Stolen truck suspect charge

A man allegedly behind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck has been charged.

Gordon Wilfred Pagens, 27, faces one count of possessing stolen property over $5,000. He was arrested midday Friday after an off-duty Prince George RCMP officer recognized a stolen Chevrolet pick-up being driven near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Carney Street

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A short time later, on-duty officers converged on the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 97 and 15th Avenue and the lone occupant was apprehend without incident.

The pickup had been reported stolen from a Fort Street address at about 5 a.m. the same day.

Pagens, who has an extensive record for property crimes, was held in custody over the weekend and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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