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Weapons and assaults keep Prince George RCMP busy

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RCMP display some of the items seized from a Prince George home. (RCMP)
Prince George RCMP have made a number of weapons-related arrests over the past week. 

Series of assaults in University Heights

The most recent occurred in the evening of Thursday November 14 when RCMP received a 9-1-1 call reporting a female had been assaulted in her car by a man with a hammer in the University Heights subdivision.

Within moments, another call was received that a man had broken into a house in the same area and punched a woman while trying to get her car keys. The suspect fled, and within minutes police received a third call of a man being assaulted by a suspect wielding a piece of drain pipe. Police cordoned off the area and brought in a dog team. A short time later a man flagged down police saying someone had broken into his home, and was stealing a car from his driveway. 

A 52-year-old man was arrested, and appears in court today.

Attempted firearms theft

On November 9 a man arrived at his home in the Hart Highway neighbourhood to find two men in the process of stealing his gun safe and the firearms inside it. The suspects assaulted the man, dropped the safe, and fled the scene.

RCMP later found the vehicle the men used to escape in the 200 block of Claxton Crescent. They arrested a 45-year-old man inside the home and arrested a 46-year-old male later. Both men are facing a number of charges, including break and enter to steal firearms.

Weapons cache seized

On November 13 RCMP held a press conference displaying a number of weapons that had been illegally imported into Prince George. 

A joint operation between RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime, Prince George RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit resulted in a search warrant that uncovered what RCMP call "a staggering collection of firearms and other weapons" in a home located on Prospect Point in the Hart neighbourhood.

The items seized include: 

  • over 31,000 rounds of ammunition
  • two loaded and one unloaded hand gun
  • seven rifles
  • a fully automatic M16
  • a fully automatic AK 47
  • two morning stars
  • two shot guns
  • five 100 round capacity drum magazines
  • 50 assault rifle magazines
  •  four bullet proof vests.
Karl Haus of Prince George has been charged with 17 offences. He make his first court appearance in January.

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