forward.

"We understand you may be scared, the RCMP wants to be an advocate for you during this situation. Please reach out to our investigators if you were involved in this event."

More background on the incident is available here.

Should you have any information to share towards the investigation contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700

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

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