Grow op busted, firearms seized in busy week for Dawson Creek RCMP

The Dawson Creek RCMP detachment.

A 35-year-old man is facing a number of drug and weapons charges after Dawson Creek RCMP busted a grow op in the city’s north end.

On Sun., May 24, Reinink said officers, along with members of the provincial Ministry of Children and Family Development, attended a home in 9100 block of 8th Street. There, officers seized the home after discovering a marijuana grow operation inside, and subsequently obtained a search warrant.

As a result of the search, officers seized 39 marijuana plants, along with 10 firearms and one handgun. Reinink said three of the firearms were loaded at the time, and two young children were inside the home during the investigation.

The man is facing a number of charges recommended by police, including production of a controlled substance, unsafe storage of firearms, and unlawful possession of firearms.

Reinink could not put an estimated street value on the grow op — “We don’t want to encourage people,” he said — and could not say if the young children remained in provincial custody.

Overall, the final week of May proved to be another busy one for Dawson Creek officers, who responded to 200 calls for service between May 24 and 30, said Reinink.

Calls included 30 driving complaints, 17 thefts, 12 break and enters, eight collisions, and four impaired driving investigations.

Pair arrested over break and enter

On Tues., May 26, officers responded to a break and enter in the 900 block of 91A Avenue. Police were quickly able to identify two suspects, and later arrested Dallas Horseman, 21, and another 18-year-old man.

The two were known to the victims, according to Reinink, and stole alcohol and other “minor items” from the home.
Horseman is also known to police, and she remains in custody facing two counts of possession of stolen property, one count of break and enter, and one count of uttering threats.

The 18-year-old male was released on a promise to appear with conditions, said Reinink.

Police use spike belt in stolen truck pursuit

Finally, in the early morning of Sun., May 31, Reinink said Dawson Creek Traffic services responded to a request for help from Spirit River RCMP.

Spirit River officers had responded to stolen vehicle report, and had information that the suspect was headed to Dawson Creek. Reinink said offiers laid three spike belts across the road to stop the black Dodge pickup truck.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested without incident and turned over to Spirit River RCMP.