Mischief charges laid

Community helps collar suspect in a mischief case in Fort St. James.

  • Jan. 21, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Citizens of Fort St. James were a big help to RCMP with an investigation into a mischief case.

Stephen Wilson, 38, was arrested on Jan. 9 and subsequently charged with multiple counts of mischief.

RCMP believe Wilson to be the man responsible for numerous complaints of a male approaching residents in their homes in Fort St. James to request money or food for various reasons. RCMP compiled their reports and sought a warrant for Wilson when he was identified as their prime suspect.

After the arrest, Wilson appeared before a justice of the peace, and was released on conditions, which included not to attend private residences and he was also given a curfew.

Within eight hours of his release, RCMP received similar complaints which led them to believe Wilson was in breach of his conditions.

He was rearrested and was remanded in custody and additional charges of mischief, breach of an undertaking and being unlawfully in a dwelling house were added.

Staff Sergeant Paul Thalhofer said he appreciated the assistance of the public in coming forward with further information of mischief complaints after they requested this. He said there were concerns the behaviour was escalating.


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