4 arrested and charged after shots fired at a residence

Fort St John

2023-08-09 17:35 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-7906

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On August 2, 2023 at 6:18am, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of shots fired in the area of Triangle Park located on 112th Ave and 103rd Street in Fort St John.

4 people were observed arriving in what was later determined to be a stolen car, where they committed a break an enter to a residence and a shot was fired into the home.

The vehicle left and returned a short time later with 2 people again approaching the house.

Frontline police officers arrived on scene, interrupting the home invasion, locating the individuals from the vehicle. One person was found in possession of a spent shell casing and bear spray and another was found in possession of a collapsible baton.

All 4 people were arrested on scene and containment was set up around the residence.

With the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services, 8 persons were safely removed from the home, all with no injuries.

A search warrant was executed on the car which yielded a loaded pistol. A search warrant was also executed on the residence resulting in additional firearms and ammunition being located and seized for investigation.

Charges have been approved against Bradley Johnson for Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle, Break and Enter with intent, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000. Johnson has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance scheduled for August 21, 2023.

Charges have been approved against Dallas Garbitt for Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle, Break and Enter with intent, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000. Garbitt has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance scheduled for August 15, 2023.

Charges have been approved against Clinton Marks for Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle, Break and Enter with intent, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000. Marks has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance scheduled for August 9, 2023.

Charges have been approved against Amanda Gehring for Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle, Break and Enter with intent, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000. Gehring has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance scheduled for August 10, 2023.

This is an great example of how a timely report by the public combined with a quick response by the Fort St John RMCP led to the arrest of 4 individuals and the seizure of a 3D printed hand gun, said Constable Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP. Everyone came out of this harrowing situation safely which is the best possible outcome for a file like this.

The Fort St John RCMP ask anyone who may have additional information in this matter to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.

 

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chad Neustaeter

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Fort St. John
10648, 100e Rue, Fort St. John (C.-B.) V1J 3Z6
Bureau : 250-787-8100
Télécopieur : 250-787-8133

Courriel : chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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