Prince George, BC: Just before 9:00 AM on Thursday September 8th, 2016, members of the Prince George RCMP began investigating a series of Break & Enters and Attempted Break & Enters in Prince George, BC.
The first report came when a local man returned to his Vista View Road home to find an SUV backed into his garage and his belongings being loaded in. The suspects fled in the vehicle narrowly missing the owner’s vehicle.
At approximately 11:00 AM, officers received a second report, this time an Attempted Break & Enter at a residence on Haldi Road on the west side of the City. An alarm was triggered at the residence before entry was gained. Evidence found led officers to believe the same suspects from the Vista View break-in were also responsible for this incident.
Just after noon, Prince George RCMP were called to a reported theft of licence plates from a vehicle parked at College Heights Secondary School on Domano Boulevard. The plates were stolen earlier that morning.
At approximately 12:45 PM, officers located what was believed to be the same SUV near Kimball Road, on the West Side of Prince George. The stolen licence plates were attached to the SUV. Officers activated emergency equipment and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver of the SUV failed to stop for police and nearly rammed the fully marked police vehicle. The SUV travelled west on Highway 16 at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the vehicle for a very short period, but cancelled the pursuit in the interest of public safety. The vehicle was last seen heading west of Highway 16 in the Beaverly area.
Through investigation, officers were able to determine that that SUV had been stolen from Grande Prairie, Alberta on the September 4th, 2016.
At approximately 5:00 PM, the Prince George RCMP received a call from a member of the public of a suspicious vehicle on Loland Road. Officers attended and located the stolen vehicle, unoccupied but full of stolen items from multiple Break & Enter investigations in Kamloops and Prince George.
The investigation then led officers to a business near the corner of 15th Avenue and Highway 97 in Prince George. Officers located and arrested a man believed to be the male suspect in the earlier crimes. The 33 year old man was alone and initially provided a false name to officers. He was found in possession of stolen property from Grande Prairie, Kamloops and Prince George Break & Enters.
On Saturday September 9th, 2016 at approximately 6:00 PM, the Prince George RCMP located and arrested a 25 year old female believed to be the remaining suspect in these property crime files. She was in Possession of Stolen Property and was also arrested on an outstanding Canada-Wide Warrant for Being Unlawfully at Large.
Multiple Criminal Code charges are pending against the following two suspects:
- Kelsey Alexander ALLARD
- Stephanie DESCHENE
Both have been held in custody at least until their next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday September 21st, 2016.
If you have any information about property related Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword pgtips. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
File # 2016-28637
Prince George RCMP