Break and enter suspect arrested after high-speed escape attempt

Devin Andrew Jacobs, 30, was arrested Tuesday, April 21 after a high-speed escape attempt

  • Apr. 27, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Devin Andrew Jacobs

Michele Taylor

Caledonia Courier

Devin Andrew Jacobs, 30, was arrested Tuesday, April 21 after a high-speed escape attempt through a residential area in Fort St. James.

RCMP said they observed Jacobs, who they say was a known prohibited driver, and attempted to pull over the vehicle at approximately 1:30 p.m.

“The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled at a high rate of speed. Due to a concern for public safety, a pursuit was not initiated and Jacobs fled,” Const. Derek Rondeau of the Fort St. James RCMP said in a prepared statement.

Rondeau said the vehicle was later located at a residence near Fort St. James.

“Once the vehicle was located, multiple members attended the residence, including a police service dog from Prince George. Jacobs deployed bear spray at two members and the police service dog while attempting to arrest Jacobs, who then remained in his residence,” Rondeau said.

“After some negotiation, Jacobs was brought into custody.”

After Jacobs arrest, police executed a search warrant and allegedly discovered property linked to several break and enters in recent weeks.

“Jacobs was also a suspect in multiple break and enters and thefts in Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Prince George and Fraser Lake,” Rondeau said.

RCMP have charged Jacobs with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, assault of a police officer with a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and driving while prohibited.

“The investigation is ongoing into the property thefts and police suspect that Jacobs will be facing more charges as the investigation moves forward,” Rondeau said.

Jacobs was remanded into police custody and made his first court appearance on Friday.

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