Quesnel man busted in string of Prince George crimes

RCMP continue to investigate after several break and enters

  • Jan. 12, 2017 9:00 a.m.

The Prince George RCMP are continuing to investigate a break and enter and failing to stop for police incident involving a Quesnel man.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Jan 4. the Prince George RCMP received a report of a male breaking into a residence on Valleyview Drive in Prince George. The male was found inside the residence by a representative of the property. The suspect claimed to be a police officer and subsequently fled in a black Dodge pick-up before actual police officers were called.

While en route to the scene, officers located the pick-up being driven south bound on Highway 97. Police activated emergency lights, but the driver failed to pull over. The suspect accelerated and fled the area at a high rate of speed. Police did not pursue.

Shortly after, the suspect lost control of the vehicle, struck a postal box and entered the ditch near the corner of Sloan Road and Shamrock Road. The lone suspect fled the vehicle on foot and attempted to break-in to another residence. With the assistance of a police dog service team, the suspect was arrested a short time later hiding in a nearby yard. He was transported to hospital for treatment of minor bite wounds.

A Criminal Code search warrant was executed on the vehicle. A loaded SKS rifle was located and found to have been stolen from a residence in Prince George on December 18th, 2016. View the December 21st, 2016 media release here.

Clayton Michael Hohmann, a 30-year-old prolific offender from Quesne, was held in custody overnight and will appear in Provincial Court later today facing the following Criminal Code charges approved by Crown Counsel:

• Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence

• Attempted Break & Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence

• Personating a Peace Officer

• Fail to Stop for Police

• Occupy a Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm in the Vehicle

• Possess a Firearm without a Licence

• Mischief

This investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information about these criminal offences or the suspect, Hohmann, contact the Prince George RCMP250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.