PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – A Dawson Creek woman is in custody after a suspicious vehicle report turned into a police chase in Prince George over the weekend.
On Saturday December 10th, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Prince George RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Otway Road along the Nechako River in Prince George.
When police arrived, the vehicle immediately attempted to flee by going through two ditches and ramming the side of a police car, before heading along Otway towards Miworth west of the city. Police did not continue the pursuit, but found the abandoned vehicle in a ditch a few minutes later where they discovered that the vehicle found was stolen in Dawson Creek on December 5th.
Nearly two hours later, a female suspect was found by a police dog hiding under a fallen tree. 34 year-old Dawson Creek resident Christina Louise Nellis, who is said to have a history in Prince George, has been charged with two counts of Failing to Comply with a Recognisance, and one count each of:
- Assaulting a Peace Officer with a Weapon
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Flight from Police
After continuing their investigation, police deduced that a second truck had been stolen from the business where the first truck was located. That second truck was found abandoned a short distance away. Two more suspects were tracked by police dogs from the second vehicle. One suspect was tracked to another business where a third stolen vehicle was found to have been stolen, while another female suspect was tracked to a home where she asked a resident to call a taxi.
The woman that called the taxi is described as: Caucasian, standing 5’6″ tall, weighing 150 lbs., with reddish hair in a bun or ponytail. She was last seen wearing jeans, a red or maroon coat and brown boots. The third stolen pickup is described as: a white 2006 Ford F250 short box pick-up truck with BC licence plate DY8093.