Youth allegedly involved in more than 30 break and enters

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Three youth have all been arrested following a rash of break and enters in Charlie Lake and Clairmont.

The youth are all between the ages of 16 and 17 but only one was previously known to police, says Seargeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP.

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Perret says the police estimate that there have been more than 30 break and enters in the area, including vehicles, sheds and residences and that they believe the three youths are responsible for the majority of these since November.

He also says officers have recovered various items that they believe are stolen and are trying to find the owners of the items. He says there are some items that they believe are stolen but no one has reported

Perret stresses the importance of locking vehicles and sheds since the majority of these break and enters were into property that was unlocked.

Police are still investigating other break and enters in the area and are looking for at least one more person who may be involved.

Police have recommended several charges against the youth and although they will not be formally charged until their first court appearance, Perret says police are looking into recommending further charges against them.

The three youths were arrested and have been released on bail but cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Anyone with information in regards to these break and enters asked to contact Constable Josh Smith with the Fort St. John Crime Reduction Unit at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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