Police Respond to Serious Incidents Over Holiday Season

Prince George

2017-01-04 10:42 PST

File # 2016-41388 et al

Police responded to approximately 100 calls a day over the nine day period from December 23rd, 2016 to the morning of January 1st, 2017. Here are a few significant investigations.

2016-40551
On the early morning of Friday December 23rd, 2016, police received a report of an assault that was called in from a residence on Upland Street. Members attended and located an uncooperative female victim suffering from multiple injuries including bruises, cuts and cigarette burns. The assault occurred somewhere else.

Through investigation, five persons were arrested and a search warrant was executed at a residence on the 1700 block of Pearson Avenue in Prince George.

Celia ROBINSON, a 33 year old female Prince George resident, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

Mandi Lee ZACHARUK, a 28 year old female Prince George resident, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

Vanessa Kathleen FRIESEN, a 30 year old female Prince George resident, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

Ollie James HENYU, a 34 year old male Prince George resident, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

Remi Paul GAUTHIER, a 52 year old male Prince George resident, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offence:

ROBINSON, ZACHARUK, FRIESEN and HENYU have been held in custody and will appear in Provincial Court later today. GAUTHIER was released on a Promise to Appear for court on January 28th, 2017.

2016-40800
On December 25th, 2016 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Prince George RCMP were called to a reported alarm at a locked compound on PG Pulpmill Road in Prince George. Officers attended and located evidence that the compound was broken into. A Police Dog Service Team attended and tracked two suspects hiding under a large piece of equipment. Both were taken into custody without incident.

Christopher Bradly FALCONER, 35 years old, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

Earl Wade JOHNSON, 50 years old, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:

2016-41075
Just before 2:00 AM on Thursday December 29th, 2016, the Prince George RCMP were called to a reported shooting at a residence on the 1500 block of Strathcona Avenue in Prince George.

Officers attended and located a 44 year old male suffering from what appeared to be wounds caused by shot gun pellets. He was transported to hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Indications are that at least two masked males forcibly entered the residence with a shotgun. The victim resisted and was subsequently shot. The suspects fled in an older pick-up truck. Although the motive of this attack is not yet known, it appears to be targeted.

2016-41388
On December 31st, 2016 at approximately 10:30 PM, the Prince George RCMP were called to a reported work place injury that occurred at a mining site near Hixon, BC. A 15 year old male suffered serious head injuries. Police are continuing to investigate.

If you have any information about these incidents, 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 or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
 

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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