FORT ST. JOHN -- Fort St. John RCMP were called to an intrusion alarm at a compressor site in the Charlie Lake area in  the early morning hours of November 25.

When officers arrived at the scene, a suspect vehicle fled by ramming through a gate. According to police, the truck then became stuck in a wooded area.

With the help of the Police Dog Unit, two suspects were located hiding in the wooded area after abandoning the vehicle. The Dodge 3500 had been stolen out of Beaverlodge, Alberta area. Police found stolen items inside the cab of the truck.

The first suspect was charged and then released on an Undertaking with a future court date. The second suspect has been arrested on outstanding warrants and held in police custody while the investigation continues.

Fort St. John police say both suspects have history in the Beaverlodge, Alberta, Dawson Creek, and Fort St John, BC areas and neither person has a valid driver’s license.

"The Fort St John RCMP take all reports seriously", said Cst Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP detachment.  "The quick response of our front-line police officers interrupted the suspects while still at the scene and the police services dog unit was invaluable in locating them while hiding in the area."

The Fort St John RCMP continues to investigate and is asking anyone who has information in this matter to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at