One man is facing multiple charges following a series of criminal offences in the Prince George and Vanderhoof areas over the last two weeks.
On Tuesday January 21, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team located and arrested Anthony Halmut Pfrang, a 32-year-old man from Prince Rupert, B.C., after reportedly finding him committing a residential break and enter and an attempted theft of a vehicle at separate locations on South Shelley Road, just east of Prince George. Pfrang allegedly also resisted arrest and assaulted two officers prior to being taken into custody.
As a result of evidence obtained by investigators upon his arrest, police have also linked Pfrang to a commercial break and enter that occurred in Vanderhoof RCMP’s jurisdictional area the day before.
On Monday January 20, 2014, the Vanderhoof RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the Brookside Resort near Cluculz Lake, on Highway 16 approximately halfway between Vanderhoof and Prince George.
Officers found a pick-up had been driven through the front of the business and abandoned partially inside. Cigarettes and other items were taken from the business. The pick-up had been stolen from Pacific Street in Prince George on January 17.
Pfrang has been charged with the following offences:
- break, enter and theft
- break and enter with intent
- possession of property pbtained by crime over $5,000
- possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (seven counts)
- attempted theft of a vehicle under $5,000
- assaulting a peace officer (two counts)
- resisting arrest (two counts)
- trafficking in property obtained by crime
The investigation is continuing and further charges are possible.
If you have any information about these Criminal offences or Anthony Halmut Pfrang, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.