Violent offender caught breaching his conditions twice in one week

Prince George

2022-09-09 13:03 PDT

File # 2022-31595, 2022-32341

A coordinated, multi-unit project enable Prince George RCMP to arrest a violent offender twice in the first week of September.

On September 2, 2022, Prince George RCMP began an investigation into a possible breach of conditions by a known offender. During the course of the investigation, the offense was confirmed and the man, identified as Jason Rochard Zoet, was arrested and held in custody until he could attend court. Mr. Zoet was subsequently given a release order and returned to the community.

With concern for public safety in mind, a multi-unit team was created, consisting of police officers from our General Investigative Section, Sex-Crimes Unit and Street Crew Unit. The investigators used a variety of strategies to monitor if Mr. Zoet was breaching his conditions, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

On September 6, 2022, the team located Mr. Zoet once again breaching his court ordered conditions. Police officers arrested Jason Zoet and held him in custody until he could attend court.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges in these matters:

Jason Zoet will remain in custody until his next court appearance. These matters remain under investigation.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).

Released by

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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