Anyone with information concerning any of the incidents below is requested to contact the Quesnel RCMP or Crimestoppers at 992 9211 or 992 TIPS.

Drinking and Driving offences

July 7, 2005

On July 6th, at 1:05pm, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence in the 3400 block of Gook Road.  A resident arrived home to find a person within the residence.  The suspect immediately fled on foot.  Police responded and set up containment.  While arriving, attending officers found a suspect of similar description walking on Gook Road several blocks west of the residence.  The suspect is known to police.  There was some evidence that a second person was involved, therefore containment was maintained and a police dog attended.  Subsequent investigation revealed that only one suspect was involved.  The suspect, an adult male resident of Quesnel, was held in custody to appear in Provincial Court on July 7th.  Some property stolen from the residence was recovered near the arrest site.  RCMP would like to thank the residents and motorists in the area for their patience and cooperation with this investigation.  Traffic in the area was disrupted for over an hour.  When the public and police work together, it better enables us to work towards our common goal of safe homes and safe communities.

During the early morning hours of July 7th, a female was walking home from a local drinking establishment.  While walking, the female was followed by a vehicle and the driver attempted to speak with her.  She was suspicious of the driver's intentions and walked away from him.  RCMP would like to remind everyone to be careful when walking alone, especially during the nighttime.  If you are planning to walk alone, ensure that you choose a route that is in plain view and close to a main road, in case you are approached by someone that you don't know.

On the evening of July 6th,  approximately 4-6 females in their teens tried to use a found credit card to make a purchase at a local beer & wine store.  RCMP would like to remind the public to ensure that valuable items such as credit cards are secure and that if they are lost or stolen, to cancel them immediately, to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized transactions.

July 4, 2005

RCMP Serious Crime Section continues to investigate the sexual assault of a 16 year old Quesnel girl that occurred in the early morning hours of July 1st.  The female victim was picked up by her attacker at the Mac's Convenience Store on the West Side  and was driven to a small unnamed side road near the power line about half way up Dragon Lake Hill, where the attack occurred.  After the attack, the attacker took the girl up the highway and dropped her off in the area of Lust Road and Hwy 97 sometime between 3:30am and 4:30am, where she was able to make it to a friends place and call police.  The victim describes her attacker as a white male, about 6" tall, 18-20 years old, hair spiked in the front, driving a red or burgundy colored 4 door car.  Police have seized surveillance video from Mac's and are analyzing it.

Sometime over the past week, unknown persons had stolen scientific monitoring equipment which was set up in a remote location in the vicinity of the Fraser River and Bouchie Lake area.  The property was contained in a bright yellow hard plastic case and is worth approximately $25,000.  ATV tracks were noted in the area.  The owner has offered a $500 reward.

June 16, 2005

On June 15th, between 8:00pm and 11:30pm, there was a break and enter on Baker Drive.  Prescription medications and money were taken.  RCMP would like to remind residents to make sure that their house is secure when you leave.

During the evenings of June 12th, 13th, and 14th, RCMP have responded to complaints of mischief/damage to property on Broughton Avenue.  Several windows have been smashed and the suspects are described as East Indian males, approximately 25 yrs old, both slender to medium builds.

June 14, 2005

There was a break and enter on Boyd Street on June 13th.  Items taken include a 26" TV, twin bed, and a couch.

Sometime between June 9th and June 11th, a residence on Gook Road was broken into through a basement window that was not fully locked.  The occupants of the residence were away and the house-sitter did not discover the entry until the afternoon of the 11th.  The thieves took an undisclosed amount of articles.  Residents are reminded to check all windows and doors prior to leaving on vacation.

On June 8th, at approximately 4:00pm, RCMP, whom were in the midst of an investigation where it was the belief that persons were in possession of a significant amount of illegal drugs, intercepted a vehicle and arrested two male adults.  As a result, police seized cocaine and methamphetamine.  Furthermore, police also seized cash money, cell phones, and packaging material for the drugs immediate distribution.   Both males were arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking and later released with a future court date.

June 12, 2005

Just before noon on June 12th, an unknown male was seen leaving Safeway with stolen property.  The male is described as caucasian, 5'10", 160lbs, slim build, short dark hair, clean shaven, wearing dark clothes and a dark baseball cap, carrying a black and yellow backpack.  The male got into a beat up, older model, red and white Ford pickup and headed east on St.Laurent Ave.

June 11, 2005

On June 11th, between 2:30am and 3:00am, Voyageur Elementary School suffered an break and enter.  The culprits damaged a back door to gain entry and it is unknown at this time what items were taken.  RCMP are looking for possible witnesses in regards to this incidence. 

June 10, 2005

On June 10th, between midnight and 7:30am, an ATV was stolen from the 6000 block of Quesnel-Hixon Rd.  The ATV is a red Honda.

June 9, 2005

Sometime between 10:00pm on June 8th and 5:30pm on June 9th, unknown persons broke into a shop at the residence of 5988 Hwy 97 South in Kersley.  Items taken include a 2001 Honda Rubicon ATV, Husquavarna chainsaw, Kenwood portable radio, and a custom made mountain bike.

Sometime between June 5th and June 8th, a residence was broken into on North Fraser Drive.  The thieves did not cause any damage, but left with several bottles of liquor, including 3 bottles of Rum, 1 bottle of Vodka, 1 bottle of Tequila, and 4 bottles of Rye.

June 8, 2005

Sometime between June 1st and June 5th, a theft occurred in the 700 block of McLean St.  A Honda lawnmower and a Miller powerfeeder were taken.

A woman's wallet was found near the Moffat Bridge.  Please contact RCMP to identify.

June 6, 2005

As a result of a drug investigation, RCMP drug section intercepted a vehicle on June 3rd, at approximately 5:00pm.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a significant amount of crack cocaine, cash money, and cell phones.  The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and later released with a court date.  Within the last week the Quesnel Drug Section has arrested seven different persons for drug related offences.

Between June 3rd and June 6th, the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club experienced problems with unknown persons damaging their fence.  RCMP would like to remind people that causing damage to property can result in criminal charges.

Sometime between 3:15pm and 5:00pm on June 5th, unknown persons stole an electric motor off a boat docked at Marmot Lake Park.

May 31, 2005

On May 27th, at 3:30pm, RCMP received a report of tools having been stolen from a store in the two mile flat area.  The complainant reported that there were three individuals working together that he suspected performed the theft.  Suspect number one came into the store and proceeded to distract the clerk and try to draw him away from the main area.  Suspect number two came into the store while the clerk was being distracted and is believed to have stolen several tools.  The second suspect then exited the store and proceeded to an awaiting car that the suspect number three was the driver of.  Suspects numbers two and three then left the area briefly then returned to pick up in car, suspect number one.

The males were able to get away with over $800 worth of tools.  The employee was able to provide descriptions of the three males and provide a license plate number of the car that was driven.

Suspect #1 - caucasian male, around 50 yrs old, 5'9", slim build, short white hair, tatoos of seahorses on his neck.

Suspect #2 - well tanned white male, around 30 yrs old, 5'10", sturdy build, brown hair, green eyes, large pointy nose.

Suspect #3 - caucasian male, around 50 yrs old, white beard, heavy set.

The car was described as a red, older model sedan with an after market sunroof installed.

RCMP suspect these same three males in other thefts in the Quesnel area.  They would like to warn all local retailers to be on the lookout for the individuals that match the provided description. RCMP would also like to remind local businesses to be extra vigilant of individuals who enter the store soon after the entrance of a questionable character.  RCMP recommends that store owners who frequently work by themselves install video recording devices.

May 30, 2005

Sometime over the last week two pontoons were stolen from the south end of Quesnel.  The culprit left with two 26 feet long pontoons blue in color.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to contact Cst Michaud at the RCMP.


Due to an extensive criminal investigation conducted by the Quesnel Drug Section, on May 27th, 2005 at approximately 8:00 pm, members of the Quesnel RCMP executed two search warrants on two houses in Quesnel.  The first residence is located on the 600 block of Westland Road, where the second is located on the 300 block of Caragana Road.

As a result of the search warrants, police seized a significant amount of cocaine, in both powder and rock form.  The total weight for the cocaine was approximately one kilogram.  Further to the illegal drugs, police seized a significant amount of cash and packaging material for its immediate distribution. 

A total of six person were arrested, held in custody and later released.  Another adult male is being sought as a result of the investigation.

Quesnel Drug Section will continue to deter the distribution of illegal drugs in our community.


May 28, 2005

Property was damaged at a residence on the 3000 Block of Hydraulic Road.  The property consisted of a satellite dish which was completely destroyed by unknown persons.


May 27, 2005

During the evening of May 25th or the early morning of May 26th, unknown suspect(s) broke into the Quesnel SPCA.  Bottles of animal medications were targeted by the thieves.  The stolen medications contain ingredients which are not meant for human ingestion and could cause serious harm or death.  

May 27, 2005

A female reports she was hit over the head and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money while she was walking in an alley behind Avison Ave.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Cst Forsyth.


May 27, 2005

On May 25th, in the 1700 block of Simpson Road, unknown suspect(s) forced open the door and entered an unattended home.  Items stolen were a 10K yellow gold engagement ring, 24" white gold men's necklace with a dollar sign shape, DVD home theatre system, vintage electric guitar "Mann" brand, and a Yamaha electronic keyboard.

May 24, 2005

Sometime between the afternoon of May 20th and the night of May 23rd, a 27" silver, flat screen TV and a black DVD player were taken from a residence in the 3900 block of Fanslau Rd.

May 23, 2005

During the hours of 6:30am and 7:15pm on May 22nd, An apartment residence in the 200 block of Anderson Dr was broken into. 

May 22, 2005

During the evening of May 21st, unknown persons forced their way into an unattended SPCA building and stole an undisclosed amount of money

May 21, 2005

On the night of May 20th to May 21st, two archery targets, a Pink Panther and a Deer, were stolen from the backyard of a residence on Dogwood Rd.  One target was located and the other was spotted in the early morning hours of May 21st at the corner of Gook Rd and Hwy 97 prior to being reported stolen.  The missing target is described as a brown deer in the grazing stance.  It is approximately 3 feet in height. 

In the morning of May 20th, a male and a female suspects attended a residence in the 2100 block of Gassoff Rd and took a BBQ and a grey Audiovox cell phone.

May 20, 2005

Sometime between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm on May 20th, a brown 4 door Ford Taurus was taken from the garage of a residence in the 200 block of Boyd St. 

Sometime during the morning of May 16th, a vehicle on Warden St was broken into.  The registered owner of the vehicle stated that he noticed a small SUV in the area, parked, that he didn't recognize.  Items taken include a metric wrench set in a dark blue case.

Sometime between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00am on May 20th, a residence in the 200 block of Boyd St was damaged when a suspect attempted to gain entry into the residence through a closed rear window.

On May 18th, a residence on Parr Rd in the Kersley area was broken into.  Once inside, the suspects went through the house and stole various items including two firearms, electronics, and jewelry. 

May 18, 2005

On May 9th, at approximately 5:00am, a business on Legion Drive was broken into.  The suspect(s) gained entry and stole a Honda generator.  If anyone is approached on the street to buy a generator and the deal seems to good to be true, it probably is.

May 17, 2005

On May 17th, at approximately 1:10pm, RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the Billy Barker Casino.  Investigation revealed that a male approached a cashier and claimed to have a weapon.  He demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect is described as a caucasian male, about 5'7" - 5'10", in his mid to late thirties.  He was wearing a white baseball cap with a red brim, dark blue denim jacket, jeans, and brown hiking shoes.  He had dark bushy hair sticking out from under his cap.  An immediate search of the area failed to locate the suspect.  No injuries were suffered in the incident.

On May 9th, RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a residence on Cedar Ave.  Witnesses state that they saw two individuals park their vehicle down the street and about 15 min later returned to their vehicle carrying two full plastic shopping bags each.  The vehicle that the suspects were driving was a plum colored four door compact car.

May 16, 2005

On May 16th, at approximately 8:45am, a 12 speed bike was found near Eberg Road.  If you are the owner please call RCMP to identify.  File # 2005-4742.

May 15, 2005

At approximately 7:30pm on May 14th, a pair of prescription eye glasses were found on the sidewalk near the 7-11 on Anderson Drive.  If you are the owner please call RCMP to identify.  File # 2005-4711.

On May 15th, at approximately 6:45am, an oxygen bottle used for oxy-acetylene welding was found on the Quesnel River Bridge and is believed to have fallen off a vehicle while being transported.

May 12, 2005

Sometime between May 10th and May 12th, a black tackle box containing various tools for the repair of a 5th wheel trailer was taken from a camp site at the Lazy Daze campground near 10 Mile Lake.

May 11, 2005

RCMP are looking for information on the identity of the person(s) responsible for cutting the trunk of a 30 year old tree in front of the Safeway parking lot on Reid Street sometime during the night of May 10th.  The City of Quesnel has advised the RCMP that the damage will likely cause the tree to die and it will have to be replaced at a cost of close to $1500.

Sometime between the hours of 6:00pm on April 29th and 6:00am on April 30th, a break, enter and theft occurred at a local tire store.  The fence of the tire yard was damaged and an undisclosed amount of tires were taken.

May 9, 2005

On May 9th, in the 600 block of Anderson Drive, at 4:30pm, a suspect approached a teenager who was riding his bike home from school.  The suspect accused the teen of "hitting his mother".  The suspect then proceeded to kick the teenager's front tire and slap him across the face.  The suspect is described as a native male, 5'10", black hair, brown eyes, black baseball cap with a blue letter "G" on the front, black T-shirt, blue jeans, and a tattoo of a cross on his right forearm.

RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in trying to identify the driver of a late 80's or early90's green Ford F-150 that was involved in a hit and run.  The driver of the Ford truck was seen pulling a trailer in the alley that traverses between the Ford dealership and Eagle Building Supplies.  As the driver proceeded to make a left hand turn onto Carson Ave, heading westbound, the ramps which extended from the trailer clipped a vehicle which was parked in front of the Ford dealership.  It is believed the driver of the Ford was unaware that the accident occurred.

On May 9th, at 8:00am, RCMP responded to a break and enter at a local business on McLean St.  At this time it appears that nothing was taken.  However, the person(s) responsible did cause damage to the building upon entry and minor damage to the interior once inside.

May 8, 2005

On May 7th, at 5:00pm, RCMP were called to a reported robbery at Cinnamon City.  Investigation revealed that a lone male entered the business just before closing and confronted the employee and managed to escape with an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register.  The employee was not injured in the incident.  The suspect is described as a caucasian male, about 22-25 years old, average build, short blond spiked hair, wearing an acid washed jean jacket, blue jeans with a hole above the right knee, and possibly a stud earring in his right ear.  The suspect may also have been carrying a white plastic bag.  When leaving the premises, the suspect is to believed to have ran from the main entrance of Maple Park Mall, towards Hwy 97, across the highway and into the empty lot between 7-11 and Tim Horton's.  He may have gone towards 7-11 and it is unknown if the suspect got into a vehicle at that point.

May 6, 2005

On May 2nd, a dog that went missing was found bound and shot near the 4x4 track off Racing Road.  The local RCMP are looking for any possible witnesses with information in regards to this incident. 

April 30, 2005

On April 30th, at approximately 4:00pm, there was a single vehicle rollover on the Nazko Highway.  One occupant was ejected and died as a result of injuries received.  The vehicle was a 1999 4 door sedan and contained 3 male occupants.  The passenger in the rear seat was wearing his seatbelt and both occupants in the front were not wearing their seatbelts.  Alcohol was a factor in the crash.  The engineered life space inside the vehicle was not compromised.  All three males were Quesnel residents in their early 20's. 

April 24, 2005

On April 23rd, at approximately 10:30pm, a 16 year old male was approached by an unknown male behind the Mac's Convenience Store at 285 Anderson Drive.  This male began speaking with the youth, and then without provocation, proceeded to punch the youth 4 times in the face before leaving the area on foot.  The youth sustained lacerations to his mouth.  The suspect is described as a caucasian male, dark skin, mid to late 30's, black hair down to his ears, unshaven, about 5'9", medium build, wearing blue jeans, black jacket, and a black hat.

April 22, 2005

On April 21st, at 1:39am, RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence in the 200 block area of Anderson Dr.  When RCMP members attended the scene they found that a truck had been broken into by unknown culprits.  These culprits, in attempting to remove the stereo, activated the hazard lights which scared them off.

April 18, 2005

Sometime during the night of April 17th and the morning of April 18th, a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 200 block of Roddie Ave had the front windshield smashed and the hood of the vehicle dented.

April 17, 2005

On April 16th, between 11:00am and 4:00pm, a duplex in the 700 block of McLean St was subject to a break and enter.  The offenders broke into the residence by kicking in the back door.  A black Sony Playstation plus games and four silver necklaces were taken from the home.

April 16, 2005

On April 16th, between the hours of 12:00pm and 12:30pm, a residence in the 600 block of Reid St was entered and a small amount of change was taken.  During the same time frame an unknown male attempted to enter a second residence in the 600 block of Reid St.  The unknown male left the second residence prior to gaining entry because he was confronted by the individual living in the residence.  The male is described as a 16-17 yr old caucasian with a thin face wearing a white baseball cap with red letters.

On April 15th, between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm, in the 1600 block of Birch Ave, a residence was entered, rummaged through, and various items were taken.  There are no suspects at this time, though the RCMP have examined for fingerprint evidence.

April 15, 2005

On April 13th, in the 900 block of Yorston Ave, a ladies watch was found.  Please call the Quesnel detachment to identify and claim.

April 14, 2005

At approximately 8:30pm on April 13th, four male suspects wearing dark clothing and black hoodies jumped another male walking in the area of Bouchie Street and assaulted him, causing injuries to his face.  No suspects have been apprehended and all are described as being between the ages of 16 and 17.

April 13, 2005

RCMP and the Quesnel Fire Dept. are investigation a fire that destroyed three sheds on the property at a residence on Leake Road in the Richbar area on April 10.  It is unknown how the fire started, but it is believed that individuals may have been having a party in the area on the night before.

April 12, 2005

On the evening of April 9, approximately $2100 worth of fuel was stolen near Carson Pit Road.

On April 11, at approximately 10:30am, RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a residence at the 1200 block of Lark Ave.  Damage was done to the rear door of the residence by unknown culprits.

April 11, 2005

RCMP received a call of a break and enter at a residence on Valhalla Road.  Three youths, 2 males and 1 female, were seen leaving the residence and running towards the highway.  One male was described as approximately 6' tall, wearing a blue ball cap and white sweater shirt.  The female had blond hair and was wearing a black hooded sweater.  The third male was shorter and stockier, wearing a red sweater.  The youths were seen going into the Quesnel Rec Center.  Items taken include old coins and jewelry.

April 9, 2005

RCMP received a call from the Billy Barker Casino stating that a counterfeit $20 bill had been used at their business.  The counterfeit bill is slightly smaller than a real one, a lighter shade of green, and the writing is blurry.  The Quesnel RCMP would like to remind merchants to check for counterfeit bills and notify the RCMP should one be used at their establishment.

April 8, 2005

Quesnel RCMP are investigating a report of a person who claims to be a fire protection technician and fraudulently obtaining money on the pretence of inspecting fire extinguishers.  There are several firms in the area who employ qualified and licensed Fire Protection technicians.  These people are not to be confused with the Fire Department personnel who do inspections and investigations.  In Quesnel, the fire inspections and investigations are usually done by Fire Department personnel who are in uniform.  The fire protection technicians may or may not have a uniform, but they should be able to prove who they are and who they work for.  As in the case of any person offering a service at your business or residence, you have the right to ask for identification and proof of who the person is.  Be sure that the person actually represents a legitimate company.  Also be wary of services offered that you have not requested.  Just be aware of the potential for fraud and don't be afraid to ask questions.

March 30, 2005

Sometime during the late hours of March 29 and the early hours of March 30, unknown persons broke into and damaged a residence on Maple Drive.  The residence, which was currently being renovated, was spray painted throughout.  There was also damage to the appliances, windows and walls.  RCMP are still investigating.

March 28, 2005

On March 28, at approximately 1:05pm, a blue Mustang pumped $40 worth of gas at the Petro-Canada Station on Carson Avenue and left without paying.  The driver was a male and the vehicle headed northbound on McLean St.

March 26, 2005

At approximately 2:20am on March 26, the Extra Foods Gas Bar was broken into and a number of items were taken.  Evidence was seized from the store and surveillance cameras are being reviewed.  RCMP are still investigating.

March 25, 2005

At 2:56pm on March 25, RCMP received a report that a male had been bear sprayed at a gas station at the south end of Quesnel.  Upon arrival, RCMP observed the male being decontaminated by ambulance personal.  The investigation revealed that a verbal argument between the two males escalated into a physical confrontation which ended in the victim being bear sprayed.   When used in a commission of an offence, bear spray is classified as a prohibited weapon.  The suspect left the scene in a silver, four door, late 80's Cutlas Supreme.  The suspect is a caucasian male with grey hair and wearing blue jeans.  He may have suffered facial injuries during the confrontation.  Investigation is ongoing.

March 24, 2005

Sometime during the early morning hours of March 23, unknown persons used bags of ice to smash out the windows of cars which were parked in the downtown area of Quesnel.  The bags of ice were found on the ground  and a witness saw male youths taking bags of ice from the Petro-Canada Station and get into a dark coloured vehicle at approximately 3:00am.

March 20, 2005

At approximately 4:45am on March 20, RCMP and Quesnel Fire Services responded to a structure fire on Baker Drive.  On arrival the un-inhabited structure was fully engulphed in flames and several nearby residences were evacuated.  RCMP noted a single set of footprints in the freshly fallen snow exiting from an open door and into the alley behind the residence.  The footprints were followed into the downtown area and surveillance footage was retrieved from business which clearly shows a male walk directly underneath, wearing a black hoody, a backpack, light coloured shoes, and baggy pants.  This male is approximately 6 feet tall and has a slender build.  The surveillance footage is being closely analyzed.

March 8, 2005

At approximately 7:05pm on March 7, four young males were observed outside of the Shell Gas Station on Barlow Ave walking in the back alley.  The youths had a tattered Wal-Mart shopping bag containing a poker rack with them.  The youths put the package in an unlocked storage shed behind the Shell Station.  The bag and rack were recovered by police and it is unknown if the item is stolen.  If you have information about the youths or the item, please contact the Quesnel RCMP.






November 11, 2004

Sometime overnight on November 11th two vehicles parked in the Quesnel area were broken into.  The unknown culprit damaged the windows of the vehicles to gain access and stole CD's and some cash.  The Quesnel RCMP would like to remind the public to not keep any valuables inside their vehicles.  There has been a recent increase in this type of crime within the cit of Quesnel.

November  9, 2004

Sometime overnight on November 8th unknown suspects broke into a vehicle and stole stereo parts as well as caused damage to the interior of the vehicle.  

Sometime during the night of November 8th a residence n the 800 Block of Spruce Road was struck by vandals.  Unknown suspects damaged the sliding glass door by throwing an object at it.  

November 7, 2004

Sometime between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00 pm 52 empty music CD cases were located in the domestics department of Walmart on Rita Rd in Quesnel.  The approximate value of the stolen CD's is $1300.00 Video surveillance of the occurrence is currently being reviewed.  


The RCMP is investigating a break, enter and mischief to the Bouchie Lake Hall and Bouchie Lake Day School on Nazko Highway.  

The act was senseless and very destructive.  There was an extraordinary amount of damage done to the building and the items contained within.  The vandals broke into the building and then decided to break furniture and fixtures inside and threw items about with total disregard. 

The young children that attend the days school are the true victims of this crime as their toys and other items used to take care of them and entertain them were destroyed and stolen.

November 6, 2004

On Saturday, November 6th at 5:15 am the RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Mac's Convenience Store on Anderson Drive.  Investigations revealed that a single male armed with a knife and a fire extinguisher confronted the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes.  The suspect discharged the extinguisher several times, was given an undetermined quantity of money and cigarettes, and then fled the store.  Several hours later, the suspect re-entered the store and the clerk recognized him and called the police.  Two males were taken into custody, however one was released without charges.  The suspect, an adult male resident of Quesnel, was remanded in custody charged with armed robbery and several weapons offenses.  The suspect gave a false name when arrested and remanded in custody.  The investigators determined the subjects identity through Prince George detachment who had warrants for his arrest for Breach of Probation.  The suspect may now face further charges for using a false name in court proceedings.  He remains in custody to appear in Quesnel Provincial Court at 1:30 PM on Monday November 8th.  

Through the subsequent investigation, the police recovered a quantity of cigarettes,  No money was recovered.


November 1, 2004

At 0008 hrs the RCMP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 97, 3 kms north of Quesnel.  A sough bound 1987 Mercury Tracer struck a cow moose as it tried to cross the highway.  The collision crushed the car.  Christopher John Tobin age 18 of Quesnel was severely injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital but later died from his severe injuries.  He was the only occupant of the vehicle.  The moose was also killed.

October 31, 2004

 At 2130 hrs a local teen was treated and released from Quesnel hospital for burns to his left eye after being hit with a Roman Candle.  The teen was driving home and stopped at a stop sign near the Shell Station at the to of Dragon Lake hill.  A group of youths hanging around the stop sign shot a Roman Candle through the open drivers window of the teens car.  The Roman Candle struck the boy in the face and he sustained minor burns to his face and eye.  Fortunately he will be OK and his sight not permanently affected.  He was unable to identify any of the person who fired the Roman Candle at his car.  Anyone with information on who fired the Roman Candle is asked to call the RCMP.


AT 1750 hrs the RCMP attended a 2 vehicle accident on Maple Drive at Hwy 97.  A 1987 Toyota Corola driven by a local Quesnel teen male was proceeding through a yellow light on  Maple Drive at the Highway and was attempting to turn left onto the highway when it struck a black 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a local teen girl who was proceeding through the intersection on Maple Drive.  The teen boy was issued a ticket for failing to yield to oncoming traffic before turning left.  Both teens sustained minor injuries in the accident and were treated and released at the scene by the ambulance.


At 1910 hrs the RCMP attended an incident on Johnson Ave when a 7 year old boy jumped out of a moving van that was being driven by his aunt.  The boy, his mother and several cousins were riding in the van and trick or treating.  The aunt was driving slowly on Johnson Ave with her sliding side door open.  She stopped to let the kids out but drove ahead as the boy jumped from the van while it was moving.  He fell under the rear wheel of the van and sustained a severely bruised leg and foot when the van ran over him.  He was taken to the hospital and treated and released.  The aunt was charged with permitting passengers in the van without seat belts and issued a traffic ticket.


At approximately 2155 hrs the RCMP were called to a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident at the corner of Abbott Drive and Boyd Street.  A teenage male was crossing in the crosswalk when he was struck by a minivan turning from Abbott Drive onto Boyd Street.  The teenage male was attended to by BC Ambulance for minor injuries and then released at the scene.  The driver of the minivan was issued a violation ticket for Fail To Yield to Pedestrian under the Motor Vehicle Act.

October 25, 2004

Sometime during the day of October 25th a residence off Highway 26 in Quesnel area was broken into.  Various items were damaged and the following items taken:

a brown leather tool pouch

A steel Eastwing claw hammer

a hand saw and nails


October 19, 2004

Sometime during the evening of October 18th or the early morning of the 19th an unknown person(s) drove to a community pasture north of Quesnel in a 4X4 pick up truck.  After driving to the gate where several head of cattle were located, the suspects attempted to lure some of the livestock over closer to the fence with feed.  The suspects then proceed to shoot 3 cows.  An investigation is ongoing into this incident. 

October 18, 2004

Sometime over October 17th or 18th a residence in the Red Bluff area was broken into and several items taken.  These items included:

12 gauge pump action shot gun
22 caliber lever action Winchester
22 caliber single shot 
30-30 pump action Marlin
Seanix personal computer
Lexmark printer/scanner
Nintendo game cube Sony 
Cybershot digital camera

October 15, 2004

Quesnel RCMP are investigating a hit and run motor vehicle accident which occurred in the parking lot between the Salvation Army and the Billy Barker Hotel.  A parked car was side-swiped by a black truck pulling a 5th wheel camper.

This accident was witnessed by a person who left a note on the victimized car.  Police would like to speak to this witness about this accident.  If you witnessed this accident please contact Cpl Greer.  File number 2004-10510.

October 14, 2004

During the evening of October 13, 2004, the RCMP received complaints of a tall make with a paint ball gun shooting at numerous target in the Maple Drive area.  The male shot houses and a vehicle.  The vehicle sustained a broken windshield and charges of mischief could be laid in this matter.  The RCMP would like to remind the public that even if paint ball guns are seen by some as a toy, if not used properly and in a safe manner, this type of device can be dangerous and cause serious damage.

October 13, 2004

The following is a statistical report regarding the special enforcement that has been aimed at the Drinking Drivers in Quesnel and District area.  This enforcement is also aimed at people not wearing their seat belts while in vehicles.

This project is ongoing due to the number of drinking driver related fatalities in the Quesnel area reaching 57% in the last 6 years.  The provincial average is 29%.  The enforcement of seat belts is due to the fact that, of the 101 people who have died in crashes in Quesnel in the last 14 years - 50 of them were either not wearing their seat belt or a proper safety helmet. In the month of September, 15 Impaired Driving related offences were forwarded to Court.  There were an additional 23 twenty-four hour suspensions handed out as we.. There were 76 seat belt charges processed this month.

October 12, 2004


As a result of the investigation into the October 2nd, 2004 Armed Robbery at Video Junction Video Store, the following charges have been laid:

A 19 year old Quesnel man, Darren Paul Swanson has been charged with one count of Armed Robbery.  Darren Swanson will be appearing in Quesnel Provincial Court on November 2, 2004.

BACKGROUND (previous news release)

On October 2nd, 2004 at approximately 9:20 pm, a lone male walked into the Video Junction Video Rental Store, and produced a knife and demanded money.  The male then ran off with an undetermined amount of cash.

October 10, 2004

Recently Quesnel RCMP have received complaints from residents regarding two different females going up to homes and asking residents for money.  The females say that the money is needed for various reasons.  Police believe that the females are fabricating stores so as to get cash to support drug habits.

Should a female attend to your residence asking for money for a particular reason do not give them money, but call police to report the incident immediately so that police may have a chance to locate and question the person.

October 9, 2004

On October 8, 2004 at approximately 13:30 hours, Quesnel RCMP received a call about a home invasion that occurred at the 700 block of Front Street, Quesnel.  It was reported that three males gained entry into a residence wearing disguises in an attempt to protect their identity.  Unfortunately an adult female and her eight month baby were home.

The three males stole numerous items from the residence and damaged some property.  The baby was injured during the home invasion.  However the baby received medical treatment and appears to be fine.

Moments within receiving the complaint, police were able to locate and arrest the three adult males involved.  After an initial detailed investigation, police were able to charge all three with the following offences:

Break and Enter and Commit

Theft under $5000

Intent to commit an indictable offence wearing a disguise.

The following adult males have  been remanded in custody until October 12th 2004 to appear at the Quesnel provincial court house:




Police would like to remind citizens to lock their doors at all times during the day and night.  Regardless if they live in an apartment complex or not.  Furthermore, Quesnel RCMP urge the public to not allow unauthorized persons in the apartment they live in.

October 9, 2004

On or about the 15h of August 2004 a 1949 GMC Panel Van chassis and associated  vehicle parts were taken from the area of 7500 Hwy 97 S.  The vehicle was loaded up onto a flat deck trailer from the filed where it was parked.  The fence was cut to allow access to the filed from the highway.  The van was inoperable, grey in colour and had "Lone Butte Cafe" written on the side of the van.  

October 7, 2004

On October 7th at approximately 1644 hours a 66 year old Quesnel Male was riding his Yamaha 350cc Quad in the area of the gas pipeline South of Quesnel  River, North of Westholm Road.  He attempted to climb a steep hill (28% to 30% grade) and lost control of the ATV.  In the course of the vehicle overturning and tumbling back down the hill, the male driver received life threatening injuries and died at the scene.  A dirt bike rider in the area discovered the crash and called the RCMP. Alcohol and the lack of a proper safety helmet are suspected as contributing to the fatal injuries.  Quesnel Search & Rescue attended to assist the RCMP with the embankment rescue.

The RCMP strongly recommend that even experienced riders should take a Canada Safety Council ATV Operators Course.  This course helps to convince operators to better manage the risks of riding in the outdoors.

October 7, 2004

During late hours of Wednesday October 6th or early hours of Thursday October 7th the Curling Club building and the Library building were vandalized, once again. The unknown culprit spray painted both building and caused several hundreds of dollars in damage.  Residents of the area and passer by are asked to keep an eye for the culprit and to advise the RCMP of any suspicious person in the area.  This area of Quesnel has been the target of vandals for the past few weeks and the assistance of the residents could help put an end to those king of behaviors.  Mischief to property is a criminal code offence punishable by a maximum of 2 years in jail.


Quesnel Detachment received a report of a stolen 1999 green Chevrolet Pick-up from the West Fraser Hanger at the Quesnel Airport.  This vehicle was stolen sometime on Sunday October 3rd.  This vehicle was located by RCMP off highway 26 at Mushroom Lake, burned out and totally destroyed on Oct 6th.

October 6, 2004

Sometime between October 2nd and October 6th a break and enter occurred in the 1500 block of West Fraser Road in Quesnel.  The unknown culprit left with several interior doors and a bay window.  In all, the damage to the property done during this incident added up to over two thousand dollars.

October 4, 2004

Quesnel RCMP are looking for the publics assistance in the following matter.  At approx 12:30pm RCMP responded to a report of an injured dog - the apparent victim of a collision with a vehicle.  The dog was transported to the Quesnel Veterinary Clinic for treatment.  The dog who was located approx 15 miles out the Quesnel Hixon Road past the Cottonwood Bridge is described as medium sized, skinny, black with some brown coloration in the face.   If you own this dog or know who may please contact the SPCA or the Quesnel Veterinary Clinic.


September 29, 2004

On September 28th between 8:00 am and 6:40pm unknown suspect(s) stole several items from the property situated at 6295 West Fraser Road.  Stolen was:

Makita belt sander
Red lawnmower with Briggs & Stratton motor
6 man dome shaped tent, grey in colour
Red toolbox containing numerous hand tools

September 28, 2004

Quesnel RCMP are investigating what they believe to be a theft.

At Approx 0550hurs RCMP stopped a vehicle on McNaughton Ave.  The lone male occupant of the vehicle was in possession of a large quantity of heavy gauge copper wire wrapped in thick black rubber.  The male was unable to prove ownership of the the wire.  RCMP believe the male may have come into possession of the wire illegally.  Quesnel RCMP have seized the wire and are requesting that anyone who may be missing wire of this description to contact the RCMP.

September 27, 2004

During the morning of September 27th several lights were damaged around the twin arena.  This incident is the latest in a series of mischief in that area of the city.


Quesnel RCMP are investigating the theft of 40 nylon lumber belts.  The belts were taken from 2 trailers parked at the Bouchie Lake Store.  Value of these belts is approx $1300.00.

September 24, 2004

The RCMP are investigation an incident of road rage that occurred 04 09 24 at 0915am at the intersection to Carson Ave and Front Street.  A blue 1997 International Dump Truck was south bound on Front Street and attempting to change lanes and turn left onto Carson.  A blue 1978 GMC pickup was also proceeding south o Front Street in the left turn lane.  The driver of the pickup accuses the driver of the dump truck of cutting him off when the dump truck turned into the left turn lane.  The driver of the pickup proceeded to pass the dump truck and force him to stop.  While passing the dump truck on a double sold line on Front Street he forced a marked police vehicle over the side of the road.  The police vehicle was north bound on Front Street at the time and the police officer witnessed the dangerous passing.  The driver of the pickup pulled in front of the dump truck at the intersection of Front and Carson.  A minor accident occurred when the dump truck collided with the pickup.  The driver of the pickup confronted the driver of the dump truck.  The police officer in the marked police vehicle intervened in the confrontation before it became physical.  The driver of the pickup was arrested at the scene for dangerous driving and later released from custody on a Promise to appear in Court on November 16th in Quesnel.

Drivers often are frustrated by the actions of other drivers.  Drivers are reminded not to attempt to confront the drivers of other motor vehicles that they believe are driving improperly.  It is better to obtain a vehicle description and license number and report the incident.  Taking the law into your own hands is not an option.

September 17, 2004

On Friday September 17th, 2004 the Quesnel RCMP received a call stating that a cougar had been spotted on the Westside of Quesnel in the area bounded by Allard St, Abbott Dr, Avery Ave, and Anderson Dr.

The RCMP would like to take this time to warn residents that cougars should be regarded as dangerous predatory animals and treated with respect and caution.

If you do see a cougar please report it to the RCMP or to Conservation Services at 1-800-663-9453.

September 15th, 2004

At approximately 1:20am on September 15th, a business in the downtown core of Quesnel was broken into and a Canon XL-1 Mini-DV Camera, worth between $15,000 - $20,000 was stolen.  A vehicle described as a Chrysler Dynasty-type sedan, with one working headlight and one working taillight was seen leaving the scene.

On September 13th, at approximately 10:30am the Quesnel RCMP responded to a complaint of a stolen vehicle on the West Fraser Road area.  The stolen vehicle was located and quickly fled police apprehension.  As the driving behavior of the suspect vehicle was considered dangerous, RCMP abandoned the pursuit and continued patrols in the area.  However, one adult female was located and arrested in relation to the investigation.  An area of West Fraser Road was contained by police from the Quesnel and William's Lake RCMP detachments.  A short time later, Quesnel RCMP located the vehicle and an attempt to stop the vehicle quickly ended as the suspects driving behavior was deemed dangerous.  The same vehicle was later located, abandoned, and another vehicle was reported stolen.  By this time, the use of an RCMP helicopter was being utilized in attempts to locate the new suspect vehicle.  Successfully, under the direction of the RCMP helicopter, the stolen vehicle was located and two suspects were located nearby.  Three persons are being held by the Quesnel RCMP.  On September 14th, provincial crown council approved charges against three persons involved in the high speed pursuits that occurred on September 13th.  Angeline Louise Hammerstrom aged 24 years, Aaron Craig Sutherland aged 26 years, and Vernon Tyrell Richardson aged 20 years have all been charged with the following offences.  Flight from police officer, section 249.1(1) Criminal Code.  Possession of stolen property over $5000, section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code.  Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 249.1(a) Criminal Code.  RCMP are also investigating a drug matter in relation to the three accused persons.  As well, Sutherland was unlawfully at large, as there was a Canada wide arrest warrant for him.

September 13th, 2004

Sometime during the night of September 12th and the early morning of September 13th, a 1991 Ford pickup, blue and cream coloured with a white canopy, was stolen from the CO-OP parking lot on 2 Mile Flat.

September 11th, 2004

Sometime during the night of September 9th, a house was broken into in the 2000 block of Sales Road West and a guitar and amplifier were stolen.

Sometime before midnight on September 10th, thieves broke into a home on the 200 block of Roddis Drive and made off with several pieces of stereo equipment and other electronic devices.  File # 2004-9741.

September 10th, 2004

Sometime between the hours of 6:30am and 10:30am on September 10th, a green Kawasaki KX250 was stolen from a residence on the 4000 block of Edwards Road in Kersley.  File # 2004-9717.

A brown suitcase and a garbage bag full of clothes was found on Pinnacles Sub Road.  Papers were also found that listed the first name, Crystal.  File # 2004-9722.

September 9th, 2004

During the early morning hours of September 9th, a black Ford F250 was stolen from a trailer park on Westland Road. The vehicle was later located at the end of Abbott Drive, in the area known as “The Steps”. The vehicle was damaged and the front winch had been removed. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to contact Cst Michaud at the Quesnel RCMP or Crimestoppers. File # 2004-9662.

RCMP received a report from the Hallis Lake Community Pasture Association that on or about September 5th an unknown person or persons killed and butchered a cow calf on the range at Hallis Lake. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to please contact the Quesnel RCMP. File # 2004-9675.

September 8th, 2004

Quesnel RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on the west side of Quesnel at approximately 9:30pm on Tuesday, September 7th. An undetermined amount of money was taken and fortunately nobody was injured. Two subjects of interest were located nearby shortly after this incident. Both were arrested and are in custody pending the police investigation. Please contact the RCMP if you have information regarding this crime. File # 2004-9608.

Quesnel RCMP received a complaint from a local resident who stated that a person had phoned him stating he was representing a local bank. The caller asked for personal information. RCMP would like to caution residents to be careful about giving personal information out over the phone because the individual you give information to may not be who they say they are.

September 7th, 2004

At approximately 3:00am on September 6th, a jewellery store on Reid Street in Quesnel was victimized by thieves. At this time it is unknown how many culprits entered the store. After throwing a rock through the front door, several cases of rings and other jewellery were stolen. Video surveillance is being looked at. The value of the theft is not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing. File # 2004-9573.

Sometime between Friday September 3rd and Monday September 6th, a blue 1995 Diesel GMC 4wd with a headache rack was stolen from a residence on Nazko Road. File # 2004-9569.

At approximately 12:30am on Tuesday September 7th, a 1997 black Chev Camero was stolen from the parking lot of a convenience store on the west side. The vehicle was located several hours later and a short pursuit was initiated. For safety reasons the pursuit was called off and the suspect vehicle was last seen heading westbound on West Fraser Road. The driver was described as wearing a white hoody and a red ball cap. The vehicle was left unattended, unlocked and running in the parking lot before being stolen. RCMP would like to remind the public that leaving a vehicle unsecured could result in a fine to the owner of the stolen vehicle. File # 2004-9570.

Sometime during the evening of September 6th or the early morning of September 7th, unknown suspects broke into the Kopetski Landfill on Callis Road. Suspects stole 4 batteries from various equipment at the Landfill. Total value is approximately $400. Entry was gained through the back gate. File # 2004-9577.

At approximately 9:15am on September 7th, an unattended red Mazda minivan was struck by an unknown vehicle while parked in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. The minivan sustained damage to the rear bumper on the passenger side. File # 2004-9597.

September 6th, 2004

During the afternoon hours of September 5th, residents of the Uplands area reported hearing several gunshots coming from the forested area behind Abbott Drive and Hawk Street. RCMP would like to remind the public that discharging their firearms in the Quesnel city limits is very dangerous and could result in a criminal charge. No hunting is permitted within the city limits. File # 2004-9529.

August 16, 2004

On August 15th RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor collision in the 3000 block of Nazko Highway, near Somerville Road.  All five occupants of the vehicle were taken to GR Baker Memorial Hospital by ambulance, one later being transported to Prince George Hospital and another flown to Vancouver.  A number f occupants were not wearing seatbelts which may have contributed to the seriousness of the injuries.  Speed is also considered to be a factor.

Quesnel RCMP would like to remind people to use their seatbelts and ask all drivers to obey posted speed limits.

August 16, 2004

On August 13th at approximately 9:00pm, Quesnel Drug Section intercepted an illegal drug purchase from occurring.  one adult make was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking.  A significant amount of rock cocaine and cash money was seized during the investigation.  Dinarte Luis Carriero, a Quesnel resident, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and breach of his probation stemming from a previous drug charge.  As a result of the investigation, Carreiro was remanded in city cells until August 17th, 2004, when he is to appear in court.

August 15, 2004

In the early morning of August 14th a vehicle was broken into on Bettcher St.  The unknown culprit took 2 MA Audio Subwoofers, a 800 watts Kenwood amplifier, and other audio equipment from the vehicle.  Also stolen at the scene was the BC licence plate number 0738GL.

August 13, 2004

On August 13th at 0655 hrs, a 1991 Toyota pick-up was traveling South on Highway 97 (approximately 16 KM North of Quesnel).  The vehicle failed to follow a right curve in the highway.  It went across the oncoming lane of traffic, into the ditch and then into a rock face.  The vehicle came off the rock face, back onto the highway, upside down.  The driver died instantly from injuries received in the crash.  There was major intrusion into the engineered life space of the pick up.  The driver was wearing his seat belt.  The male (28yrs) is a BC resident.  A name will not be released pending notification of family.  Quesnel Traffic Services are investigating the collision and are requesting information from any citizen that may have witnessed the incident. 

The highway had to be closed during the on scene investigation due to the vehicle coming to rest on the driving portion of the highway.  The Quesnel Traffic Services thanks the motoring public for their patience during this 3.5 hour closure.  The investigation continues.

August 14, 2004

Sometime between 4pm on August 12th and August 14th unknown culprits attended to the Quesnel Cemetery on Quesnel Hixon Road and stole 9 outdoor speakers.  These speakers add to the enjoyment of the cemetery to all that go to visit and the return of these speakers would be greatly appreciated.  If anyone that has any information, please contact the RCMP.

August 2, 2004

On August 12th at approximately 4:45pm a White 2000 Freightliner with 2 Trailers loaded with 2x4's was South bound on Hwy 97 approx, 11kms South of Kersley near Quesnel. The driver, a Castlegar resident, drove off road right flipping the unit onto it's roof and dumping the load.  The Driver was able to get out of the unit after the crash and suffered minor cuts and bruises.  The passenger, a Mission resident, was trapped in the tractor and Quesnel Hwy Rescue had to assist in removing him.  He also sustained minor cuts and bruises. The BC Ambulance and Kersely Fire Dept. were also on the scene assisting along with HMC and Quesnel Traffic Services.  

The Freightliner was totally demolished in this crash.  This matter is still under investigation.

August 10, 2004

The owners of the Pacesetters Sawmill located near the Quesnel Landfill reported their tool sheds broken into sometime during the evening of 04 08 09/10.  The culprits stole 2 air compressors, a grinder used to sharpen saw blades and assorted had tools totaling $1500 in value.  Police have no suspects.


RCMP located two child car seats in the grass on Hoy St.  The child car seats were located by the steps leading up to Riverview School.  The owner is asked to attend the RCMP Detachment to identify and claim the items.


There was a tool box full of miscellaneous tools turned into Quesnel RCMP.  They had been left outside the Greyhound Bus Depot sometime in early morning hours of Monday August 9th.  Owner can claim if able to adequately identify them to Quesnel RCMP.


Quesnel RCMP are investigating the theft of a blue and white Norco Scrambler bicycle from GR Baker Memorial Hospital.


Quesnel RCMP dismantled a marijuana grow operation at a residence on Pentland Crescent that was in close proximity to an elementary school.  Over 100 juvenile marijuana plants and grow operation equipment were seized.

Charges are pending against a Quesnel man.

Quesnel RCMP Drug Section would like to remind all persons trafficking illegal drugs that Quesnel RCMP will continue to work at deterring the distribution of illegal substances.  

August 9, 2004

On 2003-10-15 Quesnel RCMP issued a press release requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation of very serious mischief to property offence.

“On 2003-10-14, at approximately 1015 Hours Quesnel RCMP, Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department, and Terasen Gas responded to a report of a ruptured gas line near Correlieu Secondary School.

Anderson Drive was closed to all traffic between Wade Avenue and a short distance south of C.S.S from 1915 hours to approximately 2040 Hrs. A small number of students and staff had to be evacuated for safety reasons. Fortunately a Terasen Gas serviceman was able to shut the gas off to CSS with out incident.

While repairs were being effected .to a Gas Meter it was discovered that the meter appeared to have been vandalized. There is an ongoing police investigation into this incident.”

RCMP Forensic Laboratories were able to determine that the damage to the Gas Meter was caused by a high powered rifle. The calibre used was not able to be determined.

To date no persons have come forward with any information regarding this incident. Due to the extremely dangerous circumstances involved Quesnel RCMP are urging anyone with any knowledge of this incident to please come forward.


August 9, 2004

RCMP were called to a mischief and theft file early this morning when a resident in the 200 block of Hartley Street reported that he woke up to hear his 4-wheller ATV starting up and pulling away.  The owner of the ATV described the 4-wheeler to RCMP and identified the direction in which he had last seen it driving.  Apparently, the amateur thief had attempted to take the owner's truck hoping to get two for the price of one - as the ATV was locked up in the back of the truck.  Fortunately, he was unable to start the vehicle, leaving it slightly damaged as a result of his failed attempts.  He opted, instead, to leave with the ATV.

RCMP were quick to respond, patrolling the surrounding area diligently.  A few witnesses in the neighbouring area also gave a good description of the thief, as the noise he made trying to make off with the ATV aroused their suspicions.  These witnesses gave RCMP a possible suspect, and advised RCMP of the last known direction of travel.  At this point, it is believed that the would-be thief panicked and attempted to ditch the ATV in some bushes, hoping to retrieve it later.  The owner of the ATV joined the RCMP in the search for the 4-wheeler and, consequently, the poorly hidden vehicle was located and recovered.

The owner and the RCMP would like to thank the other citizens who helped make this team-effort a success.  It is always great to see teamwork triumph!

August 9, 2004

On Friday August 6th the RCMP Speedwatch Volunteers were out conducting another "three strikes, you're out" campaign.  The campaign, which is targeted at aggressive drivers, monitored traffic traveling North and South at several locations in and around the City.

A total of 43 speed related charges were issued, 5 people were found not wearing their seatbelts, and 4 other Motor Vehicle Charges were issued as well.

"This type of enforcement is a priority in our District.  These drivers must pass two clearly displayed warning boards which reminds them they are speeding before receiving a ticket."

The RCMP will continue this campaign at random.  Motorists are reminded to please slow down and always wear your seatbelt.

August 8, 2004

On the late evening of August 7th an unknown culprit/s vandalized a business in the 200 block of Reid Street.  The vandal/s smashed the front window of the business.  Theft is not believed to be the motive for the mischief.  

August 8, 2004

Quesnel RCMP are issuing a warning that an unknown individual is calling residences soliciting funds in the name of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Quesnel RCMP remind the General Public that under no circumstances would any member of the RCMP solicit funds over the phone or any other means from the general public.

If identified, persons who falsely identify themselves as Police Officers will be charged with Impersonation of a Police Officer.

August 7, 2004

During the early morning of Friday August 6th the padlocks to a backyard shed at a residence on Airport Road were cut and access was gained.  Tow red Honda 4 wheel ATVs were taken from the shed, pushed through a field to Airport Rd where it appears that the ATVs were ten loaded into a vehicle.

Then again, during the early morning of Saturday August 7th the padlocks to a shed at a residence on Torches Rd were cut and access was gained. One red Honda Foreman 4 wheel ATV was taken from the shed and pushed to Torches Rd at Hwy 97 where it was loaded into a vehicle.

It is requested that residents of the Quesnel area take extra precautions when securing their ATV's and other valuable equipment and to report any suspicious occurrences to the RCMP. 

August 6, 2004

Sometime between the evening of Friday July 29th and the afternoon of Sunday July 31st a residence in the 400 block of Willis St was victim to a theft.  Thieves escaped with a 27' TV.

August 3, 2004

The RCMP have released the name of the motorcycle driver who died as a result of injuries received in a crash that occurred on the Nazko Highway on August 1st.  The crash occurred approximately 52 km West of Quesnel.  The driver was Gregor Anslow McCrae (59 yrs), of Quesnel.  The crash occurred as a result of an attempt to make a left curve on the highway at too high a speed.  The posted speed limit in the area is 80 km/h.  There was an advisory yellow sign informing motorists of an upcoming sharp left curve with a recommended (advisory) speed of 60 km/h.  The motorcycle was traveling in excess of 120 km/h and went off road right for approximately 46 meters prior to come to rest down an embankment.  A Quesnel Search & Rescue Technical Rope rescue team attended to assist at the scene.  Mr McCrae died at the scene of the crash.

August 3, 2004

At approximately 04:30am on Tuesday August 3rd unknown suspects broke into a truck and stole a stereo.  The suspects were scared off by the owners dog and chased by a neighbour, to no avail.  The suspects left behind a car jack on the scene.  

August 3, 2004

Sometime during the night on Saturday July 31st unknown suspect(s) broke into a vehicle on the 200 block of Hartley St and made off with a stereo and 2 cordless drills.


August 1, 2004

A Motorist went over the bank on the right on Nazko Hwy 11.9km W of Doig Rd.  (W. of Sylvia's Cafe).  The motorcycled failed to negotiate a left curve.  The 59 yr old male driver from Quesnel was the only one on the motorcycle and no other vehicles were involved.  The driver died at the scene and his motorcycle was demolished.  Speed was a factor in this crash.  It is believed the motorcycle was traveling well in excess of the advisory 60km/hr speed sign when the driver lost control on the shoulder, hit a sign, then went over a steep bank.

AUGUST 1, 2004

The Quesnel RCMP would like to report the following individuals are presently facing these Criminal Charges in Quesnel Provincial Court;

Kevin James SPENCER  - Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Impaired Driving and Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample.

Dwaine Clifford CHUBB - Driving While Over .08

David Trevor BEAUDRY - Driving While Over .08

Nirmal Singh LIDDER - Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample

Edward Wesley HALL - Driving While Over .08

Jasbir Singh PUNN - Driving While Over .08, Impaired Driving, Impersonation and Obstructing a Peace Officer

Amber Caroline GRANT - Impaired Driving and Driving While Over .08

Some of the above mentioned Drivers may also be under an Administrative 90 Day Driving Prohibition.

These Charges are a result of Quesnel Detachment's continued Enforcement towards Impaired Drivers and Fatal Crashes.


July 31, 2004

Quesnel RCMP wish to report that due to an anonymous tip Lloyd Douglas Belcourt pictured on Pg A9 of the August 1st edition of the Quesnel Observer has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault.  RCMP wish to thank the public for their assistance in these matters.

July 30, 2004

The RCMP received a complaint of a hit and run on Barlow Ave.  A witness observed a 1990 purple F150(partial plate obtained 4295_ _) run into a black 2004 Dodge pickup truck and then leave the scene of the accident.

July 30, 2004

An 18 speed Vagabond Grand bicycle was located in the ditch near Gassoff and Westland Rd.  If you believe the bicycle may be your please call to identify.

July 28, 2004

Internet and email scam critters have once again been brought to the attention of the RCMP.  One of the most common scams involves monetary inheritances promised to people from long lost relatives, commencing from South Africa.  The South African National Lottery scam also is very common promising vast amounts of money sent once the National Tax is paid.  All of these scams are designed to have people send real money in the hopes of receiving a large sum of money that never materializes.  Quesnel RCMP advise everyone to be aware of such scams and to please bring them to Police attention. 


July 28, 2004

The RCMP received a complaint of a hit and run which occurred on Carson Ave and Front St.  The complainants vehicle was in the right turn lane while a tractor unit with a flat bed made a wide turn hitting the complainants vehicle.  The driver of the tractor proceeded northbound on Front St.  It is very likely the semi driver was unaware he collided with another vehicle.  Description: Grey Tractor hauling a flatbed BC Plate.


July 28, 2004 

On  July 28th at approx. 5:00am Quesnel RCMP were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on Hwy 97 approx 20dm N. of Quesnel.  A North bound Tractor Trl. Unit drove off road right.  It entered the ditch and overturned.  The collision caused a massive intrusion into the engineered life space of the unit.  The operator and sole occupant of the unit, 35 year old Sean Wellwood Johnson of Prince George, was deceased at the scene. Police continue to investigate this collision.

July 26, 2004 

During the last week, 2 businesses at the Maple Park Mall have been hit by vandals.  In both instances the suspect(s) slashed property (awnings and advertisement) from on the roof of the mall.  

July 24, 2004 

Sometime during the weekend of July 24th a break and enter occurred on Willow Street in Quesnel.  The unknown culprit entered the residence through a bedroom window that had been left open while the family was out of town.  Several thousands dollars of effects were stolen including jewelry, watches and DVD's.  The RCMP would like to remind the public that it is very important to properly secure their residence when they are out. especially if they will not be home for several days.




July 19, 2004 

2004 Billy Barker Days have come and gone for another year.  Police experienced the usual increase in volume of requests for service.  Compared to 2003, alcohol related offenses were down.  

There were 4 impaired drivers for 2004 versus 3 for 2003.  

74 persons arrested for public intoxication and disturbances, down from 98 in 2003.  

The weekend was marred by an armed robbery at the Husky Station on Front Street and two sex assaults. Two person were arrested n relation to the armed robbery.  

Quesnel RCMP responded to 195 calls during this years event compared to 201 calls for last year.

Overall the event was very orderly and our officers noted they were not as busy as last year.

July 18, 2004 

On July 18th at approximately 02:40am two masked males carrying a knife robbed the Husky Gas Station situated on Front Street in Quesnel.  A short time later, two teenage youths were arrested near a residence close by.  Cigarettes and a small amount of cash was recovered at the scene by police.  The identity of the two makes are not being released.  The RCMP continue with the investigation into the Robbery.

July 16, 2004 News Release

The results of a recent seat belt survey in the City of Quesnel have been received by the Quesnel Traffic Services.

Considering a 5% error rate and using the lower figure, the results are broken down as follows:

Drivers Wearing Rate:                           88%
Total Occupant Wearing Rate:              84%
Passenger Wearing Rate:                      75%

These figures would indicate that stricter enforcement of passengers not wearing their seatbelt, along with the existing enforcement of drivers not wearing their seat belt is required. 

Remember!!! of the 101 people who have died in crashes in Quesnel in the last 14 years - 50 of them were either not wearing their seat belt or proper safety helmet.  

How many of your family or close friends are you willing to lose in future crashes because they were not wearing their seat belt????

July 18, 2004 

On July 16th the RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter at a storage shed next to the South Side Shell Gas Station on Juniper Road in South Quesnel.  A person or persons unknown kicked  in the shed door minutes before the gas station opening at 7 am. and made off with an undetermined quantity of pop and juice.  Police have no suspects and appeal to the public for info.  Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity near the Shell during the morning Commute shout report to the police.

July 12, 2004 

On july 12th a theft of purse occurred in a local grocery store.  The female customer went grocery shopping and left her purse in her shopping cart unattended for a few moments when the theft occurred.  The unknown culprit took her purse and left the store without being noticed by the victim or the store security. j The RCMP would like to remind the general public that thieves will strike in any place and at anytime.  The public should always keep an eye on their valuables especially in a public place.

July 9, 2004 

On Friday July 9th the RCMP were called out to a Motor Vehicle accident on the corner of Hwy 97 South and Lust Road.  Witnesses reported that a blue GMC pickup had lost control while turning off the Hwy and collided with the hydro pole at the corner of the Hwy and Lust Rd.  Witnesses then reported that the driver left the scene of the accident and was driving west on Lust driving on and off the road and causing property damage to several residences on Lust Road.  RCMP stopped the vehicle on Borregard Rd.  The uninsured vehicle had severe damage from the accident and the drive is facing several charges of Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Driving and Fail to Stop when in Accident.  Over the weekend RCMP charged a total of 4 drivers with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and another 3 drivers were served with 24 hour driving suspensions due to drining and driving.

July 11, 2004

Quesnel RCMP received a complaint that a young girl was walking along Lust road and a vehicle drove by and the girl was hit by a rock which had been thrown from inside the vehicle.  The girl was not injured.

The vehicle was described as being a full size model, black in colour with white lettering on the side.  Two Caucasian males were said to be in the vehicle.  The vehicle drove off eastbound on Lust Road towards Hwy 97.  

July 10, 2004

Sometime between the hours of 5 pm and 8 am last night, a vehicle in the 600 Block of Reid Street was victim to a break and enter theft.
Thieves smashed the rear window of the vehicle and took the following items:

July 10, 2004 

Sometime between July 8th and July 9th unknown culprits entered a residence on Feldspar Ave.  Stolen items included a 32" black Sony Trintron TV, a Bell Express Vue Satellite Receiver, a Hewlett Packard computer and a Telus Digital phone. The front door to the residence was left open.  Quesnel RCMP reminds the public to ensure all residences are locked securely when vacant.


July 7, 2004 

Sometime between 8:30 on July 6th and 2:30pm on July 7th unknown suspects caused approximately $10,000 damage to compost piles undergoing research and development.  Quesnel RCMP want to remind the Quesnel public that entering private property and causing such damage can result in criminal charges.

July 7, 2004 

In the afternoon of July 6th the RCMP received a complaint of a stolen bicycle from a vehicle parked at GR Baker Hospital.  The stolen bicycle is described as a sliver and black BMX trick bike with pegs.

July 6, 2004 

From June 30th to July 5th the Quesnel Traffic Services, General Duty members and RCMP Auxiliaries conducted an Unsafe Speed Campaign in the Quesnel Area.  

The Quesnel Traffic Services would like to remind the motoring public not to Drink and Drive, not to Speed and always wear your Seat Belt.

July 7, 2004 

On July 1st at approximately 1:58 am a lone male was seen leaving the Gold Dust Diner located at 274 Anderson Drive through the front door which had been broken.  A witness recalled hearing glass break and then observed the suspect exiting through the front door with what looked like bottles of alcohol.  RCMP Dog Services were called out to try and locate the suspect but were unsuccessful.  The suspect is described as a white make of average build wearing all black with toque and gloves on.  The make left the front of the store and ran behind the store through the alley towards Doherty Drive.

June 23, 2004 

The Bus stop in front of the 7-11 store on Anderson Drive was smashed.  This is the second report of damage to bus stops in Quesnel.  The approx value of damage is $3000.

June 22, 2004 

Quesnel Traffic Services, with the assistance of the Quesnel General Duty Section, were again targeting those who were drinking and driving on June 16 - 20th.  

During that period 5 people were charged with Driving while Impaired.  Driving with over 80mgs% or both.  Two people were given 24 hour driving prohibitions for drug or alcohol consumption.  

Quesnel Traffic Services has dedicated themselves to reducing Quesnel's alcohol related driving fatalities through increased visibility, public education and criminal prosecution of those who drink and drive.  Expect to see more police on the roads in the upcoming months.

June 22, 2004 

Sometime between the hours of 3:30 pm and 11:05pm on June 20th unknown person(s) broke into a residence located at 3730 Gook Road.  Stolen was a white computer tower, described as a Dell XP, 700mz computer.

June 21, 2004 

Sometime between June 6th and June 21st unknown culprits broke into a residence on Croft Road.   Through a patio door a Sony amplifier, Soy CD Player, a Bell Express Vue Satellite Receiver and a Play station with 2 games player were taken.


June 21, 2004 

On June 11 sometime between the hours of 12:00am and 08:00am an unknown person or persons broke into the shed of a residence located on Callanan street and stole two high caliber had guns, one Smith & Wesson 357 magnum revolver and a Ruger .40 caliber semi automatic handgun.   

Police would like to remind homeowners to keep their guns properly secured in a gun safe stored in a locked room of their residence.

June 21, 2004 

On June 17th sometime between the hours of 11:00 and 04:00am on the 18th an unknown person or persons broke into a residence located on Olsen Road near Cinema and stole 30 rifles, 24 of which are antiques and may not be operable.  Thieves broke into the residence while the caretaker was sleeping in a loft above the garage, emptied the owners gun cabinet, stole a TV and left after an unsuccessful attempt to steal a jeep from the residence.

June 20, 2004 

The RCMP received a complaint of two teenaged males going door to door canvassing for a charity.  The males only had a yellow pad of paper with them.

RCMP would like to remind citizens that legitimate canvassers should be able to produce identification for the charity they are representing.

June 18, 2004 

On June 17th at approximately 11:45pm, a residence on Ritson Ave was the victim of an attempted Break and Enter.  The unknown suspect or suspects knocked on the front door and rang the doorbell several times.  The homeowner was home at the time but did not answer the door.  The culpits then attempted to break into the residence through a back window.  The culprits then ran off when they realized someone was home.

June 18, 2004 

In the afternoon of June 17th a Juniper Bonzai tree approximately 20" in height in a rectangular dark brown pot was taken from the outdoor display of Awesome Buds and Blooms in West Quesnel.  The tree is valued at $179.  

June 16, 2004 

Sometime between 4:30pm on June 15th and 8:00am on June 16th, unknown person(s) broke into the Quesnel Recycling Depot located at 980 Carson Pit Road.  The only thing stolen was a pair of industrial wire cutters.  A service truck which was parked at the Recycling Depot was also broken into but nothing appeared to have been taken.

June 15, 2004 

The owners of the Casa Rustica Restaurant reported their shed was broken into late on the evening of June 13th.  Several packages of cheese, meat and seafood were stolen.  The total value of the stolen items was $1500.00.  

June 14, 2004

On June 14th at approx 4:00pm a Walmart customer returned to his vehicle to note substantial rear damage.   The customer vehicle, a 1993 green Ford Explorer appears to have been hit in the rear by another.  The damage included a shattered rear window and dinted hatch.  The suspect vehicle did not remain on the scene and did not leave particulars.  


June 13, 2004

Sometime during the night of June 12th vandals damaged a number of vehicles in the area between the 200 and 400 block of Ritson Ave.  Damage incurred was to the door locks of the vehicles.  

Likewise a couple of vehicles were broken into on Roddis Ave last night as well.  Thieves failed in their attempt to steal one vehicle, but were able to attain a set of golf clubs from another.

News Release

The RCMP would like to remind the public that driving recreational vehicles or any other type of motor vehicle on public roads or streets without insurance is unlawful.  The charge of driving with no insurance carries a heft monetary fine and constitutes an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act.

June 12, 2004

In the evening of June 11 the RCMP received a complaint of an attempted break and enter at 400 Hartley Street.  The complainant reported that the suspect did not gain entry to the complainants residence but that the complainants door and window were damaged in the attempt.  The complainant reported that similar incidents have occurred in the neighbourhood over the last month.

News Release

The RCMP investigated a break, enter and theft of a residence in the 800 block of Avison Ave during the early morning of June 10.

Unknown culprit(s) entered the residence and ransacked several rooms.  The culprits stole an acoustic guitar, cell phone, compact discs, and some food items.

June 10, 2004

On June 10th a group of youths were walking to school at Correlieu Secondary School, near the Fas Gas.  A male with longer blond hair wearing a red and gray jacket walked through the group of youths, - when one of the youths accidentally bumped into the male suspect he pulled a knife and made threats to the youths. The youths walked away from the suspect and arrived safely at school.  The suspect was unknown to the youths.

News Release

As a result of the recent statistics showing Quesnel has a fatal collision rate of 57% involving alcohol, compared to the provincial average of 23%, the first weekend of focused enforcement was a success.

On Friday night/Saturday morning 4 individuals were charged with either  Impaired Driving, Driving over 80mgs% or both. On the same days, 3 individuals were given 24hr driving prohibitions for alcohol or drug consumption.

This enforcement will continue over the summer and fall months in order to reduce unnecessary death and injury on our roadways.

June 8, 2004

Sometime between June 4th at 10:00am and June 7th at 9:00pm unknown person(s) broke into a residence on Hansen Pit Road.  

A jewellery box was stolen which contained approximately $3000 in cash and several diamond rings, necklaces and bracelets.

June 8, 2004

On June 7th between the hours of 9:10am-9:40am an unknown person backed into a grey 2001 Chev Cavalier which was parked in front of the Holley Clinic on Front Street.  The Chev Cavalier had damage to the front bumper and hood.  

The suspect vehicle then drove off without leaving their particulars with the owner.  

June 8, 2004

On June 7th between the hours of 7:00pm and 8:30pm a truck parked on the side of the road on Hwy 26 was broken into,  thieves taking all the items from the back of the vehicle.  Items taken were:

June 6, 2004

In the afternoon of Sunday June 6th the RCMP received a complaint of a stolen bicycle from in front of 4-582 Callanan Street.  The stolen bicycle is described as Black, men's full suspension mountain bike.  The bike had a bush guard over the handle bars and many stickers on the frame.  

News Release

On June 2nd between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00m a residence in West Quesnel was broken into and a substantial amount of old currency was taken.  Coins mostly silver dating back to 1903 and paper currency pre 1954 edition were among the currency taken. 

News Release

In response to numerous complaints from the public regarding speeding and erratic driving the RCMP members set up a laser and enforced the posted speed limit on Dragon Lake Hill.  In total 9 Motor Vehicle Act infractions and 2 Notice and Orders were issued. The RCMP would like to remind the public that high speed often results in motor vehicle accidents and personal injury.  The RCMP ask the public to adhere to posted speed limits and always drive courteously. 

May 25, 2004

Sometime between the hours of 3:30pm and 8:15am Tuesday night (May 25th -26th) a vehicle parked at a residence in the 2400 block of Sing Street was victim to a theft. Items taken were about forty CD's in a black CD case. 

News Release

During the evening of May 22nd unknown suspect(s) attended a farm on Cameron Road and illegally killed a young calf.  Part of the calf was removed.  This incident was caused by human hands, not by an animal.  Those responsible will be prosecuted criminally.

News Release

THE RCMP are requesting further assistance from the public with their investigation into the Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on May 16th.  It involved a collision between two Southbound vehicles on Hwy 97.  The crash occurred approximately 43 Km South of Quesnel. (just North of Fort Alexandria monument)  A 1981 Chevrolet pickup and a 1993 Toyota Forerunner were involved.  The driver of the Pickup was witnessed to flee the scene.  Anyone who either witnessed or has information regarding this investigation is requested to contact the RCMP Traffic Services.

May 7, 2004

Sometime during the past week a residence on Vernon Road N in the Bouchie Lake area, sustained substantial damage due to mischief.  The culprits gained access to a vacant trailer and damaged the residence by breaking windows, smashing appliances, painting walls and ceilings and wrecking blinds.

News Release

At approximately 8:00 as part of a drug investigation, members of the RCMP intercepted an illegal drug buy in the area of Avison Avenue.  One adult male was identified as a dealer of the illegal drug, and was arrested for trafficking of a controlled substance.  The area was well known to police as a place where illegal drugs were being sold and therefore the area was targeted.


May 6, 2004

The RCMP seized two counterfeit bills at local businesses.  The bills were of poor quality and were identified by observant merchants.  The RCMP would like to remind the public to be alert when accepting currency, if it appears fake it probably is.  Any person who encounter counterfeit money is required to contact the RCMP immediately.


May 4, 2004

On May 4th at approximately 1:10pm RCMP attended an assault complaint in the 300 block of Winder Street.  Upon arrival, members found a male victim who had been stabbed by another male.  The offender is known by the victim and it appears the two males have had ongoing problems, which resulted in the victim being stabbed twice in the lower back.  The victim was taken to GR Baker by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries and was held overnight for observation.  The offender was taken into custody by the RCMP and is being held for court.

May 3, 2004

Around 0730 hrs a call came into the Quesnel RCMP from El_Matia Trucking Limited reporting the attempted theft of a blue 2003 Freightliner truck.  The truck was recovered but, the RCMP have been informed that attempted thefts of these vehicles have increased in frequency in this area of Quesnel.


Sometime during the early hours of May 3rd a tractor/trailer was stolen from a business located on Comeau Road.  The tractor is described as a 2004 Kenworth blue in color, no front bumper or license plates with the writing "7Spurs Trucking" printed on the doors.  The trailer is described as a 2004 Doepker Quad log trailer plate number 05502B.


News Release

Sometime overnight on May 4th the Duke Energy Station located on Highway 97 South was broken into.  The culprit(s) made off with three 500 foot rolls of heavy duty copper wire valued at over $1000.00.  

News Release

The RCMP have located a hanicap medi-chair near the footbridge on the evening of May 2nd.  Along with the chair there were two blankets which appeared to have come from GR Baker Memorial Hospital.

Police are requesting anyone with knowledge as to who owns the chair to please contract the Quesnel RCMP.

News Release

Sometime between the hours of 8:00pm April 30th and 8:00 am May 1st a residence on Hoy Street was entered while the owner was away.  The suspect or suspects entered via a back window.  The owner reports a small quantity of liquor stolen as well as a collection of four Canadian One Dollar Bills in a framed collectors display plaque.  One of the dollar bills is a 1937 Dollar Bill with King George on it.  The dollar collection is of some value to collectors.  Merchants and Banks are requested to be on the lookout for the rare dollar bills and to call the police if anyone attempts to cash them.  

News Release

The Quesnel detachment of the RCMP is proud to announce the graduation of the sic newest Auxiliary Constables who recently completed the Auxiliary Training Program.

May 1, 2004

On April 30th around 10:00pm RCMP members were called to deal with several homes that had been shot with paintball guns.  Quesnel RCMP want to remind the public that incidents such as thse can be serious in nature and may result in criminal code charges, as well as confiscation of any paintball equipment. (without return of this equipment)  Please use paintball equipment responsibly, is all involved can have fun in a safe way.

April 30, 2004

Sometime between 9:00pm on April 29th and noon on April 30th, three vehicles in the Toyota Dealership suffered damage to their hoods.

April 29, 2004

Sometime between 9:00pm on April 28th and 8:00am April 29th, a residence on the 700 block of Avison Ave had its fence damaged and knocked over.  The knocked over fence also landed on a vehicle parked in the driveway.

News Release

On April 28th the RCMP received a complaint from a local paving contractor that an unknown person is going door to door in Quesnel soliciting business for their company.  This person is NOT an employee of the company and in no way is authorized to solicit business for them.  In this case the potential victim asked for a written estimate for the paving job and after receiving only a verbal estimate they refused the service and no money changed hands.

The suspicious person identified himself only as "Ken".  He is described as white make in his 40's with black hair and driving a red dodge minivan.

April 27, 2004

On April 27th the RCMP responded to a call where a make was reportedly in the process of stealing a vehicle.  RCMP attended and the male suspect (described as Caucasian, 35 years old 5'9", 185 lbs and wearing all black clothing and a black toque) fled the scene.  RCMP found a homemade tool in the ignition of the vehicle, apparently used to override the ignition and start the vehicle.  RCMP would like to remind residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times and to be proactive by using anti-theft devices and keeping vehicles clear of valuables.


On April 20th the RCMP received a report of a found sailboat partially submerged in 10 Mile Lake.  If you have lost a sailboat in 10 Mile Lake please contact Cst Baylis.


On the early morning of Tuesday, April 27th at approximately 12:28am police were advised of a single vehicle injury motor vehicle collision by the South end of the Quesnel golf course on the Blackwater Road.  A singe vehicle was southbound when it went out of control and off road right.  Due to side impact damage and intrusion into the engineered life space the driver received serious injuries.  Quesnel Highway Rescue attended and extricated the driver and sole occupant who was later taken to GR Baker Hospital by ambulance.  The use of a seatbelt and air bag deployment helped to prevent further injuries.  The Quesnel Traffic Services is still investigating the collision.

April 26, 2004

As previousl reported, from December 2003 to February 2004, a joint drug investigation was conducted by the 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, and Quesnel RCMP.  The following residents of Quesnel have now been charged as a result of that investigation.

Jason Andrew Sanna of Quesnel: three counts of trafficking of a controlled substance, three counts of breach of probation. 
Micheal Rudge: three counts of trafficking of a controlled substance.  John Robert Pinel: one count of trafficking of a controlled substance.  Ashley Noel Robertson: One count of possession of a
controlled substance.  
Shane Fralic: one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of breach of Probation.

April 23, 2004

At approximately 2220 hours a single vehicle rollover occurred at the intersection of Hill Lake Road and French Road in Quesnel. A 1975 Jeep CJ5 went off the road left and rolled once.  All three occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seat belts.  Christopher Michael Gignac (21 yrs) of Quesnel died as a result of injuries received when he was ejected.  The other two Quesnel males that were also ejected from the Jeep were Chad Legere (20 yrs) and Sean Duncan (21 yrs).  They were checked at GR Baker and released.  Alcohol was a contributing factor.  Quesnel Traffic Services are continuing to investigate the collision.

April 22, 2004

RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident at Hwy 97 South of Kersley.  The 4 door sedan collided with a deer on the highway causing the driver to lose control, go off road left into the ditch landing on the vehicles roof.  The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries to the head.  

April 18, 2004

During the early morning hours of April 17th Quesnel RCMP and Fire Services attended to a fire in an alley in the West Quesnel area. 

This fire appeared to have been intentionally set to some discarded furniture and assorted garbage.  A male was seen leaving the area on foot shortly after the fire was noticed, his description is as follows:

 5'10" - 6' tall
Skinny Build
Dark hair

This male was wearing blue jeans pants and jacket as well as a hat. 




News Release
April 15, 2004

On April 4th 2004 at approximately 8:00a.m. Quesnel R.C.M.P responded to complaint of a male who stole a motorcycle from a residence located on Hwy 97S in the Alexandria area.

Several residents of the community managed to confront the suspect and recovered the Motorcycle, however, the thief managed to initially elude capture by running into the nearby surrounding bush.

A description of the male was obtained and provided to local businesses, as a result another call was received and the suspect was subsequently located and arrested while hitchhiking nearby.

The Police investigation into this matter is ongoing.  Charges are pending at this time.

Quesnel RCMP would like to thank the citizens of the community who came together and assisted with the eventual capture of the suspect.


April 15, 2004

In the ongoing pursuit of a 95% Seat Belt compliance for all vehicles occupants and a 40% Decrease in Fatalities or Serious Injuries due to the lack of usage of Seat Belts by the Year 2010, members of the Quesnel and Williams Lake Traffic Service conducted a Road Check at Kersley on April 14, 2004.  Private and Commercial Vehicles were checked and these were the results:

-17 people were charged for not wearing their Seat Belts

-19 people were given Notice and Orders to repair their Vehicles

-9 people wee given Violation Tickets for various Motor Vehicle Act Infractions

-2 People were charged for Possessing Drugs and there was 1 Drug Seizure. 

Quesnel and Williams Lake Traffic Services would like to remind everyone to wear their Seat Belts and ensure your vehicle is in good state of repair for the Highway.


April 16, 2004

Bandon Mills (Age 20), of Langley, Wayne Donaldson (Age 19) of Quesnel and a male youth (Age 17) also of Quesnel have all been charged with arson in relation to a string of fires that occurred on April 7, 2004.  They have been charged in relation to the Victory Church on Anderson Drive, a vehicle fire, and dumpster fire at Voyageur School.  Further, they have been charged for the arson of the abandoned building across from the Ecole Baker.  That fire was particularly dangerous as residents of a nearby apartment building had to be evacuated for safety reasons while the Quesnel Fire Department dealt with the fire.  MILLS and the youth have been released from custody.  MILLS must remain in Langley and not be found within 100 KM of Quesnel except to attend court.  DONALDSON was remanded in custody to appear in Quesnel on April 20 at 1:30.  The youth was released and is under "house arrest."  Both appear in court for the arson charges on May 11.  The other persons arrested were released from custody.  The matters remain under investigation and further charges may be laid.


April 16, 2004

On April 13, 2004 Police, Ambulance, Quesnel Highway Rescue, and Kersley Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 97 south of Quesnel near Diamond Veiw.  A Jeep Cherokee with two occupants was South Bound when it collided with an oncoming tractor trailer unit.  The driver of the Cherokee, 22 year old Nigel James Biccum of Quesnel received fatal injuries due to massive intrusion into the engineered life space of the vehicle.  The passenger of the Cherokee was treated at GR Baker Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and later released.  The driver of the tractor trailer unit was not injured.  Both north and south bound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours while the investigation and removal of vehicles was being conducted.


April 13, 2004

Over the past couple of weeks, the RCMP have received reports of fuel thefts in south Quesnel.  These thefts involved unknown suspects breaking the locks on gates and entering private property to steal fuel.

A suspicious vehicle has been seen in the area on several occasions.  The vehicle is described as an older Toyota Land Cruiser type vehicle, possibly brown or beige in colour.


April 7, 2004

Between 12:37 and 3:30 am members of the Quesnel RCMP responded to four fires in West Quesnel.  Two involved vehicle fires, one a dumpster at the Voyageur School and another at the Victory Church on Anderson Drive.  The vehicles were both destroyed.  The dumpster was damaged and the Victory Church was extensively damaged.  No exact estimate of the damage is available at this time.  All are believed to arson related.  Through the assistance of a Police Service Dog from Prince George, investigators located several suspects at a residence in West Quesnel.  Several others were arrested through the investigation.  At present, 8 persons, 7 who are residents of Quesnel, are in custody.  Two are female youths, three are adult makes and three are male youths.  One of the adult males and a female are recent arrivals from the lower mainland.  The male is well known to the police.  The overnight fires and several other recent fires are under investigation by the Quesnel Fire Department and the Quesnel RCMP.  There are no grounds to believe that the fires were other than random incidents at this time.

April 4, 2004

Just after 01:00 on the morning of Sunday, April 4, 2004 a fire broke out at the abandoned building next to 655 Anderson Dr.  Very quickly the building became fully engulfed in flames.  Quesnel Fire Department got the fire under control but the structure was not able to be saved.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and enquires are being conducted.


Some time between 6 pm on April 3rd and 8 am on April 4th, the Maple Park Mall suffered mischief to the property on the southwest side of the building.  A fence was broken and the wall was spray painted.

News Release

All cyclist are reminded that they re to follow the same laws as all other motor vehicles.  RCMP have been receiving complaints of cyclists not complying with he Motor Vehicle Act. Cyclists are reminded that they too can be issued with a violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act.

April 3, 2004

Sometime during the late night of April 2nd and early morning of April 3rd the front window to BB Rocks Clothing store was smashed and the culprit(s) stole a small number of items located n the display.

News Release

From the time period of December 5th, 2003 until February 13th, 2004, the Quesnel area was subject to a major drug investigation where a total of eleven charges were laid.  The majority of the charges involved the trafficking and distribution of illegal drugs.

With the cooperation of police from 100 Mile House RCMP, Williams Lake RCMP, Surrey RCMP{, Burnaby RCMP, Langley RCMP and Quesnel RCMP, the drug trade in Quesnel suffered a set back.

The drug enforcement project targeted dealers who traffic illegal drugs at the local Quesnel bars and who also sold from numerous residences in the Quesnel area.

The trafficking and distribution of illegal drugs has a wide spread impact upon a community and often results in the commission of other crimes, such as, property offences and theft.

The Quesnel RCMP Drug Section viewed this project as a success and continues to be committed to minimizing the impact of trafficking and drug use in our community.


News Release

On March 29th, 2004, at approximately 8:00 pm, a motor vehicle hit and run occurred on Barlow Avenue, in Quesnel.  One motorist's vehicle suffered significant damage to its front end after another vehicle backed into it. After the collision occurred, the suspect vehicle fled from the scene.

The description of the suspect vehicle is as follows: early 90's, black or dark coloured Ford F-150 pickup truck. No licence plate was obtained.


News Release

On Friday, March 26th, 2004, the Quesnel RCMP stopped a vehicle in west Quesnel.  Police formed a reasonable grounds to believe that the items inside of the vehicle had been stolen. Two suspects were detained at the scene, and the vehicle was seized.

Subsequently, a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle in order to search the inside.  Police seized several items from the vehicle and were able to determine that some of the property inside was related to a residential break and enter in the Quesnel area.  The approximate value of the recovered items is $5000.00.  The two suspects, both residents of Quesnel, are facing charges of break, enter and theft, as well as possession of stolen property. 

News Release

On March 26, 2004, the RCMP recovered two saddles in the Quesnel area.  The origin of the saddles is unknown at this point, and the police would like to return the property to its owner.

News Release

Sometime between the hours of 9:00pm on March 25th and 8:00am on March 26th unknown culprit(s) broke into several offices in GR Baker Memorial Hospital.  A laptop computer along with cash was stolen.

An person of interest to police was seen in the area and escorted out by security, police would like to speak to this individual for possible information about this incident.

He is described as the following:

 February 25, 2004

Sometime between the hours of 8:30pm Feb 24th and 7am Feb 25th Correlieu Secondary School was victim to a break and enter in which three (3) drills were taken.


On February 21st at approximately 8:30 pm, a female was walking on Anderson Drive, on the sidewalk close to Fas Gas.  A small white truck drove up to the female.  The male driver demanded that the female get in the truck.  When the female ran away, the truck drove off.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years of age.  The only description of the truck is that it is a small white pick-up with rust spots on it.  The driver was the lone occupant of the truck.

The suspect's identity is unknown, and the RCMP are still investigating the matter.


February 23, 2004

News Release

On February 23rd Quesnel RCMP, BC Ambulance and Highway rescue responded to a collision on Front Street at the intersection of Bowron Ave.  Of the three Quesnel residents involved tow ended up at GR Baker hospital with minor injuries and the other had no injuries.  Both vehicles, a red Firebird and a gray Cavalier, sustained extensive damage.  The crash occurred when the northbound Firebird made a left run from Front Street onto Bowron Avenue without a clear view of the intersection.  The Cavalier, that was traveling southbound on Front Street, attempted to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful and ended up off road right in the bushes.  Quesnel RCMP Traffic section noted that the proper use fo seatbelt is what limited the injuries to being minor in nature.  The driver of the Firebird was charged with fail to yield n a left turn.

News Release

Quesnel RCMP have received two reports of attempted theft from mailboxes in the Quesnel area.

In both reports the suspects drove away in a newer model Dodge pick-up the description is as follows;

Dark Blue or Black
Extended cab with tinted side and rear windows
Silver strip on the side of the truck
Headache rack
Tool box in back

February 23, 2004

News Release

On February 23 between the hours of 5:00 to 5:30am phone lines that cross over West Fraser road and Marsh Road were pulled down by an unknown vehicle causing loss of use and damage to fiberoptic lines.

Shortly after an unloaded brown logging truck was observed to have wires tangled in its exhaust system.  The exhaust system of this vehicle was noted to be damaged as a result.  The truck reportedly had the word, "Friter" or something similar to that effect on the door.  This may have been the partial company or owners name.  The driver removed the wires from the vehicle and continued northbound on Marsh Road towards the active logging block.

February 20, 2004

Shortly after 12:00pm on Thursday Feb 19th a young male pedestrian was struck on a crosswalk at the Callanan St and St Laurent by a red sedan style car.  The pedestrian received minor wounds and was taken to the hospital.  The suspect vehicle may have some damage on the driver side front end. 


February 17, 2004

Sometime between 1:15 and 8:30 a tool box was taken from a vehicle parked at the Talisman Inn


February 7, 2004

Sometime between 6pm on Feb 3 and 3am on Feb 4 a home in the 1200 block of Highway 26 was broken into.  The culprits made off with three guns and a chainsaw.  

News Release

On December 29th at approximately 4:30pm a native male with a blue bandanna left the B&B Music store on Reid Street without paying for a red and wood colored Yamaha SGV300 Electric Guitar.  The Guitar had 3 silver knobs and a toggle switch on the face.

January 31, 2004

At approximately 2110 hours on January 30th a motor vehicle collision occurred on highway 97 just South of Ten Mile Lake.  The collision involved a Mini-van and a tractor trailer unit.  Both vehicles were Northbound on Highway 97.  The driver of the Minivan sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to GR Baker Hospital by ambulance.  The collision resulted in Highway 97 being closed for approximately 2 hours.  The RCMP would like to thank motorists for their patience during this incident.. 

January 30, 2004

Sometime between the hours of 5pm and 8pm on Thursday January 29 a break and enter occurred in the 400 Block of Allard Street.  The suspect(s) made off with 2 wedding bands (one made of white gold with 2 diamonds) as well as approximately $300.00 in American money.  It appears the suspect(s) also took 2 Canadian Passports.  


A residence in the 200 Block of Hill Street was victim to a break and enter theft between the hours of 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Friday January 30th.  Suspects made off with various jewellery, a sizable gold nugget, and three small gold bars.

January 29, 2004

A business, Fas Gas, on the 300 block of Anderson Drive was broken into between the hours of one am and 2:30am on January 16, 2004.  Nothing appeared to be missing.


Sometime between 9:30am and 6:00pm on Thursday, January 29 a hit and run occurred in the parking lot of the Maple Park Shopping Center.  At 2003 gray Kia Spectra was parked in the side parking lot near Liquidation World and sustained damage to the rear passenger side bumper.  If you witnessed any such accident please contact Cst. Forsyth.

January 27, 2004 News Release

Once again the Quesnel RCMP have received several reports of a female who is preying on elderly males by either befriending them or offering them sex.  This female then takes the bank card, credit card or cheques from her victims to fraudulently gain access to their finances.  The female can be described as follows:  approximately 37 years old, 5 feet 4 inches, 110-115 lbs, brown eyes and brown hair just below the ears.  The Quesnel RCMP would like to remind residents not to allow unknown persons into their homes or vehicles, and under no circumstances should any personal information (such as banking or financial information) be given to anyone unknown.

January 26, 2004

Sometime between 19:00 on January 16, 2004 and 08:00 on January 17, 2004 2 Honda Quads were stolen from 2000 block of Tibbles Road. One Quad was a 1994 Honda 300 Serial #478TEL52TXA100769, while the other was a 1994 Honda 400 Serial Number 478TE2020TA102210. 

January 25, 2004

At approximately 4:45am on January 24th an Older model Brown Ford Pick-up backed into a parked White Dodge at the Parking lot of a West side convenience store.  The Ford then left the scene and avoided attempts by the driver of the white truck to make contact for insurance purposes.  


Sometime between Jan 24th at 3:00pm and Jan 25th at 9:30am a residence situated o the 100 block of Malcolm St was broken into.  Taken was an 18' television, black i color.  The make of the television is unknown. 

January 23, 2004

Sometime overnight on January 22 a vehicle on the 100 Block of Lambert Street was broken into with several items taken.  Taken was a tool box with a variety of tools inside.  As well men's and women's hockey equipment were also taken.  The culpit(s) broke into the canopy of the vehicle to gain entry to the items. 

January 22, 2004

On January 12, 2004 a School District N0 28 school bus ran off Pinnacles Road.  There were no students on board.  The driver was by herself.  The bus failed to negotiate a left turn on Pinnacles Road just East of Pinnacle Park entrance.  The bus was coming to a stop on the edge of the roadway when it slid backwards down the steep embankment and rolled prior to coming to a stop in the trees.  The driver and sole occupant of the bus was not wearing her seatbelt but was uninjured.  A mechanical inspection was conducted of the bus and it was found to have no mechanical defects at all.  Road conditions were normal winter driving conditions and were not the cause of the crash.  The driver was charged with driving too fast for the road conditions (sharp curve), Fail to wear a seatbelt and Fail to complete Trip Inspection Report.  

January 21, 2004

The Quesnel RCMP Traffic Services wish to report the following Statistics for the Quesnel area;

For the Month of October 2003, 121 people were issued Violation Tickets for not wearing their Seat Belts.

For the Month of November 2003, 125 people were issued Violation Tickets for not wearing their Seat Belts.

For the Month of December 2003, 130 people were issued Violation Tickets for not wearing their Seat Belts. 

People are reminded that, unless they have a Medical Reason for not wearing their Seat Belts supported by an Exemption Card issued by Ministry of Transportation, Seat Belts must be worn.  Seat Belts save lives and reduce injuries in accidents.  People in a vehicle not wearing seat belts can be thrown around in a vehicle during a collision and inure other people in the vehicle.  

Play it safe.  Wear your Seat Belt.


RCMP have received a number of reports of calls to residents in the area where the individual states that he/she works for the government and requires financial information from the resident.  RCMP would like to remind the community not to divulge personal details to strangers over the phone.  These individuals are practiced in manipulating people into giving away information that could allow access to personal items.   It is a safe practice to refrain from giving any personal information over the phone - and if in any doubt of the caller, to terminate the call.


January 18, 2004

A home in the 1900 block of Balsam Ave was broken into between 2pm and 8pm on January 16th.  The suspect(s) took a small TV.  There have been several break-ins in this area in recent months.  


In the early hours of 2004 January 18th a vehicle was broken into at the Travel Lodge Hotel.  Several tools were taken including a Red Hilte Drill, a green grinder/polisher, a yellow impact ratchet and an orange Stihl chainsaw with an attached winch.  The chainsaw/winch unit is valued at $2500.00.  


Sometime between 4pm on January 27 and 4pm on January 18th unknown culprits broke into a residence in the 400 block of Lewis Drive.  Several items were taken including a Minolta camera, a camouflage compound bow with arrows and a Samsung DVD player.

January 17, 2004

Suspicious Occurrence

On January 15th at approximately 4:00 pm, a teenage male was seen walking on Baker Drive near Harcourt Avenue. A car pulled up to him and a male exited the car. This male then pushed/dragged the male who had been walking into the car. When a passerby ran to assist, the car sped oft with the victim still in the car. The car was last seen heading south on Baker Drive.

No plate number was obtained, and police have been unable to identify the victim at this time. The victim is described as a 14-16 year old Aboriginal male. He was wearing a black shirt or sweater, with white lettering on it.

The suspect is described as a teenage male, approximately 16-17 years old, and possibly Aboriginal. There was at least one other person in the vehicle.

The suspect vehicle is described as an early 1990's model small compact car, navy blue or green in color. The vehicle was very dirty at the time. The vehicle is possibly a Dodge Spirit or Dodge Shadow and may have an air vent on the hood and a spoiler on the trunk.

January 16, 2004

Sometime during the day on Wednesday January 14th unknown culprit(s) entered a residence on the 1000 block of West Fraser Rd.  Several items were stolen from the residence including a 22 magnum 410 rifle shotgun combination (single shot).


Shortly after midnight in the early morning of January 16th a shed in the 400 block of Willis Street was broken into.  A Honda 450 Quad (approximate year 2001), a stihl brush say, a Husky 365 chainsaw, chainsaw safety pants, and new snow boots were stolen.

January 15, 2004

The community of Quesnel should be aware of the following scam in order to protect themselves from personal loss.  A female attempted to sell her RV on the internet.  She received a bid of $30,000 from Nigeria.  The potential buyer from Nigeria sent a cheque which turned out to be counterfeit.  Fortunately the owner of the RV had not signed the RV over to the buyer.  The Quesnel RCMP are advising people to be aware of these types of scams.

News Release

On January 14th between 1:00am and 7:00am Unknown Persons attempted to steal a vehicle from the Mills road area.  The vehicle's ignition was tampered with, however the culprits were unsuccessful in starting the vehicle.  Before fleeing several CD's wer stolen.  

It is important to insure your vehicle is locked and that any items of value are not in plain sight, if possible items of value should be brought into your residence.

January 14, 2004

On January 13, 2004 at 0730 a loaded logging truck belonging to a Quesnel logging company was South Bound on the Tibbles Lake Road, approx 5.1 km from the Nazko Hwy.  The roads were extremely icy at the time.  The truck failed to negotiate a left turn and went over the bank on the right taking out a BC Hydro pole.  The pole had to be changed.  The truck sustained approx $10,000 damage to the passenger's side.  The driver was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured.  

Motorist are reminded to keep road conditions in mind and drive accordingly when driving on area roads.  They are also reminded to always wear their seat belts.

January 11, 2004

On January 11 at 0300 a resident in the 2200 block of Blackwater Road came home to find that his house had been broken into.  Taken were a DVD player and 2 watches.  A newer green Chevrolet or GMC truck was seen leaving the area.  There were 2 males believed to be inside the vehicle.  It is believed that this vehicle was involved in the incidents.  The truck had a rack in the box as well.


During the early morning hours of January 11, a residence located on the 200 block of Redden Road was broken into.  Both vehicles at the residence were also broken into and one vehicle has been damaged.  Some items were stolen out of the vehicles however, it is still undetermined the amount of the theft and damages.

January 9, 2004

In the early morning your of January 9th unknown culprits broke into two excavators and stole two Husquarvna Chainsaws and miscellaneous tools.  

Quesnel RCMP received two other reports of break and enters into heavy equipment on this day with numerous items and tools taken.   All three thefts occurred on the 1300 Rod otherwise known as the Swift River Road, Quesnel BC.  Police would like to remind all people working in the bush to secure all tools and equipment before leaving work.  Thefts such as these are become very frequent.


     During the early morning hours of January 9th an alert resident in the Doherty Drive area noticed two males removing items from parked cars.  The two males then dropped some items and fled with they noticed they were spotted.  A call to police was made and a short time later one male was apprehended after a brief foot chase.  This individual is facing several charges resulting to this incident.

January 8, 2004

The body recovered from the rural Bouchie Lake area on December 31, 2003, has been identified as 24 year old Gary John BYRD.  An autopsy, conducted on January 6th, 2004, in Kamloops determined that BYRD died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.  

The RCMP and members of the North District Major Crime Unite continue to investigate the original complaint and the subsequent disposal of BYRD's body by those individuals who assisted BYRD in fleeing the scene.  


Quesnel RCMP have now identified the male who was found deceased at the rear of a business in the 500 block of Front Street on January 1st, 2004.  The male is identified as Gerald Elmer OLSEN. He was 43 years of age.  Mr. OLSEN was a Quesnel resident.

An autopsy was performed on the body in Kamloops.  Police are not considering the death suspicious in nature at this time.  Cause of death is believed to be from a head injury sustained in a fall as well as exposure to the elements.

Cst Forsyth of the Quesnel RCMP received a complaint of a break, enter and theft on Arbutus Road.  Taken were a fridge, stove and washer.  The incident occurred sometime between December 19th and 23rd, 2003.  

January 7, 2004

On January 7 at approximately 1725 hours there was a fatal motor vehicle collision between a 1996 Chevrolet 4X4 Pick up truck and a 1989 Pontiac 6000 on the Blackwater Road in Quesnel.  The Pontiac was Westbound in the Eastbound lane of traffic of the highway when a head on collision occurred.  The driver of the Pontiac was Shirley Jean DEMERS (60 yrs) of Quesnel.  She received fatal injuries due to the intrusion into the driver's side engineered life space of her vehicle.  Two males in the pick up were not injured in the collision.  The driver of the pick up was Cody Van Diemen (30 yrs) of Quesnel.  The passenger in the pick up was Jeff Thomson (24 yrs) of Quesnel.  Quesnel Traffic Services are investigating the collision.  No alcohol is suspected in the collision.  The investigation continues.          

On December 31, 2003 a red car was hit by a Ford Super Cab truck, white in colour.  The car was parked and unoccupied at the time.  The license plate of the suspect vehicle was not obtained and the truck fled the scene.


On January 7th at approximately 1725, a collision between two motor vehicles occurred on Blackwater road on what is commonly known as Bouchie Lake Hill.  The Quesnel Traffic Services of the RCMP reported that a passenger car driven by a local female was traveling up the hill when she lost control of her vehicle.  The vehicle skidded into the oncoming lane and was struck by the pick-up gong down the hill.  The female driver was transported to GR Baker Memorial hospital by ambulance where she was later pronounced dead.  The two occupants of the pick-up did not sustain any injuries.

Blackwater road was closed to all traffic for several hours to permit a proper investigation of the collision.  All traffic to and from the Bouchie Lake and Nazko area was re-routed on the Pinnacles road.  Quesnel RCMP Traffic Services would like to thank all the motorist for their patience and understanding.  

This matter is still under investigation and the name of the victim will not be released until her family and friends are notified.


Unknown suspect(s) broke into a shop on Hoy St.  The thieves stole 3 pumps, several tires, and power saw accessories.  The RCMP are advising anyone who is approached to buy and of these items that they may be stolen.

January 6, 2004

Sometime between December 17th 2003 and January 5, 2004 an unknown person or persons broke into a residence in the 300 block of Shepard Avenue.  Some jewellery, DVD's and a DVD player were stolen. File # 139

January 1, 2004

On December 31, 2003 the body of a 20 year old male was recovered in the rural area of Bouchie Lake.  It is believed that this individual is the injured third third suspect involved in the attempted robbery of a Bouchie Lake residence during the early morning hours of December 30, 2003.

The identity of the male is not being released at this time.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, January, 6th 2003, at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.  The Quesnel RCMP and members of the North District Major Crime Unit continue with investigation into the Robbery and subsequent death of the male.

December 31, 2003

Sometime during the early morning hours of December 31, 2003 an unidentified male broke into an unlocked vehicle in the Purmal Ave/Pinchbeck St area.  The culprit made off with tapes, CD's, a jacket and a Bosch starter.  Footprints from the suspect show he entered several driveways looking into parked vehicles.  Police advise that it is important to insure your vehicle is locked and secure and any items are brought into your residence to deter things from these acts.

December 30, 2003

A Bouchie Lake resident was disturbed in the early morning hours by an apparent motorist in distress.  The resident became suspicious and in fact was confronted outside his residence by two other people one of which sprayed the victim with pepper spray.  There was an altercation and the suspects fled.  Police found a large amount of blood at the scene.

A short time later a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle was observed and a pursuit followed.  The suspect vehicle was lost in the pursuits and found a short time later abandoned.  Two adult males, known to police, were taken into custody after being tracked. A large amount of blood was observed in the suspect vehicle. 

Police have reason to believe the third suspect is seriously injured or deceased but are unable to locate him.  This third person is also known to police.  Search & Rescue are assisting in a grid search of the area believed to be where the third suspect was last seen.  A police dog is also involved in the search.

The police investigation continues.


December 29, 2003


Rick Joseph Thieman, (19 years old) has been charged with 2nd degree murder this date.  Rick Thieman is the son of Mary M Dick, the deceased.

On December 27th the body of Mary May Dick was discovered in her residence.  Mary Dick was a 40 year old single mother who lived with her two sons in Quesnel.  A police investigation determined that Mary Dick was killed December 26th.  A 19 year old male has been arrested and is in police custody for this murder, his name will be released once formal charges are laid.  The police investigation continues at this time.  The death appears to be the result of a family argument. 

December 26, 2003

RCMP received information that two Polaris ATV's and one Yamaha PW80 mini dirt bike as well as some safety equipment (helmets and chest protectors) were stolen from a shop in the 3700 Block of Hwy 97.

December 25, 2003

Quesnel RCMP have received a number of complaints regarding strangers approaching youth in various areas of town as of late.  RCMP remind parents and youth that although this is the season of good cheer, accepting anything offered from strangers could have the potential to turn into something negative.  Please remember not to get into vehicles of strangers and have a safe and happy holiday.

December 23, 2003

Three people were approached by two males in dark clothing while walking through Correlieu Field.  One male was brandishing a large knife and accusing the people of stealing from his friend.  The male also made stabbing gestures toward them.  The two suspects then fled on foot.  Patrols made by the RCMP were negative in locating them.

News Release

Quesnel RCMP would like to inform the residents of Quesnel and surrounding area that the person reported as missing on Dec 21st has been located.  This missing person was a 24 year old male who walked away from his family and vehicle on Hwy 97s.

December 22, 2003

On Sunday, December 21st a male was reported missing in the Quesnel area.  The male wandered off near Highway 97 south between Quesnel and Williams Lake after his family stopped on the side of the road.  An extensive search for the male was completed involving a police dog, however, the results were negative.

The male is described as follows:

24 years of age
half Negro/half Caucasian
6'2" tall
170 lbs
shaved head
black sweater
blue jeans
black shoes

The male may have been seen walking along the side of Highway 97 south shortly after going missing.

Press Release

The adult male person who was subject of a missing person report made to the Quesnel Detachment on 2002-12-21 has been located.  The police investigation int this report has been concluded.  

RCMP would like to take this opportunity to thank the concerned citizens who contacted the detachment in response to the previous press release.

December 19, 2003

In the early morning hours of December 19th a welder was stolen from the back of a pick-up in West Quesnel.  The welder is a high value but also has an even higher sentimental value to the owner. 

News Release

Sometime between 1530 hrs on Dec 17th and 1130 hrs on Dec 18th unknown culprit(s) kicked in the front  door of a residence in the 3000 block of Yendres Rd.  Fortunately nothing was taken but the door did sustain some damage.

December 17, 2003

At approximately 2:30 pm a culprit kicked open a locked door on a residence on Lark Ave.  Upon entry the unknown culprit was startled by a tenant who was in bed at the time.  He then fled out the back door towards Abbott Drive.  The individual is described as a male Caucasian, tall and thin, wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

December 9, 2003

Sometime between 03-12-07 at 2230 hours and 03-12-08 at 1830 hrs a person or persons broke into a home in the 700 block of Shepard Ave.  Numerous home electronics and power tools were taken.

December 8, 2003

On Dec 5th the RCMP were called to a reported break, enter and theft that has occurred sometime between the late evening of Dec 4 and 1:45pm on Dec 5th at a residence in the 200 Block of Flamingo Ave.  Items taken in this break and enter included an unknown amount of cash, jewellery, and liquor.

News Release

The RCMP would like to remind the drivers of recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to take care and be respectful of private property.  There have been reports recently of snowmobiles driving over private farmland causing damage to the crop seed under the snow.  Fields that are seeded in the fall tend to have some small crop growth before the frost and snow arrive.  These seedlings are especially fragile and easily destroyed by tire or tread traffic.  In addition, a sizeable loss is then incurred by the farmer.  Some hayfields are not fenced but are nonetheless, private property.  The property is usually marked with a sign indicating its status.  Snowmobilers etc, are asked to observe and respect the posted signs and if in doubt ask for permission to access the filed.  This problem has become especially pronounced in the Barlow Creek/Hwy 26 area.

In addition, drivers of recreational vehicles are reminded that these vehicles are not licensed for public roadways and if found on a public roadway, the drivers will be issued a Violation Ticket for Driving Without Insurance.. The fine for this offence is $575.00.  The RCMP will actively be patrolling for offenders this winter season and violators will be dealt with accordingly.

The RCMP asks drivers of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to drive safe and drive responsibly this winter.


December 7, 2003

Sometime between 12 noon on Dec 6th and 8 pm on Dec 7 unknown culprits broke into a residence on Pinchbeck St.  Thieves made off with an X-box video game unit, 3 games, a video camera, digital camera and a 35 mm camera.  Over $7000.00 in jewellery was also taken.

December 6, 2003

RCMP attended a single vehicle MVA just north of Dunkley Lumber.  There were three occupants in the vehicle.  The vehicle while trying to avoid a moose on the roadway, went into the ditch rolling once in the process.  One make who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected through the rear window.  The other two occupants, a male and a female wearing seatbelts remained in the vehicle.  Fortunately the ejected male and the female suffered only minor injuries.  The second male who was driving was uninjured.  Hwy 97 was down to single lane traffic for approximately 1 hour.  The RCMP wish to thank the affected motorist for their patience.

December 4, 2003

Unknown culprits broke into a residence on Purser Creek Road near Norwood Road.  A satellite receiver was taken from the residence as well keys to a truck parked in the driveway.  The culprits then stole a red Toyota pick-up T100 extended cab with a skidoo in the back box.  This truck was also attached to a utility trailer what had 2 other snowmobiles on it.  The total loss to the registered owner of these items exceeds $35,000.00.

December 2, 2003

Members responded to a complaint or a break and enter and theft.  Miss was an X-Box game system and some change from a jar.

Sometime between the hours of 1am and 3am on Nov 30th a vehicle struck a light standard on the east end exit ramp of the Moffat Bridge.  It caused the bridge lights to go out as a service panel was also damaged.  It appears that after the vehicle struck the standard that it then proceeded across Legion Drive into the south ditch.  The vehicle involved is most likely a truck.

Sometime between Nov 29th 4pm and Dec  at 0830 am a white 1995 Ford Truck flatbed was taken from a business on the 1300 Block of Hwy 97 N.  It was later recovered in the Prince George area on Dec 1st.

December 1, 2003

News Release

The Quesnel RCMP would like to provide an update on a break and enter that occurred on the 25th day of October 2003. The break and enter also involved theft of client rental contracts containing credit card numbers with expiry dates, drivers liecnce numbers, addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. (For further details, please refer to the news release issued on the 5th day of November 2003)

In the time that passed since the break several instances involving fraudulent use of credit cards were being reported from Quesnel to as far south as Kamloops. With the growing number of these fraudulent usage of credit cards, the Quesnel detachment Drug and General Investigation Section began actively investigating these instances.

Through investigative efforts, it was soon learned that the fraudulent usage of credit cards related back to the break in at National Car Rentals, and several suspects had been identified.

Within a week of becoming involved in this Investigation, the Quesnel General lnvestigation Section and Drug Section executed four search warrents between two different properties, and a vehicle that had been stolen from 100 Mile House. As a result, there were seven arrests made, Items recovered during these search warrants included

several items relating to break and enters in the Quesnel area, a significant amount of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and a majority of the stolen client contracts previously reported by the business referred to in the November 5th 2003 news release on this matter.

In a joint operation coordinated by the Quesnel General Investigation Section with the Williams Lake Property Crime Unit, 100 Mile House RCMP, the Kamloops RCMP, and the Prince George Forensic Identification Section, charges for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Fraudulent use of Credit Cards, and Personation are being secured. With the number of potential victims in this matter being over 500, an estimate of the current charges stand at a conservative 30 count's against each of he suspects involved. Those numbers continue to climb as the investigation continues.

Three suspects have already been released for first appearance court dates, but their identities are not being disclosed at this time as the investigation is still on going.

The Quesnel RCMP would like to request from any store vendors that have had peculiar transactions with persons calling in purchases with credit card numbers, and having another individual attend and sign for those items to contact Constable Mark Wielgosz of the Quesnel General Investigation Section.

Persons who have been clients victimized business referred to in the November 5th 2003 news release, are warned to pay particular attention to any peculiar purchases on their credit card accounts, or cell phones mysteriously being secured in their name and also urged to contact Constable Mark Wielgosz of the Quesnel General Investigation Section.


November 30, 2003

Sometime on Sunday the 30th of November unknown culprits went to a business in broad daylight and stole a 27' black trailer containing three snowmobiles.  The business is located just off Highway 97 South.

November 28, 2003

RCMP received information regarding a letter lottery scam.  Letters are being mailed out with the title of National Lottery / South African National Lottery.  This scam notifies the recipient that they are the successful contestant in the "Rainbow Lottery" and this is a notice of a Grand Prize Award in the amount of $3,500,000/00 US dollars.  The scam unfolds with the recipient replies to the letter and a representative will ask for a large sum of money to pay for the taxes on the principal so that the millions of dollars may be released.  All requests and letters are fraudulent.  Send no money and pay no heed.

November 26, 2003

Sometime around 3am on Friday November 20, two snowmobiles were taken from the Valhalla Rd area. One snowmobile is a black 1994 Arctic Cat Cougar, and the second is a black and green 1993 Arctic Cat Panther.  If you have any information please contact Cst Forsyth. 

Sometime during the early morning hours of Nov 26th a residence on Olson Road was broken into.  Fortunately the thieves did not make off with any property although the building did sustain some damage.  

November 25, 2003

In the early hours of Nov 25th unknown culprits entered the construction site of the New Extra Foods and stole a 2000 Model  751 Bobcat.  Police examined the scene and the Bobcat was driven off the site on to Chew Ave, where it was likely loaded onto a trailer and removed.  The RCMP would like to remind all Bobcat owners to take certain measures to ensure the security of these machines due to a number of Bobcat thefts in the Quesnel area recently.

Sometime during the day of Nov 24th a residence on Clouston Road in the Barlow Creek area was attempted to be broken into.  At least two culprits it is believed at lest one was male and one female.  The culprits ran off as the house alarm activated.

November 24, 2003

On November 14th a citizen turned in a knife found on the walking path on the West Side of Quesnel.  The knife appears to be a kirpan.  

November 20, 2003

A 2004 Blue Polaris 700 Four-Wheeler was stolen from a residence on Datoff Road sometime during the night on Sunday Nov 16th.  Now that winter is upon us, residents are asked to be extra careful with their recreational vehicles.

The RCMP would like to advise the public of a lottery scam.  The letters are coming from Spain, and they are requesting people fill out a form (attached to the letter) of their personal information including their bank account so the company "ElGORDO LOTERA PRIMITIVA" can send money to you.  BE AWARE - This is a scam.  Do not send anything to them or you may be the victim of impersonation or fraud.

On Nov 19th a Bobcat and a trailer were taken from a Trucking yard on the 1300 Block of Maple Close Road.  Unknown culprits came into the yard with a vehicle, hooked up the trailer, loaded the Bobcat on the trailer and drove away.  This theft constitutes over $15,000 in loss to the owner.

At some time on Oct 29th a residence on Avison Ave was entered and a number of items were taken.  The culprits managed to get away with a 5 disc DVD player, several DVDs, a large metal trunk containing 2 hockey jerseys and a very large collection of hockey cards as well as a silver CD Discman.

November 18, 2003

On Nov 16 between midnight and 0926 hors someone or some person stole a vehicle from the Sam Toy Ave area.  Another vehicle was entered but not stolen.  The stolen vehicle a grey and silver Van was later recovered with significant damage.

November 17, 2003

In the early hours of NOve 17th unknown culprits broke into a basement suite of a residence on Allard St.  A DVD player and several DVDs were taken.  RCMP would like to remind the public to ensure that security of their homes through the use of alarms, secure locks and extra lighting.  

November 15, 2003

Sometime between the evening hours of Nov 14 and the morning of Nov 15 unknown persons broke into a trailer and stole some electronic equipment.  Taken include a 27 inch television and a surround sound stereo.

November 12, 2003

Recently a pawn shop on the Westside of Quesnel was vandalized and broke and entered.  The suspects did considerable damage trying to gain entry, that would have made a lot of noise.  Once inside the suspects stole electronic conponents, equipment, CDs and DVDs.

November 11, 2003

Sometime during the early morning hours of Nov 11 an apartment in the building at 1241 Lark Ave was B&Eed. It is believed that there are a few suspects and they used a red dodge caravan to travel to and from the scene.

Sometime during the afternoon of Nov 6th a stolen vehicle from the Bouchie Lake area was recovered.  Police found several items in the trunk that did not belong to the registered owner of the vehicle.  If you have had items go missing recently in the Bouchie Lake area please contact Cst Forsyth.

November 8, 2003

On October 30th a black Pioneer stereo system was found near the Baker Elementary School  If you are the owner of this and can identify please call Cst Anderson.

RCMP received a report of a dog being stolen in the area of Adam Street.  The dogs owner saw a vehicle, possibly a white Dodge Neon drive up and pick up the dog.  The Licence Plate of the vehicle is not known.  The dog is a Pug, tan in colour with a black collar.  It answers to the name of Winston.

At approximately 1105 hrs a white quad cab Chevrolet pick-up was hit by another vehicle while parked on Reid Street across from the Liquor Store.  

November 7, 2003

Between 3:30 and 6:30pm a 2002 red Dodge Neon was stolen from a residence on the 300 block of Hoy St.  It was found parked by JD Meats on Elliot St.

A dark extended truck backed up from the parking lot of Tim Horton's on Front Street and sideswiped a blue car.  The blue car was damaged extensively.  The truck then drove away from the scene.  No other information is available on the suspect vehicle except that it was a newer truck.  The driver is believed to be a make and may have been wearing work clothes.

November 6, 2003

Sometime between Nov 5th 9:30 and Nov 6th 10am a residence was broke into on the 300 Block of Westland Road.  Several home electronics and a large amount of change was taken.  More than one culprit was involved.

November 4, 2003

Sometime overnight on Nov 4th a business was broken into on Gassoff Road.  Stolen was a 1994 Kodiak 350 ATV, black and green in color.  It is possible that the ATV was loaded into a vehicle.  There was more than likely more than one person involved.

November 2, 2003

Sometime between the hours of 8:00am on Oct 29th, and 3:00 pm Oct 30th a residence in the 500 block of Patchett Street was broken into.  Numerous items were taken including a TV, bicycle, playstation and paintball guns.

November 1, 2003

Sometime during the weekend of October 30th unknown suspects gained entry to the Quesnel Recycling Depot.  A telephone was taken and the entire office had been gone through.

October 29, 2003

Recently a local business informed the RCMP about a suspicious occurrence, possibly a scam.  A make who gave his name as Bruce Vandenaude said he was representing an association called "The Children's Christmas Project".  The male was looking for a donation then indicated that the association assisted less fortunate individuals by providing food hampers, clothing, toys, variety shows, etc. This male did his soliciting over the phone,  He did not provide a call back number or say what organization in Quesnel had benefited from his work.  

October 28, 2003

Sometime during the early morning hours of Oct 28th a red 1998 Chev Blazer was stolen from the parking lot near the Red Onion Bar.  The license plate number is KMH 514.

Quesnel RCMP are investigating the theft of a Bob Cat that was being used on Matthews Road to clear a fence line and install fence posts.

Sometime between Oct 27 3pm and Oct 28th 8 am the Bob Car was loaded onto a trailer and transported out of the area. 

The Bob Cat was white and had the front bucket removed.  The Boc Cat also had set of tracks installed over the wheels and a older hydraulic fence post punder attachment on the rear.

News Release

At approximately 1:30 PM on Sunday, October 26, 2003 several BB's were fired at people from an air gun when a black or blue Honda Prelude drove by the Carrier Mountain Jade Store on Hwy 97 south of Quesnel.  An occupant of the vehicle fired five or six shots, resulting in a make being hit by one BB and the store being hit by the rest.  No one was injured.  

October 27, 2003

On the night of October 23, and the early morning of October 24 a shed on Kiwi Road in Quesnel was entered and a power saw was taken.  The saw is a Huskavarna, orange in color. 

News Release

On October 25th During the early morning hours Unknown person or persons broke into the National Car Rental Building located at the Quesnel Airport in Quesnel.

ubsequently, Several Car rental contracts were stolen. These contracts conatained personal information such as, Credit card numbers, Drivers Licence numbers, full names, addresses and dates of birth, etc of National Car Rental customers.

Quesnel R.C.M,P, have since been informed of several transactions being conducted using this stolen information.

It is unknown at this time about the time frame of the missing contacts. Therefore if you have ever rented a car from the Quesnel National Car rental located at the Quesnel Airport, you are are requested to check your credit card activity and report to the Quesnel RCMP any activity on your account that is not your purchases. As a further precautionary measure, call EQUIFAX (Credit Bureau) to ensure that nobody has been using your information. You can reach EQUIFAX at 1 800 465 7166.

The Investigation in this matter is currently ongoing.

The contacts at the local R.C.M.P. Detachme SLATER at (250)992-9211 or contact Crimestoppers at 250 992 8477

October 3, 2003

A vehicle that was parked on the 400 block of Hatchey Lane on Saturday night between 7 and 10pm received extensive body damage.  Car is a black Pontiac Sunfire.

September 27, 2003

On September 9th, at approximately 3:00pm, a two vehicle MVA resulting in non-life threatening injuries occurred on Hwy 97 south in the Dragon Lake area.  A red logging truck was spotted at the scene of the accident before driving away.  Although not a suspect, police would like to talk to the driver in relation to the accident.

September 26, 2003

On September 20th, in the early morning hours, members of the Quesnel RCMP executed a drug search warrant in the 600 block of Healy Street.  RCMP members located and seized a significant amount of cocaine, marihuana and cash money.  Two adult males were arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking of a controlled substance.  On September 24th, in the early morning hours, members of the Quesnel RCMP intercepted a drug buy in the 400 block of Front Street.  Cocaine was located and seized.  An adult female was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking of a controlled substance.  Another adult male is being sought in the investigation.  On September 25th, in the evening hours, members of the Quesnel RCMP located and seized a significant amount of cocaine and cash money from a vehicle.  The vehicle was intercepted in the 200 block on Kinchant Street.  An adult male was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking.  These investigations have seen success due to the mandated increase in investigational efforts by the Quesnel Drug Unit, whose primary objective is to focus on all drug related criminal activity.

On September 25th, at approximately 10:30pm, a male driver was successfully apprehended some 25 kms south of Quesnel on Hwy 97.  Numerous motorists had called the RCMP reporting the erratic/dangerous driving of this individual.  The driver has subsequently been charged with Impaired Driving and Refuse to Provide a Breath Sample.  The RCMP would like the thank those motorists who assisted police in locating this vehicle.

September 23, 2003

Sometime during the night of September 21st and the early morning of September 22nd, thieves stole approximately 1000 litres of fuel from logging machinery parked for the night near Deep Creek on the West Fraser Road.  The suspect vehicle is possibly a 1 ton dually pickup with a large capacity fuel tank or similar single rear axle dually vehicle.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-0189.

Sometime between September 19th and September 22nd, a bicycle was stolen from the 200 block of Enemark Road.  The bike is described as a black Norco 125 mountain bike.  File # 03-10202.

September 21, 2003

Sometime between 1:45am and 7:00am on September 20th, unknown persons broke into a residence at 2512 Norwood Road.  Taken was an ICOM Aviation Radio, a Qualicum Global Star Satellite phone, two cellular phones, a Motorola walkie talkie, an ICOM Marine walkie talkie, and numerous other items.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-10114.

September 19, 2003

Sometime in the late night hours of September 18th or the early morning hours of September 19th, unknown persons broke into a parked car on Carson Avenue and stole a black and gold Hagstrom guitar.  This guitar is approximately 20 yrs old and is distinguishable by the cracks in its surface.  Also taken was a guitar tuner and guitar carrying case which has two stickers on the front, both saying " Dean Marclet" on them.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-10081.

A residence on Harcourt Avenue was broke into and several items were taken from the residence.  It is believed that the offence occurred mid-morning on September 18th.  This is the second time that this residence has been victimized in the past two weeks.  File # 03-10040.

Sometime after 10:00pm on the night of September 18th, a Stihl chainsaw, model #034,  was taken from a vehicle parked on the 700 block of Walken Street.  File # 03-10074.

In the early morning hours of September 17th, Quesnel RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.  Found at the scene, in the area of Abbott Drive, were two quads.  One quad has been returned to its rightful owner, while the second quad has yet to be claimed.  If you had a Polaris Quad go missing recently, please contact Cst. Forsyth to identify.  File # 03-9984.

September 18, 2003

There have been several reports of residents in the Southhills area coming out of their house to find that their house or their vehicle had been spray-painted sometime during the night of September 17th.  Some items were taken from their yard as well.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-9987.

September 13, 2003

Recently there were several trucks that were vandalized at Quadra Logging on Campbell Avenue.  Some electronic equipment and fuel were taken as well.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-9225.

September 11, 2003

During the early morning hours of September 9th, unknown persons broke into a vehicle located on the Mooney Forest Service Road.  Several pieces of equipment and tools were taken.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-9729.

September 8, 2003

On September 5th there was a three vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and Edwards Road South (Kersley).  The incident involved a northbound GMC SUV, towing a recreational trailer, making a left turn in front of a fully loaded southbound logging truck.  The third vehicle was a motorhome waiting to enter Hwy 97 from Edwards Road at a stop sign.  The recreational trailer was totally demolished in the collision.  Flying debris was the cause of damage to the motorhome.  The two occupants in the SUV were taken to GR Baker hospital and were released with minor injuries.  They both had been wearing their seatbelts.  There were no injuries to the two Alberta occupants of the motorhome or the Quesnel driver of the logging truck.  The driver of the SUV, Richard Marsh (81yrs) of Quesnel, was charged with failing to yield on a left turn.

During the evening hours of September 7th, unknown suspect(s) broke into a residence on Lewis Drive.  Stolen from the residence were a DVD player, several DVD's, and a large collection of personal jewelry.  The jewelry has undetermined value but is of great sentiment to its owner.  Anyone with information regarding the location of this jewelry is asked to please contact the RCMP.  File # 03-9643.

Sometime between the evening of September 4th and the morning of September 5th, a trailer and Bobcat were stolen from Purmal Pit on Airport Road.  The trailer is described as a 1994 utility trailer, blue in color, bearing the license plate number 93192W.  The Bobcat is a model 753.  If anyone has any information regarding this theft, they are asked to please contact the Quesnel RCMP.  File #  03-9534.

September 6, 2003

In the early morning hours of September 5th, Quesnel RCMP attended to a call that two males had been stabbed in the alley behind the Red Onion Night Club.  Both males were transported to GR Baker Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  A male was taken into police custody at the scene without incident.  A 22 year old male from Sorrento has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace.  The victims are expected to make a full recovery.  The motive for this attack is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing.  File # 03-9521.  

September 3, 2003

A dog in Carson Subdivision was subject to a cruel and inhumane act.  The dog was lit on fire and suffered some very serious burns.  The dog is fine and expected to make a full recovery.  RCMP are asking for your assistance in finding out who is responsible for inflicting such pain on a defenceless animal.  File # 03-9277.

Recently a young male was hit in the back with a paintball while riding his bike up Plywood Hill.  The paintball was shot by a passing vehicle described as a black Ford pickup with a matching canopy.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP.  File # 03-8616.