Tuesday, November 16, 2010

RCMP make arrest after suspicious behaviour on east side

Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a call for assistance from a resident on Gull Crescent on Friday morning and upon further investigation arrested a teenager who now faces charges of trespassing and  break and enter after the incident on the city's east side.

The 6 am incident involved the teenager allegedly using a flashlight and looking into vehicles and car ports along the stretch of Gull Crescent, once area residents awoke from their night's sleep a number of reports were called into the RCMP regarding a residential break in and two thefts from vehicles in the area.

The teenager was held in custody over the weekend and made his first appearance in court on Monday morning.

As an RCMP media release outlines, the youth faces a wide range of charges from Friday's incident, including; Possession of Break-In Instruments, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Fail to Comply with Undertaking. RCMP is also recommending two counts of Break and Enter into a Residence, three counts of Theft under $5000, one count of Trespass by Night and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

He also had an outstanding warrant from Terrace for failure to comply with an undertaking when he was taken into custody on Friday morning.

The incident was similar in nature to a string of robberies and break ins across the city in the month of October, though at the moment, RCMP have not linked the Friday morning incident to those case files.

CFTK TV provided this report on the early morning creme spree.

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