Two Prince George residents and a Quesnel resident were arrested by police. (File photo)

Two Prince George residents and a Quesnel resident were arrested by police. (File photo)

Quesnel RCMP arrest three for property crimes

Sgt. Richard Weseen said all three were released on unrelated charges

Quesnel RCMP say they have arrested three people after a string of unrelated property crimes, recovering two stolen vehicles.

“Criminals that commit property crime do not care about the owner of the business being out of pocket for the items that are stolen, or the damage they cause. They are committing crime for their own personal gain,” Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP said in an Oct. 28 news release.

“At the time of their arrests, all three of these men were released from custody on unrelated release orders. We are happy to assist in bringing them back before the courts to hold them accountable.”

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Police were called to Blackwater Road on Oct. 24 for a truck in the ditch, which they found out was reported as stolen from Prince George after arriving on the scene.

Police say Prince George resident Karl Boreland was arrested on the scene as he was attempting to conceal the truck with branches, and had drugs and a replica handgun.

Boreland was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of drugs and firearms charges. He will be in court on Nov. 16.

A day later police responded to a break and enter in progress in on Newman Road in South Quesnel at around 4 p.m. Oct. 25.

“The male suspect used a grinder to cut the lock off a Sea Can and stole several items. An employee approached the man as he was entering a stolen vehicle,” an RCMP news release reads.

“A confrontation ensued and the male fled on foot, jumping residential fences on Larch Avenue.”

Christian Schwab, a 27-year-old Prince George resident, was eventually arrested and charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property and meth and failing to comply with a release order. Schwab will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Nov. 15.

Finally, in the early morning hours of Oct. 27, police say they received a report of a break and enter in downtown Quesnel, noting a suspect fled the scene after breaking glass to steal items from a business.

“While patrolling for the suspect, officers located a second break and enter to a business on Malcolm Drive. The suspect smashed the front glass with a rock and had stolen items from inside,” the news release reads.

“Three hours later, the police located the suspect, who was in possession of items that were stolen from both break and enters, and the theft from motor vehicle.”

Quesnel resident 20-year-old Tyson Sauve has been charged with multiple counts of break and enter and possession of stolen property. He remained in custody until his next court appearance, which took place on Oct. 28.

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