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Suspect arrested following the break and enter of local motel room

PG RCMP have arrested one man following a break and enter into a local motel room last week.

Just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 11, RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter at a motel on the 1600 block of Central Street. The initial investigation led RCMP to believe at two male suspects wearing mask had forcibly entered a room, and one was believed to be caring a firearm.

It is believed the motel room was unoccupied at the time of the break-in.

When officers arrived, they observed the two male suspects fleeing the area in a white pickup. All attempts to pull over the vehicle was unsuccessful.

Sightings of the vehicle later led officers to believe that it was in the College Heights area.

At around 2:25 a.m. police received a report from a snow removal contractor working in the area. The contractor told police that a white pickup as stuck in the snow near the intersection of Domano Boulevard and Malaspina Avenue, and that one occupant had fired shots.

Police immediately attended the scene, however, both occupants had fled on foot.

In order to assist in the search, RCMP called in the dog service unit which eventually tracked the suspects along the Domano Forest Service Road. During the track, two firearms, a loaded semi-automatic rifle and an unloaded SKS style semiautomatic rifle with a bayonet attached were located.

At around 4:45 a.m. one of the suspects was located and taken into custody without incident. The second suspect has yet to be located.

Pride Dawson Moore, 28-years-old, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Break & Enter with Intent
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent
  • Wear Disguise with Intent
  • Flight from Police
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number is Tampered

Moore is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 23.

Efforts are now being made to locate the second male.

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