A 30-year-old woman has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 after police deployed a spike belt Tuesday night stop the driver of a stolen pickup truck.
Monique Lee Willey, who also goes by the last name Hampton, has also been charged with breaching probation and remained in custody as of Wednesday.
Police are also on the lookout for Shane Paul Parsons, 28, who has also been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 but has not yet been apprehended.
Both are known to the police and courts. Police dubbed Willey a "detachment priority offender" in a press release issued Wednesday morning.
She was arrested at about 8 p.m. Tuesday following a report police received during the early morning of the same day that a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 had gone missing from an 1800-block Oak Street home.
It was seen near the corner of Highway 97 and Chief Lake Road in the Hart but before police could turn on their emergency equipment, the driver took off.
In the interest of public safety, police did not pursue the vehicle but a few minutes later, they spotted it once again on North Kelly Road and laid down the spike belt which flattened the truck's tires when it was driven over it.
Willey tried fleeing on foot but was apprehended.
Both Willey and Parsons have extensive criminal records. Willey's includes sentences for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property over $5,000 and in 2015, Parsons was arrested and later sentenced in relation to a string of pickup truck thefts. He has since been sentenced on other theft-related counts.
Anyone with information on where Parsons may be is asked to call the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.